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Why Most Testers Hit a Developmental Wall

With automation, continuous integration, agile, and a slew of other testing innovations, the field has evolved into something new. However, one of the major issues that many testers are running into is that while the occupation itself is expanding, their own personal growth isn’t keeping pace.

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Josiah Renaudin
Quality Checks to Address Before, During, and After Cloud Migration

While it is a no-brainer that most organizations have either migrated to or are considering a move to the cloud, the stakes for cloud providers and consumers are quite high. Mukesh Sharma details some quality checks to address before, during, and after cloud migration to ensure a smooth transition.

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Mukesh Sharma
Want to Be More Influential at Work? Just Smile

Studies show smiling at work can make you seem much more like someone others can trust, rather than a grouch who will give them a hard time. Plus, smiling at people makes them want to smile back, so smiling and being cheerful can help you in interactions involving negotiation, persuasion, and collaboration.

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Naomi Karten
What It Takes to Be a Full-Stack Automation Engineer

Arm yourself with the knowledge to successfully transition from manual testing to a full-stack automation engineer. It’s a bold endeavor, which requires time, good navigation, and practice. The good news is that you don’t have to become an effective automation engineer overnight.

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Thuc Nguyen
4 Signs It Is Time to Reevaluate Your Testing Tool

Regardless of how you approach software testing at your organization, it is worth considering whether your testing tools and practices are becoming a burden to your team. Sanjay Zalavadia offers four signs to look for as you reevaluate your test software and consider possible replacements.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
What the Internet of Things Desperately Needs Is Standards

IoT is the latest trend that’s producing new connected devices that change how we interact with our environment. We’ve barely scratched the surface of what IoT can achieve, but before we can really hit our stride in this industry, all the different players needs to agree on a standard.

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Josiah Renaudin
Government’s Federal Source Code Policy Mandates 20 Percent Open Source

In an attempt to reduce duplicating government IT and software resources, the US federal government recently announced the “Federal Source Code” policy, which requires new custom-developed source code used by federal agencies to be made available for sharing and reuse government-wide.

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Pamela Rentz
The Tester’s Role: Balancing Technical Acumen and User Advocacy

If you’ve been in software testing for a while, you’ve likely seen the major shifts the industry has taken. Melissa Tondi identifies a couple of them in the history of testing and talks about their impact on the discipline, on jobs, and on what skills are sought after, as well as how to continue adding value.

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Melissa Tondi