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Bruce Lee, Kung Fu, and the Schools of Software Testing

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The latest debate, on Twitter and elsewhere, about the schools of software testing reminded me of a documentary I recently watched on Bruce Lee. Here is a starting point for understanding the formulation/understanding of testing schools: https://t.co/QBniEokfob #STPCon— … [Read more...]

Managing Your Mobile Testing Strategy

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Test management of mobile applications presents unique challenges that require more thorough planning than most other types of software. Mobile projects are extremely complex, requiring project managers and test managers to plan carefully or risk being late to market - or … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Put the ‘Hack’ back in Hackathon

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I talk a lot about APIs –sometimes I talk about testing them, sometimes I talk about designing them, and often I talk about marketing them. As I prepared for today’s discussion at API Strategy & Practice Conference I found myself combining all of that into one discussion … [Read more...]

Load Testing for Mobile Devices

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Performance testing on mobile devices, applications, and Web content is by no means a new phenomenon. Even so, the truth is that we still need to know how well our apps and sites perform in production environments before that inevitable slow down or downtime occurs. One … [Read more...]

Ask Stupid Questions First (so you can get better answers later)

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Interaction with users can help drive product decisions, but getting from conversations with users to tangible customer data can still be a big mystery. Here are three steps for getting from a casual, interview-esque conversation with a handful of target users to concrete … [Read more...]

Code Review: Empowering Collaboration Across Time Zones

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I recently had the opportunity to visit one of our Collaborator customers – one of the largest and most respected insurance providers in the country. The main point of discussion was about the integration of Collaborator and Rational Team Concert. However, one thing I … [Read more...]

AQtime 8.2: Improved Sampling Profiler, Windows 8.1 Integration, and Licensing on Hyper-V Servers

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AQtime 8.2 Today, SmartBear is pleased to announce the immediate availability of AQtime version 8.2 - a minor release that includes profiler and platform updates as well as a number of bug fixes. We hope these changes will help you more efficiently optimize your … [Read more...]

Measuring the Benefits of Peer Review

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It doesn’t take as much effort as you might fear to collect, analyze and interpret metrics from your peer reviews. It’s more a matter of establishing a bit of infrastructure to store the data, then making it a habit for review participants to record just a few numbers from … [Read more...]

Introducing the API Testing Dojo

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We all know that testing software is very important. This sentiment only continues to grow as our lives become more and more engulfed with software enabled devices. And while businesses and solo developers alike understand the benefits of testing their websites and apps, API … [Read more...]

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

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Standards-making is like sausage making. You need it, but it's ugly. Yet the standards process is the necessary evil behind every technology we rely on. On August 6, 1890, William Kemmler became a victim of an early technology standards war. In the 1880s, the … [Read more...]