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The Perfect Storm: Mobile Application Quality: An Interview with Jeff Payne[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Coveros CEO and founder, Jeff Payne, discusses mobile application quality. The Mobile Dev+Test speaker explains how much the advent of mobile devices has changed the development game, including both benefits and challenges he's experienced. 

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The Power of Language: Effective Communication at Any Level[article]

It’s common to alter your linguistic behaviors depending on whom you are interacting with—a manager versus a coworker, for example. Duncan Nisbet highlights different forms of speech and gives suggestions on which can help you make progress in various work situations.

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Product Owner Certification: An Interview with Sanjiv Augustine on Agile, Lean, and Scrum[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Agile Leadership Network cofounder Sanjiv Augustine discusses his upcoming product owner certification class at the Mobile Dev + Test Conference. He talks about who should go, detailing how he'll be incorporating agile, lean, and Scrum into the lecture.

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How Collaboration Changes the Way Testers Think[article]

It can be easy for testers to get into the mindset that they are the “Quality Police” solely in charge of when a product gets released. But when you share responsibility, ask questions, and talk to developers, customers, and stakeholders, you can really expand as a tester. Lisa Crispin details how collaboration has helped her grow.

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Security Testing Mobile Applications: An Interview with Alan Crouch[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Alan Crouch, a senior software security specialist with Coveros, discusses the importance of security testing applications on mobile devices, as well as the challenges that come along with working on the many different mobile means available. 

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