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Software testing experience So, You Want to Be a Software Tester? Here’s How to Get Started

Testing is a field that invites people from diverse backgrounds, so there's no one path to get into the role. But with the catch-22 of needing a job to get experience but needing experience to get a job, how do you break into software testing? Justin Rohrman has advice for anyone wanting some test experience.

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Justin Rohrman
spinning globe Testing in Agile and DevOps: Where Are We Going?

When looking at what the software market is currently talking about, the top item is DevOps and Continuous Integration/Deployment, which seems to be taking over some of the spotlight from agile and is now a widely accepted new normal. Hans Buwalda looks at where the future of software testing is going.

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Hans Buwalda
The cover of Better Software magazine What's in the Winter 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine?

The first issue of our nineteenth volume of Better Software magazine has a new simplified, modern look. We've been planning this design overhaul for months, and the content keeps getting better. Check out the articles on reducing the risk of failed system updates, scaling agile, and servant leadership.

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Ken Whitaker
puzzle piece How Software Testers Can Stay Relevant

Testers have an important responsibility to protect and further their craft. Many people who want to be considered testers should engage in career development more than they might have in the past. Hans Buwalda highlights four areas that testers need to understand to stay relevant.

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Hans Buwalda
Help DARPA Control an Army of Drones

To help overcome military challenges posed in difficult urban environments, DARPA has launched its new OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program. The goal of OFFSET is to provide help to small-unit combat forces operating in urban environments with drones capable of swarming, and you can help.

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Pamela Rentz
India Rupee How Software Quality Fits into a Cashless Economy

Amid the chaos and national protests against the demonetization drive that India has been seeing recently, the country is slowly settling into a new framework—the digital payment framework. Mukesh Sharma looks at how software quality fits into a cashless economy.

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Mukesh Sharma
Software tester finding bugs The Value of Falling into Software Testing

To become a software tester, there are generally no required degrees or certifications. Consequently, many testers sort of "fall into" the job. But that doesn't mean they won't do outstanding work. Coming from all walks of life and having varied work experiences can help testers find problems no one else can.

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Justin Rohrman
team improving together How Retrospective Meetings Can Improve Your Team's Software Quality Efforts

Many software professionals think they won't get anything out of retrospective meetings and want to cut them out entirely. However, retrospective meetings are a necessary part of project progression, and they can significantly improve your team's software quality efforts.

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Sanjay Zalavadia