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User Acceptance Testing Best Practices for a Successful Go-Live

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 15, 2019 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 1 Comment

User Acceptance Testing is a vital but often overlooked aspect of software development. It can seem redundant, and no one wants to hear about software bugs from a frantic email from an end user. But developers and end users may not always have the same understanding of the requirements, and it’s better to know about any potential issues or misalignments before the software goes live rather than afterward.

In this article, I cover some User Acceptance Testing best practices to ensure your application is thoroughly tested, bugs get resolved before launch, and clients are successful and happy.

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4 Common Problems That Inhibit JIRA Workflow Agility

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Workflows are vital for any Agile team. They help automate repeatable processes to make it easier for people to collaborate with more efficiency and fewer errors. Though they may sound like a magic bullet for productive team collaboration, they aren’t foolproof.

Here are four common problems that inhibit JIRA workflow agility and success. Learn to recognize them so you can prevent inefficiencies and ensure your workflows are always advancing organizational growth and sustainability.

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How an Agile-Waterfall Hybrid Approach Can Limit Software Success

[fa icon="user"] Martyna Florczak [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Waterfall methodology emerged from the industrial world of assembly lines and specializations. With few known alternatives, the methodology was also applied to software development. Over time, however, frustrations from its many disadvantages, such as the inability to go back and change something or the length of time to get a working prototype up and running, led developers to lean toward more agile processes.

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How Cloud-Based Automation Testing Tools Create Better Software

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Testing has always been an important stage of the software development lifecycle. Teams that do it well clearly understand the benefits and are often the strongest advocates for the practice. Unit tests should be a given in any web application’s code base. Automated functional testing takes this a step further and allows application testing on the user-interface level, which adds another layer of protection that helps catch mistakes before they reach production.

In this article, you’ll learn more about how cloud-based automation testing tools help software development teams reduce costs, create higher code quality, and increase velocity so they can move forward quickly.

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CI/CD with Jenkins and Azure DevOps Services

[fa icon="user"] David Henry [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

If you already have Jenkins as your build server and want to take advantage of services in Azure DevOps without fully switching over, you may find yourself with an existing Jenkins infrastructure, a source control repository, an Azure DevOps subscription, and a lot of questions. Fortunately, there are many extensibility points you can use to tie these solutions together in a way that works best for your business and team’s skillsets.

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