Topic: test

Software predictions for 2020 from around the industry

Thought leaders weigh in on what we can expect from the software development industry in 2020: Adam Scroggin, CEO of CardBoard DevOps will continue to be key as we move toward 2020. Software teams will notice more and more that once a product is released, it is not done. Software products are never done. We … continue reading

ProdPerfect raises $13 million for its automated testing solution

ProdPerfect has announced a Series A round of funding by Anthos Capital. The $13 million funding follows the company’s March 2019 $2.6 million seed round.  According to the company, the new funding will be used to help it expand on application quality, deployment speed and developer productivity. ProdPerfect currently offers an autonomous end-to-end web application … continue reading

Test environment management an obstacle to continuous testing, report finds

Companies may be shifting testing left, but lack of access to internal services as well as external services can delay testing and cause unnecessary bottlenecks. According to the Sogeti 2019 Continuous Testing report, test environments are one of the biggest bottlenecks to achieving continuous testing. The survey results reveal the inordinate amount of time that … continue reading

2019: Testing gets smarter, and so do testers

Testing continued to evolve throughout the year as businesses worked to get high-quality software out faster. Now that testing early and often has become a common mantra among development teams, testing smarter was the new focus in 2019.  The advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have enabled more test automation and accuracy.  Perfecto announced … continue reading

Report: Manual testing practices continue to impede mainframe modernization

Test automation is a key to today’s business success, but businesses are failing to apply it everywhere. A recent report revealed only 75% of organizations don’t have test automation in place at every stage of development, and only 7% of organizations automate test on the mainframe.  In addition, 82% of respondents don’t believe they will … 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

Software testers’ talents brought to light at STARWEST

“We’re a lot stronger than you say we are…and you know it, don’t you?” – A Bug’s Life  Much to my children’s dismay, I ask that they sit down with me once every year or so to rewatch the 1998 movie, A Bug’s Life, in hopes that they’ll one day share my unpopular opinion that … continue reading

Parasoft rolls out Selenic UI automated test tool

Selenic: of or relating to Selenium. That, in its most elemental definition, describes Parasoft’s new tool for UI testing. Called Selenic, the tool rounds out Parasoft’s test offerings, from unit testing to API testing up to the user interface. Selenic monitors Selenium tests, discovering errors in the user interface, making remediation recommendations into a developers’s … continue reading

Test automation at the speed of DevOps

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 … continue reading

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

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