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Learn more about Software Testing and QA, including topics on test automation, DevOps, and user acceptance testing.

Black-Box vs. White-Box Testing

The software testing field\'s lexicon is huge and continues to grow. Newcomers to the field may be intimidated by the thought of learning so much jargon. Luckily, we\'ve written a post to make this situation...

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What Is Infrastructure as Code in CI/CD Pipeline?

At first blush, infrastructure as code (IaC) and continuous integration / continuous deployment (CI/CD) don\'t seem to go together. They represent two completely different processes, don\'t they? One is a mechanism for defining how you...

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What Is the Test Automation Pyramid?

There are many different types of software testing. They\'re not interchangeable: each one caters to a different testing need and offers very different feedback. However, that doesn\'t mean you should use every form of testing...

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Kubernetes vs. Docker: Differences You Need to Know

Both Docker and Kubernetes are ubiquitous tools nowadays. They\'re two of the most popular existing open-source projects. Whether your workloads run in the cloud or on-premise, it\'s exceedingly likely that you\'ll be using these two...

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QA vs. Testing: What’s the Difference?

When the competition is just a few clicks away, you can\'t afford to ship poor quality software; if you do, you\'re begging for your clients to become former clients. However, getting yourself familiar with the...

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Four Training Areas for Test Automation With SmartBear

The fact that you\'re considering SmartBear training confirms that you\'ll soon be using the platform optimally. Learning how to use the test automation solutions and resources made available in SmartBear can be daunting. However, as...

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Increase Test Automation Coverage With SmartBear Training

SmartBear is a platform encompassing best practice enforcement tools. These tools range from design and development quality to test automation for seamless-yet-safe integration to performance optimization solutions. As wide as this high-level take suggests, ensuring...

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What User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Is and Is Not

It\'s time to dive into the mysteries of user acceptance testing (UAT). In this short post, we\'ll talk about what it is, who performs it, why it\'s necessary, and how you can smoothly integrate it...

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Static Analysis With SonarQube

SonarQube is a platform for analyzing software for bugs, vulnerabilities, and code smells. In addition to performing a variety of static analysis checks on your source, it presents the results in the form of rich...

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Static Testing: What You Need to Know

What Is Static Testing? Static testing is a type of testing that\'s performed on a piece of software without executing the actual code. During testing, we review and validate the product and its supporting documents....

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Unit Testing Tutorial: Getting Started With Test-Driven Development (With Java)

The web offers a virtually infinite menu of information, which makes finding a unit testing tutorial fit for beginners a daunting task. Well, if a unit testing tutorial is what you need, search no more....

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Top 3 Reasons Test Automation Projects Fail

At this point, many of us understand the benefits of test automation. It reduces manual repetitive testing over the life cycle of our application, reduces defects, and increases the quality of our code. So why...

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