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man stopping clock hand Encouraging Just-In-Time Testing

When the development landscape is extremely dynamic, a testing effort that is adaptable and flexible with an ability to learn the system and craft scenarios on the go is increasingly important. Testers should be encouraged to be just-in-time testers with the ability to test anything at any time.

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Mukesh Sharma
Test Automation Can You Over-Automate Your Testing?

It’s a pipe dream if you think you can just flip a switch and automate entire swaths of testing without lifting a finger. Automation is integral to today’s agile and DevOps world, but it’s easy to fall in love with it and lose track of what should and shouldn’t be automated.

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Josiah Renaudin
Communication Speaking the Same Language in Software Testing

Arguments in software testing often revolve around language. We use phrases like test case, exploratory testing, and regression testing every day, but we can’t be sure that you and I mean the same thing when we do. Increased communication and detailed discussions can help avoid misunderstandings.

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Justin Rohrman
computer-simulated world Is It Impossible to Perfectly Simulate Real-Life Testing Situations?

Even with test automation, service virtualization, artificial intelligence, and the medley of other software innovations we’ve seen in the last few years, is it possible to accurately simulate real-life situations for your application within the myriad testing phases prelaunch?

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Josiah Renaudin
meter The Cloud Is Metered

The cloud is metered—you pay by the hour, by the gigabyte, or by some other metric. The numbers might not necessarily be high, but they draw attention from managers. As testers we should look at these numbers as well. Hans Buwalda looks at how cloud-induced metering can impact testing.

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Hans Buwalda
Better Software magazine cover What’s in the Spring 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine

This is the second issue of Better Software magazine for 2017, and it has the largest page count of the last few years. With close to one hundred thousand subscribers worldwide, Better Software is fulfilling a real need in the software development community. As always, this issue has some thought-provoking articles.

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Ken Whitaker
Virtual reality Keep Up with Changing Technology by Making Learning a Priority

Many organizations are constantly adopting or integrating new technology, with the goal of remaining competitive. But there are so many new platforms and methods being created that it’s impossible to keep up with them all. Michael Sowers shares some tips that have helped him stay current with changing technology.

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Michael Sowers
Seeing into the future Think Differently about the Future of Software Testing

Artificial intelligence is not here to replace human testers. Looking into a crystal ball, testing still looks promising for real people. The trick is that humans will need to learn to coexist with these testing bots. Here are some ways we can start to think differently about the future of testing.

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Alexander Andelkovic