Posts Tagged:QA

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


QA Engineer-Web Marketing – Smartsheet – Bellevue, WA

Working knowledge of Drupal. Experience with Drupal strongly preferred. Strong and proven knowledge of using browser developer tools and extensions….From Smartsheet – Thu, 11 May 2017 16:23:53 GMT – View all Bellevue jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

How We Defined the UX-Product Management Relationship

Earlier this year, Viget embarked on a huge effort to design and build a drag & drop email editor for iContact in just three months. Although time was short, we had a large team, and our coordination was a critical part of our success. The size and complexity of this project called for the inclusion of a Product Manager. In this article, I’ll share how effective collaboration between User Experience (UX) and Product Management made me a better UX Designer and helped our team to produce high quality work on time and on budget. Definitions First, I’ll clarify what I mean when I say UX and Product Management. At Viget, we’re not overly rigid about titles and roles, but this is how the responsibilities broke down for this project: UX Responsibilities Comparative research to understand competing productsEarly concept modeling, in collaboration with Product Manager and DevelopmentUser Interface (UI) Design and Information Architecture (IA)Prototyping…

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Senior QA Analyst – BAE Systems – Sterling, VA

4+ years of experience with Web Content and/or Drupal CMS. The ideal candidate should have experience with CMS systems such as Drupal….From BAE Systems – Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:19:16 GMT – View all Sterling jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Stop Using Drupal 8 Features on Production!

In the Drupal 7 days, it was pretty common for a production deployment to include the (in)famous “drush fra” line to bring in any new/updated config. Because of that, lots of former Drupal 7 developers are bringing that practice to Drupal 8. But things have changed, and this is generally a bad idea in D8. Why shouldn’t I use Features on Production in Drupal 8? When deploying from QA to Prod, you have tested the full site config on the QA environment (right?) and you want to mirror that onto Prod. Running drush features-import-all only handles the config that is Featurized, and a site typically contains a lot of config that you don’t have in a Feature. Because of that, just doing drush features-import-all doesn’t ensure that Prod is a mirror of QA, thus you can have bugs/regressions/etc. Ok, then how do I push config to the Production site? Instead…

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12 Questions that Project Managers Should Ask Before a Drupal Project Kickoff

You are a Project Manager, sitting at your desk, maybe sipping a fresh-brewed coffee. Suddenly you receive a heads-up that a new Drupal Project is headed your way. Sprint 0 will be starting in the next two days. You can assume that the SOW (Statement of Work) is signed, or almost signed, and a few SWAGs (Sophisticated Wild Ass Guesses) have already been ventured. What’s your first move? To ask the right questions to get the ball rolling — quickly. As a project manager, if your basic questions are not answered on time and correctly, you are not setting the project on a path to success. Here is my list of the important questions that I never forget to raise in such scenarios. 1. Do you have a “Statement of Work” and a “Discovery” document? It is most important to have a Statement of Work and a Discovery document as…

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Acquia Cloud CD Launches Today

Today Acquia is pleased to announce the release of Acquia Cloud CD. Acquia Cloud CD is a new service for development process and devops automation which makes life easier for teams working on the Acquia Cloud Platform. It’s an evolution of our developer tools which we believe will help to accelerate code delivery and make life easier and more productive for teams. What is Continuous Delivery? If you’ve read my previous blog post, you’ll recall I talked about the benefits of making small, frequent releases. Smaller releases carry less risk, and by getting new features in front of your customers sooner you can take their feedback and pivot your development priorities accordingly. A regular cadence of releases makes it easier to predict when promised new features will be available, meeting your release date commitments. In effect, you cut down the time spent deploying and move that effort to development. An…

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QA Analyst – Blue State Digital – New York, NY

WordPress, Drupal) a plus. Work with other QA engineers and developers to continually improve testing efficiency, expand coverage, and increase product…From Blue State Digital – Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:01:27 GMT – View all New York jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Drupal 8 Module of the Week – Webform (formerly known as YAML Form)

This week: The Webform Module // Drupal 8 has more and more features available practically every day. Alongside module migrations and new projects, the Drupal community’s latest major release also offers new ways of solving common problems. Some functionality has moved to Drupal core and new modules have taken up the torch along the way. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling useful solutions–modules, themes, distros, and more–available for Drupal 8. Jacob Rockowitz (jrockowitz) has been building custom enterprise CMS solutions for the past 15 years and has been active in the Drupal community since 2009. I’ve been speaking with him about the YAML Form module–now moved to the Webform namespace–for a while; since before it had a UI. Now, the module he created combines its original developer friendly approach (build powerful forms quickly using YAML files) with a great end user and UI experience. In a multi-billion…

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5 Nontraditional Productivity Tools

