Keynote and Mobile Testing

Three Ways Keynote Improves Mobile Testing and Monitoring
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Keynote demonstration of their testing tools for mobile apps and websites on real devices across cellular networks. Here are three takeaways from the presentation that I, as an automation test specialist, was thoroughly impressed by.

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Lessons Learned: Testing Keys from James

The world of testing can be a minefield in regards to how difficult, stressful, and frustrating a project can be. This is due to certain projects having more documentation, organization, and planning than others. With support not only from your colleagues, but from your client, team members, and management, a challenging project can run much smoother. With that in mind, I have put together some lessons learned that I have gained throughout my experience as a tester.

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Up and Running With the Problems Step Recorder Tool

Hidden within Windows you will find an application called Problems Steps Recorder (PSR). PSR automatically captures the steps you have taken on your computer. After the steps are recorded, a file will be created that includes a text description of where you clicked along with a screen shot of the window during each click.

This tool is useful in the defect creation process because it can inform interested parties exactly what steps are taken to produce a defect.

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Quality Assurance Considerations

My experience as a Quality Assurance professional with many different projects in various business domains has helped me to develop several points for establishing a Quality Assurance process within an organization:

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LoadRunner 12.02: Under The Hood

At the tail end of last year, HP made the announcement that the latest and greatest version of LoadRunner was now available as a general release, 12.02.  So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to show some of the highlights from this release as they have included some pretty cool stuff that is sure to improve even more with later releases.

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Your Agile Team Explored

Teams Have Always Been, and Will Always Be, the Reason for Success
It’s all about the TEAM!

There are four stages of a team which require four different skills of a Scrum Master: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. Below you will find a table of skills required for each stage of the team based on my experience. Please download as a complement to this post.

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Web Content Accessibility

More often than not the term web accessibility is used to describe how people with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities can access the web. However, with the average age of web users going up every year we need to keep in mind that an aging population will generally start to exhibit issues such as loss of eyesight, manual dexterity, concentration levels, and short-term memory, thus web accessibility is also important in this context.

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Scrum Master Shares Lessons of Success

“The best way to reduce cost and time is to improve quality” – Deming

Four years ago, I decided to go for it and become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Over the next couple of weeks I’d like to share some basic learned lessons from the course, along with advice generated from my professional experience.

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You on Paper: Resume Tips

The dreaded resume: Your accomplishments and accolades, with a touch of personality all on a piece of paper so that you can find that dream job, or pay your bills. Either way, at some point we all market ourselves with a resume or C.V. and many of us think, “I’m not doing this right,” “What makes me so special?,” “Is this too long?” and then, when we can’t answer ourselves we begin the Google search for examples, tips, and templates.

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