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Boy, what a loaded question that can be these days, and the most exact answer is, “it depends.” Today’s software development projects are nimble in comparison to what they once were. While we review what a testing process might look like, it’s important to note that the most experienced software testing teams will be the [...]

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Whenever you release code into the production environment and shortly after realize that you’ve also injected a number of defects into production, you’re more than likely going to want to take a 3 phased approach to resolve the trouble.The first phase is going to be emergency triage and all the initial tasks that you need [...]

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If you’re an avid follower of our blog here at Lighthouse Technologies, you’ll notice the trend that many of the frustrations around software coding quality usually start at the very core – the business requirements. If you get those wrong, too vague, misleading, or misunderstood, your final result is more than likely doomed to fail [...]

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Let’s start with a disclaimer:I talk about the 5x rule involving the costs of defects in this article, but it can get much worse than 5x. Depending on when a defect is identified, the costs associated with correction, and worse yet, the revenue losses associated with that defect, can all mean the total amount can [...]

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Test automation as a service (TaaS) is going to be a growing buzz phrase for 2020, but what exactly is it? We’re so glad you asked! We see TaaS as a means of removing one more struggle from the battle for resources. Here, a service provider (instead of employees) performs testing activities. In a nutshell, [...]

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You are so close to the finish line. You might just keep this project on time and on the budget, after all. But then, just as you are about to plan for some relaxing downtime to celebrate your upcoming win… wait for it…BOOM. You walk into a pile of service desk tickets, all related to [...]

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Did we just say dumpster fire? Why, yes, we did just say dumpster fire. If you raised your eyebrow at this moment wondering what precisely a dumpster fire is:Dumpster fire (dʌmpstər ˈfaɪər) – A recurring daily emergency that never gets fixed. Something stupid keeps happening.Oh, now you know what we’re talking about! If you identify empathetically [...]

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Nobody wants to go there, and we pray we never have to make that call. If you’ve been running software projects for more than a day, you’ve probably had to make that call, and it’s usually not pretty. Here are some tips to reduce those moments.

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