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Looking at code through eyeglasses Fearless Refactoring, Not Reckless Refactoring

Fearless refactoring is the agile concept that a developer should be able to incrementally change code without worrying about breaking it. But it's not believing that you don't need a safety net to detect and correct defects quickly when changes are made—that's just reckless. Here's how to avoid reckless refactoring.

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Jeffery Payne
Sign with an arrow pointing toward the word "Strategy" Figuring Out Your Regression Testing Strategy

When your application is scheduled to go to production, the development team may be asked what their regression testing strategy is. This is a perfectly reasonable question, but a lot of people have a hard time answering it. Don't overcomplicate it. Analyze your process, look at the other testing, and put it together.

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Justin Rohrman
Mobile tester getting a positive result for a visual regression test on a smartphone Visual Regression Testing: A Critical Part of a Mobile Testing Strategy

Despite our best efforts to replicate customers' behavior in our test automation suites, teams often forget about nonfunctional requirements. An important one is visual perception—how users see and feel each application they use. Visual regression testing can fill a significant gap in user experience expectations.

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Dmitry Vinnik
Integrating API tests into the software development lifecycle How to Get Started Automating Your API Tests

When designing a test automation strategy, an area that is often overlooked is automating API testing. API test scripts are faster and easier to write than other types of scripts and can be fairly simple tests. An added benefit is that API testing can be included in your continuous integration tools for quick feedback.

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Elise Carmichael
To Test APIs Effectively—Build an API Regression Suite

A product that doesn't do what it's supposed to do, security flaws, issues that devalue the user experience—for all of these reasons and more—establishing an efficient test management strategy is an essential step in creating great software. Herein lies the value of building an API regression suite.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
The Benefits of Continuously Optimizing Your Regression Test Suite

In any project, for a quality product or application rollout, regression testing plays a key role. The challenge comes with regularly examining your regression suite and making sure it is running optimally. The optimization process should be implemented with every major release to ensure efficient testing.

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Sunil Sehgal
Regression Testing in the Agile World

The importance and usage of regression testing have grown in the past decade with the increased adoption of agile development methodologies. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the value of regression testing, how it has become a target for test automation, and how it fits into the agile world.

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Rajini Padmanaban
The Road Ahead for Regression Testing

The value of regression testing in shipping stable products of desired quality is undeniable. If enough time and resources were available, a larger regression test suite may be used to cover all grounds whenever a product change takes place. Where is regression testing really heading?

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Rajini Padmanaban