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Sign with an arrow pointing toward the word "Strategy" Figuring Out Your Regression Testing Strategy

When your application is scheduled to go to production, the development team may be asked what their regression testing strategy is. This is a perfectly reasonable question, but a lot of people have a hard time answering it. Don't overcomplicate it. Analyze your process, look at the other testing, and put it together.

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Justin Rohrman
Scientist holding up a slide with a plant on it to examine it Reality-Driven Testing in Agile Projects

Agile teams can drive down rework and devise more useful tests quicker by prioritizing reality-driven testing. This means tests based on reality, or relevant test activities above and beyond those derived from requirements. Learn some strategies to get real and design tests to locate important bugs that truly matter.

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Robert Sabourin
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
Stack of product boxes Why You Should Treat Tests as Products

There's a case for treating some of your tests as products—project deliverables in their own right, created as a business investment. "Productizing" tests can show their value to management, but more importantly, it can help them contribute more effectively to the development lifecycle. Here are four steps to consider.

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Hans Buwalda
API code on a laptop Why API Testing Is Mission-Critical

With API testing, if you change how the API works—even if it now works better—it will break all of the code written by people using the API. Consequently, testers have a responsibility to make sure they are testing the same contract that was established when the API was first released. Here's how to test APIs right.

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Adam Sandman
Software professional exploring test cases using design thinking Using Design Thinking to Create Better Test Cases

Design thinking is a user-centric framework to solve a business challenge by delivering the best user experience. Using design thinking, you can better frame the business drivers, select the right persona to focus on, design your user journey, identify test scenarios, pinpoint user pains, and write better test cases.

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Larissa Rosochansky
Server stack What’s Different about Testing Serverless Applications?

Serverless computing is a DevOps technique that uses cloud-provided runtimes to execute code components in a defined workflow. Testing is easier in some ways with this model, but more difficult in others. Let's dive into the ways testing serverless applications and components is different from traditional architecture.

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Five light bulbs 5 Ways to Write Automated Tests Efficiently

When written clearly and concisely, automated tests can perform quality assessment that would take developers days or weeks to do manually. To maximize their effectiveness, you should compose these tests the best possible way. Here are five guidelines to write automated tests efficiently and increase their usefulness.

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Angela Baker