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Exploratory Testing Tips

Exploratory testing is a staple activity for experienced QA professionals, yet it is sometimes difficult to quantify the value of and need for it to a stakeholder or someone not integrated on a development team. There are several reasons for exploratory testing, including the QA window being compressed by a business need, ramping up a new team member on an existing team, and investigating related or adjacent functionality on a non-greenfield project. I reached out to our team members to get their perspective on how they perform exploratory testing and its value. Read More

Exploratory Testing Tips

David Pine - Microsoft MVP

On August 1, 2017, Microsoft announced that Centare’s very own David Pine joined the elite ranks of their MVP program. Read More

David Pine - Microsoft MVP

Perusing C# 7.1

Earlier this year in March -- Visual Studio 2017 was released. With this the world was given C# 7. In this post we will peruse C# 7.1, the first incremental release while C# 8 is being fleshed out. Read More

Perusing C# 7.1

Salesforce Apex Solution Using the Strategy Pattern

The Salesforce development ecosystem has many characteristics that are unique when compared to the java and .NET development environments that many developers are familiar with. But the Apex language does support most, if not all, of the design patterns we apply during development. Here is an example of applying the Strategy pattern to solve a problem when records are merged in Salesforce. Read More

Salesforce Apex Solution Using the Strategy Pattern

Stakeholder Engagement Tools and Techniques

Stakeholder engagement is crucial in business, especially when working on and developing software products. We aim to have stakeholders fully engaged throughout the duration of the project but often this is a challenge. I have some tips and also asked other product owners from our organization to provide their tools and techniques for stakeholder involvement and how to create a partnership for product success. Read More

Stakeholder Engagement Tools and Techniques