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Planning Your Quality Strategy in Today's DevOps World

Check out what our panel of experts had to say about best practices for fully integrating test automation throughout the DevOps pipeline.

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Top 10 Blogs of 2020

In 2020, the mabl community dove into the nuts and bolts of intelligent test automation. Here’s what they read the most.

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6 Strategies to Maximize Your End-to-end Testing Impact

Make QA more impactful with these strategic lessons that have helped many teams get off to the right start in their test automation journey.

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Faker.js Data Generator: My New Hero

Read about the personal experiences of a mabl user and how the realistic data generator feature allows them to test their code far faster than before.

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Test Automation in 2020: Findings from the DevTestOps Landscape Report

In this blog, we’ll share what teams are doing at a high level when it comes to test automation. Evaluate how effective your dev practices are.

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Scaling testing across your organization with the mabl platform

With mabl, the resources allocated to you in the cloud are scaled along with your testing needs, meaning the issue of your parallel tests running slower the more tests you run at once is easily solved.

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Making Waves: mabl Named as a Strong Performer in Global Continuous Testing

mabl has been designated as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave(TM): Continuous Functional Test Automation Suites, Q2 2020!

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Using mabl with Code Insights for Bitbucket to Catch and Fix Bugs Earlier

With new mabl and Bitbucket Code Insights integration, your team can see functional end-to-end test results right in your pull request.

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Understanding When to Use a Test Tool vs. a Test System

Comparing testing tools vs testing systems that unify all aspects of software testing throughout the entire software development lifecycle.

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Nurturing a Great Testing Culture - Learnings from Online Test Conference

Online Test Conference was an excellent opportunity to connect with testers all over the globe. These takeaways from the conference are worth sharing.

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What to shift left when you’re “shifting left”

Shift Left is a huge term in the software world right now. Read on to see how, when it comes to shifting testing, what type of tests should be going left.

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Creating a Culture of Quality - Stories from STAREAST

Looking back on all of the valuable sessions at STAREAST Virtual+ last week, we wanted to share a couple of key themes that emerged from the conference.

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Democratizing Testing Across Your Software Development Team

Our team has been busy expanding the mabl platform with new features & integrations to help teams integrate automated E2E testing across the dev workflow.

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Automate End-to-End Tests Throughout the Development Workflow

Integrating automated mabl testing with Atlassian Code Insights in Bitbucket Pipelines let you build intelligent pipelines that reduce toil in DevOps.

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Build QA into CI/CD with mabl and Atlassian Bitbucket Pipelines

mabl and Bitbucket Pipelines give you integrated QA in CI/CD that’s easy to implement and maintain, with tests that are reliable and effective.

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Teaming Up on Bug Tracking and Resolution Made Easy with Jira and mabl

mabl’s integrations with Jira Server, Data Center & Cloud provide a simple, convenient way to capture app issues and collaborate to fix issues fast.

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Atlassian Summit this Week: Working Together to Build Better Web Apps

We’ll be posting every day of Atlassian Summit about ways to integrate automated testing into a variety of Atlassian tools like Jira, BitBucket and Bamboo.

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Top Challenges of UX Research & Design and How to Overcome Them

This blog post covers general UX design and research challenges and the process we follow at mabl.

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devops

[WEBINAR] Continuous Testing with Containers

In this webinar, you'll walk away with an integration test plan that can reduce your cycle times and increase product quality.

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culture

Exploring together to find and prevent bugs with Elmer Fudd sessions

How does your team do exploratory sessions? Who's involved? Read to see how we do it at mabl & Download our free template on organizing bug hunt sessions!

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Using loops to test complex apps

There are many complex scenarios that you can reliably check with automated testing thanks to looping and conditionals within mabl. Read more in the blog.

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Why DevTestOps is going to peak in the coming decade

A lot of buzzwords come and go, but some stick around and become billion-dollar industries. Read to see why DevTestOps is next.

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Learning From Production Use

Monitoring, observability, and continuous testing drive performance. Here are a few examples of how these capabilities can improve and grow your products.

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mabl Product Showcase: Testing in DevOps has Never Been Easier

Testing is really hard to do - at scale. We're showcasing new updates to mabl that lets you integrate testing into the dev lifecycle.

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Faster Feedback with Parallel Tests

Keep your end-to-end workflow tests to a minimum. Running them in parallel is an obvious way to speed up your CI pipeline.

