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This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a multi-part blog series intended to provide you with information you need to succeed during the upcoming holiday season. So just sit tight and follow this series for tips you can put to use immediately to help ensure you avoid glitches this holiday season. … [Read more...]

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...]

The Challenges of Mobile Testing Dissected at FalafelCON

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Mobile apps present new challenges to testers. Of course, tried and true test techniques still apply - you still need to verify if users can enter data into your application, if data gets saved or sent on to a server, and that calculations are performed correctly and so … [Read more...]

CAST 2014 – Day 2 Retrospective

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A day after taking a deep dive into the art of performance testing, I was curious to explore some of the intellectual underpinnings surrounding the craft. After all, if one assumes testing is more than just a predefined series of motions designed to accomplish a specific … [Read more...]

On the Reusability of Test Scripts

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Automating your testing efforts is paramount to agile and expedient software delivery. However, the implementation details of automating tests diverge very quickly down paths defined by what level of testing you’re performing. Developers have unit tests in IDEs, QA testers … [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...]

The Importance of Writing Testable Code

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We recently sat down with the testing team at Infinio in Cambridge, MA to learn how they have implemented their test automation strategy. The cool thing about their strategy is that the whole development team (developers and testers) work together to create testable code … [Read more...]

The Art of Designing Automated Testing Tools

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Designing automated testing tools can be a difficult task. Not only do you have to surface all of the complexities involved in a variety of test structures but you also have to make all of those complexities accessible to a variety of audiences. Some people prefer to … [Read more...]

Best Practices of Context-Driven Testing

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First of all, before anyone’s head explodes, let me explain what I mean by “Best Practices.” I know that, particularly in the realm of context-driven testing, this term is looked upon as a major misnomer that is only spewed by the ignorant and uneducated. But I don’t think … [Read more...]

Testers Should Enable Projects and Empower Developers

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In this video, Dawn Haynes, Principal Trainer and Consultant at PerfTestPlus, Inc., explains why it is crucial for testers to give both positive and negative feedback constructively and gives advice for testing teams  who are trying to avoid being "project boat … [Read more...]