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February 2018

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Can You Have Too Many Tests?

blog.gurock.com – The automated tests created as part of the behavior-driven development (BDD) process provide us with numerous benefits: They provide a test suite that lets us know if we have any regressions. They give us time to do needed exploratory testing. They document the capabilities of the system—if the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-02-23 11:00
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5 Ways DevOps Complements Agile

blog.gurock.com – DevOps is basically facilitating closer collaboration between development and the operations side of the software creation process. This handshake between developers and operations personnel works in favor of bridging the gap from software creation to software delivery. With DevOps becoming more ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-02-21 10:00
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Reprioritizing Testing

blog.gurock.com – Year-end review time is usually exciting for me. I genuinely enjoy looking over the list of things I hoped to accomplish, figuring out what I did right and what I could have done better, and talking it all over with my very supportive boss. Last year, most of my goals were skill-stretchers, but ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-02-16 11:00
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Deliberate Practice in Software Testing Webinar Video

blog.gurock.com – Thanks everyone who joined our webinar yesterday. Particularly Matt Heusser for being such an awesome guest! As promised during the webinar, you can now access the recording below: Get TestRail FREE for 30 days! TRY TESTRAIL TODAY De-Classified Resources During the webinar, we discussed the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Knight @ 2018-02-14 13:00
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Developers Can Test, Too

blog.gurock.com – I’m a tester who works in a development team room. On our team, developers write unit and integration tests, and all other test activities fall to the tester—or at least, that was true until this week. From now until the next release, management has decided that developers can test, too. For us, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-02-14 11:00
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7 Pair Programming Tips for Beginners

blog.gurock.com – When you start something new, there’s always kind of a make or break period. A good first impression can win a convert for life. Conversely, a bad first impression can win a critic for life. This is true for just about any pursuit. But it’s especially true for pair programming. Why? ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-02-09 11:00
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Penetration Testing 101: How to Get Started

blog.gurock.com – You’ll find Penetration Testing, often just called Pen Testing, explained differently, depending on where you get your input. Most sources agree that Pen Testing is essentially an ethical hacker carrying out attacks, like a malicious attacker, to help expose environmental vulnerabilities. While ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-02-07 11:00
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Deliberate Practice Webinar

blog.gurock.com – In 1968 when the Vietnam war was in full swing, the U.S. Navy was losing approximately 1 fighter plan for every enemy fighter they took down. An unacceptable rate of attrition, by anyone’s standards. The top brass knew something needed to be done… But what? Their solution: The Top Gun training ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Knight @ 2018-02-05 12:00
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Moving from Tester to Lead

blog.gurock.com – One of my first concerns when I got into testing was moving from a junior, the lowest person in the organizational chart, up to a lead. Leads always seemed so cool to me. They were respected, people came to them with important questions, they had responsibility for their own work as well as the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-02-02 12:00

January 2018

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How Does BDD Impact Your Overall Testing Strategy?

blog.gurock.com – So, what is this BDD testing stuff, anyway? Before I answer that (as it turns out, nonsensical) question, I’ll speak briefly about the sometimes-frantic world of software development trends. It seems that, methodologically, software development reinvents itself at a staggering pace. First ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-01-31 11:00
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A Look at 5 BDD Tools for C# Codebases

blog.gurock.com – You could be forgiven for rolling your eyes, initially, at the idea of BDD. In the first place, with TDD, DDD, ATDD, and BDD, the software world seems really to have loaded up on things that end in DD. Add to that some lofty promises about bridging the gap between code and domain language, and you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-01-26 10:00
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Feedback & Feedforward for Continuous Improvement

blog.gurock.com – Peter, the Product Owner was frustrated. The team delivered what he asked for, but it took forever and it wasn’t quite what he wanted. He knew he was partly to blame, but he didn’t see how to make the stories smaller. He decided to ask for help at the next retrospective. “Guys, I’m not getting what ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-01-24 11:00
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Clarifying Scope with Scenarios in Behavior-Driven Development

blog.gurock.com – It doesn’t take long for teams to learn just enough about behavior-driven development (BDD) to be excited. I used to sit for a couple hours with business analysis, developers, product owners, testers, and even managers, showing them the fundamentals of BDD. My goal was to help them hit the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-01-19 11:00
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Succeeding With Test-Driven Development at a Distributed Start-up

blog.gurock.com – I worked at a start-up for three years (from 2013 through to 2016) building software as a remote developer. Working with the team from the comfort of my home, we were able to frequently ship production software to a Fortune 200 customer. Our organizational structure was about as flat as it can get. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-01-17 11:00
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Testing Challenges in the Future World of IoT

blog.gurock.com – The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding. According to a report published by IHS, the IoT space is expected to grow by a factor of 5 over the next 10 years. The rate of growth is reminiscent of the early days of the Internet. The grow growth of IoT devices is expected to grow 5x in the next 10 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Kathryn Nest @ 2018-01-12 11:00
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