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Using test branches to test early in the development cycle

In this environment of continuous software change, it is extremely hard to keep up with testing and often times teams will compromise quality in favor of speed. Introducing branching as a way to have both, speed and quality.

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Setting up codeless visual testing in 5 minutes

We are excited to help you create codeless visual testing for key pages across your web app and marketing website in under five minutes. Get the details here.

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The Difference Between Regression and Retesting

Two types of testing, namely regression testing and retesting, often become confused since they occur after development. However they are quite different.

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How DevOps Impacts Testing

Whatever terminology you prefer, the culture, principles, and practices associated with DevOps continue to influence how delivery teams approach testing.

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[E-book] The Complete Guide to Shift Left Testing

This 31-page e-book outlines how to adapt to testing in an agile/DevOps software world with Shift Left Testing practices.

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mabl & GitHub Actions Are Better Together for Building Intelligent CI/CD

Today we release 2 enhancements to mabl's GitHub integrations that make it easy for developers to quickly and safely ship their code to production.

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Ways Your Team Can Gear up an eCommerce Site for Holiday Sales

Working with my teams, I’ve had some experience in gearing up for a big holiday sales season. I’d like to share the techniques and practices we used.

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Testing reCAPTCHA sites with mabl

Ever wondered how to have automated tests work with reCAPTCHA on your web application? We set out to find out how well mabl could work with them.

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Migrating from Manual Testing to Automated Testing

The path to automated software testing can be long and confusing, so we’re taking this opportunity to help you with the migration process and explain how mabl can speed up your time-to-market in the process.

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Exploring The Different Types of Test Automation Frameworks

Software testing comes in many different forms and it's important to understand the purpose and differences of the major testing frameworks. Let's explore the major software testing frameworks.

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[WEBINAR] Ensuring your website doesn't crash during the holiday rush

Join seasoned testers Marit van Dijk, Lisa Crispin, and Maaret Pyhäjärvi to hear horror and success stories about testing their sites for Black Friday.

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The State of DevTestOps Survey for 2020: Shift-Right Testing

The State of DevTestOps Survey is open for responses. Please take this year's survey about shift-right testing.

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Are testers still necessary?

Ever since testers have existed, there have been people proclaiming that they will no longer be needed, soon to be replaced by automation, AI, ML...

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[WEBINAR] Data Driven Testing Master Class

Data Driven Testing lets you easily control what data gets used in your tests and scale up your test cases. Register for this master class.

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Introducing the Test Automation Essentials courses of mablU

Get introduced to mabl University and start your education on test automation with Lisa Crispin and Darrel Farris.

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The side effects of having no automation goals

Not setting automation goals for your project sets you up to butt heads with members of your team. Unfortunately, happens all the time! You can prevent it.

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culture

[WEBINAR] A whole team approach to DevOps: Build, test, and run - together!

DevOps is about the whole team working together to deliver value to customers frequently, without drama or stress.

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[WEBINAR] CSS Selectors Masterclass

In this webinar, we will go over what a CSS Selector actually is and how to create effective selectors depending on what element(s) you are trying to find.

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Building Intelligent Pipelines with mabl and GitHub Actions 2.0

With mabl's integration with the new GitHub Actions, you can create intelligent CI/CD pipelines that automate end-to-end tests within your workflows!

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Start with a DevOps Transformation - You’ll Find Agile Along the Way

75% of companies get so excited measuring their new agile methods that they forget to measure the outcomes of their DevOps transformation.

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Oh lawd, mabl comin to Europe: EuroSTAR Prague 2019

mabl won EuroStar's Expo Hero competition! That means we get to finally meet the software testing community in Europe face to face, for the first time!

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How to succeed when including developers in your testing approach

There's a divide between testers and devs; their brains are just wired differently. Here are 5 tips for making testing less painful for devs.

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New technology, new tools... new automation strategies?

We’ve been waiting a long time for our flying cars, but the technology we once thought was impossible in test automation has started to be put to use.

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mabl Revolutionizes End-to-End Testing

Mabl has several new capabilities, such as end to end testing, that allow software teams to achieve unparalleled test coverage for their web applications.

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mabl + Segment: Test what users DO, not what they SAY

Even with real user monitoring, applying it towards testing efforts is still very much in its infancy - that is, until now with mabl's segment integration.

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Shift Left Testing: How to end the tester vs. dev war

Definition of Shift Left testing in software development.

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5 Selenium alternatives and how they compare

Selenium users know its pain points. This blog covers the newest generation of Selenium alternatives that are actually... usable!

