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STAREast Logo Finding Success with Test Process Improvement
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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
STAREast Logo Anti-Patterns for Automated Testing
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Patterns—proven, repeatable solutions to common situations that occur again and again—are commonly used in development and to a lesser extent in testing. In addition to patterns, various anti-patterns have been discovered. These are common responses to recurring problems that, while...

Hans Buwalda
STAREast Logo Testing Lessons from the Land of Make Believe
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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
STAREast Logo Analyze, Diagnose, and Prevent Test Flakiness
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Test code development is generally approached with more lenient standards and less scrutiny than production code. As a result, rather than providing valuable feedback on software quality, this can lead to tests that produce inconsistent results and false outcomes. Team productivity is...

Dionny Santiago
STAREast Logo Evolve or Die: What Testers Need to Do to Survive and Thrive
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With the advent of new technologies, agile methodologies, innovative tools, and a global workforce, the tester’s role is rapidly changing. Those who can adapt to the changing environment get the best jobs and assignments, and others get left behind. As the discipline of testing evolves...

Michael Cooper
STAREast Logo Defect Metrics for Organization and Project Health
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Are you looking for a simple, meaningful approach to gather and report defect metrics? Want to make your project defects more visible? Wondering how to report defects to management and show value? With an ever increasing demand to show the business value of your testing, David Bialek...

David Bialek
STAREast Logo Uncover Untold Stories in Your Data: A Deep Dive on Data Profiling
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How well do you know your data? Organizations are discovering the value in their data—as evidence of what they have done and a clue to how they can improve the bottom line. With the increase in analytics, it is no secret that there are more eyes on the data. And analyzing data can give...

Catherine Cruz Agosto
STAREast Logo Stay Ahead of the Mobile and Web Testing Maturity Curve
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Join Danny McKeown, Paychex’s lead test enterprise automation architect, to learn how to climb the testing maturity curve and increase predictability and reuse, all while accelerating repeatable and reliable testing. Learn how Paychex iteratively built a well-defined web and mobile app...

Danny McKeown
STAREast Logo Telling Our Testing Stories
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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
Can Your Mobile Infrastructure Survive 1 Million Concurrent Users?
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You’re building the next killer mobile app. How do you ensure that your app is both stable and capable of near-instant data updates? Build a backend! But there’s more to building a backend than standing up a SQL server in your datacenter and calling it a day. Since different types of apps...

Melissa Benua and Siva Katir

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