I’ll be honest – I love trying out new digital productivity and project management tools. I’m to the point where Product Hunt is generally a little too much of a rabbit hole for me, and I force a limit on the amount of time I spend checking it out. So it’s no big surprise that anytime someone is looking over my shoulder, they often ask at least once, “Oh, what tool/app is that?.” Most of the time, it’s something I’m experimenting with and likely not in love with, but I’ve come to realize I have a couple long-standing tools that have made a huge difference in my DPM work-life that are a bit off the beaten path. These range from applications to browser extensions to built-in mac functionality. Some are free, but others require an investment. In all cases though, the investment feels like it has paid off. Huge shout…

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Increase Your Productivity with These 13 Chrome Extensions

The new year is always a great time to think about ways to help work more efficiently. My handy arsenal of Chrome extensions has helped me increase my own efficiency and productivity, so I’d like to share them with you! Also, I’d love to hear about your favorite extensions in the comments. 1. Grammarly (Free) Grammarly is a great extension that automatically spell-checks content as you type. I’ve pre-emptively fixed many a typo in my project Basecamp posts due to Grammarly. (The service boasts that they fix an average of 16 user mistakes per day!) 2. Project Naptha (Free) This extension is awesome. It lets you select text from inside an image. While I don’t use this daily, it’s come in incredibly handy when I need to complete a task like copying text that appears within a design comp. Every now and then, it’ll mess up the characters slightly and I’ll need to make a…

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When the Gift is Bigger Than the Box

From http://meowmeowmaru.tumblr.com/post/6727438587Back in May, when I started my internship at Basecamp — the company known for creating Rails and very popular project management apps — I was nervous, intimidated, and self-doubting: What did I know about tech and about coding?I questioned if I belonged, whether I misrepresented myself and my emerging programming skills on my application, and if I could hack (pun sort of intended?) this new environment and expectations.Early on during the internship, I was asked to code an announcements feature in Rails. I felt daunted and out of my league and frantically started learning Rails. Gradually though, I made progress and learned a lot (and started to understand why people fall in love with Rails!).The internship sparked my introduction to a larger community of mentors and inspiring folks in tech. I began to meet Rails developers and designers — at Basecamp, as well as in Atlanta where I live and elsewhere — and loved meeting kind folks who…

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We’re looking for a support programmer

We’re looking for a support programmer at BasecampWe’re looking for a support programmer to work with us as we build a safer, faster, better Basecamp. As well as working on Basecamp and our other apps, you’ll be an important part of our work on Basecamp, the company. You’ll be joining our existing support programmer (me!) and working as part of our Security, Infrastructure and Performance team in a fun and varied role that will help you to develop personally and professionally.We recognise the strength that comes from having diverse teams built from different backgrounds, experiences and identities, and the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. That starts with regularly working no more than 40 hours a week, and hopefully getting 8+ hours sleep a night. Our benefits are designed to support a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work.Currently…

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Project Manager (Multiple locations) – FFW – United States

Technical background (as QA or Developer) considered a plus. FFW is seeking a hard-working Project Manager who strives for new challenges and opportunities….From FFW – Wed, 21 Dec 2016 04:58:05 GMT – View all jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

How we structure our work and teams at Basecamp

Six weeks • One cycleAn inside look at the specifics of how we decide what to do and then decide how to do it.“How do you guys actually work? How do you choose what to do? How big are your teams? How do you structure the work itself” are questions I get all the time. I’ve been sharing the details in small group workshops and 1 on 1, but figured it was time to write something up so we can share it at large.We landed on this process after a decade of refinement. Just like we’re always iterating on our product work, we’re also always iterating on how our company works. We consider our company a product too. When you begin to think of your company like a product, you can begin to improve it in entirely new ways. I feel like we’re on version 5.2 of “how we work”.Let’s get into it:We work in…

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Project Manager/Consultant – Vistrada – New York, NY

Create specifications, wireframes, diagrams to provide direction to onsite andoffshore designers, developers and/or QA team…. $100,000 a yearFrom Indeed – Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:11:31 GMT – View all New York jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Website Manager/Webmaster – Insight Systems Corporation – Arlington, VA

Coordinate with the Web Portfolio Manager/Lead Developer to develop and implement a QA plan for content, functionality, and design….From Insight Systems Corporation – Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:35:15 GMT – View all Arlington jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

QA Engineer – ICF – Atlanta, GA

Work closely with developers and customers and enforce quality at all level of software development.*. Conduct root cause analysis of identified defects,…From ICF International, Inc – Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:49:45 GMT – View all Atlanta jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Testing Your Website for Mobile Devices

These days, you can do virtually anything on your mobile device. If you’ve ever been standing in a crowd of people, heard one of the generic iPhone ringers go off and watched about 14 different people pull out their cell phone, then you know what I’m talking about. Nielsen estimates that there are over 160 million smartphone users in the US. 160+.million.people. All surfing the web, and all probably playing Angry Birds. And that number is only going to get bigger.

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