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STARCanada Logo Quality-Driven Delivery in IT
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Compromising on quality and customer experience is not an option for IT organizations anymore. To remain relevant, IT organizations and their software development arms must re-imagine how they operate, amplifying their focus on quality while accelerating time to market. Join Doug Sanders...

Douglas Sanders
STARCanada Logo Accessibility Standards and Testing Techniques: Be Inclusive or Be Left Behind
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While Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility for a wider spectrum of users—including the blind—and their interfaces is being required by law across more jurisdictions, testing for it remains limited, naïve, and too late. The consequences of staying ignorant include...

David Best, Sandy Feldman, and Rob Harvie
STARCanada Logo Build Your Open Source Performance Testing Platform in the Cloud
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Proprietary performance testing platforms can be complex, expensive, and difficult to scale. With the right approach, everything from continuous integration, to continuous deployment pipelines, to full-scale production loads can be supported, but a dizzying array of platforms, services...

Gopal Brugalette
Testing in a Continuous Delivery Pipeline: Faster, Better, Cheaper
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The continuous delivery pipeline is the process of taking new or changed features from developers, and getting features deployed into production and delivered quickly to the customer. Gene Gotimer says testing within continuous delivery pipelines should be designed so the earliest tests...

Gene Gotimer
What Time Is It Over There? Managing Your Global QA Team
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Cheaper … faster … smarter—words familiar to modern QA test team leaders everywhere. Although many organizations recognize that a globally-distributed QA model will achieve some of these objectives, it comes with obvious challenges. Lack of immediate communication, not knowing what the...

Elizabeth Wisdom
Collocated West Logo Predictive Test Planning to Improve System Quality
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Penny McVay shares how her team approached improving the quality of a large policy-writing application for a global insurance carrier. The application has many pieces and parts, thousands of lines of code are changed monthly, and the business depends on a stable application. To mitigate...

Penny McVay
Collocated West Logo Continuous Integration as a Development Team’s Way of Life
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Continuous integration (CI) is a buzzword in software development today. We know it means “run lots of builds,” but having a continuous integration pipeline opens up opportunities well beyond making sure your team's code compiles. What if this pipeline could improve everything from the...

Melissa Benua
Collocated West Logo Continuous Discovery: The Path to Learning and Growing
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Software development is a process of continuous discovery. When writing software, we create ideas, we try them in code, we learn what works and what doesn’t—and that steers us to a better solution. And sometimes we do this all day long! Woody Zuill says that this same process of continuous...

Woody Zuill
Collocated West Logo The Soft Skills of Great Software Developers
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Are you creating clean, high performing code? Are you following the right development practices, but still don’t feel you are getting the recognition or success you deserve? The truth is that working harder and improving your programming skills are not enough. Great developers must...

Raul Suarez
Collocated West Logo End-to-End Quality Approach: 14 Levels of Testing
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In 2015, the Standard & Poor’s Ratings IT team set out an ambitious objective—to tighten the process and controls around the quality of code deployed to production. Based on internal cost of quality assessments, and supporting agile and waterfall internal engineering processes...

Adrian Thibodeau and Chintan Pandya

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