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holding tools Your Test Automation Framework Is Just as Important as Your Tools

If you don’t have the proper automation framework, the actual tools you use don’t pack near as powerful a punch. This framework allows you to better organize your reports and develop metrics through your test automation.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mobile and IoT platforms Mobile and IoT Challenges: What Testers Need to Know to Improve Their Careers

Many of the skills and knowledge areas that testers have in the IT, web, PC, and even mobile world will have application in the IoT. However, there are some knowledge domains that may be new or have some twists, and if testers understand them, they will be able to separate themselves from other job seekers.

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Jon Hagar
Delivering Successful Software Requires You to Fail Faster

The concept of failing has changed from something people dread to a necessary part of creating secure, functioning applications. That means that you don’t want to have one major failure at the very end of the development lifecycle—you need to continue to fail before release to find real success.

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Josiah Renaudin
man multitasking with eight arms How to Choose the Right Test Cases to Maximize Efficiency

For test teams, throwing every test case in the book at a project isn't practical or necessary. By understanding test design techniques and what to look for in a good test case, teams can choose the ones right for their requirements and improve their testing efficiency.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
lock connected to the iot Testing the Security of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has made it on many of the trends lists for the year. Given that security issues can make or break market acceptance for IoT solutions, security testing as a quality attribute is expected to gain a lot of prominence in app development again this year.

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Rajini Padmanaban
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