The broken promise of test automation

For over two decades now, software testing tool vendors have been tempting enterprises with the promise of test automation. However, the fact of the matter is that most companies have never been able to achieve the desired business results from their automation initiatives. Recent studies report that test automation rates average around 20% overall, and … continue reading

Does your release candidate have an acceptable level of risk?

Today’s DevOps and “Continuous Everything” initiatives require the ability to assess the risks associated with a release candidate—instantly and continuously. Yet, as the release date looms, development teams are still focused on answering the question, “Are we done testing?” Fundamentally, this is the wrong question. It ties the concept of “quality” to static tests that … continue reading

Rollback as a quality strategy: The ‘pink slime’ of continuous delivery

Users may not appreciate being the guinea pigs in your continuous delivery testing process … continue reading

Do your developers make business decisions?

Programmers can inadvertently get your app into hot water. Consider redrawing your policies to prevent that … continue reading

The benefits of policy-driven software development

After adapting to a strict policy regime, developers can create defect-free software … continue reading

Great expectations for development—with policy automation

Policy automation can reduce costs and time wasted from redundant code rework … continue reading

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