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Test management tool showing tests passing 5 Ways Test Management Tools Help in Agile Environments

Test management tools help improve the efficiency of development and testing teams by prioritizing test cases, so it makes sense that they would appeal to companies that have adopted an agile methodology to enable quicker release cycles. Here are five ways test management tools make a difference in agile environments.

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Ray Parker
Software testers asking questions about a test tool they're considering Before You Buy That Test Tool, Answer These Questions

Tools are a normal part of testing jobs because they can amplify our ability to learn about product quality. It's a good idea to review new tools for automation, performance, or monitoring to see if some solution will help you test better. Before you even look at tools, though, there are two questions you should ask.

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Justin Rohrman
Craftsman's tools on a work bench Choosing the Right Tools for the Job

The saying “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” summarizes a cognitive bias we have to use tools that are most familiar to us, even if they are the wrong tools for the job. Software professionals often fall into this trap. Here are some tips on how to choose the right tools for your projects.

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Jeffery Payne
Kubernetes logo Leveraging Kubernetes as a Tester

Kubernetes is a scalable, production-grade container orchestration tool with automated deployment, scaling, and management capabilities. Using it shortens the feedback loop and enhances communication. Here’s how testers can leverage Kubernetes to quickly gauge application quality and speed up the delivery of value.

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Glenn Buckholz
NSA NSA Adds to Open Source Tools and Tech Transfer Program

The National Security Agency recently released several of the agency’s software tools as open source and added new technologies to the NSA technology transfer program patent portfolio that are ready for licensing. Could leveraging any of these technologies help your efforts?

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Pamela Rentz
"No code" typed inside brackets Merging New Codeless Test Automation with Your Existing Code-Based Test Scripts

Adopting a codeless solution can be an amazing boost to quality, productivity, and tester career growth, but in most organizations, such test suites will have to be merged into existing code-based test scripts. To succeed, developers, testers, and management all should consider the differences between the two options.

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Eran Kinsbruner
Michael Bolton Is All Testing Exploratory? A Slack Takeover with Michael Bolton

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub for a day to answer questions and engage in conversations. Michael Bolton, a speaker and thought leader in the testing industry, hosted this Slack takeover, which led to discussions about test exploration, tools, and testers as gatekeepers.

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Owen Gotimer
Logo for the Open Source Initiative The Challenges with Open Source Software

Using open source software is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Often teams don’t have the budget to purchase commercial tools, and without an open source solution, their productivity suffers. But open source is not a panacea. There are some challenges that can hit you hard if you aren’t careful.

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Jeffery Payne