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Robot playing a piano Robotic Process Automation in Software Testing

Robotic process automation (RPA) systems develop a list of actions to automate a task by watching a user perform that task in the application's GUI, and then repeating those tasks directly in the GUI. But RPA tools differ from other tools because they can handle data among multiple applications—including for testing.

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Melissa Benua DevOps Red Flags: A Slack Takeover with Melissa Benua

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub for a day to answer questions and engage in conversations. Melissa Benua, who's worked in dev, test, DevOps, and program management, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed DevOps adoption, red flags, and continuous delivery and deployment.

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Person making a mobile payment using contactless card technology by waving an Android phone in front of an NFC reader Using Contactless Card Technology in Mobile Payments

As payment methods have evolved from the traditional cash-based system to mobile systems, contactless cards are becoming more popular for their convenience and flexibility. Here's a primer on how this mobile payment system stores your card information, as well as the near-field communication technology behind it.

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Developer writing code at his computer The Developer’s Role in Testing and Quality

Of course a developer's primary job is to produce good code, but there's also a lot they can do to contribute to quality and test their code before it gets to a tester. Code quality techniques help developers write better code, more thoroughly understand their changes, and avoid builds with many easy-to-find problems.

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Thumbnail images of some of Once Upon a Try's popular content, including cities, historical figures, and art movements Explore Inventions throughout History with Google Arts & Culture’s Collection

The latest Google Arts & Culture project, Once Upon a Try, is an interactive experience delving into millennia of human inventions and achievements. With more than four hundred collections from CERN, NASA, and over a hundred museums around the world, it’s the largest online exhibition of discoveries ever created.

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Espresso being poured into a cup of water and mixing Integrating Threat Modeling into Agile Development

Threat modeling helps you determine where to focus your security testing efforts when building your app. But people often wonder how it can fit into their existing agile software development process. Here are three things you can do to integrate threat modeling into your agile workflow, either early on or mid-project.

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Asphalt with painted arrows pointing in three directions The Good, the Practical, and the Expedient

When a process isn't working, you'll have to make a choice that will help move things along. However, some choices are less about inspecting and adapting than about getting things done quickly, and that incurs risk. To manage this risk you need to be aware of the differences between "practical" and "expedient."

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A manager and employee having a one-on-one meeting Alleviate Employees’ Stress through One-on-Ones

Simply having one-on-ones because they’re expected is not enough to realize their potential. To make one-on-ones effective, as the manager, you’ve got to be available, prepared, and engaged. It has to be more than a one-way status update. Here's how to use these meetings to promote trust, growth, and creativity.

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