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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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TechWell Contributor
Performing Competitor Analysis in Product Development

Competitor analysis is an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors of the product you’re developing. Analyzing competitors' offerings in regards to various areas, functions, and features can help you design a product that will fill a void and be a hit with customers.

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Parimala Hariprasad
Handling a Check Failure in Test Automation

What happens on your team when a check (what some call “automated test”) fails? Regression tests or checks that are effective toward managing quality risk must be capable of sending action items outside the test/QA team quickly. How do you provide fast, trustworthy quality communications from your team?

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Matt Griscom