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New Year's Resolutions For DevOps And QA
Posted by Dan Cuellar in Best PracticesDevOpsGuest Blog Posts

2017 is upon us, and so it's that time of year where we all make pledges to better ourselves for the New Year. Whether it's to go to the gym, or to find that special someone, January is the time of year where we sit back, reflect, and set a new course for ourselves. In that spirit, I've put together a list of potential resolutions that should be of interest to readers of this blog. Containerize [...]

11 Tips to Write Better Code
Posted by Ely Hechtel in Best Practices

Being a programmer doesn’t mean to just write code that works, but it must be written cleverly and well so that your team or people that work with it afterward, can understand it easily. To write better code means mainly to understand it and keep it consistent. 11 Tips That Will Help You Write Better Code 1) Decide on the indentation and keep it that way Style is important, not to make code [...]

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 [...]

How To Curate Your Test Suite
Posted by Michael Churchman in Best PracticesGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Software testing is easy, isn't it? Just run some tests, get the results, and do... well, whatever you do with test results. What kind of tests? Just standard software tests, of course. What other kinds of testing are there? Sound familiar? It should. It's an all-too-common approach to testing among software developers, even among those who have enough experience to know better. The trouble with [...]

Don’t Be the Grinch! Or Cross-Browser Compatibility Problems and How to Avoid Them
Posted by Mike Mackrory in Best PracticesCross Browser TestingGuest Blog Posts

When I Became Committed to Online Commerce If I wasn't a fan of shopping on the Web before, I became a fan several years ago, while standing in line at a large retail store in the wee hours of a frigid Black Friday in the Mountain West. My wife and I had arrived shortly after midnight, timed to avoid the crush at the door and confident that the items we had on our list would still be available. [...]

Introduction to Usability Testing
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in AutomationBest PracticesGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Do you ever find yourself wondering if you are building the right product? (Or worse, not thinking about it?) Despite best intentions with Agile, it is easy to lose focus on the client and become ingrained in the technology you are building. But how do you get back to center? Usability Testing is a great way to refocus on the customer. Not only will it put you on the path to the right product, [...]

Teach Automated Testing With More Show and Less Tell

Writing automated tests can be daunting. Teaching someone else is even more intimidating. For many technology professionals, testing just doesn’t seem worthwhile and certainly isn’t as interesting as writing new code. Far too many organizations boast impressive-looking test suites that, on close examination, don’t add value. However, high-quality automated testing not only [...]

Sauce Labs Presents Automated Testing Myth Busters!
Posted by Bill McGee in Best PracticesNews & Product Updates

As more organizations embrace DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), and Continuous Delivery (CD), deploying automated tests using Selenium (or Appium) scripts has rapidly become the de facto standard. When done right, Selenium tests can be resilient, reusable, and significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to exercise your web or mobile application and give feedback to developers. But not [...]

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