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Close-up of computer keyboard Testing AI Systems: Not as Different as You’d Think[article]

AI-based tools have transformed from a vague, futuristic vision into actual products that are used to make real-life decisions. Still, for most people, the inner workings of deep-learning systems remain a mystery. If you don’t know what exactly is going on while the input data is fed through layer after layer of a neural network, how are you supposed to test the validity of the output? It’s not magic; it’s just testing.

Kerstin Kohout's picture Kerstin Kohout
Janna Loeffler Applying Test Strategy in the Real World: An Interview with Janna Loeffler[interview]

Janna Loeffler, manager of quality engineering at Ultimate Software, discusses the new and upcoming technology Carnival Cruise Line is working on. She talks about how she keeps herself current and relevant in testing by using new tools in the industry, and shares her knowledge on test strategy and how we as a community can apply it in the real world.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Eyeglasses bringing data on a computer screen into focus Finding the Information inside Your Data[article]

Data analysts have to know a lot about diverse business areas so that our reports provide usable information, not just data. We can use this awareness of the value of information to merge different data sets in order to answer new questions, and even help our users make better decisions. But in order to do this, we need to present not just the data, but the information value represented in that data.

Nels Hoenig's picture Nels Hoenig
STARCANADA 2019 Taming Your Dragon: From No QA to Fully Integrated QA [presentation]
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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
Hans Buwalda Circular Testing: An Interview with Hans Buwalda[interview]

Hans Buwalda, CTO at LogiGear, discusses shifting the paradigm from not moving testing left or right along the software development lifecycle, but testing in a continuous circle to find unexpected problems. He talks about how testing is a mindset, not just a skill, and shares his insight into helping customers get further with Selenium.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Sign saying "Dead end" 6 Reasons Automation Projects Fail[article]

No matter what the domain or company, there are some common problems that always tend to affect new automation projects. Here are six top reasons automation projects can fail. Keeping these pitfalls in mind will help you to avoid them and instead build stable automation frameworks, making the endeavor a collaborative experience so that your whole team owns automation.

Raj Subrameyer's picture Raj Subrameyer
Gil Sever Making Visual Testing Visually Perfect: An Interview with Gil Sever[interview]

Gil Sever, CEO at Applitools, discusses his journey in visual testing to making your product “visually perfect.” He talks about how companies are getting started in using automation, as well as how to get involved in leveraging and implementing AI in visual testing.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Eran Kinsbruner Moving to Progressive Web Development: An Interview with Eran Kinsbruner[interview]

Eran Kinsbruner, mobile evangelist at Perfecto, discusses his new book and how to be successful in continuous and web testing. He talks about the importance of moving from responsive to progressive web development and taking it to the next level. Eran also shares his insights on AI and machine learning and the element of trust involved with each.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Three cucumbers Why You Shouldn't Use Cucumber for API Testing[article]

Many people misunderstand the purpose of Cucumber. Because it seems to yield clearer, plain-language test scripts, testers want to use Cucumber as a general-purpose testing tool, including for API tests. But its true purpose is as a BDD framework. You may be thinking, what’s the harm? Here’s why it makes a difference—and why you should choose another tool for API testing.

Byron Katz's picture Byron Katz
Paul Grizzaffi Nontraditional Automation Using Fuzzy Browser Testing: An Interview with Paul Grizzaffi[interview]

Paul Grizzaffi, Principal Automation Architect at Magenic, discusses nontraditional automation using fuzzy browser testing and the importance of the value stream analysis from idea to implementation. He also shares his insight on the most critical skills needed in automation.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Person writing down rules for software testing in a notebook The Simple Rules of Software Testing[article]

Simple rules are great for guiding us through an overwhelming workload. Sometimes complicated solutions are necessary, but simple rules often outperform complex algorithms, making them more efficient than sophisticated, difficult flows. They can also break down big goals into practical daily guidelines testers can follow to perform more effectively. Let’s see how simple rules can be applied in software testing.

László Szegedi's picture László Szegedi
Jeremias Rößler Bringing AI into Testing: An Interview with Jeremias Rößler [interview]
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Jeremias Rößler, founder of ReTest, discusses his company’s open source re-check tool, how customer input was vital to the tool’s development, and shares  insight on growing a start-up. Jeremias also provides resources for learning about AI that can guide you on how to apply AI into your testing strategy.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Infinity symbol with test automation gear incorporated Test Everywhere: A Journey into DevOps and Continuous Testing[article]

A move to DevOps creates an opportunity to shift the testing process to the left. But what if you went further? DevOps supports continuous testing, so you can advocate for a constant focus on quality, with testing permeating the entire software development process. Here's how you can actually have a faster testing process when the software is tested throughout the lifecycle, by developers, testers, and automation alike.

Utilizing Containers to Improve Your Production Outcomes: An Interview with Melissa Benua[interview]
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Melissa Benua, engineering manager at mParticle, discusses the role that containers play in test environments. She answers questions like: Why do you need containers? How is your team going to benefit from containers? What is the first step in getting started with containers? Melissa provides resources for learning how to make a container and on how containers will aid you in maintaining control over data and code.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Glass bottlenecks Dealing with a Test Automation Bottleneck[article]

The test team uses the test automation system to execute thousands of test cases because … why not? The tests are running automatically, for free, so there is no incentive to improve test efficiency. Just run them all! But eventually, as more and more tests are added, the system becomes overloaded. Test runs are delayed and you get a bottleneck. Don't throw more money—or new systems—at the problem; do this instead.

Michael Stahl's picture Michael Stahl

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