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Accessibility Testing 101: Getting Started and Catching Up

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As with any other quality attribute, it is ideal for accessibility to be incorporated in the early stages of design and engineering. But organizations that didn’t initially take accessibility into account can still address it now—it’s better late than never. Here are the main attributes you should consider from the design, development, and testing angles, whether you're building accessibility in from the beginning or adding it now.

As with any other quality attribute, it is ideal for accessibility to be incorporated in the early stages of design and engineering. But organizations that didn’t initially take accessibility into account can still address it now—it’s better late than never. Here are the main attributes you should consider from the design, development, and testing angles, whether you're building accessibility in from the beginning or adding it now.

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10 Lessons Learned in Cross-Platform Development

Building an app for a single platform is difficult, but designing, implementing, and testing an app targeting multiple operating system platforms can be next to impossible. The secret balances upfront design with customer feedback.

Better Software Magazine

Reducing the Risk of Failed System Updates

As software applications become more powerful and complex, users are demanding seamless and automatic updates. There is nothing worse than a “bricked system” after a failed update. The selection of a reliable file system is a vital component of the software update process.

Better Software Magazine

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  2. Zeichick, Alan. “Zeichick’s Take: Nest Fail! And the Peril of Automated Software Updates.” SD Times. December 17, 2013. http://sdtimes.com/zeichicks-take-nest-fail-and-the-peril-of-automated-software-updates/.
  3. Summerson, Cameron. “Android Nougat’s “Seamless Updates”, Explained.” How-To Geek . September 5, 2016. http://www.howtogeek.com/269595/android-nougats-seamless-updates-explained.
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Don’t Panic—the Internet of Things Isn’t Going to Change Your World: An Interview with Jonathon Wright

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In this on-site interview from STARWEST 2016, Jonathon Wright, the director of software engineering at CA Technologies and a speaker at the conference, joins Josiah Renaudin to discuss the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, scaling for load, and virtual reality.

In this on-site interview from STARWEST 2016, Jonathon Wright, the director of software engineering at CA Technologies and a speaker at the conference, joins Josiah Renaudin to discuss the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, scaling for load, and virtual reality.

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Discovering the Value of Your Data: An Interview with Shauna Ayers and Catherine Cruz Agosto

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In this interview, two STAREAST speakers explain how organizations are discovering the value in their data. Catherine Cruz Agosto and Shauna Ayers define data profiling and its importance, delve into different strategies you can use, and discuss how to get the most out of your data.

In this interview, two STAREAST speakers explain how organizations are discovering the value in their data. Catherine Cruz Agosto and Shauna Ayers define data profiling and its importance, delve into different strategies you can use, and discuss how to get the most out of your data.

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What Mobile and IoT Mean for Your Career: An Interview with Jason Arbon

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In this interview, Mobile Dev + Test keynote speaker Jason Arbon explains how mobile has claimed victory over PCs and tablets. He also discusses the future of IoT, why it's currently a bit overstated, and what the next big technological revolution might be. 

In this interview, Mobile Dev + Test keynote speaker Jason Arbon explains how mobile has claimed victory over PCs and tablets. He also discusses the future of IoT, why it's currently a bit overstated, and what the next big technological revolution might be. 

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