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Help DARPA Control an Army of Drones

To help overcome military challenges posed in difficult urban environments, DARPA has launched its new OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program. The goal of OFFSET is to provide help to small-unit combat forces operating in urban environments with drones capable of swarming, and you can help.

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Pamela Rentz
India Rupee How Software Quality Fits into a Cashless Economy

Amid the chaos and national protests against the demonetization drive that India has been seeing recently, the country is slowly settling into a new framework—the digital payment framework. Mukesh Sharma looks at how software quality fits into a cashless economy.

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Mukesh Sharma
Software tester finding bugs The Value of Falling into Software Testing

To become a software tester, there are generally no required degrees or certifications. Consequently, many testers sort of "fall into" the job. But that doesn't mean they won't do outstanding work. Coming from all walks of life and having varied work experiences can help testers find problems no one else can.

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Justin Rohrman
team improving together How Retrospective Meetings Can Improve Your Team's Software Quality Efforts

Many software professionals think they won't get anything out of retrospective meetings and want to cut them out entirely. However, retrospective meetings are a necessary part of project progression, and they can significantly improve your team's software quality efforts.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
Master test plan Reviving the Master Test Plan in the Age of Agile

In the competitive environment of delivering software more quickly, many teams have abandoned detailed test plans. Michael Sowers argues for bringing back the overarching master test plan—not to have more documentation, but for the questions, creative test designs, and critical thinking the planning brings.

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Michael Sowers
DevOps diagram: Dev, Ops, and QA The Changing Role of Testing in DevOps

Testing is just as important as ever, but with DevOps, who does the testing and how it is done are changing. Testing has become the responsibility of everyone along the software development lifecycle, and automation is key to success. Learn how testers should elevate their skills and shift their QA mindsets.

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Sunil Sehgal
Examining user acceptance testing When User Acceptance Testing Isn’t

User acceptance testing is a great way to find issues that will matter to your customers before you release your product—but that's only if you're performing it correctly. Are you aware of what user acceptance testing entails (and what it doesn't)? Are you sure your team is clear on these goals, too?

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Dawn Haynes
AI hand and human hand When You Can’t Manually Test All Possibilities, Turn to AI and Automation

With Niantic Software’s Pokémon Go, the variables you’re dealing with are eons beyond what a normal testing team can manage. Millions upon millions of players are experiencing the application all over the world and putting it through paces that the development team might have never dreamed of.

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Josiah Renaudin