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Using DevOps Best Practices to Strategize Continuous Testing

As I have had the opportunity to work in environments that have emphasized the role of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (and with it, the goal of achieving Continuous Testing as well), I have also had the chance to see our Operations Team focus more attention on the goals of DevOps and the methodology that lets us steer towards that goal. In many ways, we are actively working towards getting to that effective DevOps goal and each day gets us closer.

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Consumer Electronics Are Now App Driven. So, Who’s Handling the QA?

Consumer electronics have become part and parcel of our lives. Projected to reach a market value of $415,897 million in 2021, consumer electronic businesses are constantly innovating by leveraging emerging technologies, like smartphones, to find a differentiator that gains them a competitive edge in a highly competitive market to create an increase in customer satisfaction and retention.

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The Culture Shift to Developer Testing

Introduction

This is part 2 of a 2-part piece on the culture shift to Developer Testing. Part 1 covered the difference between “culture” and “practices” and their implications for your teams; it also examined the origins of “Developer Testing,” and discussed how much testing is a Developer’s responsibility. Part 2 will begin by exploring various cultural aspects of popular development methodologies with recommendations on how to successfully implement said cultural practices in your own teams; it will conclude by emphasizing the importance of getting culture right within your teams with 5 first-steps you can take. So, without further ado, let’s dive into part 2.

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The Culture Shift to Developer Testing

Introduction

Developer Testing is a trend in software development that aims to improve delivery speed and reduce costs. It’s important to note that there isn’t an exact definition of what Developer Testing is; it is going to vary from organization to organization, with some having Developers take over more of the testing tasks and others have Developers take over all of the testing tasks. It could range from more unit testing by Developers to testing full end-to-end workflows. No matter the case for your organization, to have success in moving testing tasks to Developers is reliant on a culture that supports this—not just implementing a new tool or saying, “Okay, Developers, now you get to test!”

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