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Testing Compliance with Accessibility Guidelines[presentation]
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Currently, 2.4 billion people use the Internet, and about 10 percent of the world’s population has some form of disability. This means millions of potential users will have difficulty accessing the Internet. Thus, accessibility testing should not be ignored. Anish Krishnan discusses the...

Anish Krishnan, Hexaware Technologies, Ltd
Speed Up Testing with Monitoring Tools[presentation]
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The software development lifecycle is a pretty complex process in many organizations. However, by using monitoring tools and methodologies, you can accelerate testing and release higher quality code―the cornerstone of rapid software delivery. These tools provide immediate feedback...

Jim Hirschauer, AppDynamics
Pairwise Testing Explained[presentation]
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Many software systems are required to process huge combinations of input data, all of which deserve to be tested. Since we rarely have time to create and execute test cases for all combinations, the fundamental problem in testing is how to choose a reasonably-sized subset that will find a...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Testers, Use Metrics Wisely or Don’t Use Them at All[presentation]
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For thousands of years, human language has provided us with beautiful and complex ways of sharing important ideas. At the same time, language can derail attempts to communicate even the most basic pieces of critical information. We testers are the heralds of vast amounts of data, and...

Deborah Kennedy, Aditi Technologies
Five Ways to Improve Your Mobile Testing[presentation]
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Few technology shifts have impacted the way we do business as much as mobile. The new and exciting functionality delivered by mobile apps, the pace at which they are being developed, and their emergence as the “face of the business” requires that organizations deliver unprecedented quality...

Dennis Schultz, IBM
End-to-End Test Automation with Open Source Technologies[presentation]
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As organizations continue to adopt agile methodologies, testers are getting involved earlier in product testing. They need tools that empower them to manage varied test automation needs for web services, web APIs, and web and mobile applications. Open source solutions are available in...

Ramandeep Singh, QA InfoTech
Making Your Test Automation Transparent[presentation]
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Business analysts, developers, and testers are sometimes not on the same page when it comes to test automation. When there is no transparency in test cases, execution, coverage, and data, review of automation by all stakeholders is difficult. Making automation scripts easily readable and...

Subodh Parulekar, AFour Technologies, Inc.
Getting Your Message Across: Communication Skills for Testers[presentation]
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Communication is at the heart of our profession. No matter how advanced our testing capabilities are, if we can’t convey our concerns in ways that connect with key members of the project team, our contribution is likely to be ignored. Because we act solely in an advisory capacity, rather...

Thomas McCoy, Australian Department of Social Services
The Role of Testing: Quality Police or Quality Communicator?[presentation]
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An underwear advertisement in 1985 featured the dedicated and thorough Inspector 12 saying, “They don't say Hanes until I say they say Hanes.” Historically, software testers have been called on to perform a similar role―preventing defective products from reaching customers. However...

Mike Duskis, 10-4 Systems
Leading Internationally-Distributed Test Teams[presentation]
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Are you employing your offshore test team to its best advantage—gaining the cost savings and test coverage you expected? Unless correct management methodologies are in place, you will lose rather than gain both time and money with internationally-distributed testers. If you are...

Dennis Pikora, Symantec
Executives’ Influence on Agile: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Interview with Steve Davi[interview]
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In this interview, Steve Davi talks about how executives can actually harm a company's agile transition. He covers how executives can and should take on a different role when agile is being adopted, and explains how employees can help the executive get engaged in the right way. 

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Leveraging Automated Testing to Improve Product Quality[magazine]

Improving product quality is often a very difficult task for even the best software development organizations. Rajini says the additional benefits of automation include benchmarking, code scanning analysis, end-to-end test cases, and compatibility validation.

Rajini  Padmanaban's picture Rajini Padmanaban
Overcoming Resistance to an Agile Process Rollout[article]

Many engineering leaders and agile coaches believe that transitioning to agile is simply a matter of process training and expert advice. But frequently, it means that deeply ingrained habits need to be changed. This article identifies eight steps that address the wider organizational shifts implied by agile and will help create buy-in from your team.

Jonathan Levene's picture Jonathan Levene
Bringing Quality into DevOps [magazine]

DevOps is represented by a set of principles and practices that help improve communication and collaboration between development and operations. Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs have put together a great introduction showing how quality assurance needs to commence at the very start of a DevOps project.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
Mob Programming: A Whole Team Approach[article]

Mob programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. Collaborating like this can have great benefits for everyone involved. Here, Woody Zuill details some practices his team uses to make this collaboration work for them.

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