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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 [...]

Shift Left? Headless Browsers? What Does It All Mean?
Posted by Alissa Lydon in Software Development & TestingVideos

You’ve probably heard the phrase "shift testing left" before. But what does that even mean? Simply stated, “shift left” is an application of continuous testing best practices. Development and release velocity is increasing to support user demand for new features, and to support this acceleration, testing must adapt to ensure that bugs are found and fixed quickly without slowing [...]

Boost Your Mobile Testing Strategy — The Mobile Test Pyramid Approach

Today, mobile-first and even mobile-only applications and services have become a common practice. It can be safely said that organizations should have a strong mobile presence to beat the competition and gain a competitive advantage. Having a cutting-edge mobile strategy means more emphasis on development, and having robust testing to provide a flawless, effortless experience to users. While [...]

Testing Effectively with Limited Resources
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

One of the biggest challenges for any development organization is managing time and development resources effectively. Given that software testing (if you’re doing it thoroughly, which you should be) is one part of the delivery pipeline that consumes a great deal of resources, finding ways to make software testing more efficient is one useful strategy for improving overall resource [...]

Best Practices for Shifting Performance Testing Left

When following the Agile model for development, work flows from left to right. On the left, there's requirements gathering, design, and development. On the right, meanwhile, there is testing and production. The further right the development cycle moves, the more it costs to fix a bug. It costs $1 to fix bugs in the requirements gathering phase, almost $100 in development, and upwards of $10,000 [...]

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 [...]

Jest
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

What is Jest? Jest is an open source library for testing JavaScript code, maintained by Facebook. It’s more than another testing solution — It’s the complete package. It provides everything out of the box, from unit to front-end browser testing. You don’t need to add additional assertion libraries, mock functions or services. Let me walk through a handful of reasons why [...]

When (And When Not) to Use Headless Testing

As the volume of testing increases in the software delivery lifecycle as part of the shift left movement, one of the biggest challenges facing development and testing teams is how to optimize resources. After all, time and infrastructure are very real constraints. And in the real world, It’s important to find ways to get the most test coverage with the infrastructure you have available. One [...]

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