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Articles

Load Test Your Website Before Your Customers Do

When you release a website or web application, it’s going to face a lot of very public load testing. If it performs poorly, there’s a good chance that you’re going to lose a lot of customers. Colin Mason offers some tips for load testing in order to ensure a better customer experience.

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Better Software Magazine Articles

Do Mobile and Embedded Software Really Need Comprehensive Testing?

The smaller the device, the less testing is needed. Right? Jon's insightful article dispels the notion that traditional software testing approaches work for mobile and embedded software.

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The Increasing Importance of E-Commerce in a Tester’s World

E-commerce and m-commerce industries continue to grow internationally, both in business opportunity and quality assurance requirements. Mukesh Sharma breaks down the core pieces of this technology you need to know in order to properly select the best tools and test approaches.

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Things Change (and So Should Processes)

Much like the VCRs of yesteryear, our software development processes are not going to last forever. They’ll fall out of favor, while new and stronger concepts replace them. Jonathan Kohl writes about coping with process evolution in the quest to improve software.

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Reports of the Death of Testing Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Some say testing is dead. Others argue that it's indispensable. Lee Copeland says that both sides are valid—if you keep their contexts in mind.

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Interviews

On Beer, Mobile Development, and Crowdsourced Testing: An Interview with Greg Avola

Greg Avola is the CTO, developer, and cofounder of Untappd, the popular social beer network. In this interview, Greg discusses fast-paced mobile development, crowdsourced testing, and new testing tools that can help you navigate many different mobile platforms.

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Mobile Development and Aggressive Testing: An Interview with Josh Michaels
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Josh Michaels is an independent software developer who makes apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac under the company name Jetson Creative. In this interview, Josh discusses mobile development, testing aggressively, and keeping users happy. 

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Why You Need to Do More Than Just Test Requirements: An Interview with Jon Hagar
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Jon Hagar is a systems software engineer with over thirty years of experience. In this interview, Hagar discusses how reviews impact mobile app development and testing, security issues in the mobile and embedded world, and why you need to do more than just test the requirements.

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The New Ways to Break Mobile and Embedded Software: An Interview with Jon Hagar

With more than thirty years of experience in software, Jon Hagar brings a wealth of knowledge to our community, and he shares a great amount of it in his new book, Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Devices. Jon sat down with us to discuss the true future of testing.

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Conference Presentations

Mobile Applications Testing: From Concept to Practice
Slideshow

As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations encounter increasing pressure to quickly and successfully deliver testing for these devices. When faced with a mobile testing project, many testers find it tempting to apply the same methods and techniques...

Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.
Build Your Mobile Testing Expertise
Slideshow

Are you overwhelmed by the number of mobile devices you need to test? The device market is large and new devices become available almost weekly. Karen Johnson discusses three key mobile testing challenges—device selection, user interface, and device and application settings...

Karen N. Johnson, Software Test Management, Inc.
Mobile Testing Trends and Innovations
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As organizations implement their mobile strategy, testing teams must support new technologies while still maintaining existing systems. Melissa Tondi describes the major trends and innovations in mobile technology, usage, and equipment that you should consider when transitioning existing...

Melissa Tondi, ProtoTest
Real World Strategies and Techniques
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Today, consumers spend more time on mobile apps than on the web. With this increased demand and paradigm shift toward mobile devices, the role of the software tester is evolving and becoming more complex. Since mobile testing is a relatively new domain, software testers face the challenge...

Clint Sprauve, Hewlett-Packard

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