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Candle burning in the dark Testing in the Dark

Requirements only go so far in identifying areas to test. Sometimes testers are given no information at all, leaving it up to them to determine what to test. Don’t accept the need to indiscriminately test with no clear understanding. Your testing should be targeted, and these techniques will help focus your test effort.

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Close-up of database servers Breaking Down Apache’s Hadoop Distributed File System

Apache Hadoop is a framework for big data. One of its main components is HDFS, Hadoop Distributed File System, which stores that data. You might expect that a storage framework that holds large quantities of data requires state-of-the-art infrastructure for a file system that does not fail, but quite the contrary is true.

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Group of game pieces with one left behind Leave No Tester Behind

Creating comprehensive automated tests within a sprint can be a challenge. If the testers don't finish the automation and the rest of the team moves on, testers get left behind and can't catch up. You need some techniques to keep everyone together and ensure that all essential work is accomplished—including test automation.

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Laptop with icons for multiple web browsers Comparing 4 Top Cross-Browser Testing Frameworks

The market is flooded with cross-browser testing frameworks, with more options than ever before. How should you decide which option is best to test your application for compatibility with different web browsers? Let’s take a look at four of the top open source solutions today and compare their benefits and drawbacks.

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Computer screen showing emergency alert about the coronavirus Lessons the Software Community Must Take from the Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, organizations of all types have had to implement continuity plans within an unreasonably short amount of time. These live experiments in agility have shaken up our industry, but it's also taught us a lot of invaluable lessons about digital transformation, cybersecurity, performance engineering, and more.

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Adam Sandman The Evolution of Modern Testing: A Slack Takeover with Adam Sandman

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Adam Sandman, director of technology at Inflectra, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed the main challenges testers face today, what modern users expect, and how to approach test automation.

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Shelves storing many books and files Comparing Apache Hadoop Data Storage Formats

Apache Hadoop can store data in several supported file formats. To decide which one you should use, analyze their properties and the type of data you want to store. Let's look at query time, data serialization, whether the file format is splittable, and whether it supports compression, then review some common use cases.

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Agile team talking about their struggles Build Stronger Agile Teams by Getting Real about Mental Health

How much more effective would our teams be if we created an environment that was psychologically safe enough to be honest about how we're feeling? Mental health can be difficult to talk about, but we can use the agile frameworks of standups and retrospectives as a blueprint to share with our teams. Here's how to speak up.

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