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articles and information about continuous testing and behavior-driven development

 

Should Developers Design Test Cases?

In the 1970s, 1980s and well into the 1990s, software developers wore countless hats.  As the IT industry evolved more specialized roles were created, like the QA Tester and Developer in Test, and more recently, the Test Automation Engineer.  Very small teams creating...

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Top Five Testing Terminology Misconceptions

In the world of software testing there are a handful of frequently misused terms.  Prior to my testing terminology enlightenment, I would often use the word “bug” as a catch-all for everything that went wrong with an application.  I’ve since seen the “error” (another...

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Cycle 2.2.1 Released!

We've updated Cycle to v. 2.2.1. This minor update to our most recent 2.2.0 release includes bug fixes and improvements, as well as some new functionality we were able to squeeze in for our terminal users.  Existing Cycle customers can download it now from...

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Ode to Jenkins

With February upon us, it is time to celebrate the 8th birthday of one of the most influential pieces of open source software, Jenkins. Few tools have become as ubiquitous across projects as this automation server. Jenkins augments software groups the...

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Cycle 2.2.0 Now Available!

Welcome to our first release of 2019! Read the post below for a summary of changes, or click the links to go straight to a section. Introducing Cycle ProjectsBlacklisting VariablesLine Wrapping SettingNew MOCA Step - Deleting a FileMiscellaneous Bug Fixes...

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3 Essential Black Box Test Design Techniques

Black-box testing is a method of software testing that examines the functionality of an application without peering into its internal structures or workings. This method of test can be applied virtually to every level of software testing: unit, integration, system and...

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In this case study, we look at how Cycle was used to save a 3PL time and money by testing their heavily-customized Warehouse Management System (WMS) upgrade.