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cartoon monkey Google’s Toontastic 3D App Is Funtastic

Google's Toontastic 3D app lets anyone create 3D cartoons. Select from dozens of characters, customize them, or draw your own. Then simply move them around on a screen and animate and narrate your own cartoons. Create shows, stories, reports, family photo albums, or presentations.

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Pamela Rentz
Toxic sign Signs You May Be Working in a Toxic Culture

Certain patterns of behavior define a toxic culture, including an us-versus-them mentality, the pervasiveness of rumors and gossip, and an emphasis on making your numbers no matter what it takes. A pattern of several of these indicators suggests toxicity. Read on for more indicators to look out for.

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Naomi Karten
Software testing experience So, You Want to Be a Software Tester? Here’s How to Get Started

Testing is a field that invites people from diverse backgrounds, so there's no one path to get into the role. But with the catch-22 of needing a job to get experience but needing experience to get a job, how do you break into software testing? Justin Rohrman has advice for anyone wanting some test experience.

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Justin Rohrman
spinning globe Testing in Agile and DevOps: Where Are We Going?

When looking at what the software market is currently talking about, the top item is DevOps and Continuous Integration/Deployment, which seems to be taking over some of the spotlight from agile and is now a widely accepted new normal. Hans Buwalda looks at where the future of software testing is going.

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Hans Buwalda
speed enforcement camera Three Key Contributors to Software Development’s Demand for Speed

Why does software development demand so much speed? We throw around terms like “agile” or “DevOps” and consider that a good enough answer for the demand for speed, but there are three major factors outlined by Mark Levy, the director of strategy at Micro Focus, that call for greater development speed.

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Josiah Renaudin
Poor performance review It’s Time to Evaluate Your Annual Performance Reviews

While annual performance reviews can add value when done right, they are often done in a way that does more harm than good. A helpful alternative to an annual review is more frequent feedback that focuses on successes in addition to areas for improvement. Reviews should be motivational and constructive.

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Steve Berczuk
First draft with edits Tips for Writing a First (or Second or Third) Draft

Whether you’re writing for personal or professional purposes, a one-pager or an entire book, it's important to write several drafts. The initial draft doesn't have to be brilliant. It's simply raw data, and you’ll progress faster if you write it quickly so that you get out your ideas. Read on for more tips.

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Naomi Karten
Equal scales Software Development and Testing Agility Demands Fungibility

Fungibility means the ability to change without needing an external catalyst. In our agile culture, fungibility is a critical characteristic. The triad of people, processes, and technology ideally should all be fungible. Just like perfection, this may never be attainable, but it’s an important goal.

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Michael Sowers