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Hans Buwalda Do We Still Need Testers? An Interview with Hans Buwalda[interview]
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In this interview, Hans Buwalda, the CTO at LogiGear, talks about whether you need developers in test, pure testers, or domain experts, based on what you are testing. He also talks about where you should spend your time and how many tests should be at what levels.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Dawn Haynes The Value of Attending a Live Virtual Conference: An Interview with Dawn Haynes[interview]
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In this interview, Dawn Haynes, CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, discusses the value of attending the live virtual conferences. She also talks about her upcoming book with the topic yoga for testers, about how you can apply yoga poses to your testing practices.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Squares in organized rows next to scattered squares The Difference between Structured and Unstructured Exploratory Testing[article]

There are a lot of misunderstandings about exploratory testing. In some organizations exploratory testing is done unprofessionally and in an unstructured way—there's no preparation, no test strategy, and no test design or coverage techniques. This leads to blinds spots in the testing, as well as regression issues. Here's how one company made its exploratory testing more structured.

Adam Auerbach Performance Testing and Value Stream Analysis: An Interview with Adam Auerbach[interview]
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In this interview, Adam Auerbach, vice president and cohead of the DevTestSecOps practice at EPAM Systems, discusses the book The Kitty Hawk Venture, his experiences at STARWEST, and the topics of performance testing and value stream analysis.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Gearbox for a car with a manual transmission Shifting Your Testing: When to Switch Gears[article]

Shifting your testing either left or right can meet different needs and improve different aspects. How do you know whether to make a change? Let your test cycles be your guide. Just like when driving a car with a manual transmission, if the engine starts to whine or you’re afraid you’re about to stall out, switching gears may be just what you need.

Maximilian Bauer's picture Maximilian Bauer
Michael Bolton When Testers Are Asked to Sign Off on a Product: An Interview with Michael Bolton[interview]
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In this interview, Michael Bolton, principal at DevelopSense, discusses the absurdity of project managers requiring testers to sign off on a product. Testers cannot assure the quality of the product, so Bolton makes suggestions for how to handle this request.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Agile DevOps West Building Quality into Your Release Pipeline[presentation]
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Decreasing the time to market has become critical for many organizations. This heightened focus on speed has fundamentally changed the way software is designed, developed, released, and tested.

Troy Walsh
Collection of random numbers When a Number Is Not a Number: Benefits of Random Test Generators[article]

We like to hope that we will consider all possible situations when devising our tests, but it’s all too easy to overlook the unusual cases. That’s the benefit of random test generators. We might feel comfortable after testing a few dozen test cases; these tools generate hundreds. With more stuff getting tossed at the wall, there is a greater likelihood that something interesting sticks.

Steve Poling's picture Steve Poling
Agile DevOps West Encore Session[presentation]
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BRAVO! It's back by popular demand! Did you have a hard time selecting which session to attend? Wished you had participated in a great session you heard about?

George Master TechWell
Agile DevOps West See the Forest, Not Just the Trees: Improving Quality and Flow in a Continuous Delivery World[presentation]
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There are many companies today implementing agile and DevOps practices, usually enabled by a microservices architecture.

Ashwin Desai
Agile DevOps West A Successful DevOps Initiative Starts with Knowing Your Numbers[presentation]
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IT organizations that don’t know their risk factors and exposure are likely to make investments in DevOps that don’t matter.

Anne Hungate
Agile DevOps West Follow the Money: How to Talk to Executives about Agile[presentation]
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When agile transformations fail, many agilists blame their executives for not caring about or understanding agile.

Steven Granese
Agile DevOps West Getting to Continuous Testing[presentation]
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Max Saperstone tells the story of how a healthcare company striving to get to continuous releases built up their automation to secure confidence in regular releases.

Max Saperstone
Agile DevOps West Leading in an Era of Constant Change[presentation]
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Change is a good thing. Being a leader in an era of constant change can be frustrating. Putting a company through a significant transformation is a serious process that takes a lot of people, time, and money.

Kim Brainard
Agile DevOps West How to Prevent Catastrophic Doom on Your Next Federal DevOps Project[presentation]
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Trying to achieve real continuous deployments into production is hard for everyone, but it’s especially hard for highly regulated or government projects.

Ryan Kenney

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