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White flag that says "EXPLORE," photo by Andrew Neel An Exploration of Exploratory Testing

Exploratory testing is one of the most widely known but poorly understood practices in the software testing community. The term suggests that exploratory testing is a special testing activity, but in reality, all true testing is exploratory in nature. Let's rediscover what exploratory testing should—and shouldn't—mean.

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Ingo Philipp
Sinking boat Guaranteed Methods to Ruin Your Test Automation

After working to develop the test automation patterns used by experienced practitioners to solve common test automation issues, Seretta Gamba started to consider what can ruin a test automation effort instead. Here she shares two sure-fire methods that can destroy your test automation. Steer clear of these examples!

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Seretta Gamba
AI traffic light Testing Artificial Intelligence: How Low Can You Go?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is propelling to the forefront once more. With the growing importance of AI comes the question: How do I test it? AI systems do not necessarily behave predictably. This means that traditional test cases of the form "do this, expect that" are not always sufficient.

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Hans Buwalda
Several people fist bumping over a busy workspace with computers Automation for the People

We tend to contrast automated and manual testing, but really, they should support each other. The key is to define what our testing objectives are, then build the solution needed to achieve them—probably a combination of manual and automated testing. We should not let the method become more important than the results.

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Christin Wiedemann
looking through telescope Software Testing Trends for 2018

The software testing trends that are being predicted for the new year are all over the place. Rajini Padmanban looks at the predicted trends for software testing while also examining what she is already seeing as the common requests and needs in the field.

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Rajini Padmanaban
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
Continuous testing Continuous Testing: New Improvements on an Old Idea

The concept behind continuous testing is far from new, but what’s different now is that software development practices have evolved to a point where developers are embracing testing as part of their responsibilities. Testing is slowly moving from being an “event” to an activity throughout the development lifecycle.

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Alex Martins
Agile Testers Shouldn’t Be Enablers

Testing has often been seen as the final stage of creating an application. Since we weren’t shifting testing left as much as we do today, a great deal of work was thrown on the testing team at the very end of an exhausting project cycle. But testers shouldn’t be seen as the last line of defense.

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Josiah Renaudin