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Tools for Becoming a Successful Test Engineer
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Best PracticesQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

As the development lifecycle seemingly gets shorter and shorter due to the rise of the Agile development methodology, effective software testing is becoming more and more critical to an organization's success. This has opened the door for some interesting opportunities for those eager to be involved in the development process on the testing side. These people, known as test engineers, are [...]

Upgraded Team Management for Enterprises Now GA
Posted by Ken Drachnik in Best PracticesNews & Product UpdatesProduct Updates

If you manage test resources in a large organization, you know what a chore it is to allocate resources, provide access to new users and provide reports for your boss. We understand your issues and have re-architected our Team Management function to help you spend less time managing and more time testing. You can use the new feature starting today - a banner will appear under Team Management in [...]

Testing Insights and Other Thoughts from 2017
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Best PracticesGuest Blog PostsQA

As the 2017 testing conference season wraps up, I want to reflect on some key things that I have learned throughout this year. Though I did not get to attend all of the testing conferences that I wanted to, the Internet (and recorded talks!) made it much easier for me and my introverted self to get a lot out of the discussions about software testing that took place in 2017, and bring some new [...]

10 Reasons Your Team Needs to Budget for Automated Testing
Posted by Mike Mackrory in AutomationBest PracticesSoftware Development & Testing

If you found this article, you’ve probably already been sold on the benefits of automated testing. Automated testing is something that can offer virtually every organization tremendous benefits. However, it requires an upfront investment to implement it correctly. Like most other things in life that are worth doing, automated testing requires some setup to do it the right way. In [...]

Organizational Best Practices for Testing Success
Posted by Chris Riley in Best Practices

Implementation of modern development practices has as much to do with how teams operate as how they leverage tooling, if not more. Organizations that have created barriers will never fully leverage automation to improve how they build and deploy applications. Even in the most modern development environments, testing is the part of the delivery chain that is harmed the most. In this post, I [...]

Automation Program Management, Product Owners, and Why You Need Them
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Best Practices

Around nine months ago, our engineering productivity (EP) team was in its infancy. We had just rebranded from QA, and our top priority was automation. I've touched a bit on our overall goals previously. This post isn’t about that. Today, I want to talk about a role we’ve never had before on our automation projects, and it’s one we have found to be indispensable—Meet the [...]

An Introduction To Accessibility Testing

Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing that takes into consideration both users with and without disabilities. In particular, it focuses on testing software, mobile apps and websites. Since 15 percent of the world population has some kind of disability, and three percent of those people have significant disabilities, accessibility testing is critical. QA performs the same tests [...]

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