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Continuous Integration Makes Testers Look Like Developers

There have always been distinct lines that separate developers and testers—and they didn’t often work all that close together. However, shifting everything to the left and being more concerned with testing at every single stage of development has blurred the line between their responsibilities.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mobile application testing A Beginner's Guide to Mobile Application Testing

Mobile is a great area to focus on for testers who are looking to expand their skills. So, what do you need to know before you can start testing mobile applications? Here's some information about tools and techniques that can help you get a good start in the expanding arena of mobile application testing.

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Max Zheleznyy
Data analysis Data-Driven Testing Skills in an Agile and DevOps World

For agile and DevOps, an understanding of the role of data analysis in the test strategy is helping teams accelerate development, testing, and deployments. As we continue to enhance our testing effectiveness, data analytics skills are an important dimension in managing risks in a “continuous everything” world.

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Michael Sowers
exploding lightbulb Naive Innovation in Software Testing

The idea behind naive innovation is that a person with the right mindset and passion for a certain area is a great candidate for innovation, even without having the same subject matter expertise as a domain expert. Rajini Padmanaban looks at naive innovation in software testing.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Test Automation Why Automation Scares Many Traditional Testers

Throughout the years, manual testing was just how things were done within standard software teams. Now, with advances in technology, the introduction and spread of agile, and the greater demand for speed, automation tools are almost required to keep up in this fast-paced industry.

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Josiah Renaudin
Software monitoring dashboard Software Testing and Monitoring in DevOps

There are a lot of hidden assumptions behind monitoring for modern software development methods such as DevOps. Some think software testing is avoidable and discovering problems in production and fixing them later is okay. But monitoring isn't meant to replace skilled testing. For the best quality, use both together.

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Justin Rohrman
Chalkboard with 1+1=2 The Value of Testing Simply

People obsess over the number of tests and test coverage, but tests that cover more code don’t always improve quality. Some tests have low value and thus, implicitly, high cost. Simple tests may not seem impressive at first glance. But the goal of testing is to ensure quality, and simple tests can be very valuable.

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Steve Berczuk
pipeline Testing in the Pipeline

With DevOps becoming the norm, we're entering a world of pipelines. With frequent or continuous deployments, streamlining and automating the process of building, configuring, testing, and releasing developed software components becomes a high priority—with testing posing its own unique set of challenges.

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Hans Buwalda