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How to Drive Browser Performance

Software developers all hear the word “performance” at some point in their careers. We all want our applications to be performant. We’ll help you get there.

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How To Be A Confluence and Jira Requirements Hero

Manually creating user stories with Atlassian’s Jira from product requirements written in Confluence takes effort and doubles the work. Make it easier.

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Pytest-bdd, TestRail, and Test Artifacts

This is part of the Python Automation Testing blog series. You can review the code from this article on the Python Automation Git repo. Many QAs have a tendency to minimize the information they record when testing. This can vary from not recording the test data used, to having no written Test Cases. The challenge…

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What are Software Bugs and What Do They Want?

Setting the Stage In this article, we explore and discuss differing thoughts on the subject of bugs and their inevitable impact on your project. Can you, in a Scrum model, add them to your sprint with no estimating or prioritizing? How can you estimate a bug? How do you determine in your application which issue…

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Python Automation Testing: Pytest and Pytest-bdd

This is part of the Python Automation Testing blog series. You can review the code from this article on the Python Automation Git repo. A while back I started working on a new project where I had to put together an automated testing solution for Hybrid Applications developed with Ionic/Angular. I first considered ProtractorJS, as…

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Just One Tiny Fix

Just One Tiny Fix

Imagine a time when you just had to make a change. You know the one, the really small one, that fixes that very special issue… on a production environment. One may think of a thousand reasons not to. Using continuous integration, and properly separated yet perfectly similar environments might come at the top of the…

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Remote Pair Programming Made Easy with VSCode Live Share

Visual Studio Live Share makes real-time collaborative editing and debugging easier than ever. Distributed and co-located teams now enjoy a fast, feature-packed experience of: Pair programming Remote debugging Training Workshops Interviewing job candidates Onboarding team members Setting up Visual Studio Live Share Visual Studio Code is one of the most popular open source projects on…

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How to Debug Ionic/Cordova with Visual Studio Code

Modus loves Ionic! As an Ionic Trusted Partner, we do a lot of hybrid app development for various clients using Ionic Framework. Clients love it because they get to deploy their app to multiple app stores (Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and more) for the price of developing a single app! Developers love it because…

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Ship It: Release Management in Jira and Confluence

Ship It: Release Management in Jira and Confluence

Ship it! Planning, managing and communicating releases is often done as an afterthought. You release the functionality that is done at the end of the sprint, or you release whatever is ready when you hit your milestone. As for planning, well that is the result of numerous meetings, scrum board watching, and hand wrenching. Having…

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Jira: Using Epics vs Components vs Labels

We’re going to compare Epics, Components, and Labels as they are used in Atlassian’s tool, Jira. To properly use these features in Jira, you must first establish their definition of use and share these with your entire team and/or company. So let’s jump right in. What are these things? Epics are simply containers that are…

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