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ideas Have an Idea? You Can Do Wonders

It is often daunting to visualize how to implement an idea, and this fear inhibits many from bringing ideas to fruition. However, in today’s market, with a little research and follow-through, there are various ways to do wonders with even simple ideas.

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Mukesh Sharma
Continuous delivery What Is Continuous Delivery Doing to Software Testing?

Software teams using continuous delivery focus on building software in small pieces so that new code can be pushed to production multiple times a day instead of on a sprint cadence. There is also an explicit focus on code quality before production and monitoring afterward. Is this putting testing in danger?

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Justin Rohrman
legacy code Legacy Code Can Hinder Your Agile Transition

Although there's a lot of practice evolution that happens with agile transitions, legacy code can still be a major obstacle to agile success. A few risks and considerations emerge when scaling agile while still managing legacy code barriers.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
Measuring tape Which Test Metrics Are Useful in Agile Projects?

Just as our measurement and metrics capabilities improve as our technology and knowledge evolve, we must also refine and adapt our software quality and testing measures as we embrace an agile culture. Our measurement and metrics strategy should shift to lower levels of the application or system under test.

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Michael Sowers
data management The Challenges of Incorporating Robust Test Data Management

We can no longer be myopic when it comes to testing, as there’s a wide group of needs to be addressed on any given project. For a project to succeed, testers must build out robust test data management capabilities in response to growing application demand.

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Josiah Renaudin
Cover of the fall 2016 issue of Better Software magazine What’s in the Fall 2016 Issue of Better Software Magazine?

In the cover feature article of the fall 2016 issue of Better Software magazine, “The Evolution of Software Monetization,” Michael Zunke details how software vendors misfire in an attempt to balance protection of their intellectual property with complicated software licensing schemes that frustrate customers.

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Ken Whitaker
4 Ways to Better Test Modern Software

Even if automation, artificial intelligence, and everything else that’s been introduced within the software industry has changed how we test (and the tester’s role), that doesn’t mean testing’s not worth your time. In fact, with current customer expectations, it might be more important than ever.

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Josiah Renaudin
artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on the Future of Testing

Agile has fundamentally changed the way we talk about testing. However, something that isn’t discussed as often, yet might be just as critical to the future direction of the industry, is artificial intelligence. In the world of testing, it’s easy to see how AI can be exceptionally useful.

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Josiah Renaudin