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Icon of a person throwing garbage into a trash can Trusting Your Data: Garbage In, Garbage Out

Poor quality input will always produce faulty output. Improper validation of data input can affect more than just security; it can also affect your ability to make effective business decisions. Bad data can have impacts on how you make quantitative decisions or create reports, if you can’t trust the data you receive.

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Alan Crouch
Software tester asking a question Great Testing Comes from Great Questions

Testing is all about gathering information, and the most direct way to gather information is by asking questions. The more questions we ask (tests we perform), the more answers we receive (information we gain). But some questions are harder than others and require more human involvement. Let automation handle the easy!

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Ingo Philipp
A tester exploring their software A Software Testing Primer

When development teams are pressed for time or budget, testing is often the first activity squeezed out. But testing will actually save you money in the long run. This story gives the basics of why it's crucial to test early and often, the types of testing you should perform, and how to get proactive against bugs.

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lIya Dudkin
Ascending staircase with a web of connections on the ceiling Testers Must Use Team Connections to Enable Quality

The quality team has the greatest reach in its visibility and ability to connect with all other engineering and non-engineering teams. For a tester to realize their fullest potential, they need to acknowledge and leverage this reach by communicating and collaborating with all other teams to create the best product.

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Mukesh Sharma
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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Kelly McGee
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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Cristy Bird
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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Justin Rohrman
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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Hans Buwalda