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Promoting Sustainable Test Automation

Truly sustainable test automation imparts minimal impact on people and processes over the years. It is achieved by deploying automation frameworks that shield testers and processes from the automation tools and technologies that are constantly evolving. Carl Nagle tells you how to attain long-term success.

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Carl Nagle
Improving Product Quality throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

Good, efficient communication is an important asset to the team. With focused, pure, and structured data on product quality, including all of the self-documenting steps of a given check, it’s clearly known what’s working and what the verifications are. Matt Griscom shows how you can get this level of clarity.

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Matt Griscom
What's More Important: Mobile App Performance or User Experience?

More and more, users are expecting increasingly responsive apps on day one, and if certain actions take just a single second longer than what they feel is justifiable, the app could be uninstalled before it’s ever really given a chance. But more complex apps might just be slower. Which is the priority?

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Josiah Renaudin
How Performance Testing Stands Apart

Performance testing is fundamentally different from other types of tests, especially functional testing. Performance testing does not utilize test cases as we typically see them. Dale Perry details how to create a successful performance test, including designing an operational profile and load-based tests.

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Dale Perry
Jelly Beans and Defect Classification: Different Strategies for Success

When there’s a bowl of jelly beans, some people grab a few at random, but most of us have favorites. If you're crafty and have flexible standards, you can maximize consumption by adjusting your criteria as colors dwindle. Classifying defects should not be like choosing jelly beans; you need firm standards.

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Payson Hall
Do You Understand the Risk of Yes/No Questions?

Language is ambiguous in the best of cases, but the risk of miscommunication soars if someone answers a question with only "yes" or "no." However, it can be awkward to ask “Can you repeat what I said?” or “Are you sure you understand?” Naomi Karten has some suggestions for communicating beyond.

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Naomi Karten
Self-Improvement, or How to Work Up to Your Potential

Have you ever been told you have “a lot of potential”? It's meant as a compliment, but it can be a little insulting if you feel you're already working up to your potential. Johanna Rothman shares the steps she took to gather data, assess her work, and discover whether she's working up to her full potential.

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Johanna Rothman
Registration for a Conference or Training Event Is Now Even Easier

If you registered for one of SQE/TechWell’s conferences or training in recent months, you may have noticed some new features during registration and on site. In case you missed them, here are a few of note that are making it easier for you to get started learning, networking, and enjoying the event.

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Jaclyn Sparks