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Agile Is All About Change—Why Does Testing Remain the Same? | Tricentis

When your organization adopts agile and DevOps, you recognize that your development processes and infrastructure will need to change. However, one critical change is commonly overlooked. Agile and DevOps also require a testing change toward continuous testing. This means not just automating manual testing, but also optimizing and expanding traditional UI test automation.

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Beyond Continuous Testing with Artificial Intelligence | Tricentis

We need “digital testing” to meet the quality needs of a future driven by IoT, robotics, and quantum computing. Artificial intelligence (AI), imitating intelligent human behavior for machine learning and predictive analytics, can help us get there.

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5 Keys to Higher-Quality Application Delivery | CA Technologies

Developing higher-quality applications quickly and consistently is the key to maintaining customer loyalty and staying ahead of the competition. But it’s also critical that applications evolve based on changing customer needs.

Traditional testing doesn’t align well with the continuous delivery model, as manual testing methods can’t keep up with the volume of change requests demanded by today’s market.

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Continuous Testing vs. Test Automation: What QA Needs to Know | Tricentis

Everyone in the software development industry is talking about continuous testing these days. But are we all referring to the same thing? What is continuous testing? Is it just a new buzzword for “test automation”?

Continuous testing and test automation are actually quite different—and, from the tester’s perspective, that’s a good thing.

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Testing Connected Devices for the Internet of Things | Siemens

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its connected devices are increasingly influencing our daily lives. Although consumer goods receive the most publicity, manufacturing is another fast-emerging area using IoT technologies.

Whether for the consumer or the industrial sector, testing embedded and connected devices for the IoT comes with different concerns from traditional software testing.

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Fully Automated ETL Testing: A Step-by-Step Guide | CA Technologies

This white paper is a step-by-step guide to fully automating ETL testing, making it more rigorous and more reactive to change. Download this paper to find out how adopting ETL can eliminate defects earlier in the development lifecycle by automating test case and data creation, test execution, and change implementation.

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Universal Usability: Why Internationalization Testing Is the Key to Global Success | Lionbridge

In today’s connected world, businesses are striving to create products that can be placed in the hands of users around the world, and have those products work seamlessly. How do you ensure that your product works properly across all regions and operating systems, and how can you make it resonate culturally for a great user experience?

Download this white paper from Lionbridge to read real-world examples and challenges around testing in the international market.

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The Impact of Software Failure—and How Automated Testing Reduces Risks | Tricentis

In the not-too-distant past, software’s primary purpose was to help us complete a task, like calculate very large numbers or launch spacecraft. Today, software is present in many objects and devices ranging from safety critical to the mundane. This prevalence of software in our lives has made the cost of bugs and failures expensive both in terms of dollars and your company’s reputation.

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2017 State of Test Data Management | Delphix

Traditional approaches to test data management (TDM) have been nearly rendered obsolete by a set of new challenges related to data. With the rise of new development methodologies demanding faster test cycle iterations, data has emerged as a critical constraint that holds application projects back.

In November 2016, Delphix partnered with Techwell to conduct a survey across 220+ IT professionals to uncover the most common data-related challenges and the new TDM approaches that companies are taking across industries.

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Graphics Libraries to Enhance Your Embedded Analytics | Logi Analytics

Look to these free libraries and tools that will take your analytics above and beyond what’s offered in your current application. These graphics libraries will help you modernize your application’s embedded analytics. Download now.

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Agile Test Data Management—The New Must Have | CA Technologies

Test data management (TDM) is essential to achieving quality at speed for agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery. To improve their products, software development teams leverage many innovations, including agile, DevOps, big data, cloud, and mobile. Testing is a part of this.

This report aims to help application development and delivery professionals understand how existing TDM tools support agile delivery and improve their buying decisions.

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Continuous Testing for Continuous Delivery: What Does It Mean in Practice? | CA Technologies

Download this white paper from CA Technologies to learn why removing the constraints that force testing to the end of a development cycle helps developers and QA teams achieve accurate, automated testing from day one. You will also learn how to take an idea from design to deployment at pace—without compromising quality—using an end-to-end, continuous delivery ecosystem that’s capable of driving rigorous testing from the desired user functionality.

