Industry Watch: The winding road to software failures

What began as a conversation about high-profile application failures and outages this summer took a winding road toward the root of what ails software development teams. I was speaking with Mehdi Daoudi, who runs the experience monitoring solution provider Catchpoint, to try to better understand why website and web application failures continue on. He spoke … continue reading

Chaos engineering passes ‘why,’ moves to ‘how’

Chaos engineering is not a new concept, but it has become more important as systems have become more complex. With applications and deployments broken down into smaller pieces, and networks being thrown between everything, the possibilities for things to go wrong are greater than ever. RELATED CONTENT: Learn to harness chaos to build resilient systems … continue reading

The rise of low-code tooling for mobile app development

Low-code development is gaining acceptance in organizations looking to empower non-developers to create applications, hoping to eliminate backlogs and overcome the shortage of programmers they face.  But another huge benefit of these frameworks and platforms is in the area of mobile development. These modern solutions have evolved from the RAD tools of days gone by … continue reading

Learn to harness chaos to build resilient systems

Systems in production fail. Nodes go down, networks become inaccessible. Chaos engineering is the practice of intentionally failing production infrastructure to see how resilient the system is. At this year’s ChaosConf, attendees will learn the how-to and benefits of failing parts of their infrastructure to see how their systems hold up, and to see where … continue reading

Industry Watch: One platform, no waiting

Time (and tide) wait for no man, the expression goes. But then there’s latency. Back in the day, before the Internet, before mobile phones and newer application architectures, people for the most part had some patience. If it took a few seconds for a video to load, we waited. If we went to a website … continue reading

IBM: ‘Red Hat will still be Red Hat’ after $34 billion acquisition

IBM today closed on its whopping $34 billion acquisition Red Hat, bringing together tools and expertise in their quest to become the world’s top hybrid cloud provider, while providing customers greater access to open-source technologies. But one thing is clear: Red Hat will remain Red Hat. RELATED CONTENT: The open source ripple effects of IBM … continue reading

Measurements, metrics and KPIs: Three keys to Value Stream Management

Value Stream Management is a way to manage what your organization is doing to ensure you’re optimizing business value while eliminating costly waste from your development and delivery processes. It’s part of today’s digital transformation. “Right now, everybody’s in this digital disruption,” said Lance Knight, SVP and GM at Value Stream integration provider ConnectALL. “How … continue reading

Industry Watch: Beware the dark patterns of privacy

You know how sometimes, when an app requires you to sign in, it will give you the option of signing in via Facebook, or Google mail? And you think, ‘Wow, this is nice of them to make it so convenient for me. I’ll have to send Facebook a card or something to thank them.’ (Well, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: We have DevOps, and DevSecOps… Why not DevTestOps?

DevOps had become a thing by then, and I asked Tom Lounibos, then the CEO of SOASTA, what he thought of the term DevTestOps.  “DevTestOps. DTO. I kind of like the speed element to it,” he said. “It sounds like a Camaro in the ‘70s.” RELATED CONTENT: Testing all the time How does your solution … continue reading

A guide to continuous testing tools

Mobile Labs: Mobile Labs remains the leading supplier of in-house mobile device clouds that connect remote, shared devices to Global 2000 mobile web, gaming, and app engineering teams. Its patented GigaFox is offered on-premises or hosted, and solves mobile device sharing and management challenges during development, debugging, manual testing, and automated testing. A pre-installed and … continue reading

How does your solution help organizations find success with continuous testing?

Eran Kinsbruner, mobile technical evangelist, Perfecto Perfecto has been playing in this space of software test automation and continuous testing for more than 12 years now, and we have seen so many different organizations of varied maturity levels struggling with continuous testing and just straight test automation. So what we’ve decided in the last year … continue reading

Testing all the time

Continuous testing marks the evolution of software testing to where it can keep up with the rapid pace of development, while adapting to new software architectures and development methodologies such as DevOps and Agile. Relying on automated test execution as a cornerstone, continuous testing is the embodiment of the “shift left” craze sweeping the industry. … continue reading

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