testing

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Open Source Test Automation: Riding the Second Wave
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After the first wave of open source test automation tools like Fitnesse and Watir, we are now in a stronger, second wave led by Selenium-based frameworks. This powerful swell, fueled by a major shift toward web-based applications on desktops and mobile devices, is changing how corporations...

David Dang
Finding Success with Test Process Improvement
Slideshow

When you go on a road trip and want to plan your journey, you need to know where you are, where you want to go, and why you want to go there. You need the same things when you want to improve your test process. It doesn’t matter whether you are agile, waterfall, or part of a Test Center...

Gitte Ottosen
The Canary in the Coal Mine: Create an Early Warning Tool to Help Your Testing
Slideshow

Many organizations are using virtualization technology to increase the number of available test machines. However, this increase creates a new dilemma for testers. How can you confirm that all test systems are running properly and not showing signs of serious defects? Since many companies...

Stephen Burlingame
Testing at Startup Companies: What, When, Where, and How
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Startups are becoming increasingly prolific—technology startups even more so. CEOs are recognizing the need for quality. Their users are their growth, and if they can't retain users, their growth slows or stops. So quality matters. How do you convince the rest of the company that test...

Alice Till-Carty
From Zero to Hero in 205 Days!
Slideshow

As test managers, we face challenging situations that require us to draw on our past experiences, principles, and good practices in order to have any chance at all for success.  Michael Wasielczyk faced this challenge immediately after joining T. Rowe Price. He started his new job...

Michael Wasielczyk
Use Combinatorial Testing for Mobile Device Fragmentation
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A common problem in mobile systems testing is the number of hardware, operational, and software configurations that need to be tested. For example, the so-called Android fragmentation problem might lead a test team to test hundreds of device and software configurations, yielding thousands...

Jon Hagar
Testing Lessons from the Land of Make Believe
Slideshow

Rob Sabourin has discovered testing lessons in Sesame Street, the Simpsons, the Looney Tunes gang, the Great Detectives, Dr. Seuss, and many other unlikely places, but this year he journeys to the Land of Make Believe. Rob's grandchildren Jane and Suzy draw him into the Land of Make Believe.

Rob Sabourin
Telling Our Testing Stories
Slideshow

As software practitioners focus on technology issues, we often find that our messages to management and the business are either not heard or are misinterpreted. And sometimes we do not hear the messages that they need us to hear. Isabel Evans examines our natural ability to tell stories...

Isabel Evans
Fostering Long-Term Test Automation Success
Slideshow

In today’s environment of plummeting software delivery cycle times, test automation becomes a more critical and strategic necessity.  How can we possibly keep up with software delivery's explosive pace while retaining satisfactory test coverage?  How do we keep the reins on costs...

Carl Nagle
Continuous Integration: A New Way of Life
Slideshow

Continuous integration is the new buzzword in software development because it opens up opportunities well beyond making sure all your team's code compiles cleanly. What if this pipeline could improve everything from the quality of code reviews, to how you monitor your product “in the wild,”

Melissa Benua

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