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The Star Wars Death Star—from a Tester’s Perspective[article]

In the movie Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, the Death Star was designed to be the perfect weapon, with enough firepower to destroy a thousand star systems. Yet a small, ragtag group was able to blow it up. If only Emperor Palpatine had consulted with testers, all of the Death Star’s vulnerabilities could have been found and addressed!

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Achieving Test Automation Critical Mass with Action Based Testing[presentation]
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Despite advances in testing, the reality is that companies often automate less than 30 percent of their functional tests. By practicing Action Based Testing (ABT) you can take your...

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A Deep Dive into Open Source Tools and Tellurium: An Interview with Mike Sparks[interview]

In this interivew, Mike Sparks, the CEO of Tellurium, does a deep dive into open source tools. He tackles why so many people assume these products are free, how non-developers can use these tools, and where he sees the industry going in the very near future. 

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How To Design a Test Strategy[magazine]

Speaking from his experience with test-centered design projects, Jon Hagar explores some testing pitfalls that could had been avoided if the right test strategy had been chosen. You won't find a better,  easier-to-understand explanation of a practical test strategy.

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“Let’s Just Get Started and We Can Figure Out the Details Later”[article]

Regardless of your organization’s approach, if everyone is not aligned on what defines project success, you are headed for trouble. Well-defined success criteria are the guardrails that keep the project on track to meet business expectations. Ryan McClish and Kenton Bohn tell you why you should get all the details figured out now rather than later.

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