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5 Must-Have Skills for QA Testers in 2023

Uncover the critical skills QA testers need in 2023. Dive into the indispensable capabilities for excelling in software testing and achieving quality assurance triumph.
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Understanding the Basics of Security Testing in Software Testing

This article is about security testing's importance and its various testing types. Standard practices to conduct software security testing is the focus.
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Measuring Rest API Testing Coverage Automatically: A Practical Approach

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Julio de Lima
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Make the Switch: Migrating Your Testing from Quality Center to PractiTest

Migrate your Quality Center data to PractiTest with our ultimate guide. Manage all your testing data in a modern, agile platform for streamlined processes.
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Digital Transformation in Financial Services

Dive deeper into the financial services world, focusing on challenges, hot trends, and accelerating digital transformation with test management platforms.
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Unpacking the Top Highlights of STAREAST 2023

Discover the most exciting moments from STAREAST 2023! From expert-led Pre-Conference Training to inspiring Keynote Sessions and fun-filled spare time activities.
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Top 8 CI/CD Tools

Are you looking for the best CI/CD tools for your software development workflows? Check out our list of the top 8 CI/CD tools that will make your work easier!
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Insights from the 2023 State of Testing Report - Roundtable Discussion

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Benefits of Automation Testing: What About Human Intervention

Discover the benefits and limitations of automation testing in this informative article. Learn how human intervention can improve your testing process.
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7 Annoyingly Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Test Management Process

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Joel Montvelisky
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Be Passionate About Your Testing!

Being passionate about your job is a MUST in order to become great at it. Discover the importance of being passionate as a software tester in this blog post.
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PractiTest Named Leader in the G2 Grid® Report for Spring 2023

​We're thrilled to announce that PractiTest was named a Leader in G2's Grid® Report Spring 2023 for Test Management, Software Testing, and Requirements Management categories.
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How to Choose the Right Automation Testing Tool for Your Business

When selecting a software test automation tool, you should consider the project requirements, team skills, budget, ease of use, reusability, reporting, and collaboration tools.
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Deciphering Alerts: Make Sense Of What Your Software Is Saying With Lena Nyström

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Lena Nyström
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The Challenging Job as a Software Tester - A Real-Life Story

Learn about the three main challenges software testers face in their daily work. Get insights from a real-life experience of a Head of Product Quality Engineering.
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Why Finance Companies Should Use a Test Management Platform

A test management platform is a great way for financial services companies to meet their customers’ needs and gain a competitive edge. Here are 6 reasons why.
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Stop Managing Testers and Focus on Managing Testing

QA managers must shift focus from managing testers to managing testing across the organization due to the evolving software industry and testing processes.
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Top 8 Performance Testing Tools

Discover the top performance testing tools to help you assess the performance of your software applications. Learn how to choose the right one for your needs.
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Making The Transition from Manual to Automated Tester

Looking to make the transition from manual to automated tester? Get insights into the differences and practical tips for a successful switch in this guide.
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The Hidden Logic of Thinking for Testers with Nithin S.S

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Nithin S.S
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Design Patterns in Test Automation

If you’re creating test automation, then you are doing “software design”. Yet a lot of test automation engineers are not aware of (m)any design patterns that could ease their work. This is a pity, because using design patterns has quite some advantages.
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How to Get a Software Testing Job

​Get ahead in your software testing job search with 4 powerful tips. Boost your experience, expand your network, and stand out with constant skill evolution.
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Critical Thinking in Software Testing: A Key Skill in the IT Industry

Unlock the power of critical thinking in software testing & its significance in IT industry. Learn how testers use it to improve software quality.
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Top 10 Software Testing Interview Questions for Juniors

​Discover what employers are looking for in a software tester with our Top 10 Software Testing Interview Question guide. Learn how to showcase your skills effectively.
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5 Factors to Consider When Planning QA for 2023

​QA planning for 2023 is vital for software success. Learn what are the 5 must-have factors to include in your 2023 strategy to elevate your software testing work.
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The power of professional opinion - The 2023 State of Testing survey

​The shift to Agile and DevOps and their impact on our productivity and our testing. And the consequences of automation adoption in regard to current processes, people, and platforms.
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Design Patterns In Test Automation with Christian Baumann

