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Testing Experience Magazine – Second Edition

Hey all! Last week Testing Experience Magazine published its second edition and I participated with an article around Testing Platforms’ Implementations. Regardless of my article the magazine itself is very informative and helpful. Jose Diaz managed to get articles from many of today’s top Testing Authorities including Rex Black, Erik van Veenendaal, and Tom Gilb, […]

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R&D S.W.A.T. Teams – when you need a solution and you need it fast!

We’ve all heard of Police SWAT teams. These are Special Forces used when a situation takes place requiring interventions outside the capabilities of the normal officers and patrollers. Still, most people don’t know the meaning of the name SWAT, Special Weapons And Tactics. There are times when a Special Weapons & Tactics team is needed […]

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What to think of when defining your Company’s Bug Lifecycle

As software development organizations grow and evolve part of their internally defined processes start loosing their effectiveness and/or efficiency; this means that once in a while they need to re-evaluate these processes in order to adapt and improve them. This is the case of the Defect Lifecycle, that in most organizations needs to be reviewed […]

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A par-wise solution for your planning your testing environment matrix

Most development projects need to handle multiple user environments, this is especially true for web applications and/or J2EE systems supporting multiple back-end and front-end configurations at once. A major concern in these projects is how to test all the platform-combinations needed to achieve the required level of environment support. Since there is no economic or […]

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Rules of thumb vs. Silver bullets

All Quality Assurance organizations test differently. Each one has singular applications, unique characteristics, and methodological history that define the way they structure and perform their testing tasks. It would be absurd to assume that a unified “silver bullet” approach can suit the needs of all testing teams world wide, but there are general aspects in […]

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