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The Developer’s Dozen: 12 Best Practices for Software Localization | Lionbridge

This ebook introduces the “developer’s dozen,” a collection of software localization best practices for scalable, global-ready software that’s on time, on budget, and on target.

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How Will the Internet of Things Affect Testers? | CA Technologies

It seems like everything will become “smart” eventually. In parallel with domestic applications, industries such as retail, manufacturing, transport, agriculture, and telecommunications are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) with enthusiasm.

The IoT is a whole new ball game for testers and testing according to Paul Gerrard, a testing guru and consultant. He introduces an architecture that consists of seven layers and discusses the scope of the IoT and the range of issues that it creates for testing.

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Testing in the Digital Economy | CA Technologies

In the digital economy, everyone’s in the software business, and the landscape is constantly changing. The traditional approach to providing business value through lengthy plan-build-test-deploy cycles no longer delivers value in an increasingly competitive, consumer-centric marketplace. 

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An Introduction to API Performance Testing | Apica

While performance testing for websites and applications is commonplace, API testing is a blindspot for many organizations. Download this white paper for a complete breakdown of why organizations need to test their APIs and a step-by-step guide to getting started.

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Surviving Shift-Left as a Tester | CA Technologies

Shift-left is largely about bringing the thinking about testing earlier in the process. In this article, testing guru and consultant Paul Gerrard talks about what is driving the shift-left movement, how the role of testing is being changed by it, and how you can adapt in a more agile world. Download this white paper to learn how the role of testing is changing and how you will be affected in a more agile world.

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Testing, Analytics, and Decision Making? | CA Technologies

Download this white paper to learn how to have more informed discussions about decision making that will help you decide how much testing is enough and to determine the value of what you do as testers.

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Digital Desertion: The Rise of Consumer Expectations on Website and Application Performance and the Impact of Negative Digital Experiences | Apica

Apica conducted a survey of 2,000+ web and app consumers in the US, UK, and Sweden to explore their expectations on application performance, and to see what impact negative online experiences have on their opinion of brands.

Download this report to find out what they learned.

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DevOps and Testers: An Objective Viewpoint | CA Technologies

DevOps is part of an overall approach that organizations use to deliver software frequently and with high quality. The most obvious outcome of successful DevOps implementations is the reduction in the time it takes for software changes to transition from an idea to production. In this white paper, Paul Gerrard discusses the adoption of DevOps and its impact to testers.

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Mobile DevTest Dictionary: From A to Z | Perfecto

Even the most experienced developers and testers have a hard time keeping up with the latest DevTest jargon. Appium, CI Tools, DOM Object…the list goes on.

With help from some experts, Perfecto has compiled The Mobile DevTest Dictionary as a go-to guide to help you stay informed about the tools and resources you need to excel at your job.

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A Guide to Using Load Testing and Cloud-based Capacity Planning | Apica

Website failures and performance problems are costing companies lost revenues and damaged reputations. A high-profile website failure can be avoided with load testing and capacity planning. No matter how well your system is put together, you can’t really know how it will perform under stress until you test it.

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Get Tips to Avoid the Top 4 Frustrations of Software Engineers | Jama

It’s easy to get sucked into a cycle of continuous rework. To meet aggressive deadlines, you need to understand not only the what but also the why of the product being built. If your organization lacks clear cross team communication, chances are good that you’re spending too much time deciphering unclear requirements or insufficiently described problem statements.

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How to Avoid Common Pitfalls to Enterprise Agile Adoption | Jama

If you have experience with waterfall or traditional "phase-gate" developmental processes, then you know why agile has gained traction so quickly. It's a nimble, collaborative way to work. But, like any professional process, agile requires learning new skills to gain the promised benefits.

Download this white paper from Jama to discover the five major challenges to adopting agile.

