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Adapt Process and Improve Your Codebase to Accelerate Releases in CI/CD

Summer is a time of relaxation for many, with folks traveling around the world on summer vacations, firing up the BBQ for neighborhood block parties, or simply spending some time relaxing poolside. However, this time of year can be one of the most stressful for engineering organizations. The holidays are just around the corner, and many companies are gearing up for the high volume of [...]

Four Reasons to Use Headless Testing
Posted by Michael Churchman in Quality AssuranceQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

Under the right conditions, headless browser testing is a great way to speed test results while also reducing the infrastructure required to run tests. In this article, we will take a look at four reasons why you might consider using headless testing. What Is Headless Testing? A headless browser is simply a web browser without a graphical user interface. Common browsers such as Firefox and Chrome [...]

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 [...]

Unit Testing Best Practices
Posted by Twain Taylor in Quality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Unit testing has been around since the dawn of testing. Indeed, unit tests are so common and basic that they sometimes feel like the most boring type of tests. But the fact is that unit tests are the building blocks of the rest of your software delivery and testing pipeline. Even though unit tests may seem so simple that they're not worth thinking much about, it's critical to make sure you [...]

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 [...]

Women in Testing: Ashley Hunsberger
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in Quality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Inspired by International Women’s Day last month, we’re highlighting the contributions and expertise of the many talented women in the testing community. For the first post in this series, we interviewed Ashley Hunsberger to learn about her experience. Ashley is a key contributor to the community, speaking frequently at events like SeleniumConf, Agile Testing Days, SauceCon and more. [...]

Looking Back at Our Look Ahead: Revisiting 2018 Software Testing Predictions

A year ago, at the outset of 2018, we (specifically, Vince Power, an experienced IT professional who also happens to be a very nice guy) took a look on the Sauce Labs blog at some of the trends that might define the world of software testing in the new year. As all good software testers know, testing involves not just vetting something before you release it into the world, but also revisiting [...]

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