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Manual Testing: Why and When?

Written by Jeff Lether on March 9, 2016

Many software developers instinctively know they need to test their solutions, but they aren’t always clear on the best way to proceed. There’s manual testing versus automated testing. There’s scripted testing versus exploratory testing. There are many other choices and possibilities to consider. Navigating the variety of choices to pick the approach that best fits…

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The Benefits of Multiple Project Roles

Written by Ashley Grizzell on March 4, 2016

I joined CTS, Inc. as a Software Engineer right after graduating from college.  I was eager to start coding and developing something in the real world. I was surprised however, when my first assignment was to test an application one of our teams had been working on.  That project experience not only allowed me to…

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Why Test Software At All?

Written by Amber Lehmann on February 25, 2016

Bottom line, no matter how good you are, you can’t think of everything. You will also be asked to make your software do things that you never intended for it to do. You will also never have requirements that are so clear that you will be able to think of every possibility to make sure the code doesn’t…

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The True Cost of Quality Assurance

Written by Amber Lehmann on February 25, 2016

You have heard it before and so have we, “QA is not cost effective.”  We hear this quite frequently being in the business of software development & testing.  What I’d like to propose here is not the cost of QA, but rather the cost of skipping it.  The effects of avoiding QA can be costly in…

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The Beauty of the Outsourced QA Team

Written by Ashley Grizzell on June 9, 2015

When talking with potential customers about outsourcing a portion or all of their quality assurance functions, the most common push back I hear is, your testers do not understand my application and business process as well as my team. I would argue that not having in depth knowledge is both a pro and a con….

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What is new in ASP.NET MVC 5? (3 of 3)

Written by Ron Todosichuk on May 25, 2014

Introduction This is part three of a three part series outlining some of the key new feature in ASP.NET MVC 5. In this part, we will look at Authentication Filters and Filter Overrides. Discussed Features: One ASP.NET (Part One) Bootstrap (Part One) Attribute Routing (Part Two) ASP.NET Identity (Part Two) Authentication Filters (Part Three) Filter…

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What is new in ASP.NET MVC 5? (2 of 3)

Written by Ron Todosichuk on May 18, 2014

Introduction This is part two of a three part series, outlining some of the key new feature in ASP.NET MVC 5. In this part, we will look at the Attribute Routing and ASP.NET Identity. Discussed Features: One ASP.NET (Part One) Bootstrap (Part One) Attribute Routing (Part Two) ASP.NET Identity (Part Two) Authentication Filters (Part Three)…

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What is new in ASP.NET MVC 5? (1 of 3)

Written by Ron Todosichuk on April 29, 2014

Introduction Visual Studio 2013 shipped with ASP.NET MVC 5. This three-part article will talk about some key new features that are now available with ASP.NET MVC 5. Discussed Features: One ASP.NET (Part One) Bootstrap (Part One) Attribute Routing (Part Two) ASP.NET Identity (Part Two) Authentication Filters (Part Three) Filter Overrides (Part Three) One ASP.NET When…

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SSIS 2012 Script Task Logging

Written by Ben Holley on April 22, 2014

One of the great features of SSIS 2012 is the built in logging for packages stored in the SSIS catalog. It is a true time saver but there is one small shortcoming. If you have a runtime error in a script task, you get one error message for all possible root causes: Script Task:Error: Exception…

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Modify the Default iOS Keyboard

Written by Brian Ponath on April 2, 2014

This article is going to cover how to modify the default iOS keyboard to make it more usable for filling out a form in an app. We’ll be using Visual Studio 2013 with the Xamarin.iOS libraries. There are plenty of examples out there showing how to do things in objective-C. Finding the examples that show…

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