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How to Optimize Your Development Lifecycle by Combining Agile and DevOps | Logi Analytics

In the debate over agile vs. DevOps, why choose? Taking a hybrid approach to your development lifecycle can have enormous benefits, including faster releases and fewer bugs. Learn how to combine the best elements of agile and DevOps methodologies to optimize every release.

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Including Non-Functional Testing in Build and Continuous Integration Cycles | Perfecto

Verifying compliance with non-functional requirements has been studied the hard way by most software vendors. While this is a fundamental challenge for every software delivery organization, the reality is most organizations fail to do so consistently. https://wwww.techwell.com/perfecto-white-paper-including-non-functional-...

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Get 5 Key Recommendations to Innovate Faster and Build Better Products | Jama

Change is the only constant in our technology-driven economy, and for organizations that want to stay competitive, product innovation needs to keep pace.

What does it take to remain competitive when the standards of innovation and delivery to market are set so high? Download this guide to get a look at the ways leading companies are accelerating technical advances in their organizations.

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Exploratory Testing—The Heart of All Things Testing | Tricentis

Exploratory testing is the process of learning a product, designing and executing test cases, and interpreting test results—all at the same time. It’s an all-in-one approach to testing that is the perfect complement to specification-based manual and automated testing.

Combining exploratory testing with other testing practices is one of the most efficient ways to maximize the effectiveness of your testing, increase your product quality, and decrease risk.

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Extending Open Source Frameworks for Advanced Functional Testing | Perfecto

One of the key benefits of using open source testing tools is the flexibility of customizing them for unique use cases and meeting special app testing requirements.
Download this white paper to learn how to extend the capabilities of open-source testing tools with customized script.

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The Benefits of a Test-Driven Deployment | Orasi

Download this white paper to learn how to develop a comprehensive plan for asset migration and management, along with updating and executing the test management strategy. 

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How the Future of Test Automation Affects You | Tricentis

Although agile methodologies and DevOps have reduced development cycle times significantly, today’s software testing is still dominated by manual tests.

Obviously, this testing model will not fare well once DevOps is introduced into the enterprise. Whether they like it or not, companies are being forced to adopt test automation early on in the development process just to keep up with the market demand.

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10 Test Automation Frameworks for Cross-Browser Testing | Perfecto

Looking to maximize your DevOps automated testing coverage, efficiency, and quality? Download this white paper to get a breakdown of the top 10 test automation frameworks on the market.

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Use Modern Traceability to Improve Developers’ Ideas, Processes, and Software | Jama

Agile environments not only require development teams to build and deliver software faster, they must build and deliver better software faster.

To recognize “better” software, dev teams need real-time visibility into the SDLC and deeper insights than traditional requirements management can provide. Modern requirements-tracing tools and techniques map the software from concept to deployment to customer usage.

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Testing: The Missing Piece in DevOps and Continuous Delivery | Tricentis

DevOps in combination with continuous delivery has gained traction over the past few years. Enterprises have been putting more effort in these approaches to help bring more value to their customers faster.

Prioritizing testing when driving DevOps means ensuring teams are focused on actual problems that are impacting enterprises. Download this white paper to learn how tightly integrating testing into your flow will help you shorten your feedback cycles, cut your rework, and deliver better value.

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Robust Mobile Test Automation Using Smart Object Identification | Perfecto

Does your XPath look like this? This eBook is for you!


Proper identification is critical to successful automation, and XPath expressions can help you ensure effective testing. But if your XPaths are lousy, then your test automation will be too.

Download this eBook to learn about highly maintainable test code that is more resilient to changes in the app under test, and much more.

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Test Data Management: How It May be the Only Way to Drive Continuous Delivery | CA Technologies

Download this white paper to explore the importance of test data management for testing purposes. You’ll discover how having the right data delivered to the right place at the right time is critical to supporting continuous delivery.

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Performance Testing and User Expectations | Orasi

Download this white paper to learn about some of the most common challenges developers face and discover proven strategies for designing, developing, and executing a performance testing program.

