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Left arrow painted on a wall 5 Ways to Shift Performance Testing Left

Performance testing is often a barrier to accelerating software delivery. Because you need a production-like environment, performance testing often waits until the entire application is complete. But you shouldn't wait until then to get started. You can begin testing earlier to reduce rework and address issues sooner.

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Jeffery Payne
Train track going through the woods Get Your Defect-Tracking Database Back on Track

When defects are ignored or mismanaged, it can compromise the integrity of the defect-tracking database. When this happens, defects could go unfixed, or code fixes may not be verified by the production release. Before you can resolve a compromised defect-tracking database, you need to know how to recognize one.

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Richard Estra
Tree on a green landscape How DevOps Has Changed the Landscape of Testing

The focus on automation and “continuous everything,” from integration, deployment, and now all the buzz about continuous testing, makes the daily activities of a tester in DevOps challenging. Testers may be used to controlling quality—or thinking they do—but they need to pivot to assuring their teams focus on quality.

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Brendan Connolly
Developer looking at blank computer screen Testing When There Are No Testers

More and more companies are shifting toward having their developers responsible for product quality. But how do you conduct good testing when there are no testers? The key is to optimize efforts. Here are some of the fundamentals of testing that your developers should understand, as well as some skills they'll need.

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Justin Rohrman
Tester teaching developers about quality practices Testers as Disciplinarians

As testers, are we disciplinarians? We shouldn't fall into the trap of controlling quality or becoming quality police. Instead, we should be true facilitators of quality, enabling the product team to own it in their own right at every stage. Isn’t this what teachers do, too, in the learning process? What is our role?

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Rajini Padmanaban
Broken ceramic plate Overcoming Test-Driven Damage

Some say test-driven development may work well initially, but as soon as we start to refactor our code, it breaks old tests and requires us to write new ones. This is not the fault of TDD; it’s the way we’re using it. TDD remains a valuable way to verify code as we write it, so we need to repair our test-driven damage.

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David Bernstein
Raj Subramanian The Present and Future of AI: A Slack Takeover with Raj Subramanian

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Raj Subramanian, who works with self-healing, AI-based test automation, hosted this Slack takeover to discuss all aspects of AI: testing it, its biases, where it is now, and where it's going.

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Beth Romanik
Infinity symbol made with code Continuous Testing, Shifting Left, and Test Automation: Getting It Straight

Continuous testing can help you achieve the optimal balance between speed and risk and deliver high-quality products faster. But what exactly does continuous testing entail? Is it just shifting testing left in a DevOps environment? And where does automation fit in? Here's a breakdown of all these testing concepts.

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Wayne Ariola