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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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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."

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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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."

What is a Digital Transformation & Why are Test Teams Key to Success?

Digital Transformation (DT or DX) and IT Modernization projects have come to the forefront of organizations’ focus as a remedy to the current business environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As some organizations are having to “do more with less” as a result of a slashed budget, others are pressing the gas pedal and adding funding under the guise of “Innovate or Die!” The problem here, though, is that by moving quickly, issues can arise during these projects, and many organizations are either unaware of them, or try and mediate them in risky ways. As organizations begin or accelerate their Digital Transformation or IT Modernization projects, one thing is for certain: QA or Test Teams need to be at the center of these projects, and their expertise needs to be utilized to the fullest extent.

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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."

Streamline Your Business Processes with Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is quickly becoming a driving force in enterprise digital transformations. Dubbed the “fastest-growing market in enterprise software” by Gartner, the RPA market grew by 63% in 2018, and Forrester estimates that the RPA market will grow to $2.9 billion by 2021. Why is this happening? Organizations are realizing the power of software Automation and its effects on process optimization; moreover, the speed and accuracy at which RPA bots catapult digital transformation initiatives across a variety of industries while cutting costs and increasing ROI.

Let’s explore exactly what RPA is, as well as the benefits RPA offers to organizations looking to optimize operational processes.

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Michael Hackett
"Michael is also a co-founder of LogiGear Corporation, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). He is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to over 16 countries."