Topic: automation

Mozilla’s VR website, Oracle’s Solaris Studio 12.4, and a continuous testing lab for Azure—SD Times news digest: Nov. 12, 2014

Mozilla wants to help advance virtual reality on the Web. The company recently unveiled MozVR.com, “a VR website about VR websites,” according to the company. MozVR is meant to share experimental virtual reality websites, provide resources for developers, and spotlight virtual reality Web projects. “We’ve designed MozVR to be a ‘native VR’ Web experience, made … continue reading

Microsoft releases cloud-based load-testing REST APIs

Microsoft has released Cloud-based Load Testing REST APIs for cloud-based load testing with Visual Studio Online. Microsoft program manager Jimson Chalissery announced the REST APIs in a blog post explaining how the release is driven by customer requests for expanded automated load-testing capabilities. With the cloud-based REST APIs for Visual Studio Online, Microsoft seeks to … continue reading

From the Editors: Focus on the ends, not the means

Testing is a means to an end. The ultimate goal is to produce quality software regardless of the methods, techniques or philosophies a tester uses to achieve it. But that hasn’t stopped testers from arguing about it. Loudly. The ISO 29119 software testing standard (and the ensuing Stop 29119 petition) have stirred up a contentious … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 18, 2014—Microsoft releases WinJS 3.0, and CloudFlare’s Keyless SSL

Microsoft releases WinJS 3.0 with multiplatform support, nixes developer fees Microsoft has released version 3.0 of WinJS, the Windows library for JavaScript, adding cross-platform and cross-browser support, JavaScript modularization, and improved universal control designs. The update adds support for popular Web and mobile browsers, as well as HTML-based app environments, including Apache Cordova. According to … continue reading

Guest View: Are you ready for iOS 8?

Apple’s iOS 8 is here, and it will be a game-changer. No operating system on the planet gets adopted faster than a new iOS release. If iOS 7 was any indication (60% of users upgraded just a few days after release), iOS 8 may set new records. Even before worrying about adding new capabilities to … continue reading

Guest View: Why testing metrics are critical to the QA process

Test metrics are an integral part of the QA process. They provide granular information that helps engineers accurately assess the quality of software builds and figure out what is and isn’t working in the testing process. Metrics are the building blocks of progress and improvement in software creation. Examples of test metrics and what they … continue reading

Testing in a Continuous Delivery world

It’s about automation, virtualization, and catching up to the speed of development … continue reading

Why you should automate with the cloud

From reducing costs to expanding access to experts, cloud automation has a strong business case … continue reading

Industry Watch: Bits from my reporter’s notebook

Stories overlooked from this past year: Breakthroughs in automation, and the efficiency of software installers … 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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