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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

So, What’s This I Hear About Appium Automating Desktop Apps?
Posted by Dan Cuellar in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

As of you may have read in my last blog post, Appium is spreading the use of Selenium JSON-wire protocol beyond the world of web and mobile and into new and exciting spaces. Windows Windows has finally arrived after steadily marching forward for the last few years. I wrote a prototype at the end of 2014 for using the Microsoft test automation APIs to drive Windows Phone applications. I took my [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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