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Just Enough Testing at Each Stage of Your Delivery Pipeline

The continuous delivery pipeline should determine whether the software is a viable candidate for production. Having frequent quality gates along that pipeline that give frequent feedback about the quality of the software helps us find that answer faster. Short feedback loops ensure better product quality.

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Gene Gotimer
Developing and Testing IoT and Embedded Systems: Questions to Ask

Self-driving cars are the new big thing, and the operational and environment scenarios these vehicles will encounter are practically infinite. How we should develop and test these systems is a big question, and there are no easy answers. But Jon Hagar has some ideas about where to start.

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Jon Hagar
Removing the Performance Testing Bottleneck

When you start down the road to continuous testing, even if you increase speed, performance tests can still hold up production deployments. By using application monitoring, service virtualization, and open source performance testing tools, performance testing is accounted for in every cycle of development.

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Adam Auerbach
Staying Competitive in Software Testing

In today’s global economy, staying competitive may be more important than ever. Three ways to contend are by focusing on price, niche (addressing a particular group’s needs), or differentiation (doing things better in some way). Which tactic you choose could make all the difference for your software team.

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Matthew Heusser
How to Effectively Transition from Waterfall to Agile

App creation has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, and for many teams, the journey from waterfall to agile has been a challenging one. Sanjay Zalavadia describes three strategies that businesses can use to successfully transition from waterfall to agile processes.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
What’s in the Summer 2016 Issue of Better Software Magazine?

The summer issue of Better Software magazine is now live! This issue includes a number of articles that emphasize state-of-the-art practices in the IoT, DevOps, and product-driven process, in addition to highlighting the roles of QA, women, and Millennials and the benefits they can bring to your organization.

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Ken Whitaker
Building a Business Case for Automation in Your Software Lifecycle

To remain competitive, organizations should consider implementing a well-integrated set of automation capabilities—not just for testing, but across the entire lifecycle. Making the investment might take some convincing, so here are some questions to ask in order to assess the potential benefits of automation.

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Michael Sowers
The Importance of an Integrated Test Automation Plan

Adopting automation tools can be a big decision. When it comes to test automation, it’s critical to incorporate an integrated test automation plan instead of piling together a mishmash of unrelated tools with the hope to create some taped together mess of a plan.

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Josiah Renaudin