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Tester’s Diary: Getting Ahead With Post-Release Testing


Back in January, I wrote about how we determined the minimal amount of testing required to meet our release date for a struggling project. But what could we do to make sure we don’t fall into the same trap for our next release?

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The On-Demand Test Environment

TestRail, continuous integration, on-demand test environment

An on-demand test environment can solve a lot of problems. This might be a web server, possibly with a test database, just for the tester. In the case of a mobile app, it might mean pushing a new build onto a phone, but it is more likely to mean testing against a build with the latest microservice.

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AI in Testing: The Future is Here

TestRail, artificial intelligence, software testing, AI

People are talking about how AI is coming and how it will change everything around how we interact with and test software. They might be missing something important, like how AI is already impacting our lives and our work.

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Moving from Manual to Automated Tests

TestRail, test automation, software testing, manual testing

Many organizations want the benefits of automated testing. They believe that the “next step” in testing is to build automated versions of what they manually run. This seems logical, but is it going to give them the improvements they want or need?

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Meet the Author: Johanna Rothman

TestRail, agile, Johanna Rothman, author

Meet Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager.” She provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development. Johanna is the author of fourteen books and numerous articles for the Gurock Quality Hub.

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Does Blockchain Make Sense for Me?

Blockchain technology is one of the most popular new topics in technology circles today. A blockchain solution can offer transparency, security, fault tolerance, auditability and, in some cases, reduced operational costs. It seems that everyone wants to roll out a new blockchain offering. But in spite of the attractive benefits, does it really make sense for your organization?

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Practical Test Coverage

A solid grasp of the different automated test types is critical to help you keep your overall test automation suite lean, low-maintenance, and high-value. While there are many types of automated tests, let’s focus on these three: Unit Tests, Integration/Service/API tests, and Functional/UI tests.

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Co-opetition Among Agile Teammates

TestRail, Agile, teamwork

The transition from individual responsibility to collective ownership is often the hardest part of the cultural shift that teams face when adopting agile. Let’s look at ways to encourage healthy competition, more cooperation, and a sense of community among agile teammates.

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The Value of Distributed Tracing in Performance Testing

TestRail, Web Testing, Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing has the potential to take application monitoring and performance testing to new, unimagined levels. Seeing everything across the entire landscape of application activity, static and ephemeral, is a game-changer.

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Three Job Benefits of Better Speaking Skills

Self-Improvement, Software Testing Career, TestRail

Public speaking can be extremely rewarding for many reasons. Too often the benefits directly in one’s workplace are overlooked. And you don’t need to present to hundreds at a TEDx talk or keynote a major software conference to reap the benefits.

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