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Weekend Engagement

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In "Growing Your Career in Tough Times," Fiona Charles writes about some of the free and low-cost things testers can do for professional development when money isn't available for courses and conferences. In this column, she describes two examples of the amazing things some testers get up to on the weekend to practice their craft, develop their skills and knowledge, and have a great deal of fun.

In "Growing Your Career in Tough Times," Fiona Charles writes about some of the free and low-cost things testers can do for professional development when money isn't available for courses and conferences. In this column, she describes two examples of the amazing things some testers get up to on the weekend to practice their craft, develop their skills and knowledge, and have a great deal of fun.

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Adapting Inspections to the Twenty-first Century

How do you adapt inspections to a twenty-first century distributed workforce? A key part of the inspection process is the team meeting, which provides peer pressure to participate and consensus on defects. Teams working in multiple time zones have limited opportunities for the team meeting. A list of requirements and the functions needed to solve this problem based on real-world experiences should help anyone faced with this problem.

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Tracking Test Automation

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It is a challenge of any manager to track automation in the real context of automation. There are many ways to approach the whole tracking process. This paper proposes one such solution without discussing estimation and identifying the right automation tool. Instead it is targeted for managers, directors, process managers, and organizations wishing to better track their automation processes.

It is a challenge of any manager to track automation in the real context of automation. There are many ways to approach the whole tracking process. This paper proposes one such solution without discussing estimation and identifying the right automation tool. Instead it is targeted for managers, directors, process managers, and organizations wishing to better track their automation processes.

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Manual vs. Automated Code Review

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It's a battle between human and machine-a theme that could be ripped straight from a science-fiction story, but it is not. This is a reality many testers face when trying to determine if human expertise and intuition can detect more security flaws than automated tests. In this week's column, security expert Bryan Sullivan weighs both sides and offers his verdict.

It's a battle between human and machine-a theme that could be ripped straight from a science-fiction story, but it is not. This is a reality many testers face when trying to determine if human expertise and intuition can detect more security flaws than automated tests. In this week's column, security expert Bryan Sullivan weighs both sides and offers his verdict.

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Automating Your Regression Test Cases

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Companies that develop and maintain software can dramatically improve the quality of their software releases by creating regression test cases that ensure existing features are not broken with new releases. This newsletter discusses: how to create regression test cases, when to automate regression test cases, and the best practices for automation analysis.

Companies that develop and maintain software can dramatically improve the quality of their software releases by creating regression test cases that ensure existing features are not broken with new releases. This newsletter discusses: how to create regression test cases, when to automate regression test cases, and the best practices for automation analysis.

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Estimating Test Metrics

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The goal of this paper is to discuss ways to create simple and Easy-to-use metrics to do better estimates. Estimates are important to test leads and test managers for a number of reasons. Here are some: 1) How many test cases do I need to write? 2) Can I use any of the existing test cases? 3) How many existing test cases do I need to modify? 4) How long will it take to execute the test cases? 5) How many resources do I need to write and execute the test cases?

The goal of this paper is to discuss ways to create simple and Easy-to-use metrics to do better estimates. Estimates are important to test leads and test managers for a number of reasons. Here are some: 1) How many test cases do I need to write? 2) Can I use any of the existing test cases? 3) How many existing test cases do I need to modify? 4) How long will it take to execute the test cases? 5) How many resources do I need to write and execute the test cases?

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White Paper: How Mature Is My Test Organization STD

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Software testing, which was thought of as a support function until a few years ago, is now seen as a core function. Testers are seen as the last line of defense to determine the success or failure of a product in the field. CIO's looking closely at this area to assess quality and reduce costs, now look at how to accurately measure the effectiveness of process improvement initiatives.

Software testing, which was thought of as a support function until a few years ago, is now seen as a core function. Testers are seen as the last line of defense to determine the success or failure of a product in the field. CIO's looking closely at this area to assess quality and reduce costs, now look at how to accurately measure the effectiveness of process improvement initiatives.

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Maximizing Test Case Efficiency

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This article discusses maximizing test case efficiency, describing how quality assurance teams can improve quality by efficiently creating test cases. The article also has links to valuable templates that allow you to get started using these best practice techniques. This is a practical resource for project managers, software developers, and quality assurance teams.

This article discusses maximizing test case efficiency, describing how quality assurance teams can improve quality by efficiently creating test cases. The article also has links to valuable templates that allow you to get started using these best practice techniques. This is a practical resource for project managers, software developers, and quality assurance teams.

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Test Coverage and Traceability

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This article describes how you can ensure better test coverage through traceability and team reviews.

This article describes how you can ensure better test coverage through traceability and team reviews.

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