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Christian Baumann
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PractiTest Named Leader in the G2 Grid® Report for Winter 2023

​We're thrilled to announce that PractiTest was named a Leader in G2's Grid® Report Winter 2023 for Test Management, Software Testing, and Requirements Management categories.
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End of the Year Reflection 2022 - How to Evaluate your QA Success

The final days of the year are a great time to evaluate what you've accomplished in the past year and how to better prepare for the year ahead.
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Mobile Test Management - Guest Webinar with Daniel Knott

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Daniel Knott
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An Introductory Guide to QA for Non-Testers

What you should know before participating in your company’s software testing efforts
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PractiTest New & Improved Features Summary 2022

​Right before 2022 comes to an end, it is time to summarize all the important features we have added and improved in PractiTest test management platform.
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Top 10 Software Testing YouTube Channels

Are you looking for a new way to enrich your knowledge? Read our Top 10 Software Testing YouTube Channels list to discover professional videos from experts!
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Is This Testable? How to Ask Better Questions from My Applications and Engineering Teams

Michael Larsen
Michael Larsen
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9 Dos and Don’ts in Test Automation Moving Forward To 2023

​What are the pitfalls in test automation? Daniel Knott is writing about the Dos and Don’ts in test automation as he learned them the hard way during his career.
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Measuring QA Contribution to Your Business

The contribution of a proper Quality Assurance process can provide your business, the importance of measurement, recommended QA metrics, and more
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Top 10 Online Communities for Testers

Looking to be part of a dedicated software testing community? Check out our top 10 online communities for testers list, and join the best communities online!
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The 90-Day Journey of a QA Manager to Impact

How to achieve an immediate impact within the first three months in your new role as QA manager
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5 Ways Building User Profiles Can Improve Your Testing

Given the limited time to test, we need to make the most of it. Building user profiles is a great practice to find the critical bugs in the most important areas of the application under test.
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A Complete Guide to Software Test Execution

Much has been written on the topics of test planning and test design, however not as much is written about test execution. In this article, we present some approaches and key considerations for software test execution with the hope that you can assess your own situation and adapt these for your own use.
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What Makes A Good Tester Great?

What makes a good tester great? Lessons I learned during my software testing career in the last 13 years. From failures to successes and what I have learned.
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Enabling Digital Transformation in the Semiconductor and Hardware Space

With digital transformation on the rise in the semiconductor and hardware space, Testing electronics is the best way to ensure that they're going to do what they say they will and provide users with a pleasant experience.
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What is CI/CD? The Complete Guide to Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery

CI/CD is a vital part of DevOps methodology. While CI means Continuous Integration, CD refers to Continuous Delivery or Deployment. Learn here more about CI/CD.
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The Lazy Tester, Musings on Being Efficient - Guest Webinar by Melissa Tondi

Melissa Tondi
Melissa Tondi
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Roadblocks to Bug Reporting - Guest webinar with Michael Stahl

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Michael Stahl
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5 Ways A Modern Test Management Platform is Good for Business

Achieve business success by making smarter decisions regarding product release and quality.
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How to Create a Software Test Strategy? Complete Guide With Examples

What is a software test strategy? Learn how to write software test strategy, see live examples for software test strategies templates and the difference between strategic and tactical testing.
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Become a Testing Superhero - Reach your full potential

Much like superheroes, all testers have different superpowers they are using in their efforts to save the day. Are you using yours to their fullest potential?
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Use Case vs Test Case

Use Case vs Test Case. Two valuable elements help understand the interaction between the end-user and the system’s behavior. Learn about the differences here.
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PractiTest is recognized in Forrester’s Continuous Automation Testing Platforms report

We’re proud to share that PractiTest has been recognized in The Continuous Automation Testing Platforms Landscape, Q3 2022, Forrester report.
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Functional vs Non-Functional Testing

Functional vs Non-Functional Testing. Two umbrella terms include a large variety of different test types that cover functional and non-functional aspects.
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The Future of Testing - What It Might Be?

What will be the future of testing? Topics such as big data, AI/ ML, blockchain and security will impact software testing in the next decade. Be prepared.
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How to Make Sure Your Testing Process is Efficient?

