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The Value of Your QA Department
Posted by Ely Hechtel in Software Development & Testing

Becoming an agile company means internal structure changes as well as the team structure changes. The new formula should focus on having a DevOps and QA department that work together closely. If there is already a QA department, its role needs to be analyzed and the focus should lie on how much value QA can add overall. Testing should not be the last stage before release like in the waterfall [...]

Testing in Continuous Delivery: Shift Left
Posted by Łukasz Rosłonek in Continuous DeliverySoftware Development & Testing

In today’s constantly changing market, continuous delivery is one of the most popular engineering approaches: most companies claim they work according to CD rules, or at least don’t say out loud they don’t. Popularization of this methodology comes from its main idea: an engineering process based on short, repetitive iterations, where every iteration ends with delivering user [...]

To Develop, Or Not Develop
Posted by Melissa Eaden in Software Development & Testing

Why I Am Not A Developer, I’m A Tester Over my career, I’ve had a number of folks, at different companies, ask why I am not a developer. I thought I would take the time to explain a few reasons why testing, and being a tester, is something I’m passionate about. Writing Code Is Boring, Kinda If your first thought about this is “she can’t write code, [...]

When to Automate Mobile Tests

There are a few speed bumps in the path of releasing mobile products, even for teams with the most current XP/agile/DevOps process. New software is usually delivered through iTunes or the Google Play store. Before getting into the store, there are approval and testing procedures that companies must follow. Getting a new version out if there are bugs in production is more complicated than [...]

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 [...]

Risky Business: Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Software Testing
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Software Development & Testing

In a perfect world, you’d be able to test everything, all the time. In real life, however, you’re often faced with huge products and large features, and you just can’t test them all. If you try, you’ll go bankrupt. So, what do you do in the face of this challenge? The answer is to take a risk-based approach to testing. This process starts by talking about Risk Analysis [...]

Outfitting a Testing Tool Belt
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

The best way to approach software testing starts by planning a path for getting your software to production. A key step here is to identify a testing tool belt that aligns with the route you plan to take. In the case of Gannett | USA Today Network, where I work, our testing tool belt has all the information on what we use and how we use it. It's the central location for documentation around the [...]

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