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Cypress tool logo Using Cypress for UI Test Automation

There are lots of tool options out there for UI automation. Cypress is an interesting tool for browser automation because the architectural overhead is lower since there is no emphasis on page objects, and it encourages you to manage state by building tests as small as possible. Here's how it gives you concise tests.

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Justin Rohrman
Jeff Langr Cultivating Quality Code: A Slack Takeover with Jeff Langr

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Jeff Langr, author of a number of books about software, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed the pros of unit testing versus end-to-end testing, code reviews, and test-driven development.

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Cristy Bird
Bored tester looking at his computer screen Preventing Boring Test Syndrome in Your Automation

Boring tests are easy to spot: A good rule is if you start feeling sleepy after a few minutes of looking at them. Although routine tests may still find quality issues, having to write them will not encourage a tester to be creative in challenging the application. Here are some ways to make tests more interesting.

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Hans Buwalda
Tester in a business suit giving a thumbs-up Career Options for Testers in the Age of Agile and DevOps

Software testing expertise is still a critical need. But as we enter the age of agile and DevOps, the industry is changing. If you’re in a software quality or testing role now as a direct contributor or leader, how should you prepare? What’s your next career step? Here's how you should equip yourself for the future.

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Michael Sowers
Paul Grizzaffi Succeeding in the World of Test Automation: A Slack Takeover with Paul Grizzaffi

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Paul Grizzaffi, principal automation architect for Magenic, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed how to choose a tool, getting automation projects going, and future-proofing testing careers.

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Cristy Bird
Tester logging an issue in a defect-tracking system Don’t Let “Try It Now” Impede Your Test Initiative

Sometimes environmentally based issues arise that impede your ability to access or test the software. Rather than addressing the problem methodically, as with defects, testers often attempt to solve it on their own. Here's why entering the problem into the defect-tracking database is a more efficient way to solve it.

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Richard Estra
Developers discussing a software product's quality 2 Ways Developers Can Contribute to Better Testing

Testers need to find important information about product quality and present it in a way that can be acted upon. As the people building the software, developers are in a great position to observe the product. By monitoring the test environment and conducting unit testing, they can help inform about product quality.

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Justin Rohrman
Red apple fitting in with green apples Making Testing Work within Your Sprints

A common problem for Scrum teams is having a good understanding of what work is complete by the end of the sprint. Teams often end with a few items coded but not fully tested, but since the goal of a sprint is to have a deliverable increment of work, skipping tests isn’t a good idea. Here's how you can fit them in.

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Steve Berczuk