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Michael Nauman Shifting Left and Going beyond Agile: An Interview with Michael Nauman[interview]

In this interview, Michael Nauman, a testing lead for AutoCAD Web, explains how we can go beyond basic agile principles. He digs into the current state of shift-left testing, the importance of aligning your DevOps with your automation, and using agile as a starting point on your quality journey.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Erasing debt on a page Paying Off the Technical Debt in Your Agile Projects[article]

Just as you should not take out a financial loan without having a plan to pay it back, you should also have a plan when incurring technical debt. The most important thing is to have transparency—adequate tracking and visibility of the debt. Armed with the knowledge of these pending tasks, the team can devise a strategy for when and how to “pay off” technical debt.

Nishi Grover Garg's picture Nishi Grover Garg
A touchscreen with connected IoT devices IoT Security Should Start with the UI Setup[article]

IoT security is a large and changing topic, but there is one basic starting point where device security can be improved during development and testing: the user interface. The UI should be the first line of defense, but it’s currently weak in most IoT devices. Implementing better practices during the initial UI setup will go a long way toward improving security.

Jon Hagar's picture Jon Hagar
Dorothy Graham The Long Road to Test Automation: An Interview with Dorothy Graham[interview]
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In this interview, Dorothy Graham, a software test consultant and coauthor of four books, discusses the fact that many teams still have a long way to go with test automation. She explains why getting started in automation can be daunting and details which tools might be best for your testing needs.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Touchscreen phone with handset Test Techniques for Today’s Telephones[article]

Telephones look very different today from when they were first invented, and their many capabilities and components make for some interesting test cases. Krishnan Govindarajan details his team's recent experience testing a phone, including its splitter, cloud backup, voicemail and answering machine, and VoIP, and gives some techniques to use when testing modern telephones.

Krishnan Govindarajan's picture Krishnan Govindarajan
Denis Carignan Creating IT and Testing Opportunities in Canada: An Interview with Denis Carignan[interview]
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In this interview, Denis Carignan, the president of the Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization, explains how his team is creating new opportunities and training in the software industry—from testing to IT—for indigenous Canadians.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Keyboard buttons depicting accessibility concerns Accessibility Testing 101: Getting Started and Catching Up[article]

As with any other quality attribute, it is ideal for accessibility to be incorporated in the early stages of design and engineering. But organizations that didn’t initially take accessibility into account can still address it now—it’s better late than never. Here are the main attributes you should consider from the design, development, and testing angles, whether you're building accessibility in from the beginning or adding it now.

Rajini  Padmanaban's picture Rajini Padmanaban
Alison Wade Software Diversity and the Women Who Test: An Interview with Alison Wade[interview]
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In this interview, Women Who Test founder Alison Wade details the lineup for the Women Who Test event at STAREAST 2017 and explains why software diversity is important. She discusses how women can move up the ladder in the software industry.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Two gears coming together Start Trusting Your Test Automation Again[article]

The more you rely on feedback from your automated tests, the more you need to be able to rely on the quality and defect-detection power of these tests. Unfortunately, instead of being the stable and reliable guardians of application quality they should be, automated tests regularly are a source of deceit, frustration, and confusion. Here's how you can start trusting your automated tests again.

Bas Dijkstra's picture Bas Dijkstra
Mary Thorn The Tester's Role on Small and Large Agile Teams: An Interview with Mary Thorn[interview]

In this interview, Mary Thorn, the director of agile practices at Ipreo, explains why there shouldn’t be any real differences between large and small agile teams. She details the qualities of an interchangeable tester and breaks down manual versus automated testing.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
tolerate You Get What You Tolerate[magazine]

We’ve all worked with a talented developer who can be a frustrating challenge to manage. First-time managers may unknowingly encourage bad behavior. There are several innovative ways to resolve the situation.

Andy Kaufman's picture Andy Kaufman
Mobile device lab Reduce Regression Issues by Establishing a Mobile Automation Lab[article]

If you have a spotty test automation strategy, you may get lots of regression issues every time you have a new release for your mobile app. A mobile device lab to run regular regression tests could be the key. Here's a plan to get a mobile automation lab up and running, as well as some practices that can help reduce the number of regression issues and improve your overall app test strategy.

Saurabh  Arora's picture Saurabh Arora
Dawn Haynes The Power of Collective Experience: An Interview with Dawn Haynes[interview]
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In this interview, Dawn Haynes, CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, describes her STAREAST experience, explains the importance of discussing challenges female testers face, and talks about her sessions, the Workshop on Regulated Software Testing, and the leadership summit.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Achieving Continuous Improvement and Innovation in Software[magazine]

There is tremendous pressure on software development teams to deliver software faster, better, and cheaper. Quality engineering with a focus on innovation is the answer

Michael Sowers's picture Michael Sowers
Sisyphus pushing boulder up a hill Keep Technical Debt from Undermining Your Performance Testing[article]

If you are unsure about the things you should be doing to control technical debt in your existing performance test suites, here are a few questions that should be considered. Asking yourself these questions regularly will go a long way toward keeping your tests fit and sustainable and helping control a few common factors that lead to technical debt in performance tests.

Andrei Sandu's picture Andrei Sandu Don Prather

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