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Computer built with gears Smart Testers Adopt Smart Automation

As technology continues to evolve, questions around the role of quality also continue. Is manual testing still required? What should the role of automation be? Where are we heading with quality? Smart testers hoping to develop their careers will have to brush up on their exposure and expertise and embrace automation.

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Rajini Padmanaban
A quality guild made up of software testers in the community Creating a Community of Testers

Many teams are divided by product or feature, with only one dedicated tester per team. How do you learn and grow in your career when you’re disconnected from your peers? One solution is to create your own community of testers that spans the organization. Here are some ideas to start and facilitate a Quality Guild.

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Philip Daye
Stacy Kirk DevOps Transformations for QA Teams: A Slack Takeover with Stacy Kirk

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. QA architect an agile coach Stacy Kirk, founder of QualityWorks Consulting Group LLC and nodeqa.io, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed improving teams by implementing DevOps practices.

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Kelly McGee
Flags stuck in countries on a map 5 Golden Rules for Software Localization

Localization, or customizing your software or app to work in other languages and areas, can help you attract a larger audience. But it encompasses so much more than merely translating text. Here are five golden rules for software localization that will help your developers and testers create a truly global product.

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Erica Sunarjo
Tester in a business suit giving a thumbs-up Career Options for Testers in the Age of Agile and DevOps

Software testing expertise is still a critical need. But as we enter the age of agile and DevOps, the industry is changing. If you’re in a software quality or testing role now as a direct contributor or leader, how should you prepare? What’s your next career step? Here's how you should equip yourself for the future.

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Michael Sowers
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