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There are many misconceptions about accessibility that prevent people from making a conscious effort to incorporate it into their websites. But really, developing and testing accessible websites doesn't require more work, and it has many benefits. Let’s disprove the top four web accessibility myths.

China’s biggest online sales day, Singles' Day, shattered previous records this year, bringing in 9.3 billion dollars. The undeniable winner was Alibaba, the e-commerce giant with 80 percent of China's online market share. As the retail marketplace changes, here are some things to keep in mind.

When Americans worry about crime, these days they worry more about their credit card information being hacked than they do about criminals breaking into their home, stealing their car, or even getting mugged. Pamela Rentz highlights the latest information from the Emerging Cyber Threats Report.

In October we were at the STARWEST testing conference in Anaheim, California, which featured more than a hundred learning opportunities and had the theme “Breaking Software.” Read about three presentations given and the testing lessons learned from, Sesame Street, and Disney.

Our organizations, management, teams, and customers desperately need each of us to step up and lead. Regardless of whether you have an official title as a leader or you are an individual contributor, you must exercise leadership in your role. Are you taking the initiative in your testing projects?

Matt Heusser, the editor of, talks about some recent contributions to the site—including articles about methods for changing a workplace culture, how to develop a team of testers, and the future of testing—and about how you can get involved writing for StickyMinds, too.

The topic of gender pay disparity is in the hot seat with a lot of studies being released about the pay disparity in large IT firms. However, there are certain jobs where the average base salary of a woman is higher than that of a man. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the facts and myths about this issue.

Schedules are tight, resources are scarce, customers are more demanding, the technology of today quickly becomes old news tomorrow, and competition is everywhere. We’re all doing much more with less. How do you improve yourself when under so much stress? This issue of Better Software has answers!

A recent survey of software testers explored their pain points and the state of testing today. In many ways, the answers have not changed much in the last twenty-five years. What are the most important cultural changes testers want to see? What has actually gotten better in the last quarter-century?

In our drive for better quality and productivity, we are coming close to realizing full continuous application lifecycle management. Continuous testing is emerging as a best practice that focuses on developing testing procedures, primarily automated, to meet the need for fast application testing.