Software Testing and Agile

In Celebration of Agile’s 20th Anniversary, Executive Vice President Mike Sowers reflects on how software testing and testing professionals have been influenced by agile principles and practices.

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Software Testing is Insurance, Not Assurance

Another week, another preventable, high-profile tech disaster. The Iowa Democratic Party used a mobile app to pull results from statewide precincts for the Iowa caucus. While there were many reasons why this application failed, the Democratic Party left it to “coding issues.” Anyone with any degree of experience can tell you this excuse really means they […]

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Functional Testing != Layout Testing

Through my work as a test automation consultant, I hear from a lot of people, teams, and organizations about how test automation is not working. Across the industry, this is true, as stats point to about only 20% of tests being automated. This is pretty interesting (and bleak), seeing as test automation has been around […]

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On Wednesdays We Practice Correct Agile Testing

Although in recent years there has been an exponential increase in companies and development teams applying Agile methodologies, testing still seems to be lagging behind with most companies thinking they are doing Agile testing but in fact still using the waterfall method. Some of the biggest issues in Agile Testing were brought to light in […]

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Test Like a Scientist

I was reading the other day, and happened to come to a section of my book discussing the scientific method. While I grew up with a heavy background of math and science, and am familiar with the scientific method, it had been awhile since I’d thought about it at all. It was interesting to hear […]

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6 Signs Your Agile Project Isn’t Really Agile

More and more organizations are adopting agile software development processes and practices. But in many cases, these organizations have declared they are agile without actually changing how they develop software. Declaring that an apple is an orange doesn’t make it so. These six key indicators can help you determine whether your agile project isn’t really […]

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Selenified 3.0.4 Release

The end of January saw the latest release of Selenified. Several backward-compatible changes were made to facilitate contributing and ease of use for the tool. As always, the goal is to get you writing automation test cases quickly, without having to worry about maintenance or tooling problems. Browser Support A few changes were made to […]

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Building Confidence in Your Automation

I recently had the pleasure of doing a webinar with Jeff Payne on test automation. In it, I rehashed some of the points from my Keynote out at STARWEST, but mainly we got to have a wonderful discussion on some key talking points. Despite what some people thought, none of these questions were pre-planned or […]

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Engaging Developers in Unit Testing

Our overarching goal in agile and DevOps is to deliver increments of customer value more quickly with acceptable quality. In doing so, we employ many approaches and techniques to verify requirements, designs, and code at every step in our software engineering methodology. One key practice in driving early defect identification is unit testing, but several […]

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