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This is the fourth installment of blogs regarding the Top 5 Agile Testing Challenges. Now that Agile development is mainstream and each day more teams are migrating from Waterfall to Agile development, it's important to understand how this methodology shift impacts testing teams. This blog is the first in a series of blogs where I will break down the common challenges that Agile testing teams face and talk about how to solve them. For those that aren't familiar with the differences between Agile and Waterfall development, here is a quick refresher: Agile development introduces time-boxed development, where development cycles (called Sprints) are shorter and limited in scope. Agile sprints are normally 2 weeks to a month in duration whereas Waterfall development cycles are normally many months. Agile development introduces continuous integration, which means that cod... (more)

Agile Testing Challenges: Overcoming Quality, Process and Team Issues

Agile development focuses on fast and efficient software delivery. Agile testing requires the same speed and flexibility. Software teams recognize that early testing increases the feedback that drives the success of Agile projects, but to be truly Agile, teams must be able to respond to changing requirements, quality and team issues quickly, efficiently and effectively. Click to Tweet: @SmartBear Webinar 5/24 w/ add'l Experts @lisacrispin @mheusser @bobgalen Overcoming #Agile #Testing Challenges ht.ly/aZ1Yc To learn how to make your testing more Agile, join SmartBear Software Vice ... (more)

Web Application Performance - Only ONE Aspect of Website User Experience

What is the key to delivering great user experiences? Technical performance is only one part. I have been pursuing the ... ... (more)

Five Ways to Ensure API Quality from Development through Deployment

Ensuring Web API lifecycle quality can be time-consuming and costly for software developers, IT Operations and e-commerce teams, but it doesn’t have to be that way. To learn how, join SmartBear Software for its informative Webinar featuring Gartner, Inc., “Your Guide to the Golden Age of APIs, 5 Ways to Ensure Quality from Development through Deployment,” on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT, 6:00 p.m. BSTWeb APIs are growing exponentially and are essential for mobile and social applications. They also are used in innovative forms of e-commerce that comb... (more)

Weird Coworkers? Bet You Can’t Top These 10 Oddballs!

If you’ve been in the workforce for longer than a year or two, you’ve probably had some odd coworkers. But how do yours stack up against the winners of our weirdest coworker contest? I recently asked... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)