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Overcoming Test Automation Roadblocks With Service Virtualization | Tricentis

A lot of today’s testing teams recognize the need for test automation and are committed to ramping up test automation efforts. Many have even made significant progress toward automating primary use cases that cover top business risks. But then you reached an automation plateau.

Read this paper to learn how an emerging new simulation technology—service virtualization—can help you ensure that your automated tests deliver the rapid, continuous quality feedback your team expects.

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Using Model-Based Testing to Drive Behavior-Driven Development | CA Technologies

Download this white paper to explore how model-based testing increases the likelihood that software will deliver more accurately on requirements the first time, using behavior-driven requirements that are both clear and complete. These behavior-driven requirements allow solutions to be delivered continuously, maximizing their value to customers and facilitating quick and easy response to change.

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Test Automation eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by test automation experts in the field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about test automation in the software industry today. Get the latest buzz, tips to show the value of test automation to shareholders, and much more.

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Internet of Things eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by emerging Internet of Things experts in the software field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about developing and testing best practices for the Internet of Things. Get the latest buzz, funadmental development practices, cloud connectivity and IoT, and much more.

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Automated Testing: Coping with Change | CA Technologies

Download this white paper to learn how responsive automation, reusability, traceability, impact analysis, and delivery speed enable organizations to become genuinely responsive to change.

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Strategies for Performance Testing Salesforce and other Customized Third-Party Applications | Orasi

In many organizations, web and mobile applications now compose the majority of development efforts. Performance can make or break the success of these deliverables, and users are increasingly unforgiving. For these reasons, performance testing is critical, yet the unpredictable nature of app usage, device variability, and other factors makes it more complicated, as well.

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity: From Basic Business Intelligence to Sophisticated Differentiators | Logi Analytics

Five years ago, end-users were thrilled to get basic dashboards in standalone tools. But over time, more modern analytics capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer enough. Users now expect every application to mirror their best application experiences.

Do the analytics in your application make you stand out from the crowd? Download this white paper to see where your offerings fall on the analytics maturity scale—and learn how sophisticated capabilities can differentiate your product.

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Cost, Complexity and Coverage for Quality Applications | CA Technologies

Many projects begin without a clear understanding of how long they will take or how much they will cost. It’s especially problematic now that most development work is driven by a constant series of change requests, where even a simple change can impact the entire system, leading to months of rework and delays.

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Testing the Internet of Things 2.0 | Siemens

Download this white paper from Siemens to examine the emerging software opportunities and challenges associated with IIoT and how software testing plays a critical role in developing an interconnected product.

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2016–2017 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2016-2017 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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Moving Beyond Masking and Subsetting: Realizing the Value of Test Data Management | CA Technologies

Download this white paper to learn why a purely logistic approach to TDM isn’t effective and discover how people, process, and technology create the ideal alternative.

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2015–2016 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2015-2016 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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The Care And Feeding of Your Software Testing Career | TechWell

This eBook is a compilation of TechWell Insights stories written by TechWell Corporation CIO Michael Sowers. Based on his thirty years of software experience, this guide offers tips and techniques for managing and growing your own software testing career.

Download this eBook to learn how testers can excel in today's agile world, why leadership skills and social responsibility are critical to tester's careers, techniques for streamlining your workload, and more.

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Mobile Software Testing e-Guide | TechWell

In this e-Guide we explore hot topics and best practices in the mobile testing space, including five sins of mobile testing, challenges and solutions of testing mobile apps, strategies to approach mobile web app testing, and the need for comprehensive testing of mobile apps.

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A Modern Take on the Agile Manifesto | Jama

The Agile Manifesto has been great for software teams, but has presented real challenges for business analysts and other stakeholders involved in the broader context of application development. The problems addressed by agile in 2001 still exist today; in fact they are magnified by the changing landscape of product delivery. 

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Mobile Software Development e-Guide | TechWell

In this e-Guide we explore hot topics and best practices in the mobile development space, including building mobile apps the user can trust, developing custom apps for the cloud, capitalizing on the mobile addiction, Apple's new language, and more.

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