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  • Continuous Learning as a Tool for Adaptation

    The fifth and capstone article in a series on how software companies adapted and continue to adapt to enhance their resilience explores key themes with a special view on the practicality of organizational resilience. It also provides practical guidance to engineering leadership and recommendations on how to create this investment.

  • 2021 State of Testing Report: Testing Careers, Covid-19, Agile, Coaching & Training, Automation

    The 2021 State of Testing report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. Key topics from this report are testing careers, the impact of Covid-19, agile, DevOps and other methodologies, testing coaching & training, and automation and scripting.

  • 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.

  • Exploring Costs of Coordination During Outages - QCon London Q&A

    Coordinating different skills, knowledge and experience is necessary for coping with complex, time-pressured events, but it incurs costs. Well-designed coordination is smooth and can be trained for. Learning how to take initiative, being observable to your counterparts and engaging in reciprocity are examples of strategies engineers can use to lower costs of coordination during outages.

  • 2020 State of Testing Report

    The 2020 State of Testing report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. It shares results from the 2020 testing survey organized by Joel Montvelisky from PractiTest, and Lalit Bhamare from Tea-Time with Testers.

  • Lessons Learned in Performance Testing

    Performance testing is a hard discipline to get right and many things can go wrong. The key is to pay attention to the details, understand the behavior, and avoid just producing fancy numbers. This article describes a few common problems seen frequently with performance testing and shares tips on how to make your performance testing routine better.

  • Developing Microservices with Behavior Driven Development and Interface Oriented Design

    These dependencies require well-defined and well-tested services. Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Interface Oriented Design (IOD) help achieve this. BDD concentrates on the functionality of the services, which are specified with tests. IOD identifies contractual obligations (e.g. failure reporting) of the services.

  • Peer Reviews Either Sandbag or Propel Agile Development

    Agile teams are hungry for feedback, but are they getting it fast enough? If your peer review process isn’t structured right, it could be dragging down your development. This article explains how your team can unlock the full potential of code and document reviews by employing a structured, but flexible process that accelerates development and fosters a culture of collaboration

  • Architecturally Aligned Testing

    Testing microservices should not be done in a separate test phase, by a dedicated test team, but instead collaboratively by cross-functional teams. There is a shift left in testing to ensure that teams stay autonomous and a shift right in testing towards exploration and experimentation. Continuous Testing and a culture of experimentation are enablers to release microservices fast and reliably.

  • The Power of Doubt in Software Testing

    Being skeptical of ourselves and of what the majority believes keeps us on our toes and forces our mind to work harder. Doubting our own - and other people's - feelings of certainty is a healthy practice that helps us solve problems and avoid bigger problems in the longer run, and it can make us better testers.

  • Regression Testing Strategies: an Overview

    However tedious, regression testing is a powerful gatekeeper protecting product quality. It is present in any project regardless of the development methodology. But how to organize it well? This calls for a quality regression testing strategy that requires good understanding of all aspects of this testing effort (types, methods and approaches). Find out more in our article.

  • Q&A on the Book What Drives Quality

    Quality is a critical aspect of all software products, irrespective of the domain the product is used in and what approach is taken to building it. Ben Linders has released a new book titled "What Drives Quality" in which he provides concrete examples and actionable advice to help identify and improve the quality of software products.

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