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6 Ways to Grow Your Testing Career in 2021

6 Ways to Grow Your Testing Career in 2021

This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. Last year was hard in more ways than one. Amidst the pandemic, lockdowns, and changing global political climate, we were all forced into a survival mode of sorts. While many people struggled to hold on to their jobs, others...
How to Unit Test Your Database

How to Unit Test Your Database

This article has been updated on 04/07/21 by Nishi Grover. Historically, if you asked what unit testing was, you’d probably get a curious mix of definitions. This has included everything from very specific definitions, like, “Unit testing is the process of...
TestRail User Survey Results 2020: Part 1

TestRail User Survey Results 2020: Part 1

We are excited to share the insights from the 2020 TestRail User Survey. We are listening and want to share the results to help us all better understand the community that makes up TestRail. In total, we received over 2,500 responses to this year’s survey (2,549 to be...
Traceability and Test Coverage in TestRail

Traceability and Test Coverage in TestRail

One common question we receive from new TestRail users is: “How do I trace requirements using TestRail?” Sometimes, folks even specifically ask, “Does TestRail support RTM (Requirements Traceability Matrix) to trace the test coverage?” In this post, you will learn:...
When Do I Stop Testing?

When Do I Stop Testing?

This is a guest post by Justin Rohrman. Most of the software projects I have worked on come along with either a specification or a set of acceptance criteria. To the product owner, this is a list of what to build. To me, it also looks like a list of test ideas. A...
4 Major Misunderstandings About Pull Requests

4 Major Misunderstandings About Pull Requests

This is a guest post by Cameron Laird. Pull requests are often treated as a kind of medical examination: An untrusted developer receives invasive guidance from a review board of peers or superiors who correct the request so it’s safe to advance. That’s far...
DevOps Test Strategy for Successful Testers

DevOps Test Strategy for Successful Testers

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. There are issues being reported in the company’s big new software system. This highly technical project has the team’s top brains working on it in a DevOps team populated with accomplished developers. There’s a heavy reliance...
7 Ways to Define ‘Enough’ Testing

7 Ways to Define ‘Enough’ Testing

This is a guest post by Matthew Heusser. If you study test literature, you’ll see that most of it don’t talk about knowing when testing is done. Testing is done when all the tests have run, goes the thinking. Yet test ideas occur as the testing is proceeding....