How mobile developers can avoid the app store graveyard

The quality industry has changed a lot in the six years I’ve worked with mobile engineering managers and VPs. I went from telling mobile engineering executives why they needed to…

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Let’s Talk About Automated Regression Testing

What is regression testing? Before we dive into regression testing, let’s first understand what a regression is. A software regression is any unwanted change that occurs from code changes. A…

Video: What is QA, exactly?

Hey everyone — it’s time for the latest installment of my video blog, Kristel Answers. This week I’m tackling a question I get asked a lot: What is quality and…

How to Recruit Exceptional QA Testers

The testing profession has no set college degree, career path or standard for skillsets, so how do you go about finding exceptional QAs? From innovative concepts like agile hiring and…

Fail Forward: The Secret to Succeeding with Weekly Releases

Releasing on a weekly basis no matter what is not an easy adjustment for most organizations to make. Even very small startups can become blocked and then stretch out their…

You Plus Initiative Minus Ego Equals an Unstoppable Career in Tech

Not all industries are created equally, which is why not all generic career advice applies. The tech industry is incredibly fast-moving, largely unpredictable, and an unexpected breeding ground for household…

How to Be an Advocate for Software Quality

QA’s responsibility is to help ship the best product within the time, budget and other constraints defined by the business—not to seek needlessly costly and time-consuming perfection. Not to demand…

Automated GUI Testing: How to Get It Right

The right combination of manual and automated testing? We’re all for it. Most high-quality bugs are still found by humans, and manual testing isn’t going anywhere (ever). That said, automation…

10 App Mishaps That Create a Negative Experience for Customers

Quick! Your app is on fire and all of your customers are leaving the building! Perhaps a little less dramatically, I’m about to detail 10 app mishaps that you definitely…

5 Ways to Test for Consistency

There are a lot of scary CX statistics floating around right now. Like how 78% of consumers have bailed during a transaction because of a poor service experience. Or how…