The QA process is a vital part of creating quality software. Learn here tips that will help you keep your software testing process as efficient as possible.
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How to Delight 8 Billion Humans Guest webinar with Dona Sarkar

About Dona Sarkar
Dona Sarkar
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The Visual Testing Revolution Guest webinar with Andrew Knight

About Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight
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Common Continuous Testing Pitfalls In DevOps And How To Avoid Them

Why progressively optimized test suites are crucial to any highly evolved DevOps team and the quality of complex software systems.
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Top 10 Software Testing Podcasts to Follow in 2023

Real-life insights from professionals in the testing industry you should definitely add to your subscription list.
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Are you doing OKR or just OK?

With the first half of 2022 under our belts, now is a great opportunity to pause, analyze and assess what adjustments we should make moving forward. Here's What to consider when analyzing the first part of the year to make the second an even greater success.
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Top 15 Software Testing Books

Books are a great source of information for software testers to learn new skills and acquire knowledge. Come check out this top 15 software testing books list!
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Test Management 3.0 - The Challenges and Value of Testing in Today’s Agile & DevOps Reality

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Intellyx
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Shifting Accessibility Testing to the Left with Marie Drake

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Marie Drake
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5 Signs You Need To Scale Up Your QA And Testing Operations

In order to develop high-quality software, it is crucial to perform proper QA activities. Notice these 5 signs you need to scale up your QA and testing operations.
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What is System Testing? An in-depth guide

System testing is perhaps the single most important level of testing because it involves testing all the key elements of a system, here's how to approach it properly
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Insights from the 2022 State of Testing Report - Roundtable Discussion

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How to succeed as a Tester in a DevOps environment

Huib Schoots
Huib Schoots
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PractiTest Live Training & Q&A Session

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Increasing Productivity by Uncovering Costs of Delay - with Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein
Jutta Eckstein
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Achieve Test Traceability For Compliance Requirements

Learn how to achieve test traceability for compliance requirements such as FDA validation guidelines and other software safety standards!
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How to bring accessibility into your teams - with Laveena Ramchandani

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Laveena Ramchandani
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PractiTest's Test Automation Management Capabilities - PractiTest Labs

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Who's Ready for Post-Modern Testing? Guest Webinar by Alan Page

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What is API Testing? (The Beginner’s Guide)

Understand the concept of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)and how to test them
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What is a Test Plan? The Complete Guide for Writing a Software Test Plan

What is a test plan? Learn how to write great test plans, see live examples for test plan templates and the difference between test strategy vs test plan
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10 Ideas to help you correctly evaluate 2021 and effectively plan 2022

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Joel Montvelisky
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Metatesting : The secret questions you need to ask yourself to be a world-class tester

Paul Merrill
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Embrace automation without fear - Guest Webinar by Ajay Balamurugadas

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Growing an Experiment-driven Quality Culture - Guest Webinar by Elisabeth Hocke

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Build Software vs. Buy Software

Everything to consider before you decide.
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Testing is Not the Goal - Guest Webinar by Rob Meaney

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Realizing Test Cases, Test Scripts and Test Scenarios as Valued Testing Assets

Too many testers are writing test cases, test scripts and other test documentation with only the short-term in mind. Learn why documentation is important
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What Is Sanity Testing? A-Z Guide on Sanity Testing (Examples & Checklist)

What is sanity testing? How do you do it and why it matters for software testers. Learn all of this and more in our new guide
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Tips I wish I got when I first started my career as a QA professional

Nobody can argue that experience is valuable, at any field of work. Get tips from QA Professionals from around the world to kick start your career.
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The Ins and Outs of a Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)

In this article, we explore the concept of traceability in software testing and how to document traceability in a requirements traceability matrix (RTM).
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Regression Testing vs Unit Testing

Regression Testing vs. Unit Testing. Two meaningful tests contribute to the software development life cycle. Discover what the differences are between them.
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Creating your QA center of excellence

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System Testing vs Integration Testing

System Testing vs Integration Testing. Learn about the advantages and differences between those two key tests that are intended to ensure flawless function.
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Smoke vs Regression Testing

Smoke Testing vs Regression Testing. Two influential tests ensure bug-free functioning software. Learn more about Smoke and Regression testing here.
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Test Plan vs Test Case

Test Plan vs Test Case, Two important documents that help QA teams to control the software testing process. Learn about the differences between them here.
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What is Smoke Testing? A Complete Guide to Smoke Testing

