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  • Strategies for minimizing regression defects

    Regression defects, those unexpected defects that result from a fix of another defect, are often the most challenging to find and fix. Expert John Overbaugh describes why these defects are so chal...

  • Choosing a defect tracking system for your organization

    Does your software organization need a purpose-built defect tracking system but you don't know where to turn? Expert John Overbaugh explains what criteria should determine the proper defect trackin...

  • Seven quick tips for better performance requirements

    An expert tester explains seven useful tips for determining appropriate performance requirements that can be tested throughout the development cycle. Knowing the right conversations to have with st...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...