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February 28, 2017
Software testing automation has long been the goal, but the challenges are real. A new generation of scriptless tools promises to make it easy and within everyone's reach.
January 24, 2017
For those wondering what it's like to be on a 3x3 mobile release schedule, look no further than LinkedIn which has 3 releases a day and a plan to never let code be older than 3 hours before ...
October 28, 2016
If you want to up your game as a test manager, you'll need to listen and offer to serve others. Expert Jennifer Lent has spot-on career advice for software test managers.
April 01, 2016
Testers have a tough job. QASymphony's soon-to-launch qTest Insights version 2.0 will include an analytics hub that may make life easier.
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APIs run apps, so it's essential to test them beyond simple connectivity. Study these API testing basics, like when to run such tests, and the benefits of giving this task to QA. Continue Reading
QA engineers must design good, effective test cases, a task which requires detailed information at the start. Here's how to write thorough, maintainable and automatable test cases. Continue Reading
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Agile teams without a QA manager prioritize developers' perspectives -- even to the software's detriment. Here are three ways in which a QA manager offers value to Agile teams, and how they support testers. Continue Reading
There's no cookie-cutter crash course on software testing. However, these five books can get beginners on the right path to better quality software. Continue Reading
Web services and APIs aren't the same -- or are they? How do web services and API testing differ, and what does each type of test aim to achieve? Continue Reading
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Automated tests run on their own, but they need a little help to stay in shape. Proactively address test automation maintenance with initiatives in these two key areas. Continue Reading
DevOps teams want production-ready code, which means someone in this fast-moving pipeline needs to think like a user. Enter QA, with its toolkit of exploratory tests, design review and more. Continue Reading
Despite advances like shift-right testing in production environments, staging environments still have a crucial role to play. Continue Reading
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Developers tend to look forward, to the next iteration or the newest software. But, when releasing a feature, don't leave behind end users with older systems and edge case setups. Continue Reading
Learn technical types of code coverage -- such as all-pairs testing and branch tests -- as well as ways to gather meaningful test cases and prioritize them. Continue Reading
Monotonous as the task might be, QA must detect and fix the root causes of flaky tests. Invest the time and effort, or risk the dangers of an unreliable test automation suite. Continue Reading