Topic: test

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

When does SCA replace SAST or DAST?

The short answer is never. There, I just saved you enough time that you can go and do the right thing and run SAST and DAST and work on hardening your code, instead of trying to test security into your application. Look, every time a new technology, process, or technique comes along there are some … continue reading

Follow the test pyramid to continuous testing

As software development grows more complex — microservices, containers, APIs, — and demand for faster releases increases, testing as usual can be seen as a clumsy, out-of-place step in the delivery process.  Organizations that have adopted Agile development and DevOps methodologies know that testing has to keep pace, and are finding that tools that don’t … continue reading

Tricentis automation @ DevOps speed

Remember the old adage: “Speed, Cost, Quality– pick any two?”  This tradeoff is no longer an option. With digital transformation initiatives driving DevTest teams to scale Agile and adopt DevOps, all three vectors must be addressed. This requires a fundamental shift in how you approach testing. It’s not a matter of acquiring more or better … continue reading

Facing the challenges of continuous testing

Continuous delivery facilitates the release of software to production at any time, supporting Agile practices and cutting development release time from several weeks to just a few hours. Successful Continuous delivery means being able to roll out a working configuration to production at any time. You’ve got a large and ever-growing list of “application endpoints” … continue reading

4 best practices to build more perfect software, faster

It’s a truism that the only code that has no bugs is code that has never been written. Working to prevent something from failing even though it’s inevitably going to fail anyway doesn’t solve anything. That kind of brittle approach for perfection does not address the root problem; it just papers over the issue so … continue reading

7 deadly mistakes to avoid while testing your mobile application

Mobile app testing is different from web application testing. Mobile app users seek a lot more than just app’s functionality, like sleek design, simple user experience, and speed. Due to a highly competitive market, users can find a better alternative to an existing app if they are not satisfied with it. Mobile app testing plays … 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

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

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

premium The seismic shift in how we test software

As it’s been since ARPANET, functional web software today is mostly shipped by luck, duct tape, or sheer will. Ask any engineer with tenure at an ecommerce company and they can tell you about the last time they broke checkout, the defining feature of doing commerce online. Every year we have groundbreaking technologies that change … continue reading

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