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10 Reasons Your Team Needs to Budget for Automated Testing
Posted by Mike Mackrory in AutomationBest PracticesSoftware Development & Testing

If you found this article, you’ve probably already been sold on the benefits of automated testing. Automated testing is something that can offer virtually every organization tremendous benefits. However, it requires an upfront investment to implement it correctly. Like most other things in life that are worth doing, automated testing requires some setup to do it the right way. In [...]

Organizational Best Practices for Testing Success
Posted by Chris Riley in Best Practices

Implementation of modern development practices has as much to do with how teams operate as how they leverage tooling, if not more. Organizations that have created barriers will never fully leverage automation to improve how they build and deploy applications. Even in the most modern development environments, testing is the part of the delivery chain that is harmed the most. In this post, I [...]

Automation Program Management, Product Owners, and Why You Need Them
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Best Practices

Around nine months ago, our engineering productivity (EP) team was in its infancy. We had just rebranded from QA, and our top priority was automation. I've touched a bit on our overall goals previously. This post isn’t about that. Today, I want to talk about a role we’ve never had before on our automation projects, and it’s one we have found to be indispensable—Meet the [...]

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 [...]

"Fail, and Fail Often": A Customer's Tips for Successful Testing
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in Best PracticesQASoftware Development & Testing

After we ran our billionth test, we thought long and hard about what we learned over the years. We also asked customers for tips they’ve gleaned working with us on their automated testing journey.  Mike Millgate, automation architect at Optum, says his #1 tip is “Don’t do testing, just ship it. It speeds up the whole CI/CD pipeline!” Mike, of course, is kidding here. [...]

The Sauce Journey - DevOps At Scale
Posted by Joe Alfaro in Best PracticesDevOpsThe Story of Sauce

In the life of every startup there comes a point, or at least you hope there comes a point, where you need to grow and scale your team. When Sauce Labs closed our last round of funding, we were able to bring on new team members to expand our skills base, increase our project capacity and velocity, and streamline our overall operations. Unfortunately, adding team members doesn't proceed in a [...]

Mobile Application Security Testing

Mobile application security testing Security is a hot topic in the digital world and with the exponential growth of mobile apps available, delivering a perfectly working, highly secure app is crucial to user retention. It is important to let users know what information is being collected, as well as how and why companies are collecting it. Apps should only collect absolutely necessary [...]

The Sauce Journey - Build vs. Buy
Posted by Joe Alfaro in Best PracticesDevOpsThe Story of Sauce

No matter what software development process you follow, there always comes a point where you need tools to support that process. Most of the time, these tools serve the purpose of providing information inputs for your development teams, and these inputs are generally of two types: project tracking information, or operational information. In the former category you have tools like JIRA or Pivotal [...]

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