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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
tester dream Virtualization—A Tester's Dream?

For testers, virtual machines can be a game changer. To what degree the game really changes depends largely on how an organization decides to work with virtual machines and how active the testers themselves are in recognizing and leveraging virtual machines’ possibilities.

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Hans Buwalda
Pushing System Performance with Stress Testing

In performance testing, the term “stress” can have several possible meanings and can represent several different types of stress. Dale Perry details some common methods of stress testing when testing system performance. The key is knowing which stress tests make sense in your situation.

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Dale Perry
automation Test Automation and When Enough Is Enough

There are endless reasons why your test team might need to make use of automation. However, even if we’re at a point where most people agree you need some sort of test automation to compete in today’s agile landscape, using automation indiscriminately leads to more headaches than benefits.

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Josiah Renaudin
feedback 3 Benefits of Collecting User Feedback Early

With agile software development, users are involved from the very beginning and are provided a minimum viable product to critique. A QA tool can be used to gather and organize user feedback while planning the next move. Sanjay Zalavadia highlights the benefits of collecting feedback early.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
future-proof How to Future-Proof Yourself in the Testing Field

The secret to making yourself invaluable as a tester isn’t learning how to see the future and forecast what will change the industry and what will fade away. In order to future-proof yourself, spend the time to add the skills you’re missing, and understand what might be coming on the horizon.

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Josiah Renaudin
A holistic view of test automation Agile Demands a Holistic View of Testing and Automation

Is your team struggling to transform your traditional testing methods, techniques, and tools in the context of an agile culture? The accountability for the right level of quality delivered at the right time belongs to the collective team. It's important to make decisions together about what value means.

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Michael Sowers