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Review A Culture of Criticism in Software Companies

Author Qaiser Munir outlines his experience with the culture of blame in software development toward those considered to be responsible for "quality".

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Qaiser Munir
Haystack Reaping the True Value of Exploratory Testing

Exploratory testing best practices should be accommodated for and communicated upfront, with early stakeholder buy in in order to ensure you get the most from your efforts.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Balancing Testing and Delivery Times in Software Development

So how can developers and their teams optimize testing procedures with the modern tools and tech available to them? Here, we will explore optimizing testing through experimentation to meet delivery deadlines and adapt to challenges in software development.

 

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Beau Peters
Test, Test, Test

Test, test, test. This is a phrase that has caught everyone’s attention this year as we grapple to mitigate COVID-19. The WHO states that testing is the only way out, as we cannot fight the pandemic blindfolded.

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Mukesh Sharma
Syringe, pills, and a mask Immunizing Your Software against a Defect Pandemic

When your released software is infected with problems, there is the possibility of a pandemic defect, when a wide geographic area and an exceptionally high proportion of the end-user population is affected. Just like with the coronavirus, following proper guidelines and taking mitigation steps can reduce the spread.

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Richard Estra
Layers of an onion slice The Layers in the Test Automation Journey

Test automation is not just a bunch of automated scripts to be written and handed off. The scripting process, though important, is just an inner layer embedded deep within the whole. There are several more layers that are important in showcasing the true value of the automated scripts. You need to understand all layers.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Candle burning in the dark Testing in the Dark

Requirements only go so far in identifying areas to test. Sometimes testers are given no information at all, leaving it up to them to determine what to test. Don’t accept the need to indiscriminately test with no clear understanding. Your testing should be targeted, and these techniques will help focus your test effort.

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Richard Estra
Group of game pieces with one left behind Leave No Tester Behind

Creating comprehensive automated tests within a sprint can be a challenge. If the testers don't finish the automation and the rest of the team moves on, testers get left behind and can't catch up. You need some techniques to keep everyone together and ensure that all essential work is accomplished—including test automation.

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Hans Buwalda