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The New Normal for Software Development and Testing The New Normal for Software Development and Testing[magazine]

Customers expect fast-paced, quality product releases. To meet these demands, you must consider test automation, testing in production, and the extensive use of data and analytics.

Michael Sowers's picture Michael Sowers
Greg Paskal Test Automation in the Real World: An Interview with Greg Paskal[interview]
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In this interview, Greg Paskal, a technology innovator in quality assurance, sits down to discuss standing up and running a QA organization, his book Test Automation in the Real World, and the importance of a healthy company culture.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Jack-o'-lantern 3 Scarily Easy Testing Tips[article]

In the “spirit” of Halloween, here are three scarily easy testing tips that will help you find defects in your software under test. These tips will help you easily test an app's power usage, search for a particular term in a dynamically generated URL, and verify a form's checkbox has a checkmark. After all, it’s our job as testers to make sure using our software is a treat, not a trick.

Michael Mak's picture Michael Mak
Glenn Buckholz Enhance Your Testing with Docker: An Interview with Glenn Buckholz[interview]
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In this interview, Glenn Buckholz from Coveros explains how you can use Docker to improve your testing. He details how the containers platform allows testers to capture more descriptive defect reports while communicating a high volume of information to developers quickly and effectively.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
The Impact of Quality Intelligence on DevOps and the IoT The Impact of Quality Intelligence on DevOps and the IoT[magazine]

QI is gaining momentum for providing fast and accurate test data to make better decisions. Just running your app through test suites isn’t enough for DevOps and the IoT.

Steven Winter's picture Steven Winter
4 steps in a QA process 4 Strategies for a Structured QA Process[article]

Being a software tester is no longer just about finding bugs. It is about continuous improvement, defining a clear test strategy, and going that extra mile to improve quality. Following a consistent, structured approach to QA will help you acquire more knowledge about the product you are testing, ask questions you otherwise may not have thought of, and become a true owner of quality.

Praveena Ramakrishnan's picture Praveena Ramakrishnan
Hans Buwalda DevOps Misconceptions and Testing Confidence: An Interview with Hans Buwalda[interview]
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In this interview, Hans Buwalda, the CTO at LogiGear, details the common misconceptions people have when it comes to DevOps. He also discusses continuous integration and continuous deployment, having the right amount of confidence when it comes to testing, and how to know if DevOps is right for you.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Scaling Agile Thinking through Empowered Teams Scaling Agile Thinking through Empowered Teams[magazine]

Just because a software team adopts agility doesn’t mean they’ll see results. Being flexible has its benefits, but ensuring that the team is given total responsibility to make decisions may be more important.

Bob Costello's picture Bob Costello
Bug taxonomy Using Bug Taxonomy to Design Better Software Tests[article]

In software testing, bug taxonomy involves defining feature categories and collecting lists of possible bugs in each category. These lists can be used to give inexperienced testers some starting points, to help experienced testers brainstorm new ideas, and to evaluate the completeness of a test case. Using an existing bug taxonomy can be useful, but creating your own is even better.

Michael Stahl's picture Michael Stahl
Isabel Evans How Leaders Can Help Software Teams Thrive: An Interview with Isabel Evans[interview]

In this interview, Isabel Evans, a quality and testing consultant, talks about the traits most often seen in effective leaders. She details different leadership styles that work best in different situations, how you can learn to lead agile teams, and what leaders can learn from the animal kingdom.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Bridging the Bimodal Divide between Waterfall and Agile[magazine]

Most software developers are in either the agile or the waterfall camp. Agile is required to be competitive, but many enterprise processes still rely on waterfall practices for stability. They can coexist.

Steve Elliott's picture Steve Elliott
Metrics dashboard on a tablet For Great Performance, Rethink Your Load Testing[article]

The word concurrency is often used to define workload for load testing, as in concurrent users. Too often, it's the only input defined. In reality, there are a number of factors that contribute to workload and affect concurrency, and they all contribute to your load testing abilities—and, ultimately, the performance of your product.

Tim Koopmans's picture Tim Koopmans
The Secrets of High- Performance Software Teams The Secrets of High-Performance Software Teams[magazine]

Of all issues that impact getting quality products out on time, the team should never focus on simply managing costs. To minimize the risk of perpetual product delivery delays, define what “done” really means.

Steve Mezak's picture Steve Mezak
Jess Agile Improv Agile, Improv, and Learning How to Fail: An Interview with Jessie Shternshus[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Jessie Shternshus, the owner and founder of The Improv Effect, explains the similarities between agile development and improvisation. She details how, in both cases, team members need to learn how to support each other, build on work, and be comfortable with failure.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Person looking at an app on multiple devices 3 Strategies for an Efficient Mobile App Testing Project[article]

Developing a testing strategy for a mobile app means facing multiple challenges that are part of the field. But by employing these three strategies, you can get valuable feedback about your mobile app’s functionalities before it is published—while still keeping time and budget in mind.

Thomas Raynott's picture Thomas Raynott

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