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7 Bad Habits to Avoid as a QA Engineer

Most people would agree that software quality is important. We have seen the results of buggy software in all kinds of situations: from Mars probes malfunctioning and chemotherapy machines administering lethal doses of radiation, to telecommunications systems experiencing a cascade failure. It would seem logical to assume that software testers would be much-valued members of a development team. Yet sadly, ...

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The Importance of Application Decomposition in App Performance Testing

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! Summary Learn how to maximize the quality of your metric data by breaking down your app and applying proper instrumentation. DevOps is changing the way companies develop and maintain software. By embedding operations engineers into software development teams, companies ...

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A canonical XML test

I recently did a few days of TDD training for a client. They asked me to help them test and refactor a class that created XML from an internal domain model. This gave me the opportunity to examine a bigger pattern. I wondered where the domain model came from. Looking through the code base, I found that the same or ...

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How to Future-Proof Your Testing Career

project management

Since I switched back into testing from a development role, I’ve been trying to build up skills that will future-proof my testing career. To do this, I’ve been going to more talks and conferences, and watching webinars on testing. What do I mean by future-proofing? I want to ensure that I have the correct skills, either by focusing on one ...

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Don’t Be a “One-Trick Pony” Manual Tester

I remember seeing ponies when my parents took me to the circus. They were an important part of the show and impressed the audience with agility, jumping over obstacles and walking on two feet. The pony act was so varied that it was difficult to get bored of it, even if you were attending the show on consecutive days. But ...

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5 Skills Every QA Engineer Must Have

project management

Undoubtedly everyone nowadays has the idea of what software developers do in general, but not many people outside IT are aware of what the role of QAs is. Usually when someone asks me what my profession is I have to give a short explanation for the value that quality assurance brings to the final product. Moreover many people consider that ...

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What Is API Testing and Why Should We Be Using It?

Many companies are moving toward a microservices model for their software applications. This means that different sections of their application can have separate datastores and separate commands for interacting with that datastore. Microservices are appealing to software providers because they allow components of the software to be deployed more quickly; while one area of an application is updated, the other ...

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The Right Way to Report a Bug

You know, at Zerocracy, either you are a programmer or a tester, and we pay for each bug you find and report. Well, not quite. We pay for each bug report a project architect considers good enough to pay for. The architect’s decision is totally subjective and non-disputable, according to §29 of the Policy. Some of our developers find this ...

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