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Shachar Schiff Security Testing and Assessing Risk: A Slack Takeover with Shachar Schiff

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Shachar Schiff, founder and principal consultant at BadTesting, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed assessing code coverage like a risk analyst, risk assessments outside security, and more.

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Lines of data in a spreadsheet Before Data Analysis, You Need Data Preparation

One of the prerequisites for any type of analytics in data science is data preparation. Raw data usually has several shortcomings in structure, format, and consistency, so first it has to be converted to a usable form. These are some types of data preparation you can conduct to make your data useful for analysis.

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Michael Bolton, Isabel Evans, and Chris Loder, with moderator Melissa Benua Automation Face-Off: A Conversation with Michael Bolton, Isabel Evans, and Chris Loder

Automation is a pressing topic. In a recent STARCANADA keynote session, industry experts Michael Bolton, Isabel Evans, and Chris Loder took to the conference stage to discuss some of the burning questions about automation from test professionals in the audience. Here’s a sample of their conversations.

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Two identical airplanes performing a stunt in tandem 2 Ways to Standardize QA Practices

Testing can get complicated when each project is using a completely different toolset, language, and reporting status, with different measurements and formats. Testing is a reaction to context and what we encounter, so how we test cannot be standardized. What we can standardize is the stuff that surrounds the testing.

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Testing team interlocking their hands in support Getting Support for the Tests You Need Done

It’s often hard for teams to get sufficient time and resources for the amount and quality of tests they think are needed. It’s like management wants testing done but at the same time doesn’t want to commit what’s needed to do it. If that's your case, look at the business side, rank priorities, and negotiate resources.

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Yellow and gray rulers Rethinking Your Measurement and Metrics for Agile and DevOps

In their transition to agile and DevOps, many teams forget they also need to update their measurement and metrics plan. Some measurements and metrics from the traditional waterfall software development lifecycle may remain useful, but many may not provide value—and some may even adversely impact progress toward goals.

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Scrum team member talking during daily standup Supporting Scrum: Adopt before You Adapt

Scrum is a fairly minimal agile process framework that you can adapt to work best for your team. But adaptation works best once the team has internalized the principles and values of the Scrum process, and that takes practice. In other words: Before you start to adapt Scrum, first try fully adopting the framework.

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People raising their hands at a conference How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

You researched the conference you want to attend and gained approval to go—now what? These tips will ensure you make the most of your conference experience, from planning who and what you want to see while you're there, to starting to network ahead of time, to making sure you bring back the most valuable information.

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