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1. Lessons Learned from Forgotten Mobile Apps

Anybody with a smartphone has a folder of forgotten apps. We have come to an age where the mobile smartphone is the primary, if not exclusive, platform for launching an application. But, the formula for mobile-app success is not as simple as some may think. Here’s a list of five companies that you probably don’t want to follow:

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The industry’s jargon can be hard to decipher at times, especially when trying to explain these buzzwords to fellow co-workers within your organization who don’t really have a clue what you are talking about. Buzzwords are unavoidable, however there needs to be a clear understanding of what a buzzword is and the testing buzzwords you should know.

What is a buzzword?

A buzzword can be defined as, “a term of art or technical jargon that has begun to have wider use in society among non-specialists who use the term vaguely or imprecisely.”

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1. The Guessing Game – Alternatives to Agile Estimation and the #NoEstimates Debate

The inaugural Agile Singapore Conference was held in March and focused on producing software. In this video, Neil Killick goes over alternatives to Agile Estimation and exposes the risks inherent to the estimation culture, proposing practical alternatives for the project and spring level.

Killick is a passionate Agile and Lean thinker, blogger, speaker and helper. He provides coaching, training, project/product management and business analysis services to organizations who are looking to become more effective at delivering the right software while creating more humane, happy workplaces.

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1. Aren’t You Glad You’re a Software Tester?

Eric Jacobson is a software tester in Atlanta, GA. Here’s what he has to say about software testing:

It’s true. Our job rocks. Huff Post called it the 2nd happiest job in America this year. Second only to being a DBA… yawn. Two years ago, Forbes said testing was #1. But why? Neither article goes in depth. Maybe it’s because all news is good news, for a tester:

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Poorly performing websites, like Twitter’s recent fiasco with Ellen’s selfie, are a constant source of irritation for users. At first you think it’s your computer, or maybe someone on your block is downloading the entire “Game of Thrones” series. But, when nothing changes after refreshing the page once or twice, you give up, mutter under your breath, and move on.

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