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Communication Tips in Software Testing[article]

Communication is crucial when testing software. How the tester explains the testing results can be more important than what those results actually are. But having all kinds of communication tools at hand means you have to select and practice the ones that are most effective for your project. Read on to learn some methods of and opportunities for communication.

Laszlo Szegedi's picture Laszlo Szegedi
Scaling DevOps at The Enterprise Level[magazine]

DevOps for the enterprise is the set of activities that support development and testing being managed within a framework for delivering the software into a stable production environment. Kim Megahee believes that DevOps can be successfully deployed with the adoption of Akaizen.

Kim Megahee's picture Kim Megahee
Innovation from the Tester’s Viewpoint: An Interview with Jason Arbon[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Jason Arbon, founder of appdiff.com and a keynote speaker at STAREAST, talks about all things testing. He explains why testing is the most underappreciated side of application development, as well as how you can push for innovation and, if necessary, fail gracefully.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Six Tips for Building a Better Load Testing Environment[article]

Building a realistic test environment is essential for the success of your load testing, but it is also a challenging task that can require resolving technological, organizational, and security issues. This article can serve as a roadmap for building a faster and more efficient load testing environment that leads to quicker deployments.

David (Dudu) Buch's picture David (Dudu) Buch
Blunders in Test Automation: An Interview with Dorothy Graham[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Dorothy Graham, a software test consultant and speaker at STAREAST, covers her upcoming keynote. She goes into detail about the differences between manual and automated testing, as well as explains some of the key blunders testers often run into. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

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