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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, [...]

Shift-Left Continuous Testing: Eliminating Risk Through Agile Testing Practices
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

What do you get when you combine shift-left testing and continuous testing? You get shift-left continuous testing, of course. What does shift-left continuous testing actually mean? This blog post explains shift-left testing, then offers tips on how organizations can leverage shift-left continuous testing to improve the speed and quality of their software delivery processes. What Is Shift-Left [...]

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 [...]

AI Test Automation: The AI Test Bots Are Coming
Posted by Greg Sypolt in AgileGuest Blog PostsMachine LearningQuality Assurance

You’ve heard of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The term has been around since Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon, and Cliff Shaw wrote the Logic Theorist in the 1950s. Historically, it’s safe to say you haven’t often heard AI and test automation discussed in tandem. But that is changing. AI testing automation is poised to play an increasingly important role in the future of automated [...]

Microservices and Quality Assurance-Or, Software Testing in the Age of Docker
Posted by Chris Tozzi in AgileQuality Assurance

So you’ve decided to ride the Docker wave and refactor your application to a microservices architecture—or, perhaps, to rebuild it from the ground up to run as microservices. Good for you. As any DevOps engineer will tell you, today, microservices make software delivery more flexible, agile and speedy. But before refactoring or rebuilding your app under a microservices architecture [...]

Growth of Automated Testing Climbs 23 Percent
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in AutomationQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Are you more or less reliant on automated testing compared to last year? If you’re like most organizations, you’re adopting automation steadily--but still have room to improve and get more efficient. Last month, we announced results of an independent global study of developers and testing professionals. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the survey revealed some interesting trends in [...]

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 [...]

Top 5 Quality Disasters (or Misses) of 2016
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Guest Blog PostsQAQuality Assurance

2016 was another year of questionable quality in almost every industry. Here are some defects (ranging from amusing to scary) that really caught my attention over the last year (some because they personally affected me!), and a few lessons we can learn from them as we develop our own test strategies such as data usage, environments, security, and more in our day-to-day work (please note these are [...]

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