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Agile Testing through Gaming: An Interview with Nate Oster

Nate Oster is giving two sessions at the upcoming STARCANADA 2013 that deal with empowering developers and testers through acceptance test-driven development. Oster's experience as an agile player-coach and working with test-first practices are detailed in this terrific interview.

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Realizing the Value of Testing: An Interview with Iain McCowatt

We sat down with Iain McCowatt, a program test manager at CGI in Halifax, Canada, in order to learn more about the role that testers play in making their worth known to the world around them.

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Exposing and Erasing Organizational Bias: An Interview with Keith Klain

Keith Klain gives a glimpse at what he'll be discussing at his upcoming STARCANADA session, "Creating Dissonance: Overcoming Organizational Bias toward Software Testing." Learn the numerous benefits of discovering these biases before they do more damage than they've already done.

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Your Own Cloud-Based Test Lab: An Interview with Leslie Segal

In a recent interview with Leslie Segal, we learned why seemingly attractive cloud-based performance and load testing tools aren't as beneficial as having your very own cloud-based test lab. You may rethink what's easiest or best for your team after hearing what Leslie has to say.

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Mistakes to Avoid in Test Automation: An Interview with Dorothy Graham

With more than thirty years of experience in the testing world, Dorothy Graham knows a thing or two about test automation. We asked Dorothy about how to get the most out of automation and how to avoid "intelligent mistakes."

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How to Not Test Everything: An Interview with Eric Jacobson

We sat down with Eric Jacobson, quality assurance manager at Turner Broadcast Systems, to learn more about why testers don't need to test everything on a project—no matter who taught them that they should. Eric shared some interesting ways to stop this potentially quality harming trend.

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Breaking the Testing Norms: An Interview with Fiona Charles
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We had the chance to sit down with Fiona Charles ahead of her session titled "Using Mindmaps to Develop a Test Strategy" that she'll be giving on April 11 at STARCANADA. Fiona shares with us some of the ways that mindmaps are able to break up the monotony and help create an organized strategy.
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From One Expert to Another: Dan Wellman

Steve Berczuk speaks with Dan Wellman about the agile practice of test-driven development (TDD), including prerequisites to instituting TDD, the technical and cultural challenges to using it, and some ideal (and not-so-ideal) contexts for it.

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Scott Ross Building Trust and Culture in Teams: An Interview with Scott Ross

Scott Ross is presenting a session named "Leveraging Core Values for Healthier, More Productive Teams" at the 2012 Better Software Conference East. Scott shared with us the importance of maintaining a positive culture around development teams in order to keep everyone happy, healthy, and productive.

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Mathew Bissett Testing Early and Often: An Interview with Matthew Bissett

In this interview, Matthew Bissett, the test manager responsible for the integration and testing of his area's flagship system for Her Majesty's Government, shares his thoughts with us on the importance of early testing in order to rapidly speed up software releases.

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