Agile Testing Shouldn’t Change Based on Team Size

It’s important to note the more collaborative nature that agile encourages for every single member of the team—not just the testers. Sure, testers might have to adopt the most new skills if they hope to make things work at this new pace, but product owners and developers can’t just rest on their laurels.

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Josiah Renaudin
Craftsman tools Craftsmanship: The Software Testers’ Goal

Some people just don’t care about creating great products or services. They believe the marketplace will settle for lower quality. Lee Copeland argues that as software testers, we need to combat that way of thinking by embracing craftsmanship. Focus on quality with knowledge, skill, diligence, judgment, and passion.

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Lee Copeland
How to Make Agile Work for Your Specific Team

Taking a step back, being honest about your strengths and weaknesses, and then using agile concepts to make yourself better is smarter than simply copying another team's structure. Agile can be your base, but don’t let trends that work for your competitor dictate the core of your software development.

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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
Speedometer Avoiding Continuous Bugs: Speed and Quality in DevOps

Lots of DevOps initiatives focus on speed and frequency of deployment without an emphasis on quality. Bad testing practices in DevOps only deploys buggy software faster. Here are some tips to move toward a more effective testing process that supports a continuous delivery approach—without sacrificing quality.

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Jeffery Payne
Continuous Integration Makes Testers Look Like Developers

There have always been distinct lines that separate developers and testers—and they didn’t often work all that close together. However, shifting everything to the left and being more concerned with testing at every single stage of development has blurred the line between their responsibilities.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mobile application testing A Beginner's Guide to Mobile Application Testing

Mobile is a great area to focus on for testers who are looking to expand their skills. So, what do you need to know before you can start testing mobile applications? Here's some information about tools and techniques that can help you get a good start in the expanding arena of mobile application testing.

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Max Zheleznyy
Data analysis Data-Driven Testing Skills in an Agile and DevOps World

For agile and DevOps, an understanding of the role of data analysis in the test strategy is helping teams accelerate development, testing, and deployments. As we continue to enhance our testing effectiveness, data analytics skills are an important dimension in managing risks in a “continuous everything” world.

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Michael Sowers