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Key Findings from the 2019 DevTestOps Landscape Report

The 2019 DevTestOps Landscape Survey helped us learn more about what's going on in the testing world, especially as we are all shifting to DevOps.

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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Experiences of testers who have shifted left & right

Everyone's switching to agile and DevOps, but it's hard. These software testers' stories may give you some ideas on how to get started making the move.

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webinar

[EXPERT PANEL] How to shift to continuous testing in DevOps

Isabel Evans, Andrew Morton, Maryam Umar and Angela Riggs share their stories about shifting to continuous testing.

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Teams with the happiest customers fix production bugs in 1-8 hours

We ran a big survey to identify effective DevOps practices from harmful ones. What should your MTTR be? How often should you ship?

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[WEBINAR] Building a testing strategy that scales

Reverse the negative impacts brought about from common - not necessarily “good” - practices around automation tooling and QA hiring practices.

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[WEBINAR] End-to-end Automation at Scale

Testing end-to-end user scenarios is challenging, yet more important than ever due to increased complexity, variety and importance of user interfaces. We'll talk about delivering a quality user experience with a holistic view of the user's end-to-end user journey.

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46% of DevOps teams stressed/dissatisfied with their processes

DevOps is failing!? Teams are more stressed, less satisfied, and customers aren't much happier according to the 2019 DevTestOps Landscape Survey Report.

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How to scale up QA in a DevOps environment

CI/CD improves development velocity, but what about software quality? This blog will cover what tools you need to ve successful for testing in DevOps.

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How mabl Is Leading The Automation Testing Tool Trends of 2019

Joe Colantonio wrote a great set of test automation tool predictions for 2019 so we figured we'd compare mabl to his view of the future of testing.

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Accessibility + Testability FTW: Tech Tip

Testers and developers often collaborate on implementing custom attributes or selectors to improve resilience and maintainability in their automated tests, but can sometimes miss an opportunity to improve testability and accessibility together with little extra effort.

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The truth about ML in test automation

When our team decided to build an intelligent test automation service, we knew ML would be a huge benefit to have. Find out how more about ML here.

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How testing processes should change when you shift left

This blog will look at some healthy changes that should occur in your testing processes when your team decides to shift left and adopts a continual, holistic testing approach.

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Powerful Test Automation Practices: Part 2

Learn about building assertions in this post in Lisa Crispin and Steve Vance's series that introduces you to tried-and-true test automation practices and patterns that help teams create valuable automated tests.

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A Tester's Story of Adapting to the New World of Pipelines

Learn about the nerves, excitement, and gradual understanding and enlightenment of a tester transitioning from Waterfall to Agile and finally to CI/CD.

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The Evolution of the mabl Trainer

One year after its first commit, mabl is taking a look back at the development of the mabl trainer to see how far we've come.

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Shift left, shift right - what are we shifting, and why?

Learn what shift left and shift right mean in a testing context: the processes teams use to embrace the challenges of continuous delivery.

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[WEBINAR] Modeling Your Test Automation Strategy Part 2

Lisa Crispin looks at the Agile Testing Quadrants model in this webinar and how using it can help in different testing contexts such as continuous delivery.

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Selenium Grid vs. mabl: A Beginner’s Continuing Exploration

Open source vs. vendor, Selenium vs. mabl: A beginner explores both tools and documents his process, findings, and their learning curves.

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Powerful Test Automation Practices: Part 1

Learn about saving time with test creation in this intro to Lisa Crispin and Steve Vance's series that introduces you to tried-and-true test automation practices and patterns that help teams create valuable automated tests.

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[WEBINAR] Analyzing Automated UI Test Failures

Learn tips and tricks from Lisa Crispin on automated test creation, analyzing test results, and how to investigate failures in this recorded webinar.

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Practical Uses for Machine Learning in Software Delivery

How can AI and ML in software delivery help less successful teams? Can it enable successful teams to shorten their learning cycles so they can innovate even faster?

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Software Testing Conferences of 2019

2019 is here, and with it, a ton of awesome software testing conferences! We put together an infographic with a list of conferences to look out for this year.

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Highlights of 2018: Testing Blogs, Features & More

We've compiled a list of the top testing blogs and mabl features of 2018 for our readers and users. Please continue to enjoy our journey with us in 2019! :)

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How to solve the problems of codeless test automation tools

At mabl, we want to solve the problems of record and playback tools to ensure your CI/CD pipeline runs uninterrupted and your DevOps transition can be complete.

