test-driven development

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Continuous Testing and Open Source Integration: An Interview with Alex Martins

Summary:

In this interview, Alex Martins, the CTO of continuous quality at CA Technologies, explains how continuous testing, continuous integration, and open source testing tools can help modern software teams keep up with the speed and demands of agile.

In this interview, Alex Martins, the CTO of continuous quality at CA Technologies, explains how continuous testing, continuous integration, and open source testing tools can help modern software teams keep up with the speed and demands of agile.

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Reduce Uncertainty in Agile Projects with #NoEstimates Thinking

Summary:
Estimation uncertainty in software projects is often not driven by the difficulty of the problem we are trying to solve, but rather by the health of our codebase, the quality of process, and how much discipline we have in our management practices. If you want to improve your estimates, then agile and #NoEstimates thinking can have the biggest impact on your team’s success.

Estimation uncertainty in software projects is often not driven by the difficulty of the problem we are trying to solve, but rather by the health of our codebase, the quality of process, and how much discipline we have in our management practices. If you want to improve your estimates, then agile and #NoEstimates thinking can have the biggest impact on your team’s success.

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Sumiti Khanna's picture

what is the need of hour PMP or ACP-PMI or SAFe?

I am into Test Management, Mostly manual one. I have done Prince2. I have seen people often debating about Project Management Vs Agile.

Have seen people asking this question in various forums. What do you think is the best fixt or the right fit in current industry,

Project Management (PMP/Prince-2) or Agile (ACP-PMI/SAFe)

 

Matthew Heusser's picture

I suspect there is no "right" answer here but let me give you some advice.

It sounds like you are UK based? Right now in the UK I'd say PMP/Prince is more popular, but that means more people are pursuing the jobs. ACP-PMI and SAFe are new-er, both aimed at large organizations. 

Personally, I'm interested in smaller organizations, so I find Scrum.org and the Scrum Alliance's Certified Scrum Master as more interesting. Those are all little 2-day classes, so I'd go beyond that and recommend Certified Scrum Professional.

That will help you get into small to mid-sized companies as an Agile Coach. To really get in, I'd suggest masterying the subjects. Don't just take courses - read books. Get on mailing lists. Meet the people who wrote the stuff - at least virtually - and ask them clarifying questions. Eventually, present your ideas at conferences.

Certifications demonstrate that you've memorized the material. Demonstrate that you've mastered it by adding to it and teaching it! 

 

Good luck.

naveen chettigari's picture

Selenium Switching Between Windows is not happening in I Phone Driver

Am using selenium web driver for switching between windows,the code works in windows and Linux with all browser combinations but it is not working in I Phone .

Please let me know whether this switching between windows works in I Phone or not.

As there are very limited resources regarding this issue,so please kindly support me to know what causes this issue.

Please help me.

Thanks.

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The Impact of Quality-Driven Development

Summary:
When the development and QA teams work independently of each other, there can be some duplication of test efforts—which results in wasted time. The solution: quality-driven development, with QA-implemented automation run in the development environment. This is the story of one team's venture into this new process.

When the development and QA teams work independently of each other, there can be some duplication of test efforts—which results in wasted time. The solution: quality-driven development, with QA-implemented automation run in the development environment. This is the story of one team's venture into this new process.

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Why ISO 29119 Is a Flawed Quality Standard

Never afraid to voice his opinion, James Christie doesn't object to the adoption of any recommendations that improve software quality. He does, however, believe that ISO 29119 is fundamentally flawed.

Better Software Magazine

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5 Ways Testers Can Mitigate Practical Risks in an Agile Team

Summary:
Testers who analyze quality in every aspect of the team’s deliverables also have a responsibility to mitigate risks and practical issues that are bound to come up, and help the team succeed in their product as well as at being agile. Here are five such issues that testers can help the team alleviate or avoid.

Testers who analyze quality in every aspect of the team’s deliverables also have a responsibility to mitigate risks and practical issues that are bound to come up, and help the team succeed in their product as well as at being agile. Here are five such issues that testers can help the team alleviate or avoid.

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Software Testers Should Know about ISO 29119

The ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 has defined a set of requirements for testing software. As a member of the ISO working group, Jon Hagar wants you to know the basics and why testing teams should consider this recommendation.

Better Software Magazine

References

 

    1. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. “29119-1-2013 - Software and systems engineering —Software testing.” IEEE Standards Association. http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/standard/29119-1-2013.html
    2. Myers, Glenford, Tom Badgett, and Corey Sandler. The Art of Software Testing. 3rd Edition. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2014.
    3. International Organization for Standardization. “What Is a Standard?” ISO Standards. http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards.htm>http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/standard/29119-1-2013.html

 

 

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