Topic: qa

Testing in DevOps

Testing in DevOps is as much about the people that are behind the tools as it is about the tools themselves. When they work in synchrony, organizations can see major benefits in the quality of their applications and software development life cycle processes.  A recent report called The Role of Testing in a DevOps Environment … continue reading

A guide to testing tools for use in DevOps environments

The following is a listing of testing tool providers for DevOps environments, along with a brief description of their offerings.  Applitools is built to test all the elements that appear on a screen with a single line of code. Using Applitools’ Visual AI, you can automatically verify that your web or mobile app both functions … continue reading

How these companies help organizations test applications in DevOps environments

We asked these tool providers to share more information on how their solutions help organizations test applications in their DevOps environments. Their responses are below. Gil Sever, co-founder and CEO of Applitools Modern software development teams are rapidly delivering innovation to market through more frequent and shorter release cycles, but they struggle to fully test … continue reading

testRigor helps to convert manual testers to QA automation engineers

Testing is a crucial piece of the software life cycle but QA teams often can’t produce enough test coverage quickly enough because they are bogged down by test maintenance. Test maintenance often takes more than 50% of a QA team’s time. testRigor, a plain English-based testing system, is easing the pain points of QA teams … continue reading

Taming heterogeneous tooling into cohesion

Over the last two decades, the swing of the pendulum from monolithic global tooling to highly specific tooling unique to each group and their needs has led to the birth of the tooling suite; the daisy chain of tools never intended to be linked together. One of the main challenges that has emerged is a … continue reading

Qualitest brings AI to its software testing and QA suite

Qualitest has announced the release of Qualisense, a new AI-powered software testing and QA toolkit. Qualisense is the next iteration of the company’s Qualisense Test Predictor service, and will be a standalone product.  The new solution will leverage machine learning to optimize testing and quality delivery, remove bottlenecks, reduce the need for certain tests, help … continue reading

Traditional QA won’t address today’s performance issues

We test because something broke in the past, because we care about quality code, and we want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again. Quality Assurance (QA) testing was a response to the realization that we should proactively seek out problems in our software, before any new code is deployed into production, so … continue reading

Security – Just Another Aspect of Quality

Programmers err as much as any of us — between 15 and 50 errors per 1,000 lines of code to be more exact. QA tests for these bugs, attempting to ensure that releases are as bug-free as possible. Customers who trust their operations to software won’t tolerate poorly written code, and teams go out of … continue reading

The role of QA in a shift-left world

The uptake in Agile and DevOps processes has led to changes in how software is written, tested, secured and deployed. Among the key changes organizations are making is to decentralize their test and QA teams. This is being done in response to organizations first looking to modernize testing practices by shifting testing to the left … continue reading

Preventing human burnout: A meaningful approach to measuring end-to-end test coverage

I like to see any company’s Quality Assurance (QA) as a living, breathing ecosystem. The ecosystem is defined by your business needs, the complexity of your application, and the innumerable ways in which you QA your system. Together, you, your developers, stakeholders, and customers all live in this ecosystem and vie for the free energy … continue reading

The software industry can’t agree on who owns QA, and that’s okay

In recent years, the ubiquity and high speed of our current internet connections have led to important breakthroughs in the software industry. A relevant example would be the DevOps movement, which blurred the lines between developers and operations. A similar phenomenon is happening right now with the quality assurance field. Words and phrases like “testing,” … continue reading

5 things product managers should know about QA

I remember the cold sweat forming behind my ears the first time a stakeholder asked me, “What’s the Test Plan?” I had no idea. As a new product manager, I had put most of my energy into defining requirements. Without a Quality Assurance team in place, testing became an afterthought – one I didn’t really … continue reading

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