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Madden NFL’s ‘Tiny Titan’ Looms Large for Manual Testers

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Organizations are often caught in a catch-22 situation while striking a balance between manual and automated testing. Many believe that automating as many tests cases as possible will help them test faster and smarter, thereby allowing them to reduce costs associated with … [Read more...]

Making Complex Software Testing Simple

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With the rise of mobile apps and the Internet of Things, software testing has never been more complex. Testers today need to make sure their apps work under many different conditions, while at the same time making sure that the software interacts correctly with the plethora … [Read more...]

Why DevOps Makes Your Test Role Even More Important

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DevOps is one of the latest software development movements. If you aren’t familiar with it, the high level summary is that it’s essentially the integration of IT Operations with the development process. This requires significantly more than just inviting Ops to your … [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...]

Testing is Human Nature

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It’s no surprise (to me, anyway) that my 5-year-old twin nephews gave me pause once again this Christmas as I watched them play with one of their new toys. Each of them got a robot fish that turns on automatically when it senses it is in water (ah, the days of bathtub … [Read more...]

State of Mobile Testing 2014 [Upcoming Webinar]

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If you or your company has decided that you need to start developing mobile apps, you’re not alone. According to new research by SmartBear, 89% of software professionals are already involved in deploying apps or plan to in 2014. We’re all focused on mobile. Even those who … [Read more...]

The Pre-History of Software as a Service

Now everyone uses Software as a Service. But we tried this business model before, over a decade ago, and it failed miserably. What changed in cloud computing to make it work today? Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a major end-user platform. Whether the software at … [Read more...]

How Healthcare.gov Changed the Whole Software Testing Conversation

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The website problems that plagued the rollout of Obamacare shoved the topic of software testing into the mainstream conversation. If you're anything like me, you've spent most of your adult life having your family members describe your career as "something in software." … [Read more...]

For Technical Support Teams: A Short Guide to User Personalities

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Most people associate “profiling” with negative behaviors, but categorizing users by background and interest isn’t a bad thing. Developers have long used user personas to design software that addresses each user’s need. Smart business people use profiling to read the people … [Read more...]

Why Quality is Eating Software

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By now, we’ve all read about Marc Andreesen’s idea that "software is eating the world," and the majority of us recognize that we live this every day. Our daily lives are powered by software in ways we don’t even bother to think about anymore. If you're tapped into the API … [Read more...]