Providing meaningful data to perform software testing is the main challenge of test data management. This issue is even more important in domains where sensitive data is used like healthcare or financial systems. In this article, Thirunavukarasu Papanasam discusses some best practices to remove the risks out of your test data management activity.
When you use a Behavior Driven Development (BDD) approach, you are going to automated tests for Agile user stories base on acceptance criteria. Defining these acceptance criteria between the product owner, the developers and the software testers is not always an easy task and can create lengthy discussions. In his article, Matt Wynne presents example mapping as a new approach to define acceptance criteria.
Scaling software development teams can sometimes be a problem for fast-growing startups. How can you keep the quality of the code when you start hiring more and more software developers. In his blog post “How to build quality into your software development workflow”, Sandeep Chouksey, VP of Engineering at Shutterstock, shares some experience on how his company tried manage quality in a continuous delivery context.
It is not always easy to be a software tester in a software development team. Developers will often consider software quality assurance (QA) people as inferior and would wonder how they could question the perfection of the beautiful code that they have just written. In this article, Alexander Rayskiy discusses some of the physical and psychological issues that software testers are facing and propose solutions to avoid them.