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  • How to use Scrum effectively: Book review and conversat

    Learn about Scrum methodologies and how best to collaborate and communicate for all development sizes in this book review and discussion with author and IBM employee Elizabeth Woodward.

  • Software testers beware: Finding and fixing defects

    Software testers are responsible for performing two tasks: finding application defects and preventing bugs. Testers can become victims of their own work ethic and skills causing mistakes. Expert Ch...

  • Effective bug reporting techniques

    If you've ever had a terrible bug come back "unable to reproduce" or "not worth fixing," you know the pain of writing bug reports. This tutorial covers the basics of effective reporting and provide...

  • Four key responsibilities for the lead QA professional

    Being a modern tester requires you to wear many hats and possess many different skills. Gaining exploratory and automated testing expertise are great paths to follow for a career in QA.

  • Avoid communication breakdowns between testers and non-

    Software test professional Catherine Powell describes ways for testers to more clearly communicate with non-testers at the CAST 2010 conference. Six guiding questions are asked to help ensure stron...

  • Engaging Open Source: A strategy for career development

    While many software professionals would like to develop code for open source software projects, the best way to learn is to start with documentation and testing. Professional development and growth...

  • Beyond testing: Diversify your testing and development

    Modern development organizations are requiring new and diverse skill sets from the testers they employ. Knowledge in programming and ability to communicate problems well are becoming standards in t...

  • Why current application security measures fail and what

    Contract obligations, concerns over whether features will provide ROI and poor management are some of the major factors holding back application security progress. Misaligned security focus has fru...

  • Selecting an Agile test tool: What to look for in vendo

    Most project managers and agile teams know they need tools to help them develop and test but they aren't sure what to look for in tools or where to get them. Learn how to identify which open source...

  • Tools designed for testers working in Agile development

    Agile testers must be able to keep up with the pace of constant changes – not only to the code being written, but to the user requirements. Along with this challenge comes the need for tools ...

  • Agile software testing strategies for managers

    How will agile testing methods be determined? What are the best testing tools? Learn what agile project managers need to know to assure high quality in their tests.

  • Embrace changing project requirements but minimize rewo

    Successful agile practitioners excel when the entire team embraces true flexibility to changing requirements and project needs. Learn how to interpret and implement proven team traits from the Agil...

  • Mobile testing: Three vulnerable areas to test

    Mobile access to the internet is growing rapidly making it imperative that companies test primary concern areas to ensure quality. Key vulnerabilities to test for on mobile devices are SSL, HTML-ri...

  • Horseshoes, hand grenades, and Acceptance Test Driven D

    The best way to determine how an application should function is by running tests. The results of which will dictate how the application should feel and perform. Acceptance Test-Driven Development ...

  • Tutorial: Introducing Selenium IDE

    Selenium, an open source automation testing tool, offers an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) plug-in that unifies the tool with desirable Web browser-based test features. Using Selenium IDE...

  • How Agile estimation works

    Without a strong background in development best practices, agile or not, your estimation tactics will likely be futile. According to experts an understanding of TDD, continuous integration and stro...

  • Chartering exploratory test efforts in Agile

    Charters outline specific test routes taken when exploratory testing an application. Each charter identifies what is being tested and which system is being subjected to the test. Many agile teams h...

  • Requirements rethinking tutorial: Improving pre-develop

    An expert shows how reimagining the software requirements elicitation process can lead to improving business requirements and add value to applications. In this tip, learn how to better evaluate yo...

  • Problem pyramid discovering REAL software requirements

    Using the problem pyramid model developed by expert consultant Robin Goldsmith can help make requirements gathering a focused and effective process. By using Goldsmith's model REAL business require...

  • Handling handoffs the Agile development way

    Professional software tester Chris McMahon describes his company's struggle to speed up the testing processes of its C- and COBOL-based system, and how it accomplished this task using techniques th...