It’s paramount for companies to keep up with new innovations and software trends. That’s what TSQA is all about! This year’s TSQA Conference theme is on the SPACE of Testing, as the space of software testing continues to expand. Have you ever received a notice from your bank when there is a larger than normal transaction on your credit or debit card? You were most likely notified because of a pattern a machine identified as “not normal” behavior under your account. This is exactly how AI and machine learning are beginning to make daily impacts in your life.
David Dang, DevOps Automation expert, discusses how to leverage AI and machine learning for quality assurance that will make your automation suite more robust.
“AI and machine learning… What is it and what can it do for your company? More and more companies are moving toward AI and machine learning for more efficient and effective software quality.”
David Dang, DevOps Automation expert, explains 7 DevOps quality gates to include in Your DevOps pipeline to help ensure your code is mature and high quality. “Many companies are struggling with the creation of their DevOps pipeline and often ask, ‘How can I accomplish continuous integration and continuous deployment so my code can be built and deployed automatically?'”
I love Halloween. Science may say that autumn starts September 20-something (depending on the year), but in North Carolina the temperatures don’t really get cool until around Halloween, along with the leaves changing and the total Fall experience. I am also a sucker for cheap candy and crazy costumes. When I was young, I loved dressing up and pretending I was someone else for the day. In our modern world, people don’t need to wait for Halloween to wear costumes.
What if the enterprise won’t change? Is it worth it to have Agile teams? I have long felt that certain parties in the Agile community are too quick to judge teams as not being agile because they are forced to function under less than ideal organizational structures. The mantra I was taught (and often repeated myself) was, “The leader is the limit.” Agile transformations will only be effective as far up and across the org chart as there is support from leadership.
In the last blog, we made the case that everyone on the agile team owns quality and provided some ideas on how team dynamics can help build quality into the product. In today’s post, we will discuss some additional ideas on how your software QA teams can work together and ensure quality is on the forefront of everyone’s mind when building a product.
Once upon a time, in the land of Waterfall, the business analysts wrote the requirements, the developers coded the requirements and the Testers tested the requirements. Each of these people sat in his/her ivory tower, um, silo and did that which they had always done since the beginning of time. Quality was thought to be synonymous with testing, and therefore was considered to exist solely in the Tester’s realm.
Zenergy’s test experts, Shaun Bradshaw and David Dang, have quite a busy schedule on the conference circuit this spring! If you missed out on any of the major QA and testing conferences in the last few years, check out Zenposium2019; a conference held by Zenergy in the triad area, offering a second chance to see presentations from some of the most established and sought out quality, agile, and automation speakers across the US and around the world.
There has been much controversy over whether hardening sprints are necessary or not. See our agile experts discuss the pros & cons of hardening sprints, and learn why a co-founder of agile once threatened to revoke Bob Galen’s agile badge.
More and more organizations are moving from Waterfall to Agile software development. While developers usually find the transition to be fairly easy, testers often face more difficulties. Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy’s Agile expert, explores 5 success tips that can help testers make the transition from Waterfall to Agile more smoothly.