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How to learn from failure

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[Organisations] that catch, correct, and learn from failure before others do will succeed - Amy Edmundson
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How to move away from the In Test column

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We as testers are always looking at ways to improve our testing processes and one way to do that is to move away from the In Test column. You can read more about the why in my post "In Test" column but the how I left pretty vague. I'd like to…

What is Contract Testing?

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And Consumer-driven contract testing This is a follow on from Contract testing: Why do it First some quick definitions: Consumer Is someone (a dev team for instance) that makes use of a third party component or a combination of components…
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Contract Testing, Why do it?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about contract testing lately and trying to explain why it’s a good idea.  I thought I’d start by getting my initial arguments for it down and go from there. Got an opinion then let me know. Note:…
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WIP limits: choose your own adventure edition

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What are they? A limit on the amount of work that can be pulled into the team and most likely columns on your board that you use to manage your teams work. Why? The idea being that instead of work being pushed into the team as a when it comes…
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Junaid Valimulla: Are we nearly there yet?

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Guest post from Junaid Valimulla currently working as a Senior Test Engineer who is continually learning and honing his craft. I first met Junaid back in my Sony Ericssion days as a Test Analyst and was always impressed with his ability to pick…
A DevOps one liner

A DevOps one-liner?

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tl;dir You can try but you risk people either misinterpreting or making assumptions so you end up having to explain what you mean anyway. I was recently asked if I could explain what DevOps was to someone new to the software industry and…