Testing through Storytelling: An Interview with Isabel Evans

StickyMinds - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 00:12

In this interview, independent quality and testing consultant Isabel Evans discusses how to tell our testing stories. She covers how to adapt testing stories to different audiences and how we can change our listening style based on the situation.

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Pitfalls of Developing for the IoT

StickyMinds - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:00

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables amazing software-powered devices designed to make our business and personal lives easier. Lev Lesokhin discusses four fundamental practices you'll need when  developing sophisticated software for the IoT.

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Dear Software Development Manager: A Letter from Your Testers

StickyMinds - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 23:04

More and more, testers are being added to programming teams. We testers think that's great, and we're happy to be here. But we also have some concerns based on our interactions with development teams in the past. To make the transition easier, here's a letter pointing out some things you should know when managing testers on your development team.

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How the Software Tester Evolves: An Interview with Dawn Haynes

StickyMinds - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 23:52

In this interview, Dawn Haynes, CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus Inc., details the evolution of a software tester. Haynes shares the biggest moments that forever changed her ideas about software testing and software development.

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Building a Solid Foundation for Your DevOps Transformation

StickyMinds - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 15:00

The ability to deliver quality software with speed requires a huge shift in the way technology is managed throughout any organization. Nicole Forsgren believes that establishing the right culture is vital,  especially during DevOps adoption.

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4 Things to Remember to Ensure Good Test Coverage

StickyMinds - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 23:15

When it comes to testing, there are so many areas that it's difficult to feel sure you covered everything. It can be helpful to use a mnemonic or other memory aid to remind you of your main points to hit. Terry Wiegmann recommends adding the acronym NEBS—for Normal, Error, Boundary, and Special test conditions—to your toolkit.

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Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise: An Interview with Anders Wallgren

StickyMinds - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 00:28

In this interview, Anders Wallgren, the CTO of Electric Cloud, explains how to help DevOps travel from small, individual teams to the entire organization. He covers the benefits, risks, and best paths to success if you want to make your company faster and more effective.

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Behavior-Based Test Automation and the Future of Software Engineering

StickyMinds - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:03

Behavior-based robots are engineered to be mechanically reactive to input and gradually adapt their actions. What if we could apply this approach to an automated test harness? Are bots independently exploring an application under test and intelligent learning machines analyzing the results the future of software testing?

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The Second Wave of Open Source Test Tools: An Interview with David Dang

StickyMinds - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 00:22

In this interview, David Dang, VP of automated solutions at Zenergy Technologies, shares his experiences in understanding and developing open source tools. He explains why you need to work more closely with developers to minimize test automation hurdles and navigate common pitfalls.

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Learn Agile Techniques to Become a More Valuable Tester

StickyMinds - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 22:34

Agile is still on the rise, with many organizations that have been successful at the team level looking to scale their adoption. Consequently, it's important for testers to have practical application of agile techniques. You should know how to create tests to optimize maximum test coverage, have interpersonal skills, and successfully build relationships within the team.

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