Test management is an essential activity for software testing. The software development teams need to have a central repository to store the test plans, test cases and test results that will provide input for the bug tracking system. In this article, Scott Sherwood presents TestLodge, a test management tool that allows you to manage your test plans, test cases and test runs with ease.
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Software quality or the quality of software is a topic that generates many debates within the software development community. Is it about user satisfaction? Does it deliver value to the organization? Do we consider the quality of the code or its capability to change in the future, maybe with some automated tests to make sure nothing breaks? How good is “good enough”? In his book “What Drives Quality” Ben Linders tries to provide an overview of the quality perspectives during the software development life cycle.
Software testers like software developers might be generally more introverted than extroverted. However, with Agile software development approaches like Scrum, communication between team members and with external stakeholders become a critical for project success. In this extract from her book “Guide to Advanced Software Testing”, Anne Mette Hass presents some general ideas about the communication issues for software testing teams.
When a software development team switches its approach to an Agile framework like Scrum, the place of software testing changes. In his book Scrum Product Ownership, Robert Galen describes the new role of software testers in Agile teams and their relationships with the product owners.
The management of test environments is an area mostly neglected in software development projects. In this article, Niall Crawford discusses the basic requirements of test environment management and explains the benefits this activity provides.
The possibilities to write parametrized tests have changed and improved a lot with the release of JUnit 5, the open source unit testing tool for Java. In his blog post “Using JUnit 5 Parameterized Tests, Argument Sources and Converters”, Micha Kops provides an overview covers all new types of parameter sources for JUnit 5 tests as well as the new conversion API for test arguments.
DevOps is currently a trendy approach in software development. The DevOps world mixes the Development and the Operation concepts, but where does software testing find its place in this new approach? This is the topic of the book “Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps” by Katrina Clokie.