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Basketball player playing defense Defensive Design Strategies to Prevent Flaky Tests

Flaky tests could be the result of issues in the code, but more often they are due to assumptions in the test code that lead to non-relatable results. There are many reasons that tests can fail intermittently, and some can be easily avoided by applying good defensive design strategies. It's all about making your code agile.

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Steve Berczuk
Developer typing programming language Comparing XML and JSON: What’s the Difference?

XML (Extensible Markup Language) and JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) are the two most common formats for data interchange. Although either can be used to receive data from a web server, there are differences that set them apart. Here are the abilities and support for each option so you can choose what works for you.

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Deepak Vohra
Laptop showing HTML code Why UX Is More Important Than Coding

When it comes to your project succeeding, the quality of the code is secondary to user experience. That's because software is all about making users' jobs easier. If you start coding in a vacuum without understanding what your users need to do, you can't be sure you’re making the right thing. You need UX research.

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Chris Spalton
Mary Poppendieck Driving Agile Change: A Slack Takeover with Mary Poppendieck

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Writer, speaker, and author Mary Poppendieck hosted this Slack takeover and discussed all things agile, including how development has evolved over the decades and how to implement agile changes.

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Kelly McGee
Code on a computer screen Pros and Cons of Codeless Test Automation

To create automated tests for software applications, testers have historically needed to be able to code in programming languages. Codeless testing eliminates the need for scripting from scratch every time, but in addition to its advantages, there are also some drawbacks. Is codeless automation right for your team?

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Kuldeep Rana
Person creating tests with code 2 Ways to Get Better at Test Automation

Many people in testing roles want to grow their skills and learn to build some tests with code. But no matter how well you test, automation is programming work. If you want to get better at automation, your best bet is to get into a role where you are dealing with code. Here are two ways you can break in and learn.

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Justin Rohrman
Big data code When to Use MapReduce with Big Data

MapReduce is a programming model for distributed computation on big data sets in parallel. It's a module in the Apache Hadoop open source ecosystem, and a range of queries may be done based on the algorithms available. Here's when it's suitable (and not suitable) to use MapReduce for generating and processing data.

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Deepak Vohra
Steve Smith Building Maintainable Software: A Slack Takeover with Steve Smith

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Software architect and trainer Steve Smith, founder of Ardalis Services, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed producing testable code, writing maintainable tests, and boosting employability.

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Beth Romanik