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Avoiding the pitfalls of automated testing

Companies today are like teenagers learning how to drive; there’s a lot of stop and go, and a strong desire to go fast. While it’s necessary for organizations to find a solution that fits their agile transformation, experts suggest there is no need to rush. Before getting the green light to go to market, teams … continue reading

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The DevOps transformation: How to get there and who to follow

DevOps is an obtainable practice for enterprises and businesses looking to rapidly build and release high-quality applications. It’s mainstream, and there’s a real reason companies are implementing their own DevOps strategy: It works. Enterprises are reaping the benefits of implementing DevOps. Companies are building in automation and Continuous Delivery solutions, they’re shifting management and responsibilities, … continue reading

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IBM unveils Project DataWorks, QASymphony launches qTest Insights 2.0, and developers describe roadblocks to their work—SD Times news digest: Sept. 27, 2016

In order to make it easy for businesses to collect and organize their data, IBM has introduced Project DataWorks, an initiative from Watson that uses the cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data while enabling AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is available on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, and it aims to redefine … continue reading

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Driving a digital transformation

The need for speed is driving businesses into a digital revolution, with agile as the engine. As expectations for quality user experiences rise higher than ever before (be it with context-aware mobile apps, or websites with no room for performance mishaps), organizations are being forced to rethink the way their entire businesses operate. “The digital … continue reading

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A guide to Dev-Test-Ops offerings

BlazeMeter: BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source-based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery. The rapidly growing BlazeMeter community has more than 100,000 developers and includes prominent global brands such as … continue reading

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Agile was the new norm in 2015

Agile has been a sought-after process for the majority of companies in the software development industry for many years, but 2015 appeared to be the year they all finally started to understand and see the benefits. “Agile is quickly becoming the de facto standard for software development, and five to 10 years from now it … continue reading

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Microsoft’s new C++ tools, Code Fellows’ military personnel workshop, and QASymphony’s new JIRA plug-in—SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2015

Microsoft has announced a new standalone installer for downloading C++ tools without installing the Visual Studio IDE in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC. “This new installer is meant to streamline the delivery of the C++ build tools in your build environments and Continuous Integration systems,” wrote Marian Luparu, senior program manager for Visual C++ … continue reading

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Don’t do agile, be agile

Go agile, or die. It sounds overdramatic, and it is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is the reality for a majority of businesses in the software development industry. “Eventually, the companies that take the agile approach win in the competitive race, and that means they are the most successful companies,” said Baruch Sadogursky, … continue reading

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Testing in an agile world

Agile has challenged the world of development, operation and project management, leaving them to redefine their roles and work together on one team in a fast-paced software development environment; but one of the most difficult hurdles in the world of agile is rethinking the role of the tester, according to Ian Culling, CTO of VersionOne. … continue reading

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Testing in a modern, mobile and agile world

Test early and test often is a mantra every tester these days is familiar with, but with the advent of mobile and methodologies such as DevOps and agile, testing can get lost. “Organizations are expected to put code out faster, and there are pressures to do that, said Kyle Cochran, vice president of product management … continue reading

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