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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
Great startup idea Build a Successful Startup by Building a Better Team

While people can make a difference in any team, they are particularly important in startups. These small businesses should start with a clear company mission and vision and evaluate how well new members manage conflict and share the values of the team. It could be the difference between success and failure.

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Steve Berczuk
Angry at work How to Release Anger at Work (without Getting Fired!)

Have you ever felt so angry about something a colleague did that you wanted to punch the person—but you were still clearheaded enough to know that such a move would reverse the direction of your career path? There are better alternatives to clobbering a coworker. Read on for productive ways to simmer down.

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Naomi Karten
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
Software measurement and metrics The Problem with Software Measurement and Metrics

Many software practices rely on setting target numbers for the team to hit. But when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. People start gaming the system by changing their behavior in such a way to favorably adjust the measure in order to achieve the target. Don't get hung up on metrics.

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Lee Copeland
man jumping over hole in bridge How Agile Bridges the Major Gaps between Development and Testing

Agile, by its very nature, is about collaboration. The developers work alongside the testers, the testers see eye-to-eye (at least in most cases) with the developers, and there’s just a more flexible nature to the team itself. It is meant to bridge the major gaps within teams.

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Josiah Renaudin
password 123456 on sticky note Are Your Passwords on This List?

Some things never change and, unfortunately, picking bad passwords that put you at risk of identity theft seems to be among them. The 2016 Worst Passwords List has been released by SplashData, the password management company that releases the annual list of the worst of the worst passwords.

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Pamela Rentz
Excellent customer satisfaction What Not to Do if You Want Satisfied Customers

You may think that overperforming would ingratiate you to your customers. But customers don't always want you to go above and beyond—often, they just want what they asked for. Don't fall for this common misconception. The trick to customer satisfaction is delivering just what they want—and good communication.

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Naomi Karten