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Announcing TestRail 7.0 with Shared Test Steps and Test Case Restore

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We’re excited to announce the general availability of TestRail 7.0 for both our Cloud and Server customers. This release includes two major features requested by many users—Shared Test Steps and Test Case Restore—as well as a number of other improvements and bug fixes.

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4 Major Misunderstandings About Pull Requests

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Pull requests are often treated as a kind of medical examination: an untrusted developer receives correction from a review board of peers or even superiors who correct the request so it’s safe to advance. But there’s a better way to handle pull requests.

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DevOps Test Strategy: How a Tester Triumphs

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As a tester, it can be intimidating to get involved in the middle of the testing process, especially on a highly technical project. But often DevOps teams can benefit greatly from the mindset and input of a seasoned tester. How do you approach these teams, get involved, and develop a successful testing strategy with a DevOps team?

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7 Ways to Define ‘Enough’ Testing

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Testing is done when all the tests have run, goes the thinking. Yet test ideas occur as the testing is proceeding. So when do you stop? How much testing is enough?

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Change Is Hard, Agile Change Is Harder. Here’s How to Succeed

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Most of the time change is uncomfortable. Sometimes it can be a little scary. Then there is “Agile.” Here are some of the things I’ve learned about how to have as smooth and painless a change to Agile as possible.

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Tester’s Diary: Making a Difference

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As an individual contributor, it can be hard to feel like I’m making a difference on my team and at my company. But with a combination of some guts and supportive leadership, I can move mountains.

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4 Ways to Generate Quick Test Ideas

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It’s a given that adequate time for test planning helps generate better, more unbiased test coverage. But if you’re pressed for time, what can you do? Here are four tips to quickly generate better test ideas.

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Setting Priorities in Software Testing

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Software organizations frequently talk and think in terms of “priorities”, with fine distinctions about urgency, importance, precedence, feasibility, and so on. Testing has its priorities too, related to those of other departments, but distinct. Understand clearly how priorities operate in testing to make the most of the effort there.

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What Happened to the Daily Standup?

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The daily standup was supposed to liberate us. How did it become a waste of time we hope to avoid? And how do we fix it?

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Is Test Automation Alienating Your Business Testers?

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With numerous test automation tools and frameworks available today, many in the software testing industry are focused on learning them all. It is important to stay updated with new technology. But are testers losing something in the race to become more technical and equipped with automation skills?

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