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Test automation gear On Your Software Team, Who Should Own Automation?

There is a prevalent question in the software world these days: Who should be working on automation—developers or testers? Justin Rohrman says it can be everyone's responsibility. It’s more important to look at the structure of your technical team, what skill sets are available, and what the skill distribution is.

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Justin Rohrman
Programming code 5 Tips for Balancing Manual and Automated Software Testing

Both manual and automated testing are usually necessary to deliver a quality product. We must balance our manual and automated testing activities to achieve both the deployment speed and software quality our customers demand. While there is no one answer for how to do this, here are five tips that can be helpful.

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Jeffery Payne
User stories Use Continuous Backlog Grooming to Refine Agile Requirements

Continuous backlog grooming means systematically refining your user stories: breaking up larger stories, obtaining detailed requirements, writing the requirements in terms of acceptance criteria and acceptance tests, and sharing and refining these details with the team. Acceptance test-driven development can help.

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Susan Brockley
optimization Lessons from the Lovable Losers on Optimizing Your Test Engine

The Chicago Cubs’ championship win in 2016 signaled the end of the long-running debate on the use of analytics in Major League Baseball. Analytics had won. Meanwhile, the emergence of analytics in the business world has been just as swift. Is analytics the next generation of test automation?

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Geoff Meyer
Crowd Use Crowdsourcing as a Shortcut on the UI Test Automation Journey

If you run a web or mobile application with a human-facing UI, you will want to conduct end-to-end tests through the UI. A manual QA team could do that, but we don't have that kind of time in today's agile world. Crowdsourcing can be a great resource for maintaining speed and quality in your end-to-end testing.

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Daria Mehra
tools Picking the Right Test Automation Tool

Take the time to evaluate your team and your goals before committing to automation, and be sure to try out different tools instead of following what might be popular at the time. Automation is critical, but bad automation will only slow down your processes and sink your projects.

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Josiah Renaudin
combination lock What Testers Need to Know about Security

Every single tester should keep an eye on what security vulnerabilities might be plaguing their testing, but speaking in an interview at STARWEST 2016, Jeff Payne, the CEO and founder of Coveros, explained why you need to put a focus on security very early in the process.

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Josiah Renaudin
exploding lightbulb Naive Innovation in Software Testing

The idea behind naive innovation is that a person with the right mindset and passion for a certain area is a great candidate for innovation, even without having the same subject matter expertise as a domain expert. Rajini Padmanaban looks at naive innovation in software testing.

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