Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3.

Testing our software and applications is one of the most important things we can do as technology makers. In our hyper-connected and “always on” world, if you don’t find the bugs in your product, your customer will – and they’ll probably tweet about it. With the wealth of choices out there today, companies don’t have the wiggle room to make too many mistakes in the product before customers move on to the next solution. Testing ensures we have happy customers, who can successfully use our products.

Here’s how you can improve your testing methods with some help from some add-ons available in the Atlassian Marketplace:

Test Smarter

qTest Scenario for JIRA is add-on for Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), and Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD). It helps teams manage their end-to-end workflow from test creation to test execution, allowing teams to optimize and scale the Test-First approach across their entire organization. This JIRA add-on connects user stories, testing, results, and defects with end-to-end traceability, giving insight into things such as linked defects or the latest execution results.

Who should use it

qTest Scenario for JIRA is for teams that want to adopt a Test-First approach to agile development. Teams that test first benefit from faster feedback loops, have more modularized, flexible, and extensible code, and prevent unwarranted design or components (think gold-plating) to sneak into the product. Try it free in the Atlassian Marketplace.

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Improve quality

Developers that master testing not only increase the efficiency and capacity of their teams, but also produce higher-quality software. QMetry for JIRA is a test management tool that helps improve quality by providing a test management framework that is easy to use. It integrates nicely within JIRA and helps assure proper test coverage by creating modular, reusable test scenarios and action steps. This add-on also offers customizable reports so you can dive deep into analytics like coverage and productivity with complete comprehension.

Who should use it

This add-on is best suited for traditional QA teams that want to be involved earlier in the development cycle, so they can build test scenarios while continuously testing early development builds. Try the server or cloud version for free.

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Improve efficiency

PractiTest’s Test Management integration for JIRA Cloud provides a seamless test management, QA and development process solution that allows end-to-end testing traceability. Here’s how it works: changes in JIRA are reflected automatically in PractiTest. If a test runs and fails in PractiTest, the failed test is reported and pops up in JIRA with a full description of what happened. The developer, seeing this in JIRA, can go back and update the bug.

Who should use it

Agile software development teams generate a lot of data and sometimes that data is hard to understand. PT Test Management for JIRA Cloud offers customizable dashboards so you can quickly see how many tests need repair, how many tests failed, are blocked, or passed. Get it now.

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Keep your team in sync

Code Climate for HipChat automates code review for software development teams, analyzing every commit, branch and pull request for test coverage, complexity, duplication, security, style, and more. This integration sends notifications of potential issues as they happen and automatically notifies your team whenever important events occur in your analysis, so you can fix issues sooner and ship better code, faster.

Who should use it

Teams that use HipChat to stay in sync and want to monitor the health of their code will find this add-on very helpful. Code Climate helps by quantifying the issues in your code, summarizing the changes, and giving you the data you need to demonstrate the importance of code quality. Try this cloud add-on for free.

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Find more testing add-ons in the Marketplace

These are only a few of the thousands of add-ons available within the Atlassian Marketplace. Add-ons are designed to increase your creativity and productivity by allowing you to customize and enhance your Atlassian applications. Additional information and other add-ons can be found in the Atlassian Marketplace. Looking to build your own add-on? Check out our developer site to see how.

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