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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 [...]

Testing Insights and Other Thoughts from 2017
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Best PracticesGuest Blog PostsQA

As the 2017 testing conference season wraps up, I want to reflect on some key things that I have learned throughout this year. Though I did not get to attend all of the testing conferences that I wanted to, the Internet (and recorded talks!) made it much easier for me and my introverted self to get a lot out of the discussions about software testing that took place in 2017, and bring some new [...]

Key Considerations for Testing Financial Apps
Posted by Michael Churchman in Guest Blog PostsQASoftware Development & Testing

Not all applications are alike. Different types of software may require different kinds of design, different methods of implementation, and different types of testing, depending on the market for the application, its function, and its target users. In this post, we'll take a look at some of the things you should keep in mind when laying out a strategy for testing financial software. Financial [...]

Cultural Changes to Enable Better Testing and Automation
Posted by Twain Taylor in DevOpsQA

QA is central to DevOps transformation. If DevOps is about bridging gaps in culture between teams, then QA does this best by being the common denominator across both Dev and Ops teams. As new technologies and features make their way into the application architecture, major changes are required at every level of the application stack. This includes code refactoring, ensuring backward compatibility [...]

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