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tree root Is Testing on Rooted Mobile Devices Worth It?

Rooting may help you achieve a few otherwise difficult-to-simulate scenarios, but it comes with its own baggage that can weigh down potential benefits. Testers have to carefully weigh the pros and cons and the true need to root a device for a testing assignment before doing so.

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Mukesh Sharma
wavy line graph Use Input Data, Output Data, and Analytics to Drive Your Testing

The industry keeps growing in complexity, and there are more things than ever that need to be tested. By studying the data you have and making use of modern analytics, you can allow your team to run more smoothly, complete certain tasks with fewer resources, and give yourself a clearer lane to better software.

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Josiah Renaudin
A list of requirements with checkmarks Testing the Requirements: A Guide to Requirements Analysis

Everyone knows testing requirements is important, and everyone says they do it, but it seems like no one knows exactly how. The best way to solve this problem is to introduce a requirements analysis stage that has to be done before coding starts. No one knows a product as well as a tester who works with it every day!

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Evgeny Tkachenko
yoga pose The Unique Relationship Between Yoga and Testing

When you’re testing software, yoga is probably the last thing on your mind. You don’t need to be a yoga master to test better, but if you add a few poses to your routine and understand how your mindset needs to adapt to different situations, you’ll set yourself up for smarter, more complete testing.

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Josiah Renaudin
Tricycle Testing in a Pair Programming Environment

If a development team does pair programming, where does testing fit in? You don't have to wait until the programming is done—testers can be part of the whole process, from code design to reviewing changes to production. Pair programming plus a good automation strategy mean quality is built in throughout development.

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Justin Rohrman
colorful right side of brain The Need for Well-Formed, Creative Minds in Software Testing

The need for creativity and innovation is felt in the world of software testing more than ever before given how dynamic and fast-paced it has become. With so many changing technologies and a multitude of people to interact with, a tester’s job calls for newer and better ways of accomplishing tasks.

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Rajini Padmanaban
people holding hands Testers, It’s Time to Become Best Friends with Your Developers

If you want to create software in the modern era and maximize the skills of your entire team, you can’t do things the way they’ve always been done. And going back to the late-stage testing example, you just can’t do things the traditional way anymore.

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Josiah Renaudin
hot or not The Lifecycle of Technology Trends

Trends are very important to follow, especially in the technology world, for both product and service companies. Mukesh Sharma explains the technology trend lifecycle and what it means for testers.

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Mukesh Sharma