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AI Test Automation: The AI Test Bots Are Coming
Posted by Greg Sypolt in AgileGuest Blog PostsMachine LearningQuality Assurance

You’ve heard of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The term has been around since Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon, and Cliff Shaw wrote the Logic Theorist in the 1950s. Historically, it’s safe to say you haven’t often heard AI and test automation discussed in tandem. But that is changing. AI testing automation is poised to play an increasingly important role in the future of automated [...]

Microservices and Quality Assurance-Or, Software Testing in the Age of Docker
Posted by Chris Tozzi in AgileQuality Assurance

So you’ve decided to ride the Docker wave and refactor your application to a microservices architecture—or, perhaps, to rebuild it from the ground up to run as microservices. Good for you. As any DevOps engineer will tell you, today, microservices make software delivery more flexible, agile and speedy. But before refactoring or rebuilding your app under a microservices architecture [...]

Growth of Automated Testing Climbs 23 Percent
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in AutomationQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Are you more or less reliant on automated testing compared to last year? If you’re like most organizations, you’re adopting automation steadily--but still have room to improve and get more efficient. Last month, we announced results of an independent global study of developers and testing professionals. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the survey revealed some interesting trends in [...]

QA is Not Enough: You Need to Engineer Productivity
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Guest Blog PostsQAQuality AssuranceQuality Engineering

The Tides of Change If you stay at a company long enough, you see a lot of changes in leadership and organizational “restructuring.” Most of the time, you just ride it out with little impact in your day-to-day work, and before you know it—the next wave has come in, and things shift again. (And if you have really been there a long time, you see the same patterns repeating.) Until [...]

Top 5 Quality Disasters (or Misses) of 2016
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Guest Blog PostsQAQuality Assurance

2016 was another year of questionable quality in almost every industry. Here are some defects (ranging from amusing to scary) that really caught my attention over the last year (some because they personally affected me!), and a few lessons we can learn from them as we develop our own test strategies such as data usage, environments, security, and more in our day-to-day work (please note these are [...]

Integration Testing Chef Cookbooks With Serverspec

Writing a server integration test using the Serverspec testing framework to verify your server configuration helps to ensure the consistency and dependability of Chef code as it is being developed. Serverspec tests will prove that the correct packages were installed, configured correctly, and tested on the various platforms (CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows, and more). This article walks you through the [...]

How To Attract Top QA Talent

Recruiting top QA talent in this competitive market is a lot like dating. You can't live on your past laurels and expect to attract the best prospects! You need to take a good look at how you are presenting yourself to others and modernize your approach. What is Their First Impression? I recently had to restaff a QA team. The company had a stock job description to post, and my first inclination [...]

Functional Testing And The IoT
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsIoTQAQuality Assurance

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality in our everyday lives. We are living in an era of technology in which everyday gadgets have Internet connectivity, and send and receive data. The world is becoming increasingly connected because of the shift to what many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). How do we ensure quality and security in all these connected gadgets? We all know [...]

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