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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 [...]

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. [...]

5 Aspects to Consider When Testing Mobile Apps
Posted by Ely Hechtel in MobileMobile Development & Testing

Time equals money in nearly every business – and this is especially true for software and mobile app development. Products are released in increasingly shorter cycles, which requires the software dev lifecycle to be perfectly optimized for CI/CD. Continuous testing plays a crucial role in every release cycle, that’s why it’s strongly recommended to have a sound testing strategy [...]

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 [...]

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