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Load Testing and Sizing Considerations for the Cloud[article]

When it comes to load testing in the cloud, going bigger is not always better. This article describes how organizations can utilize load testing to help right-size a production system being built in the cloud, allowing their project teams to build an ideal system that is not too small and under-performing for their needs and not too large and costly.

Don Prather's picture Don Prather
Using Apps to Help Users Experience Wearables and IoT Devices: An Interview with Chris Beauchamp[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Chris Beauchamp of Crittercism talks about his upcoming presentation at the Mobile Dev + Test conference, the importance of real-time transmitting for wearable devices, the almighty blend of functional and attractive design, and how to monetize your app correctly.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
How to Prepare for ISTQB Exam[magazine]

Michael Sowers provides advice on preparing for the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification Exam.

Michael mdsowers1's picture Michael mdsowers1
Being the Devil’s Advocate for Software Quality[article]

What if someone were to say that most of the time, quality does not matter? That you should only aim for the minimal amount of investment in testing to get the product out the door to start making money? Here, Rob Cross takes the “devil’s advocate” position and provides some arguments against striving for quality. How would you refute them?

Rob Cross's picture Rob Cross
Crazy (and Focused) Mobile App Development: An Interview with Daniel Steinberg[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Daniel Steinberg, the founder of Dim Sum Thinking and author of multiple best-selling books, talks about his upcoming Mobile Dev + Test keynote. He gives tips for finding your target audience for an app and explains the impact deadlines have on development.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

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