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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 [...]

"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. [...]

Why You Should Abandon Traditional Mobile QA Methodology

Along with new development methods, mobile testing and QA practices have also changed in the last few years, leaning towards continuous integration and continuous delivery. This is pushing companies to abandon their traditional testing approach, moving towards adopting a more agile process to accelerate the products’ time to market.

QA is Not Enough: You Need to Engineer Productivity
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Guest Blog PostsQAQuality AssuranceQuality Engineering

The Tides of Change If you stay at a company long enough, you see a lot of changes in leadership and organizational “restructuring.” Most of the time, you just ride it out with little impact in your day-to-day work, and before you know it—the next wave has come in, and things shift again. (And if you have really been there a long time, you see the same patterns repeating.) Until [...]

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