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Cost Effective: Pre vs Post Comparison Regression Testing Cost Effective: Pre vs Post Comparison Regression Testing

The approach to test via comparison of multiple API responses between production and test code versions is very effective and produces the required results, release over release. Improvements and changes, however, are needed to address changing needs. This is true for most if not all tech solutions; the economics principle ‘Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility’ also applies to software. A tech solution that excited stakeholders when first introduced could become stale very soon. A revamp or a new solution is needed to match evolving expectations.

Anubhav Bansal's picture Anubhav Bansal
Continuous Testing with Self-Healing: Why Is It Important? Continuous Testing with Self-Healing: Why Is It Important?

Adopting a machine learning-driven self-healing technique in test automation can prevent flaky tests, reduce test failures, and save time on code maintenance. Self-healing is one of the essential factors for successfully performing continuous testing in the DevOps model.

Shanthi Karpurapu's picture Shanthi Karpurapu
Question Mark Cucumber for BDD—How Effective Is It?

Whether to use Cucumber and BDD (Behavior Driven Development) is an old topic and a lot has been shared regarding this already. However I believe many times it’s just the high level technical reasons that make it to the forefront of the argument on how effective it is, and I want to address the topic from a holistic point of view and not just technical.

Akash Bhatia's picture Akash Bhatia
Mobile App Taking Care of the User—Is Your Mobile App User-Friendly? All You Need to Know About Usability Testing

Business owners and developers must keep in mind that modern users can be very picky and demanding, and they must do their best to meet all their users' expectations. The best way to solve this issue is to perform usability testing regularly.

Oleh Sadykow's picture Oleh Sadykow

Better Software Magazine Articles

Be Indispensable: Cross-Train like a Testing Athlete Be Indispensable: Cross-Train like a Testing Athlete

Stretching your skills and preparing for organizational and work-related change is vital for any QA tester. Your best approach is to work on complementing your skills and competencies.

Bonnie Bailey's picture Bonnie Bailey
The Unspoken Truth about IoT Test Automation The Unspoken Truth about IoT Test Automation

The internet of things (IoT) continues to proliferate as connected smart devices become critical for individuals and businesses. Even with test automation, performing comprehensive testing can be quite a challenge.

Rama Anem's picture Rama Anem
Building a Test Automation Strategy Building a Test Automation Strategy

QA departments always feel the pressure to start testing quickly, even if the ever-changing software being tested isn’t ready. A bought-in test automation strategy can keep a project on track.

Justin Rohrman's picture Justin Rohrman
Test-Driven Service Virtualization Test-Driven Service Virtualization

Because enterprise applications are highly interconnected, development in stages puts a strain on the implementation and execution of automated testing. Service virtualization can be introduced to validate work in progress while reducing the dependencies on components and third-party technologies still under development.

Alexander Mohr's picture Alexander Mohr

Interviews

Testing as a Craft: A Conversation with Greg Paskal
Podcast

Greg Paskal, evangelist in testing sciences and lead author for RealWorldTestAutomation.com, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about testing as a craft, choosing the right test automation tools, and current testing trends around the world.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Talia Nassi Testing in Production: A Conversation with Talia Nassi
Podcast

Talia Nassi, developer advocate at Split Software, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the fears, myths, and benefits of testing in production and how to get your stakeholders on board. Continue the conversation with Talia (@Talia Nassi) and Owen (@owen) on the TechWell Hub (hub.techwell.com)!

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Melissa Benua Whole Team Quality: A Conversation with Melissa Benua
Video

Melissa Benua, director of engineering at mParticle, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the importance of whole team quality, how to get started using the test pyramid, and how developers can start writing testable code.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Dan McFall Sponsored Interview: DevOps Trends in Enterprise Mobility
Video

Dan McFall, president and CEO at Mobile Labs, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about trends in enterprise mobility, the role DevOps and the cloud play in mobile application testing, and the transition to working from home.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer

Conference Presentations

STARCANADA 2019 Taming Your Dragon: From No QA to Fully Integrated QA
Slideshow

Many companies struggle with their QA processes and think of them as bottlenecks to their releases. Join Priyanka on her journey of transforming QA and improving its reputation and reliability.

Priyanka Halder
Privacy in a Time of Rich Telemetry
Slideshow

Most modern testing, especially in a DevOps model, uses a lot of telemetry to evaluate and monitor quality of experience for apps and services. In this interconnected world, there is power and risk in data. Ken Johnston will share his personal experiences dealing with US and European Union privacy regulations and the methods he and his team have implemented to mitigate the potential of significant penalties for the misuse of data. He will cover privacy-preserving techniques such as differential privacy and private enclave, what constitutes primary versus secondary uses of data, and how you should handle personally identifiable information (PII). You'll leave with a better understanding of how to keep data private and secured, as well as how to keep your team adhering to privacy best practices and regulations.

Ken Johnston
Agile + DevOps East Contract Testing with Pact: A Different Approach
Slideshow

With the microservice architecture evolving and becoming a golden standard, the necessity of testing the contracts between services appears to be more and more obvious. 

Mihail Mikulaninec
Agile + DevOps East Testing Serverless Applications
Slideshow

Serverless cloud applications are rapidly moving into the mainstream. In this model, teams focus on developing and deploying code on a known technology stack and runtime, with fixed interfaces for application, database, and network.

Peter Varhol

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