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Getting Started on Automated Testing

We'll break test automation down into smaller pieces to make it easy for you to understand what options you have for getting started on automated testing.

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What is Regression Testing and Why is it Important?

Designing and implementing regression tests has a much broader scope of activity than retesting. Learn what regression testing is and how to do it in Agile.

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Reporting Insights with mabl BigQuery Export Feeds

Learn how to use mabl BigQuery Export Feeds for real time reporting and deeper test analysis by linking your BigQuery and Looker accounts.

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[WEBINAR] Modeling Your Test Automation Strategy Part 1

Lisa Crispin looks at why teams struggle with test automation and how to use the testing pyramid for your test automation strategy in this webinar.

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Responsive Mobile Web Testing Strategies

Many organizations today understand the importance of the mobile experience and some have adopted a mobile-first strategy. But creating automated mobile web testing remains challenging.

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A beginner's adventure into browser-based testing tools

A beginner takes his first dip into browser-based testing tools. He tries SeleniumIDE, mabl, and Testim, then evaluates which one comes out on top based on usability and robustness.

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How to Get the Best ROI in Test Automation

In a world of DevOps and Agile, teams are feeling the pressure to automate everywhere. Here's how to ensure that you meet your ROI in test automation.

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Get Traction on Test Automation with a Whole Team Approach

Learn how to involve your team on all levels of your test automation and stop relying on manual regression checklists when deploying to production.

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DevTestOps According to the Experts

To get a real world perspective on DevTestOps, mabl sent its in-house expert on DevTestOps, Lisa Crispin, into the field to talk to the experts who use DevTestOps in mission critical situations every day.

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[SURVEY] DevTestOps Landscape

We want to understand the development landscape when it comes to testing and DevTestOps! Take this survey if you are working on a software team. There are only 25 multiple choice questions and it should only take 6 minutes to complete.

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How to ease the pain of automated GUI testing

Automated functional UI testing can be brittle and hard to upkeep and scale, making it straggle behind in the QA pipeline revolution. Read to see why we can't abandon automated functional UI tests anytime soon.

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Your automation testing strategy: pyramids, triangles and beyond

If your team struggles with automation testing, don’t feel alone. This post is about figuring out where to start and establishing a solid base you can build on.

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Keep Your Automated Testing Simple and Avoid Anti-Patterns

Lisa Crispin explains how your automated testing can benefit from following some good practice guidelines and improve your continuous delivery pipeline.

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[WEBINAR] Organizing Your mabl Journeys

Need help running your automated tests as efficiently as possible? Matthew Stein, customer success head at mabl, hosts a webinar on using mabl Plans.

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Open Source Testing Frameworks Sustainability Report

We assessed the sustainability of some of the most well-known Open Source test automation frameworks and provided insights to help you find the right tool for your team.

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[WEBINAR] Intro to CD and DevOps from a Testing Perspective

In this webinar, Lisa Crispin will help you learn the language of DevOps, continuous testing and continuous delivery so that you can communicate better.

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3 Ways to Scale Your Automated Tests to Infinity and Beyond with mabl

Learn three easy ways to scale your automated tests with mabl: using Plans effectively, working with Data-Driven Testing, and using Reusable Flows.

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Addressing Risk with Lessons from CAST 2018

Learn risk mitigation lessons from Lisa Crispin, including providing a psychologically safe environment where your team can do their best work.

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Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty: How Testers Contribute

Learn about a variety of team building insights for testing teams from Lisa Crispin that she learned at CAST 2018 which can help your team.

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mabl as Your Pair Testing Partner

mabl co-founder Izzy Azeri shares his thoughts on the future of pair programming, where one partner is human and the other an artificially intelligent program.

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Path to Production: Improving Our Deployment Pipelines

With CI/CD speeding up the development cycle, how can we achieve the continuous testing needed to catch up? Lisa Crispin gives ideas on how we can improve.

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GCP and the Future of Intelligent Software Testing

Watch Dan Belcher and Joe Lust present at Cloud Next '18, discussing cutting-edge test frameworks, on-demand infrastructure, and modern software testing.

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Cambridge Cloud Exchange: Joe Lust's Machine Learning

Joe Lust presents an in-depth look at mabl’s machine learning engine and its use of numerous GCP systems at Google Cambridge.

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The Benefits and Challenges of Pair Programming And Pair Testing

Learn how pair programming and pair testing can maximize engineering velocity and the accompanying benefits and challenges it brings.