What is smoke testing, and how the term “smoke testing” originated? How can we use history as an analogy for finding defects in software and systems.
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What Is Functional Testing? (The Intermediate Guide)

Functional Testing is used in software testing to verify what the software should do and its features/functionality. Read our new guide to learn more!
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What is Exploratory Testing? (A SIMPLE Guide)

What is exploratory testing? How do you do it and why it matters for software testers. Learn all of this and more in our new guide
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Black Box Vs White Box Testing

Here you can find a comparison between Black Box Vs Whilte Box Testing. Discover the key differences and similarities.
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What is Integration Testing? A Complete Guide to Integration Testing

What is integration testing? Explore the various levels of integration testing, and the difference between integration and interoperability testing.
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Alpha Testing vs Beta Testing

Here you can find a comparison between Alpha Testing vs Beta Testing. Discover the key differences and similarities.
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Testing a data science model - Guest Webinar By Laveena Ramchandani

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Unit Test Vs Functional Test

Unit Test vs. Functional Test, two essential tests that assure higher quality software. Learn more about the differences and the advantages of each test.
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Test Plan Vs Test Strategy

Here you can find a comparison between test plan vs test strategy. Discover the key differences and similarities.
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Unit Test Vs Integration Test

Here you can find a comparison between unit test vs integration test. Discover the key differences and similarities.
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Pros and Cons of Using Jira as a Test Case Management Tool

Thinking about using Jira for test case management? Learn about the pros & cons of using Jira as a test case management tool before reaching a decision
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Load Testing Vs. Stress Testing

Load Testing vs. Stress Testing. Two types of Performance Testing have common confusion among them. Learn the differences between those two valuable tests.
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What Can We Learn From The 2021 State of Testing Report

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PractiTest Labs - New PractiTest Features and Additions

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Understanding, Defining and Implementing Software QA and Testing Metrics

This article explores the territory around software testing metrics and measurement, two key aspects of the software QA and testing process.
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9 Ways to Be Positive About Negative Testing

What is Negative Testing and why is it so important? In this article we explore the testing form of “breaking” a software and the required techniques.
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9 Ways to Boost Your Regression Testing

Boost your regression testing - In this article, we will consider nine proven practices that can make regression testing more effective and more efficient.
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Breaking Down The Key Differences: Smoke vs Sanity Testing

Software testers must differentiate between smoke and sanity testing. We have outlined what you need to know to make your job easier!
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5 User Acceptance Testing Best Practices To Be More Productive

Streamline your UAT process today with our User Acceptance Testing Best Practices. Follow these today to improve your productivity!
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Test Automation Frameworks - The Complete Guide

Discover what testing frameworks are, how test automation frameworks can be of benefit, and examples for automations frameworks.
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Characteristics of a Modern Test Process - Guest Webinar By Jan-Jaap Cannegieter

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SEBTE A Simple Effective Experience-Based Test Estimation

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How To Find Your Dream Career and Become Successful Leaders - Guest Webinar by Raj Subrameyer

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Peek Into Observability from a Tester's Lens - Guest Webinar by Parveen Khan

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Stop throwing away 75% of your Automated Testing value - a Joint webinar by PractiTest and Eggplant

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Enhancing quality and testing in agile teams from theory to practice

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Achieving quality with as little “testing” as possible

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Managing Security Tests and Creating a Secure Culture - Guest Webinar by Santhosh Tuppad

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PractiTest Labs - Managing automation with PractiTest

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How to implement your testing methodology using 5 PractiTest features

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Connecting Manual Testers to an Agile Era

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Generating visibility into your projects, using PractiTest graphs and reports

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PractiTest Labs - Optimize your testing with the right combination of PractiTest's abilities

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Testing without requirements

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How to Reduce Test Case Maintenance with Randall Rice

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Exploratory Testing Live Q&A with James Bach & Joel Montvelisky

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How Testers Can Help Deliver a Great Mobile Experience

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Your Testing Project Preparation Checklist

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Unconventional Ideas for Revolutionary Testing Teams

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Valuable Testing Metrics You Cannot Afford to Ignore

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How to cope with the growth of your testing team?

