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Developers discussing a software product's quality 2 Ways Developers Can Contribute to Better Testing

Testers need to find important information about product quality and present it in a way that can be acted upon. As the people building the software, developers are in a great position to observe the product. By monitoring the test environment and conducting unit testing, they can help inform about product quality.

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Justin Rohrman
Tree on a green landscape How DevOps Has Changed the Landscape of Testing

The focus on automation and “continuous everything,” from integration, deployment, and now all the buzz about continuous testing, makes the daily activities of a tester in DevOps challenging. Testers may be used to controlling quality—or thinking they do—but they need to pivot to assuring their teams focus on quality.

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Brendan Connolly
Developer looking at blank computer screen Testing When There Are No Testers

More and more companies are shifting toward having their developers responsible for product quality. But how do you conduct good testing when there are no testers? The key is to optimize efforts. Here are some of the fundamentals of testing that your developers should understand, as well as some skills they'll need.

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Justin Rohrman
Andrea Goulet Empathy-Driven Development: A Slack Takeover with Andrea Goulet

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Andrea Goulet, the CEO of Corgibytes, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed how to help teams that want to be agile but aren't, and the importance of empathy in developing software.

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Cristy Bird
Closeup photo of laptop computer lit up at night The Value of Security Testing in QA

For many organizations, traditional testing groups are separated from the IT security group. But having traditional testers perform some security testing efforts is a great way of achieving a balanced approach to shifting left while being mindful of staffing and budgetary challenges. It also has some great advantages.

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Alan Crouch
Evangelist holding up a light bulb What It Means to Be an Evangelist for Quality

The role of evangelist is often not very well known—or even if it is, it is not well understood in terms of its differentiation from closely associated functions, such as sales and marketing. But when understood and implemented well, it is a very powerful role. What does evangelism mean in terms of software quality?

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Rajini Padmanaban
Shift key on a computer keyboard Making the Switch from Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering

The quality engineering approach differs from QA in that quality teams partner with business users and product managers to better understand requirements and to catch problems as products are being built—not after the fact. There are two pillars to building a true quality engineering organization: culture and process.

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Sumeet Mandloi
Developer writing code at his computer The Developer’s Role in Testing and Quality

Of course a developer's primary job is to produce good code, but there's also a lot they can do to contribute to quality and test their code before it gets to a tester. Code quality techniques help developers write better code, more thoroughly understand their changes, and avoid builds with many easy-to-find problems.

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Justin Rohrman