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State of the Software Testing Profession Results 2017-2018

The results are in for our third annual State of the Software Testing Profession survey. Over all, there were no big surprises. It looks like software testing is going to hang around a while longer, automation and technical skills are still a growing requirement for testers, and agile adoption
remains a leading driver of change to the tester role.

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Continuous Practices eGuide | TechWell

The widespread adoption of agile and DevOps practices have placed the software industry firmly in the age of “continuous everything.” From continuous testing, continuous development, and continuous deployment to continuous integration and continuous improvement, our development cycles must embrace the need for speed to stay competitive in the marketplace.

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Leadership for Today's Agile Team eGuide | TechWell

TechWell has collected a handful of some of the most popular agile articles from AgileConnection, Better Software magazine, and TechWell to bring you an in-depth look at agile teams today and how they can be improved. We know most of you are either sold on the benefits of agile development and looking to implement the methods or you've transitioned into agile and are still looking to grow your team to speed up your software delivery.

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Synthetic Monitoring 101 | Apica Systems

In this guide, Apica Systems can help you understand how synthetic monitoring can add value. Explore strategies for how to start, synthetic monitoring and the development lifecycle, alert ownership and resolution, documenting checks, the benefits of geographically dispersed monitoring, and other specific best practices surrounding synthetic monitoring.

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Putting the Ops into DevOps | IBM

“Putting the ops into DevOps” may suggest many things to different readers. To some focused on a “no-ops” model, it may sound irksome and unnecessary—they may wonder, “Why bother?” To others, particularly those in operations, it may herald a much-needed call to arms. To others looking at a yet broader set of requirements for IT-to-business alignment, it might invoke a hopeful sigh of relief.

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8 Ways Synthetic Monitoring Complements Real User Monitoring | Apica

In this white paper, Apica Systems outlines two client-side monitoring tools digital businesses have at their disposal—synthetic monitoring and real user monitoring—and explores why your organization needs both.

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Getting Started with API Testing: A Crucial Step in Microservices and Container Development | Mindfire

Mindfire Technology and TechWell have partnered to create a comprehensive API testing eGuide that provides a roadmap for starting your API testing journey. 

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How to Choose the Right API Testing Solution | Parasoft

Choosing the right API testing solution for your organization can be a daunting challenge when you take into account all of the features and capabilities available. For more guidance and details, download this guide from Parasoft for the key features that must be included in your API testing solution to ensure a successful rollout across your organization.

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Revolutionize Your API Testing Practice by Leveraging AI | Parasoft

Testing at the API level manually requires specialized skills and tools in order to get comprehensive test coverage. It’s not intuitive. There are tools that exist in the market that are trying to help organizations build an API testing strategy, but the vast majority of them require a high degree of technical expertise to build comprehensive API tests. Additionally, testers still need to understand how the APIs work, which requires domain knowledge.

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Parasoft Named a Leader among Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Providers | Parasoft

Parasoft has traditionally been a go-to testing platform for developers. In the past year or so, it has added features to appeal to less technical folks, too. Its recent addition of a specific UI enables testers with no coding experience to easily generate and manage API tests—all facilitated by underlying machine learning. Regarding AI, Parasoft has an impressive and concrete road map to increase test automation from design to execution, pushing autonomous testing.

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Test Automation eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by test automation experts in the field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about test automation in the software industry today. Get the latest buzz, tips to show the value of test automation to shareholders, and much more.

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Open Source Testing Tools eGuide | TechWell

If you’re exploring your tooling options for test automation, it doesn’t have to mean a suite of costly proprietary tools. Plenty of open source testing tools have become viable options. This eGuide explains why you should consider open source tools for your testing needs—including for the specific situations of testing in production, DevOps, accessibility testing, and security testing—as well as considerations you should take into account when selecting your tools.

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Internet of Things eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by emerging Internet of Things experts in the software field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about developing and testing best practices for the Internet of Things. Get the latest buzz, funadmental development practices, cloud connectivity and IoT, and much more.

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Is the QA Lab Dead? | Applause

Change is coming, and it is waiting for no one. Traditional QA labs cannot keep up with the demands of modern software development—it is too fast, there are too many devices to cover, and each user experience is too different to test against.

Many organizations are opening their pockets to resolve these inefficiencies, but money alone won't solve a traditional lab's shortcomings. Teams must adopt a new philosophy around QA practices.

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2016–2017 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2016-2017 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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The Essential Guide to Agile Testing | Applause

The good news is that you can still successfully implement agile and avoid missteps in development by changing the way you test. Read the essential guide to building an effective agile program while also improving product quality through agile testing.

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Implementing Agile eGuide | TechWell

Whether you are taking the first step down the road to agile or you want to make sure you’re heading in the right direction, this eGuide provides resources to help guide you through your agile implementation.

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Automation Essentials for the Age of Agile | Applause

While test automation is no cure-all, it can help your organization leverage existing operational efficiencies to maximum benefit.

If your organization is seeking to reap the rewards of test automation, careful planning and preparation are essential. 

This white paper provides a guide to starting with automation and outlines six essentials for succeeding

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Exploratory Testing eGuide | TechWell

Testing plans and automation can only take projects so far, leaving users to find problems developers and requirements may not have anticipated. Exploratory testing is essential to releasing high-quality software customers find flawless. In the midst of an automated world, there will always be a need for skilled exploratory testers to do the work automation can't. This eGuide explains why exploratory testing still plays a critical role in the development process and how it fits in today's agile and DevOps-focused world.

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Faster, Cheaper, More Accurate Mobile QA | Cambrionix

But in a world where bugs and crashes can directly impact your bottom line, never before has there been greater pressure to give users high-quality, mobile-first UX. And that means looking for new and better ways to manage mobile testing.

This paper sets out to challenge perceptions of enterprise-managed USB hubs and act as a guide for taking your QA efforts to the next level.

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DevOps Continuous Delivery | TechWell

This eGuide provides resources to help teams move from their initial DevOps adoption through a full digital transformation.  For organizations with established DevOps processes, this guide will offer tips to speed up the delivery cycle by identfying bottlenecks and building quality in from the start.

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Hyper-Testing: AI-Led Test Automation to Boost Your Business | Aspire

Hyper-testing is a unified agile approach toward designing and executing a test strategy that results in lower total cost ownership and higher ROI. With hyper-testing, organizations can easily perform test automation by leveraging advanced and best-of-breed tools while optimizing cost and effort.

Download this white paper to discover hyper-testing and how efficient it is.

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The Care And Feeding of Your Software Testing Career | TechWell

This eBook is a compilation of TechWell Insights stories written by TechWell Corporation CIO Michael Sowers. Based on his thirty years of software experience, this guide offers tips and techniques for managing and growing your own software testing career.

Download this eBook to learn how testers can excel in today's agile world, why leadership skills and social responsibility are critical to tester's careers, techniques for streamlining your workload, and more.

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2015–2016 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2015-2016 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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