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STARWEST 2018 Automation and Test Strategies to Save Our Project from the Brink of Collapse[presentation]
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Teams are sometimes asked to turn a mess of undocumented, poorly structured legacy code into a robust product under impossible deadlines.

Jonathan Solórzano-Hamilton
STARWEST 2018 What You Can't Measure, You Can't Improve: Measurements for a Continuous Delivery Organization[presentation]
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Ashwin Desai has faced the daunting challenge of using measurements and metrics to assess and improve product quality through process change.

Ashwin Desai
STARWEST 2018 Frontend Testing: Stepping in and Collaborating with Developers[presentation]
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Testing is shifting left, moving closer to testing the code itself before the full product is ready for release.

Gil Tayar
Sign reading "Duh!" When the Code Is Too Obvious to Check[article]

How many times does something seem too obvious to check? Most of the time this normal human response is a handy shortcut. Your brain tries to save you time—but you can’t always trust it. If your code malfunctions, each of those "too obvious to check" thoughts will bias your thinking about what caused the malfunction. We have to commit up front, before our thinking crystalizes, that the code will have to prove to us that it is correct.

Steve Poling's picture Steve Poling
Melissa Benua How Traditional Testers Can Use Old Skills in New Ways: An Interview with Melissa Benua[interview]
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In this interview, Melissa Benua, a senior technical lead at mParticle, explains how traditional testers can use their current skill sets to easily transition to new concepts, like DevOps. She also details how continuous testing and continuous integration continue to be major hot topics.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
The Unspoken Truth about IoT Test Automation The Unspoken Truth about IoT Test Automation[magazine]

The internet of things (IoT) continues to proliferate as connected smart devices become critical for individuals and businesses. Even with test automation, performing comprehensive testing can be quite a challenge.

Rama Anem's picture Rama Anem
Diagram showing how continuous engineering is part of continuous planning and delivery Focus on Agile Engineering Methods in Your Digital Transformation[article]

Organizations undergoing a digital transformation must adopt new and meaningful ways of working. For a successful transformation, in addition to agile processes, teams must also leverage agile engineering techniques and models. Continuous focus on agile engineering principles will provide a solid ground for teams to enhance their agility and deliver better software, faster.

Uday Varma's picture Uday Varma
Building a Test Automation Strategy Building a Test Automation Strategy[magazine]

QA departments always feel the pressure to start testing quickly, even if the ever-changing software being tested isn’t ready. A bought-in test automation strategy can keep a project on track.

Justin Rohrman's picture Justin Rohrman
STARCANADA Automation in Aviation and Mission-Critical Software[presentation]
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Are you confronted with automating tests of large, complex systems? Are there more conditions to test than you can do in a lifetime? Are auditors demanding compliance to a never-ending collection of regulations? Do stakeholders want slick dashboard...

Alexandre Bauduin
STARCANADA From a Testing Team to an Organization Quality Chain[presentation]
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Is testing a bottleneck in your company? Do you uncomfortably squeeze testing into projects? Can you show stakeholders how testing adds value? Sophie Benjamin has spent the last fifteen years answering these questions, transforming testing into add...

Sophie Benjamin
Geoff Meyer How Machines Will Impact the Way You Test Software: An Interview with Geoff Meyer[interview]

In this interview, Geoff Meyer, a test architect in the Dell EMC infrastructure solutions group, discusses whether or not testers should be nervous about artificial intelligence, what testers can do right now to keep up with the times, and when AI is most useful for software teams.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Scrum Basics Scrum: Back to Basics[magazine]

So you think you know Scrum? Using the whimsical notion of farm animals and light-hearted visuals, take a refreshing review of the entire Scrum lifecycle as an intuitive set of roles, responsibilities, and handoffs. Particular attention is placed on what the ScrumMaster and product owner are expected to do at each handoff.

Brian M.  Rabon's picture Brian M. Rabon
Hand drawing automation gears For Sustainable Test Automation, Look beyond the Surface[article]

When it comes to achieving sustainable test automation, having an appropriate test automation team structure in place is the most important first step to take. This article has some proven practices for a few different test automation adoption scenarios—led by an automation team or a regression team, and with agile adaptations—that have helped organizations enjoy long-term test automation success.

Maximilian Bauer's picture Maximilian Bauer
Angie Jones It’s Time for Testers to Own the Shift-Left Narrative: An Interview with Angie Jones[interview]

In this interview, Angie Jones, a consulting automation engineer, explains what it means to shift your testing left, why management if often in control of how it’s done, and why testers already have the right skills to test earlier in the lifecycle.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Test-Driven Service Virtualization Test-Driven Service Virtualization[magazine]

Because enterprise applications are highly interconnected, development in stages puts a strain on the implementation and execution of automated testing. Service virtualization can be introduced to validate work in progress while reducing the dependencies on components and third-party technologies still under development.

Alexander Mohr's picture Alexander Mohr

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