When Designing New Features, Know Thy User

The next time you’re designing an “awesome” new feature, take a step back and think, awesome for whom? Is this the kind of feature that will be understood and enjoyed by your target users? Or should you rethink how it might be perceived by your audience? When it comes to design, you have to know your users.

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Matthew Heusser
Adapt or Fail: Why Mobile Development and Testing Need to Be Agile

When it comes to effective and efficient mobile app development and testing, transitioning to agile has almost become a requirement. Agile allows you to make amendments at any stage of the process, both welcoming change and using it as an advantage.

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Josiah Renaudin
How DevOps Is Making Testers Evolve

As the streamlined DevOps movement catches on, more and more companies are abandoning “traditional testers” and getting software developers to test. Testers are not becoming obsolete—but it means testers have to evolve and start ensuring that quality is baked in. Adam Auerbach details how they need to change.

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Adam Auerbach
How the Internet of Things Impacts Testing and UX

The Internet of Things provides new, exciting possibilities for everyone involved, but with these new possibilities come just as many challenges. We have to shift our thinking before we can adapt to the upcoming connected world.

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Josiah Renaudin
Keynotes Recap from the Agile, Better Software & DevOps Conferences

Last week was the Agile Development, Better Software & DevOps Conferences East in Orlando, Florida: a jam-packed week with more than a hundred learning and networking opportunities. Here, we recap three of the keynote presentations, about scaling agile, experimental development, and continuous everything.

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Sandy Sidhu
DevOps or NoOps: Can You Have Too Much Automation?

Some DevOps thought leaders have been promoting “NoOps,” which is the notion that IT resources can be provisioned in a fully automated way that does not require operations engineers to manage. There have been notable successes with this approach, but also some challenges. Can you have too much automation?

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Bob Aiello
Inspiring Girls to Code: Role Models from Star Wars and CodeGirl

Where are the strong female role models that will inspire girls to embark on a technology career path? How can we make more young girls see that taking STEM classes can lead to important—and cool—professions? Several programs aim to answer the challenge.

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Pamela Rentz
Quality in Quantity: How App Quality Is Now Everyone’s Responsibility

Quality has increasingly become a responsibility for not just one single segment of the team, but the team as a whole. It’s important for each member of a team to have some hand in making sure that what’s being developed works as intended as it goes through each individual progression.

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Josiah Renaudin