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Using AI and Machine Learning to Speed Up Software Delivery

mabl co-founders Dan Belcher and Izzy Azeri talk on Cloudbees' DevOps Radio about the use of AI and machine learning in software testing.

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Using reusable flows for easy test creation in mabl

Learn from Tamara Yu, one of mabl's full stack developers, how to use reusable flows in mabl to make test creation and maintenance easier and easily replicated.

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4 Ways to Make Record and Playback Test Automation Not Suck

mabl is an automated testing service that runs in the cloud, and uses machine learning to make record and playback test automation just as described here.

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4 Ways Testers Can Avoid Peril When Moving to Automated Testing

Learn how manual testers can make the switch to automated testing hassle free and help their team keep up with the CI/CD cycle.

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Upcoming Testing Conferences in 2018

mabl's Chou Yang provides an infographic showcasing all the biggest upcoming 2018 testing conferences.

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Top 5 Challenges of Test Automation

We'll present the most common challenges that face teams as they pursue test automation efforts, and also how to overcome these challenges.

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How to integrate testing into your development workflow

mabl engineer Geoff explains exactly what the workflow of using mabl to test for any failures and regressions is like.

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Either You're a SDET or You're Not

Learn about the role of the Software Development Engineer In Test, or SDET, how it fits into the QA landscape, and if you're suited to be an SDET.

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Getting the most out of the mabl trainer

Overview of the major features of the mabl trainer Chrome extension, which is used to create automated functional tests.

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Machine Learning in Testing — the Bots vs. the Humans

mabl's Chou Yang goes over the most important recent advancements in machine learning testing and how dev teams can keep pace with their creations.

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ai

The Era of Intelligent Testing

Intelligent testing will dramatically improve the effectiveness of QA, ushering in a new era of efficiency and innovation across the software industry.

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Maintain Your Automated Functional Testing with Auto-Healing

Automated functional tests are a must to test at the speed of continuous delivery, but maintaining test scripts takes up a lot of time. Learn how mabl can help.

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How to Create Codeless Website Test Scripts using mabl

With mabl, everyone has the ability and time to maintain codeless test scripts for their website apps. You can try it free for 14 days; sign up here.

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Automated, Codeless Smoke Testing with mabl

We’ll show you how mabl covers one of the most basic tests you can run on critical functions of your applications, out of the box: codeless smoke testing.

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Software Testing in the Staging Phase of Deployment

Staging is the last phase in the deployment process before releasing to Production, but there is still software testing to be done. Learn more here.

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Dan Belcher on automated testing with Joe Colantonio

mabl co-founder Dan Belcher talks about the motivation behind developing a product to address some of the pain that currently exists in software testing.

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The Fundamentals of Integration Testing

Bob Reselman explains how to create integration tests, their place in development, the integration testing tools you want, and what results to expect.

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Regression testing using Facebook design principles

Learn how mabl using the ideas of Facebook's CT-Scan to automate regression testing and take the pressure off testers.

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[Webinar] The Future of QA

A comparison between Elasticsearch and Solr, two of the most popular search engines for modern applications.

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Local UI Testing in the Development Phase of the CI/CD Pipeline

Local UI testing is a critical part of development phase of a CI/CD pipeline. Learn more about how to do Local UI testing and what tools to use.

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Unit Testing in the Development Phase of the CI/CD Pipeline

Learn how to effectively design Unit Tests and avoid common pitfalls when testing. Unit testing is paramount as the first form of testing in the CI/CD pipeline.

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It’s time to use ML to fix End to End Testing

Learn how mabl is aiming to fix flaky end to end testing using machine learning.

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Why JMeter Sucks For Developers

JMeter is one of the more popular opensource testing tools but it frustrates so many developers. Take a look at some of the challenges JMeter presents.

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The Value of Software Testing History

The value of software testing history from modern developers at Apple and mabl. Why test history gives you better quality insights into your apps.

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Understanding Contract Testing for Microservices

CI/CD has made microservices increasingly popular with modern developers. Find out why contract testing is useful for testing your microservices.

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Is Selenium really that good?

50% of developers use Selenium. Is it really that good of a test automation framework? Why is it used so widely today?

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Can you test with Serverless Computing?

Seems as if everybody is jumping on board with the idea. Amazon has AWS Lambda, Microsoft offers Azure Functions and Google is sneaking in with Cloud Functions.

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