Three Core DevOps Values for Testers to Know

With DevOps, modern software teams of all shapes and sizes are aiming to deliver a high-quality software production early and often. Shifting testing earlier into your development lifecycle and smartly using test automation to reduce bottlenecks can create a more seamless, collaborative business.

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Josiah Renaudin
Two people debating The Debate over Testing versus Checking

Testing and checking, like a lot of language in software testing, is there in order to more precisely describe something we are already doing. However, there is a strange plague of people who feel the need to police others' language whenever they try to use the terms interchangeably. What we need is more understanding.

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Justin Rohrman
Binoculars over cityscape Keeping Your Software Testing Abilities Relevant Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Development and product teams have embraced agile and DevOps. What can testers do to keep up with their development peers? Here are some ideas about what testers can learn, what skills we can add, and what processes we can start doing in order to continue delivering quality today, tomorrow, and further into the future.

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Sunil Sehgal
sports team in a huddle Software Testing and Development Is Now a Team Sport

One person might be the spark that starts the fire, but it takes multiple people to help keep the flame burning. Developers and testers rely on each other more and more these days, and you need to be able to pass something along to someone with different talents in order to successfully reach the finish line.

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Josiah Renaudin
Padlock Make Your Security Testing More Agile

Security practices traditionally have followed a waterfall model, adding security testing on at the end. Organizations need to coach their security programs and testers to prioritize analysis and risk, much like we do with agile stories, to better incorporate security defects with other feature work along the way.

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Alan Crouch
people walking between walls Breaking Down Your Development and Testing Walls

Testing earlier assures better quality. But maybe most important, things like agile and DevOps—which encourage that you shift your testing left and allow for more collaboration between different parts of your team—have broken down the walls that previously separated testers for the rest of the organization.

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Josiah Renaudin
Bottleneck Finding the Bottlenecks in the Agile and DevOps Delivery Cycle

To achieve incremental software development and continuous feedback, you need to eliminate the tasks that create bottlenecks, which hinder the flow of development. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and identifying these “weak links” is a critical step toward achieving agility and increasing efficiency.

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Tanya Kravtsov
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