In 2009, tips about Agile got more traffic than expert advice on any other topic on SearchSoftwareQuality. That didn’t surprise our editors, because our surveys showed double-digit increases in our readers’ adoption of Agile practices. Yet, while Agile adoption is on the rise, using Agile isn’t a trouble-free endeavor, so our readers gobbled up our experts’ advice on how to do it well. Below is collection of SearchSoftwareQuality’s most-clicked Agile tips from 2009.
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Accelerate your agile software testing
This expert tip explains how adopting agile development and risk-driven and test-driven development can accelerate testing.
Free tools for agile testers
A software expert describes the benefits and restrictions of free agile testing tools in this tip. Learn how to use and locate Selenium IDE, Sun VirtualBox and Pivotal Tracker.
Best practices for moving testers from waterfall to agile development
Software testers moving from a waterfall environment to the agile development model don’t have to be driven to the head-banging stage of frustration.
Test-driven testing face-off: Waterfall vs. Agile
Most software test pros pick a preferred methodology and stand by it, in this tip two testers square-off, one advocating for agile development, the other in the waterfall corner.
Testers debate differences between waterfall, Agile test automation
Two professional testers debate whether agile or waterfall is the best methodology for test-driven software development.
Using automation to speed up software testing in Agile
Can automation improve and speed up software testing in agile development? Yes and no, says test pro Matt Heusser. He explains when automation works well, how to choose automated test tool frameworks and automation issues in test design.
Free tools for Agile testers
A software expert describes the benefits and restrictions of free agile testing tools in this tip. Learn how to use and locate Selenium IDE, Sun VirtualBox and Pivotal Tracker. Knowing how to effectively run these tools and which ones function best for the work needed will ease the stress testing can pose.