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Steve Smith Building Maintainable Software: A Slack Takeover with Steve Smith

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Software architect and trainer Steve Smith, founder of Ardalis Services, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed producing testable code, writing maintainable tests, and boosting employability.

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Green "recycle" key on a computer keyboard 5 Tips to Turn Recorded JMeter Scripts into Reusable Tests

Using a tool like JMeter to execute load and performance tests while code is being developed is an inexpensive way to find issues early. But the recorded steps will need some work before they can be useful load and performance tests. Here are five suggestions to turn your recorded scripts into quality reusable tests.

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Server stack What’s Different about Testing Serverless Applications?

Serverless computing is a DevOps technique that uses cloud-provided runtimes to execute code components in a defined workflow. Testing is easier in some ways with this model, but more difficult in others. Let's dive into the ways testing serverless applications and components is different from traditional architecture.

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Robot in front of a computer Robotic Process Automation: A New Opportunity for Software Testers

Robotic process automation (RPA) automates sequences of tasks in production environments to execute a clearly defined path through a process, so you can complete work faster. As more enterprises adopt RPA, success and scalability will require the construction of sustainable automation—a skill many testers already have.

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Five light bulbs 5 Ways to Write Automated Tests Efficiently

When written clearly and concisely, automated tests can perform quality assessment that would take developers days or weeks to do manually. To maximize their effectiveness, you should compose these tests the best possible way. Here are five guidelines to write automated tests efficiently and increase their usefulness.

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Team member questioning leader about the project plan How to Question Leadership without Seeming Confrontational

Good leaders sometimes make decisions based on incorrect or incomplete information, and when that happens, we have a professional obligation to encourage them to reconsider. However, correcting them in a confrontational way can be a career-limiting move. Here are four factors to consider when speaking up to leaders.

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A sheet of paper showing software delivery and operational performance metrics The Metrics behind High-Performing DevOps Organizations

The 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps report was recently released, and it gives a lot of insight into companies' software delivery and operational performance. The highest-performing organizations have several factors in common, the most crucial and prevalent being automation. Here's why automation is such a key aspect.

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Flags stuck in countries on a map 5 Golden Rules for Software Localization

Localization, or customizing your software or app to work in other languages and areas, can help you attract a larger audience. But it encompasses so much more than merely translating text. Here are five golden rules for software localization that will help your developers and testers create a truly global product.

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