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Surprise! Making the Most Out of Your Most Surprising Moments

Lee Copeland explains that surprise is often an indicator that discovery, learning, or even delight may be just around the corner. The surprise itself can be amusing, enlightening, befuddling, disconcerting, or frightening, but surprise should not be the end of the experience; it should be the beginning. Analyze the surprise to learn why you didn't see it coming and what you gain from that.

Lee Copeland's picture Lee Copeland
Peripheral Testing: A Type of Systematic Exploratory Testing

Peripheral testing implements a systematic method that allows exploratory testing while maintaining a balance to traditional test case-driven testing. Faisal Qureshi explains how to test without the drawbacks of exploratory testing and widens test coverage compared to following test cases from a test plan.

Faisal Qureshi's picture Faisal Qureshi
Making Beautiful Music—The Art of Small Teams

In a jazz combo, each member of the team has a specialty. As the members play individually, they create a tapestry of music that becomes much greater than the sum of the individual contributions. A small development team also works best this way.

Steven  Ropa's picture Steven Ropa
Game On!

A letter from the Better Software magazine editor.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Why Is Extrapolation of Results in Performance Testing a Bad Idea?

In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Dale Perry answers one of the questions students ask him most often.

Dale Perry's picture Dale Perry
Selecting the Right Mobile Testing Solution

The mobile market dynamics are extreme, unpredictable, and fragmented. There are numerous operating systems and a multitude of platform versions, networks, hardware, and form factors making it a challenge to maintain mobile application quality. Find out how to adjust to the shift from traditional to mobile development—which additional elements are a must and which ones can be maintained.

Yoram Mizrachi's picture Yoram Mizrachi
Controlled Flight into Terrain

Entering a holding pattern on a project can give you the opportunity to gather additional information about a problem. But, sometimes, holding consumes valuable resources with disastrous consequences.

Lee Copeland's picture Lee Copeland
What’s Governance Got to Do with Effective Software Development?

Governance doesn't have to end in bureaucracy. Learn to maintain and refine your governance structures and you'll reap the rewards of improved decision-making processes.

Graham Oakes's picture Graham Oakes
Better Software and So Much More

A letter from the Better Software magazine editor.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
FAQ: How Can I Know When to Stop Testing?

In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Rick Craig answers one of the questions students ask him most often.

Rick Craig's picture Rick Craig

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