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Get Your C-Suite to Care About Quality
Posted by Chris Riley in QAQuality AssuranceQuality Engineering

The technical details of building automation and implementing better application quality practices are not always the most difficult aspects of a DevOps and Quality Engineer’s job. Sometimes it’s more subjective, like getting the organization to actually care. An organization without a culture of quality is not going to be successful in having a sustainable quality strategy. Getting [...]

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 [...]

To Build or To Buy: The Digital Transformation Conundrum
Posted by Kimberly Falk in AppiumQASeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

On the road to digital maturity, the question of build vs. buy often arises for many companies when it comes to technology initiatives. And discussions tend to fall into two camps—customization and cost. Established companies like to perceive themselves as highly unique with any off-the-shelf package requiring extensive customization to meet their specific needs. And cost-conscious [...]

Yes, Containers Can Improve Software Testing Too
Posted by Chris Riley in QASoftware Development & Testing

Docker containers have become massively popular in recent years, due in large part to their promise to make it possible to "build once, run anywhere." That feature, combined with containers' greater resource efficiency as compared to virtual machines, and the fact that Docker is fully open source, are key advantages of containers if you're a developer or sysadmin. But the reasons to consider [...]

Avoiding Test Script Maintenance Nightmares
Posted by Greg Sypolt in QASoftware Development & Testing

Test script maintenance does not top many people’s lists of what makes a good time. Fortunately, however, maintaining software test scripts does not need to be a headache. While I can’t promise you that I’ll turn script maintenance into something you’ll wake up feeling excited about, I can offer tips here for making the maintenance process faster and less tedious. Ways to [...]

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 [...]

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