test design

meter The Cloud Is Metered

The cloud is metered—you pay by the hour, by the gigabyte, or by some other metric. The numbers might not necessarily be high, but they draw attention from managers. As testers we should look at these numbers as well. Hans Buwalda looks at how cloud-induced metering can impact testing.

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Hans Buwalda
Better Software magazine cover What’s in the Spring 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine

This is the second issue of Better Software magazine for 2017, and it has the largest page count of the last few years. With close to one hundred thousand subscribers worldwide, Better Software is fulfilling a real need in the software development community. As always, this issue has some thought-provoking articles.

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Ken Whitaker
Mobile app security testing 3 Essential Components to Building a Security Testing Practice

Most mobile app development teams lack a security testing practice, or if they do have one, it lacks the maturity to be effective. But the great security practices are not necessarily those that spend the most money or have the most engineers. It’s the ones that have adopted these three fundamental concepts.

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Alan Crouch
Integration testing Why Integration Testing Is Crucial for Mobile Apps

When customers use a mobile app you built, they expect seamless integration. Performing integration testing is essential due to the need to sync these apps with all the other devices and interfaces. With so many products in the mobile and IoT ecosystems, it is important for testers to think like their users.

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Raj Subramanian
holding tools Your Test Automation Framework Is Just as Important as Your Tools

If you don’t have the proper automation framework, the actual tools you use don’t pack near as powerful a punch. This framework allows you to better organize your reports and develop metrics through your test automation.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mobile and IoT platforms Mobile and IoT Challenges: What Testers Need to Know to Improve Their Careers

Many of the skills and knowledge areas that testers have in the IT, web, PC, and even mobile world will have application in the IoT. However, there are some knowledge domains that may be new or have some twists, and if testers understand them, they will be able to separate themselves from other job seekers.

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Jon Hagar
man multitasking with eight arms How to Choose the Right Test Cases to Maximize Efficiency

For test teams, throwing every test case in the book at a project isn't practical or necessary. By understanding test design techniques and what to look for in a good test case, teams can choose the ones right for their requirements and improve their testing efficiency.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
Master test plan Reviving the Master Test Plan in the Age of Agile

In the competitive environment of delivering software more quickly, many teams have abandoned detailed test plans. Michael Sowers argues for bringing back the overarching master test plan—not to have more documentation, but for the questions, creative test designs, and critical thinking the planning brings.

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Michael Sowers