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The Test Expert’s Role in DevOps

If our goal as testers is to build and release code more rapidly, frequently, and reliably, we must also align and integrate our testing practices, testing tools, test cases, test data, and test environments into continuous integration, testing, and deployment. A DevOps culture yields all new opportunities.

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Michael Sowers
Testing Big Data in the Retail Marketplace

The concept of data as a tool for retailers is not a new one. But the volume of that data is greater than ever. Testing big data is essential because the collected information only becomes an asset when it is analyzed and processed in a way that makes it useful to retailers, which in turn engages consumers.

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Sunil Sehgal
Test Automation—A Non-Expert’s Perspective

Looking at automating test execution, there are two distinct areas of focus—testing at the technical level (component and technical integration) and testing at the functional level (system or acceptance). Dale Perry offers his view on each's requirements, focus, and the issues that can arise.

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Dale Perry
Why You Need Skilled Testers to Make Quality Products

A skilled tester isn’t a perfect tester. But a tester with the requisite skills, attitude, and drive to help improve quality throughout the development lifecycle can and will lead to a stronger product. And it’s these qualities that Judy McKay, the president of ASTQB, assigns to a skilled tester.

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Josiah Renaudin
Multi-Station Testing with Actions—The Lead Deputy Model

Hans Buwalda shares a model used for multi-station testing with actions—the lead deputy model—and shows how actions can be used to make a relatively complex task like multi-station available at a business level where even non-technical users can easily understand the thought process.

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Hans Buwalda
When Is the Right Time to Transition to Agile?

There are numerous benefits that organizations may reap from an agile environment. The path to achieving these advantages will have some challenges, but there's nothing that can't be overcome with a little planning and answering the question: When is the right time to transition to agile?

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Sanjay Zalavadia
How Mobile Development and Testing Inform the Rest of the Industry

It’s critical to observe how the future is helping us better test and develop on what’s come before it. How have we taken the lessons learned from mobile development and retrofitted them to other facets of the industry, such as the web? There are three main lessons we’ve learned that apply.

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Josiah Renaudin
What Value Do Testers Provide to Software?

As we continue to become more technologically evolved, one of the most important things testers can do is take a step back, breathe, and discover the value of testing—as well as better ways to test beyond using what’s worked for other platforms in the past.

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Josiah Renaudin