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Testing game changers

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When a Test Manager Makes a Difference

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Derk-Jan de Grood
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Tips to Become a Kick-Ass Tester in Today’s Changing Environment

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10 Common Testing Pitfalls

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Mixing Testing Types for Optimized Results

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Communication Skills for Testers

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Testing Reports: How to make the most out of them without losing time on making them

Software testing reports are meant to reflect a project’s progress and provide a clear overall picture of the product’s status. Here's how to create them.
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Developer Testing Webinar

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Choosing the right Software Testing tool for your Software Development process

Software development is a complex, technical and intense process, that is continuously evolving, and so are software testing tools available.
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Agile Test Management Webinar

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Stop being a bottleneck for software quality assurance

Stop being a bottleneck for software quality assurance, Why 'testing’ might be holding back the quality of your software.
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Testing Risk Management Webinar

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Master Test Plan Webinar

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Software Testing 101: The crucial guide to software QA for project managers

Software Testing 101: The crucial project management guide to software Quality Assurance for project managers.
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Testing Under Pressure

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Is Excel holding back your testing?

Is time to start looking beyond Excel, and invest in a good test management tool to help you with your testing efforts?
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Testing Metrics Webinar

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Test Management Comparison Checklist

Choose the right QA test management tool with the help of this test management comparison checklist.
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What can we learn from the 2019 State of Testing™ Report Webinar

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Keep ahead of the curve & become a kick-ass tester

Today’s economy is pushing the world towards technological automation. Learn how to become a kick-ass tester by keeping up with trends in testing
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10 Important Guidelines To Follow When Writing a Test Case

Test case specifies the work procedure, expected results and the conditions a tester needs to verify. Follow 10 simple guidelines to write a good test case
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DevOps Testing Tools: Leverage the Power of Automation

DevOps tools can help you speed up the testing process. Discover top DevOps testing tools and learn key best practices.
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How to Test Behavior Driven Development (BDD) with PractiTest

Find out what is BDD testing and how to use Behavior Driven Development with PractiTest test management tool.
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How to coordinate your automated and manual testing

Discover best practices for coordinating your automated and manual testing efforts together, and how you can achieve better testing coverage.
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The new reality of (Manual +Automation) Test Management

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Exploratory Testing and the DEER Heuristic

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5 Ways A Modern Test Management Platform is Good for Business

Attain triumph in your business endeavors by exercising sound judgment in matters concerning the launch and standard of your products.
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The User Story Value Hypothesis

Why are we even developing this feature? not asking the question and failing to make sure we have a clear answer is both wrong and dangerous.
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The Pesticide Paradox - How to Keep Your Tests Relevant

Even if you create a suit that has a very high coverage percentage and bug discovery success rate (calculated based on the level of escaping defects), you should not lay down your guard.
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Teaching Programmers to Test

Would you trust a programmer to test your application? sometimes you don’t have a choice.
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The Simple Differences Between Product Risks and Project Risks

Risks are a big part of any manager’s work. We are expected to be in the lookout for the things that may happen and prepare accordingly.
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Mindful Testing – Something Like Meditation for Your Testing Project

Mindful testing cannot be done by chance. However, from a testing perspective, it is the best kind of testing you can do, and many great testers will even define it as the only type of real testing to be done.
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How Good It Is to Meet People in Person Again

There is something different, orders of magnitude stronger and more powerful, about meeting in person.
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Finding Your MVP - Do You Even Know What an MVP Is?

Shaping features that have the functionality users want to use, helps your team expand the quality of your products
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Asking For Help When Needed – This Is Also a Valuable Skill

Even when talking about testing, there will be tasks that make more sense to ask someone with more experience and tools to solve.
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A Good Tester Asks Good Questions

Your work is to test and to provide visibility into whether the application is meeting the quality standards of your users and stakeholders. The only way to do this is by understanding what’s important to all of them and creating a test plan (or work plan!) that will effectively cover it.
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10 Reasons Why You are NOT a Professional Tester!

Even if you don’t agree with me, I want to hear your feedback in order to learn from it and improve our work!
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What is User Acceptance Testing? A Concise Guide to UAT Planning and Design

What is UAT testing? Discover all you need to know about User Acceptance Testing planning and design
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How to Define an Effective Test Automation Strategy

Here we discuss why a test automation strategy is essential for truly successful test automation, including live automation strategy sample and template.
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