No-code/low-code: Not your dad’s RAD

The earliest seeds of application development by business users (aka “citizen developers) can be traced back to the days in which waterfall was the norm. Like today, the business wanted capabilities available sooner than developers were able to deliver. While development methodologies and tools have advanced significantly in the last three decades, the core concepts … continue reading

Low-code/no-code development heats up

Digital transformation is driving higher demand for low-code/no-code tools. As more business tasks and processes are translated into software, the pace of business is accelerating further. Without low-code and no-code development, organizations are going to find it increasingly difficult to keep pace with their competitors. “If we look at basic issues companies have now, what … continue reading

Tools of the continuous testing trade

Testing has always required tools to be effective. However, the tools continue to evolve with many of them becoming faster, more intelligent and easier to use. Continuous testing (CT) necessarily recognizes the importance of testing throughout the software delivery life cycle. However, given the rapid pace of CT, tests need to run in parallel with … continue reading

Who owns continuous testing?

Continuous testing (CT) has been the missing piece of the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) movement, but that’s changing out of necessity. While organizations say they’re “delivering value to customers” at an ever-accelerating pace, customers may disagree with the definition of “value” when software quality doesn’t keep pace. In fact, software quality may actually decrease as … continue reading

Professional and citizen developers unite!

According to Forrester Research, 47 percent of companies are behind in their digital transformation efforts because they’re unable to implement digital transformation strategies effectively. Digital innovators steal market share from incumbents by creating disruptive business models and superior customer experiences. The ability to deliver applications for employees, partners and customers quickly and at scale is … continue reading

Automating tests when change is the norm

Continuous testing requires automated testing to help speed the CI/CD process. The trick is to constantly expedite the delivery of code in an era when software change is not only a constant, but a constant that continues to occur at an ever-accelerating rate. In today’s competitive business environment, customers are won and lost based on … continue reading

Continuous testing at every step

Continuous integration (CI), continuous testing (CT) and continuous delivery (CD) should go hand-in-hand, but CT is still missing from the CI/CD workflow in most organizations. As a result, software teams eventually reach an impasse when they attempt to accelerate release cycles further with CI/CD. What they need to get to from both a mindset and … continue reading

Century-old company prioritizes continuous testing

Companies in just about every industry are being disrupted by digital natives. To stay competitive, old companies must adapt, which can be a painful transformation. Moving to Agile is tough enough. Now, more businesses have adopted DevOps, continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD), albeit at different speeds. Software testing at Lincoln Financial Group is … continue reading

Why continuous testing is so important

Organizations continue to modernize their software development and delivery practices to minimize the impact of business disruption and stay competitive. Many of them have adopted continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD), but continuous testing (CT) tends to be missing. When CT is absent, software delivery speed and code quality suffer. In short, CT is … continue reading

Drive More Data Warehouse Insights

Data warehousing is one of the core sources of enterprise information, but most organizations are still unable to unlock the potential value of their investments. For one thing, traditional data warehouses require significant domain experience and manually-configured rules to enable the extraction of useful data. Modern data warehouses add machine learning, AI and deep learning … continue reading

Testim enables intelligent web, mobile test automation

Agile and DevOps is all about managing change through continuous improvements in people, processes and technologies to deliver high-quality software as fast as possible. However, since the invention of software, one hurdle that remains the same is the software testing process. A survey shared with the SD Times community reports that 70% of organizations have … continue reading

UX design: It takes a village

UX design and testing continue to evolve with the emergence of new technologies that enable new types of experiences. Mobile and web apps changed the conversation from UI to UX. Now, UX involves much more than graphical UIs and app performance. Organizations must deliver omnichannel experiences that contemplate voice interfaces, virtual elements and more. “We’re … continue reading

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