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How do you eat an elephant? The answer is, of course, “One bite at a time.” When working on improving a process, you need to create your backlog of initiatives, prioritize them, and identify the initiatives that can be implemented easily. Give the feeling of progress … and then take it in bites.

Implementing accessibility testing in your organization requires efficiency, accuracy, and a toolbox of smart practices. A focus on proper infrastructure, resources, and software testing tools is an important step. Read on for some tips on performing a comprehensive accessibility testing effort.

Pairing testers with disabilities with nondisabled testers yields valuable results. It's a constructive approach to enhance test coverage because there are functions of an application that either a visually impaired tester or a sighted tester may miss on his own, but together they find more defects.

MindSpark is an organization that provides cost-effective, high-quality testing services by training individuals with autism. The testing industry stands to gain tremendously with these new employees, and the workers also benefit because they get to increase their independence and learn new skills.

With security experts predicting that cyber attacks will not only continue, but escalate, more companies are turning to bug bounty programs to supplement their in-house security initiatives. Dropbox is crowdsourcing security and has announced their new bug bounty program administered by HackerOne.

Many mistakenly believe frameworks are applicable only to test automation because they provide easy test implementation, enhanced productivity for testers, and empower dependable quality for the product. However, accessibility also is a rich ground for frameworks to be built and leveraged. Read on.

Behavior-driven development tests can be efficiently automated with keywords, avoiding the need of a programming language and minimizing the involvement of developers. Hans Buwalda details how to support BDD scenarios with actions and keywords and switch between formats depending on your needs.

Testers use requirements as the basis of test cases, review them for testability, and often participate in general requirements reviews or inspections. However, many testers have little knowledge of requirements engineering. Erik van Veenendaal provides five critical success factors to get started.

The IoT is projected to connect just about everything, from everywhere—and a new report produced by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, along with researchers in academia and industry, warns that a lack of effective timing signals could hamper future development of the IoT.

Finding defects is part of a tester’s responsibility, what is it about defects that gets a tester excited? A tester is in general a curious person—he often loves solving puzzles. He is curious to see how things work, whether they would break, how they would break and under what circumstances, etc.