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Developer performing unit testing A Simple Rule of Thumb for Unit Testing

There's a simple rule for the minimum values testers should explore: “none, one, some”—or, how the software behaves if you send it nothing, one thing, or some set greater than one. It's not comprehensive, but it gives a good feel for how the feature works at the moment. Developers can also use this in unit testing.

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Justin Rohrman
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
Infinity sign in lights showing continuous testing 5 Steps to Stable Continuous Testing in DevOps

Continuous testing minimizes risk and ensures DevOps has the tools to deliver quality, modern code that is ready for the future. To fulfill this, you have to first understand the three types of personas in testing. Then, you'll know how to work with them to progress along the path toward achieving continuous testing.

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Eran Kinsbruner
Arthur Hicken and Aprajita Mathur Testing, Today and Tomorrow: Slack Takeovers with Arthur Hicken and Aprajita Mathur

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Arthur Hicken and Aprajita Mathur each recently hosted Slack takeovers, and they talked about keeping IoT devices secure, onboarding new test team members, and what skills we should be learning.

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Beth Romanik
Person testing a chatbot on a smartphone Testing Uncertainty: Strategies for Testing a Chatbot

Testing chatbots differs a lot from “traditional” testing, like for an app or web portal, due to the apparent randomness of a conversation with a chatbot. For testers to have a better understanding of working with chatbots, they have to apply critical thinking to deal with the uncertainty in their test objects.

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Rajni Singh
Highway with free-flowing traffic Lower Risk of Downtime by Testing with Production Traffic

Teams need a means of identifying potential bugs and security concerns prior to release—with speed and precision, and without the need to roll back or stage. By simultaneously running live user traffic against the current software version and the proposed upgrade, you can detect bugs while reducing risk and downtime.

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Robert Ross
A quality guild made up of software testers in the community Creating a Community of Testers

Many teams are divided by product or feature, with only one dedicated tester per team. How do you learn and grow in your career when you’re disconnected from your peers? One solution is to create your own community of testers that spans the organization. Here are some ideas to start and facilitate a Quality Guild.

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Philip Daye
Infinity sign made with a sparkler Key Enablers for Continuous Testing

Continuous testing means testing before, during, and after each software change is made. Testers have long advocated for this, but DevOps has made it more popular by pushing for rapid feedback and shifting testing left in the lifecycle. Here are three practices your company should embrace to enable continuous testing.

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Max Saperstone