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Unit Testing Best Practices
Posted by Twain Taylor in Quality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Unit testing has been around since the dawn of testing. Indeed, unit tests are so common and basic that they sometimes feel like the most boring type of tests. But the fact is that unit tests are the building blocks of the rest of your software delivery and testing pipeline. Even though unit tests may seem so simple that they're not worth thinking much about, it's critical to make sure you [...]

Women in Testing: Abby Bangser
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in QAQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

This series highlights the contributions and expertise of the many talented women in the testing community. For this post, we interviewed Abby Bangser to learn about her experience. Abby is a key contributor to the community, speaking frequently at industry events, developing educational content and mentoring up-and-coming testers. After initially planning to become a developer, Abby Bangser [...]

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 [...]

Women in Testing: Ashley Hunsberger
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in Quality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Inspired by International Women’s Day last month, we’re highlighting the contributions and expertise of the many talented women in the testing community. For the first post in this series, we interviewed Ashley Hunsberger to learn about her experience. Ashley is a key contributor to the community, speaking frequently at events like SeleniumConf, Agile Testing Days, SauceCon and more. [...]

Looking Back at Our Look Ahead: Revisiting 2018 Software Testing Predictions

A year ago, at the outset of 2018, we (specifically, Vince Power, an experienced IT professional who also happens to be a very nice guy) took a look on the Sauce Labs blog at some of the trends that might define the world of software testing in the new year. As all good software testers know, testing involves not just vetting something before you release it into the world, but also revisiting [...]

Rethinking the Role of “Journey” in Software Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Quality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Software quality is a journey, not a destination. Where is your organization in its quality journey? If the answer to that question is not what you wish — in other words, if your software quality is not as strong as you know it can or should be — then it’s time to rethink your approach to the software-quality journey. For many organizations, that will mean reconfiguring the ways [...]

The What and Why of Headless Testing for Kubernetes

The Sauce Labs blog previously featured the post “Headless Browser Testing 101,” covering the fundamentals of headless testing, its advantages, and the purposes for which it is used. This post takes a deeper dive into a specific aspect of headless testing: How it fits into a Kubernetes-driven CI/CD pipeline. We’ll focus on how containers and Kubernetes change testing and what [...]

New Headless Browser Testing Offered to Help Speed Development

Headless browsers are gaining in popularity as a viable option for testing web-based apps. As discussed in our Headless Testing 101 blog post, this is a great way to test efficiently in the early stages of your software development process. We just announced a new offering that we’re particularly excited about: Sauce Headless, which is the first-of-its-kind cloud-based headless testing [...]

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