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Continuous testing Continuous Testing: New Improvements on an Old Idea

The concept behind continuous testing is far from new, but what’s different now is that software development practices have evolved to a point where developers are embracing testing as part of their responsibilities. Testing is slowly moving from being an “event” to an activity throughout the development lifecycle.

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Alex Martins
Agile Testers Shouldn’t Be Enablers

Testing has often been seen as the final stage of creating an application. Since we weren’t shifting testing left as much as we do today, a great deal of work was thrown on the testing team at the very end of an exhausting project cycle. But testers shouldn’t be seen as the last line of defense.

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Josiah Renaudin
bottleneck street sign Before You Can Eliminate Agile and DevOps Bottlenecks, You Need to Identify Them

Agile and DevOps, which now dominate software development, lean on continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous deployment. Because of that, anything that might break this iterative and continuous cycle could throw everything out of whack and stunt your team’s growth.

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Josiah Renaudin
profile view of brain How Testers Can Create a Change in Mindset

With all of the changes happening in the testing world and what is expected in order to succeed, one of the things that is needed is a change in mindset. Today’s testers need to be able to think outside traditional system requirements and instead focus on end user expectations and market acceptance.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Scrum standup meeting Tester Contributions to Scrum Conversations

Scrum is one of the most popular paths to agile, but testers sometimes join this framework as an afterthought and aren’t quite sure how they fit into the development flow. Scrum is more than answering three daily questions, and testers are in a position to understand the project better than anyone else on the team.

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Justin Rohrman
Crowd testing 4 Reasons to Boost Your Regular Test Efforts with Crowd Testing

Crowd testing is an inexpensive yet powerful way to test your products before going live. It’s not meant to replace your team’s testing—rather, it is all about leveraging users and the cloud for seamless software testing that acts as a complement to your traditional testing services. Here's why you should use it.

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Sunil Sehgal
Lit-up computer The Future of Testing: Quality Engineers and Specialist Skills

Many testers have opinions about the future of their profession. Melissa Tondi thinks the traditional QA position is moving toward that of a quality engineer—a skilled role using techniques previously thought of as the domain of specialists. If we focus on efficiency, tomorrow's testers can expand their skill sets.

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Melissa Tondi
old book 3 Qualities of Great Storytellers in Software Testing

Becoming a good storyteller in the world of testing is important. By adding emotional weight and the full user experience to user stories, we can better our understanding of potential faults, more effectively share our experiences, and craft a better message that team members and users alike can get behind.

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Josiah Renaudin