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Get ready for TX: Tester Experience

In a recent discussion with some of my colleagues, we talked about the evolution from user experience (UX) to developer experience (DX) – the latter being increasingly important when building software components and APIs that are to...

How Healthcare.gov changed the conversation about software testing

By Lorinda Brandon, Quality EvangelistCredit: REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstIf you're anything like me, you've spent the majority of your adult life having your family members describe your career as "something in software." I've shaken many...

Sensible API testing

This blog-post is loosely based on a session on “API Testing and Debugging” that I was part of at a major API conference a couple of weeks ago. This time around, instead of telling the audience about new and old cool tools for API...

Quality is eating software

By Lorinda Brandon, Quality EvangelistBy now, we’ve all heard Marc Andreesen’s statement that "Software is Eating the World," and most of us recognize that we live this every day. Our daily lives are powered by software in ways we...

Revisiting the shadow quality of APIs

I had the happy fortune to be at StarWEST a number of weeks ago, which together with StarEAST is one of the major quality and testing conferences to take place in the U.S. every year. As always, it was a fantastic opportunity to take...

How to compete in a tough software testing job market

By Lorinda Brandon, Technical Evangelist at Smartbear SoftwareRecently, I was talking with a newly trained software tester who went for her first interview at a large well-known tech company. Getting the job was probably a long shot...

When will software testing be truly mobile?

As I’m sure you already know, a monumental shift from desktop to mobile is upon us. Not only have consumer applications started leaving the desktop behind, but B2B applications are also starting their migration – like a flock of...

What exactly is 'cloud testing' anyway?

Over the last weeks, I have found myself in several rather intense discussions about “cloud testing”: what it is, what it isn’t, and what it means for testing and QA professionals. The major source of confusion in these discussions...

The importance of diverse skills in software testing

By Lorinda Brandon, Technical Evangelist at Smartbear SoftwareRecently, I had the privilege to present to a group of students who are engaged in a curriculum designed to teach them software testing skills and hopefully get them their...

What's the difference between software testers and developers, and why does it matter?

By Meg Cater, Technical Content Manager, SmartBear SoftwareWhen we think of the major forces shaping our civilization, what most often comes to mind are big governments and corporations or breakthroughs in science and technology. I...

Using Tools to Learn Software Testing Practices

By Lorinda Brandon, Technical Evangelist at Smartbear SoftwareThe debate about when and how to apply software tools to our jobs continues to rage on. In some cases, the conversation can be very black-and-white, with some voices...

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