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  • Building a Team with Complementary Testing Skills

    by Sanjay Zalavadia on  May 23, 2016

    Imagine meeting with a group to implement a high-level test strategy, then coming back in six months and finding there has been little progress because the director-level executives have been trying to staff projects. I wish I could tell you this was uncommon. Today we'll talk about how the delivery team can acquire all the skills it needs to release software when the number of testers are low.

  • Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

    by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016 2

    How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. If it is not worth fixing a defect right now, it’s not likely that we will find the time to do it later. Also, it becomes more and more difficult over time to correct the defect, so it is cheaper to solve it now. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them.

  • Production Like Performance Tests of Web-Services

    by Stefan Goebbels on  Apr 29, 2016 3

    Tests should always keep the end user view in mind. But how to test web services, which are not directly customer-facing, and in particular, how to performance test them in a meaningful way? This article outlines performance split testing as a performance test approach that is relying on real-time production traffic.

The Holistic Approach: Preventing Software Disasters

Posted by Olivier Bonsignour on  Apr 28, 2016

Olivier Bonsignour on what "X-Raying" software means, how it can help prevent software disasters and why CIOs should care. 3

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Full Stack Testing: Balancing Unit and End-to-End Tests

Posted by David Copeland on  Mar 30, 2016

The approach to full stack testing can be daunting. There's more than one way to test, but how do you balance your efforts? In this article, David Copeland looks at solving that challenge.

Beyond Page Objects: Next Generation Test Automation with Serenity and the Screenplay Pattern

Posted by John Ferguson Smart, Antony Marcano, Andy Palmer, Jan Molak on  Mar 15, 2016

In this article we explore how to create automated fluent BDD scenarios using the Screenplay Pattern – a possible outcome of mercilessly refactoring Page Objects using SOLID design principles. 3

The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016

Hot-fix redeployment is a waste at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fixing. 2

Testers in TDD teams

Posted by Maarten Folkers on  Mar 07, 2016

In a team doing TDD there is no need for testers that do manual checking. This gives testers the opportunity to focus on test automation and exploratory testing, but these require technical skills. 3

Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2016

An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.

Q&A With Mike Talks on Why Agile Testing Needs Deprogramming

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 12, 2016

Mike Talks, Test Manager at Datacom, gave a talk at the Agile New Zealand 2015 conference on Deprogramming the Cargo Cult of Testing. Afterwards he explained why agile testing needs deprogramming 1

Q&A on the book Leading the Transformation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 29, 2015

In the book Leading the Transformation executives Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser share their experiences with applying lean and agile development methodologies in enterprise development teams.

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