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Explaining Software Testing to Your Boss
Posted by Chris Tozzi in QAQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

You're a software testing engineer. You know the ins and outs of writing, running and analyzing tests. You're a master of software quality assurance. Your boss, on the other hand, is probably not. Despite being an important decision-maker as far as which resources are available to help you do your software testing job, your boss likely is not a software testing expert, and never will be. Software [...]

To Build or To Buy: The Digital Transformation Conundrum
Posted by Kimberly Falk in AppiumQASeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

On the road to digital maturity, the question of build vs. buy often arises for many companies when it comes to technology initiatives. And discussions tend to fall into two camps—customization and cost. Established companies like to perceive themselves as highly unique with any off-the-shelf package requiring extensive customization to meet their specific needs. And cost-conscious [...]

Yes, Containers Can Improve Software Testing Too
Posted by Chris Riley in QASoftware Development & Testing

Docker containers have become massively popular in recent years, due in large part to their promise to make it possible to "build once, run anywhere." That feature, combined with containers' greater resource efficiency as compared to virtual machines, and the fact that Docker is fully open source, are key advantages of containers if you're a developer or sysadmin. But the reasons to consider [...]

Avoiding Test Script Maintenance Nightmares
Posted by Greg Sypolt in QASoftware Development & Testing

Test script maintenance does not top many people’s lists of what makes a good time. Fortunately, however, maintaining software test scripts does not need to be a headache. While I can’t promise you that I’ll turn script maintenance into something you’ll wake up feeling excited about, I can offer tips here for making the maintenance process faster and less tedious. Ways to [...]

QAOps 101: What QAOps Means and Why It Matters for Software Quality
Posted by Chris Riley in Guest Blog PostsQA

If your job includes maintaining software quality and you approach your work from a DevOps mindset, QAOps is one of the terms you may be using these days. What is QAOps, what does it have to do with DevOps, and what does QAOps look like in practice? Keep reading for answers to these questions. Defining QAOps You may have noticed that the DevOps movement has spawned the creation of lots of DevOps [...]

The Evolution of Software Quality
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in QAQuality Assurance

One of the core responsibilities of a DevOps organization is to ensure a high level of software quality. And like any other term in the software development industry, “software quality” has evolved. For a long period of time, software quality was a phrase used to designate an application’s capacity to perform its core function—that is, to answer the question: Does the [...]

7 Reasons Your Testing Strategy Hasn’t Reduced Your Bug Count
Posted by Mike Mackrory in QAQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Bugs happen. Totally preventing bugs is not possible. But it is possible to manage bugs with the help of software testing. The goal of any software organization is to have an automated testing strategy in place that allows all bugs to be identified and fixed before they are released into production. If you have been pursuing that goal, but are still falling short of preventing bugs in production, [...]

2018 Software Testing Predictions and Trends
Posted by Vince Power in QAQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

2018 will not be a year of massive disruption in software testing—or so I think, at least. Here’s a look at the changes (from IoT to security testing) that I expect to happen in the world of software testing over the coming year. Where We Are But before looking at next year’s trends, let’s assess where software testing stands at the end of 2017. Over the years, quality [...]

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