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Accessibility Testing: Four Tips for Doing It Right

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed by the extra effort involved in delivering accessible software, don’t be dismayed. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind. 1. Embed Accessibility Testing The purpose of the first round of guideline … Continue reading

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Better Test Reporting – Data-Driven Storytelling

Testers have a lot of project “health” data at their finger tips – data collected from others in order to perform testing and data generated from testing itself. And, sometimes test reporting gets stuck on simply communicating this data, these … Continue reading

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Mobile Testing – An Interview with Melissa Tondi

I recently interviewed Melissa Tondi on the topic of mobile testing. Melissa is the founder of Denver Mobile and Quality (DMAQ), Head of QA at ShopAtHome.com and has had significant experience working in, and speaking publicly about, mobile testing. We … Continue reading

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Test Planning Game: “Mind Your Own Business”

You might find it familiar to be involved in, or responsible for, the planning and design of testing on a project where the business drivers around why/how the project is important, in the larger sense, are not entirely clear to … Continue reading

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Selling Accessibility Testing and a Plan to Get Started

During a sales meeting, a question on accessibility was asked. “How do we talk about the importance of accessibility testing without fear becoming the main motivation to act?” I had to admit that in all my years running accessibility testing … Continue reading

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Can Playing Games Improve Tester Skills? Exploring the Science Behind Games

Are gamers predisposed to careers in software testing? The prevalent perception seems to be that testers enjoy playing games more than the general population, and that playing games makes us better testers by honing cognitive skills, which especially important in … Continue reading

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Into The Unknown: Entering The World Of Software Testing

I recently joined PQA as a quality detective and, being a novice tester who has just entered the field of testing, I would like to share some of my thoughts based on my experience from the past couple of weeks. … Continue reading

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How many testers does it take to install a doorbell? Isolating a defect in real-life

As testers, we tend to be analytical thinkers by nature.  This is a valuable quality in our work, but how often do we take note of how we exercise those skills in other areas of our life? The following is … Continue reading

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Jumping Into Mobile Application Testing – A Continuously Moving Target

Adoption of mobile devices is at an all-time high and the demographics of the technology market are changing. If the user base changes, user acceptance testing must necessarily change. You can probably trust a Linux user running your command line … Continue reading

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IT Consulting – Sales Experience Required?

Sales experience needed in an IT consulting role? OK, first answer these questions… Who are you? What do you do? What do you love? Then, consider…

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