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  • Moving towards a Future of Testing in the Metaverse

    In this article, Tariq King describes the metaverse concept, discusses its key engineering challenges and quality concerns, and then walks through recent technological advances in AI and software testing that are helping to mitigate these challenges. To wrap up, he shares some of his thoughts on the role of software testers as we move towards a future of testing in the metaverse.

  • Five Reasons You Shouldn't Reproduce Issues in Remote Environments

    Bugs are an unavoidable part of software development and also one of the biggest time sinks developers face when building software. One way we waste time when working on bugs is trying to reproduce issues in remote test environments. There are some circumstances where this is a wise approach and some where it is a waste. Knowing the difference is an important skill.

  • Interview about Wallaby.js and Quokka.js JavaScript Productivity Tools

    Wallaby.js and Quokka.js are JavaScript/TypeScript productivity tools that provide additional capabilities within IDEs such as VS Code, WebStorm or Atom. Quokka.js provides additional runtime value introspection information within context in an IDE, while Wallaby.js provides distraction-free testing by providing test results within the IDE. Today we’re joined by Simon McEnlly, COO at Wallaby.

  • Why Visual AI Beats Pixel and DOM Diffs for Web App Testing

    Visual AI breaks regions of pixels into rendered elements for comparison purposes, similar to how humans view web pages. As a result, Visual AI can compare any kinds of images on a page, providing a more effective mechanism for automated visual testing when compared to pixel and DOM diffing.

  • Bots Are Coming! Approaches for Testing Conversational Interfaces

    Voice-based computing interfaces need testing with an adapted approached, suited for their specificity and context. Some things need to be adapted (test strategy, testing approach, validation criteria), while others can be re-used (e.g. API testing approaches and tools), and some require learning new things (e.g. testing artificial intelligence models and components).

  • So, How Do You Make Agile Successful?

    It is not Agile's fault, it is your fault - Are you fed up with such statements? This article tries to provide a more constructive answer on how to make Agile successful. It first shows how Scrum can be harmful, then argues how Agile requires different skills on both product and delivery levels. It suggests to use CICD to counteract Scrum's traps and stresses the importance of systems thinking.

  • What’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

    In the first four installments of this series, we reviewed new and enhanced frameworks included with iOS 9 SD, changes to Swift and Objective-C, and the new Safari content blocking API. In this article, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.