software quality

Shifting left and right in the continuous DevOps loop

Shifting left & right in our continuous world

Pick up any article or watch any talk on a testing-related topic these days, and you’re bound to see the terms “shift left” and “shift right”. They’re almost a cliché. What do they really mean? Modern software development isn’t supposed to be linear anymore, right? There’s not one point where it starts and another point […]

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Leading Quality book

Educating executives about quality

“Quality” is like Mom and apple pie. Ask a CTO what level of quality she wants her organization to deliver, and she’ll say something like, “The best possible quality, of course!” But what does that mean? In my experience, most business stakeholders, C-level executives, and even many managers of development organizations have only a vague […]

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Dev asking code base questions about how it behaives

Property-based or generative testing – insights from European Testing Conference

I had really good intentions to blog more about things I learned at European Testing Conference, because I took pretty good sketch notes for myself. But I exceeded my WIP pretty badly between ETC and Booster Conference, and then I broke my leg. I’m making time now to share what I learned from at least […]

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Webinar

The changing roles of testers in agile and DevOps

Joel Montvelisky and I paired to talk about how testing has changed in light of more teams adopting agile development and DevOps culture. Many thanks to mabl and PractiTest for collaborating to host this! We had a great chat about how we see the role of testers and test/QA managers, and the ways they add […]

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A Practical Guide to DevOps

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps by Katrina Clokie

Many of us have followed Katrina Clokie‘s blog posts and/or had the pleasure of hearing her present at conferences. Now she has compiled not only her broad experience but that of many other practitioners into this awesome book. I’ve just finished reading it and am sharing my thoughts on it here. This post is a […]

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