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Using a Shared, Centrally Managed QA Environment vs. an Individual Environment: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Personal Experience

Oleksandra Melnikova discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using shared vs individual test environments and provides the results of her survey intended to gather the preferences and reasoning from QA professionals.

Oleksandra Melnikova's picture Oleksandra Melnikova
Bottleneck The Test Data Bottleneck and How to Solve It

Test data is one of the major bottlenecks in testing processes. By simplifying test data, we can solve this bottleneck by tackling four major challenges.

Maarten Urbach's picture Maarten Urbach
Top 10 Top 10 Most-Read StickyMinds Articles of 2020

Don't miss out on the top 10 most-read StickyMinds articles of the year. Topics covered include tools, approaches to testing, frameworks, and more.

Allison Scholz's picture Allison Scholz
Measurement Choosing the Right Testing Metrics

Testing always looks to provide more information in order to have less uncertainty and better control over risk, but that information has to be analyzed carefully.

 

Federico Toledo's picture Federico Toledo
Hacker Why Security Vulnerability Assessments Are Necessary

The growing menace of cybercrime has necessitated vulnerability assessments and testing. They help organizations understand their security flaws and work toward mitigating them.

Akshaya Choudhary's picture Akshaya Choudhary
embrace Three Ways to Help Developers Embrace Testing

Development teams that shift testing left discover bugs earlier, enhance developer productivity, and increase release velocity by avoiding the long and costly delays that occur when bugs are discovered at the end of the development cycle. Shifting left creates faster feedback loops and allows for faster bug remediation. 

Alissa Lydon's picture Alissa Lydon
Focus on Quality Let’s Focus More on Quality and Less on Testing

In order to understand a tester's value, we need to look at the role and understand the impact of the changing development process on this role.

Joel Montvelisky's picture Joel Montvelisky
5 Essentials to Ensure QA Fits Perfectly into DevOps

DevOps is the preferred methodology for software development companies looking to code, build, test, and deploy software as a continuous process. It is popular because it creates a fast-paced, results-oriented, collaborative environment that encourages cross-skilling and self-improvement.

Jagadish Anandhan's picture Jagadish Anandhan
Java Performance Testing with Your Own Tool

Performance testing is an important procedure to be carried out before approving any software product for shipment. You’ve probably heard some horror stories from senior colleagues about a time when the system was shipped without any performance testing. So now, it is an essential part of your testing. There are various tools for implementing performance testing for non-GUI middleware systems, but there are times we don't have the liberty to choose from an existing set of tools for performance testing

Most Common QA Myths

One of my mentors, whom I admire, once told me, "Quality is not only QA's responsibility; everyone- from development engineers to technical architects, to product managers need to share the responsibilities. In a QA role, if you want to be successful, you have to know the right amount of information from everyone and always ask questions." I took my mentor's advice very seriously. 

Dilruba Malik's picture Dilruba Malik

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