Topic: test

Passing the test of complex technologies

Seemingly small technological failings can have enormous consequences. When they are strung together in complex systems, the results can be catastrophic.   In 1996, Europe’s then-newest unmanned satellite-launching rocket, the Ariane 5, exploded just seconds after taking off on its maiden flight from French Guiana. Onboard was a $500 million set of four scientific satellites created … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Fairwinds Insights 3.0, Mabl unveils native desktop app, and Nim 1.4.4 and 1.2.10

The latest release of Fairwinds Kubernetes security monitoring and governance solution aims to bridge the gap between security, development and operations. Fairwinds Insights 3.0 features resource monitoring; automation roles; and a new Open Policy Agent policy UI. The resource monitoring functionality is now integrated with Prometheus Collector to provide fine-grained resource usage data and reports … continue reading

Solving the big challenge: Where do I get test data?

Regardless of the application that needs testing, companies need compliant test data to adequately test applications. For example, such data might take the form of a user ID and password, a person’s name, a phone number, a credit card number or a Social Security number. The challenge for companies is to figure out where to … continue reading

Why and how financial institutions are modernizing testing

Today financial services firms face unprecedented consumer expectations. The pressure is on to produce always-on apps that deliver whenever and however users need it.  Organizations are responding to this pressure by choosing to focus on DevOps, agile development and other initiatives that can accelerate time to market, boost performance and improve efficiency. Those producing the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: VHS

Performance testing company Stormforge has launched a new open-source project designed to improve and advance application performance and optimization test creation. The project, VHS, records live traffic to test performance against “reality instead of just an educated guess,” Noah Abrahams, open source advocate at StormForge, explained in a post.  “VHS started as a project that … continue reading

premium App testing: how companies are getting it right — and wrong

As we enter the fourth quarter of an explosively eventful year, important trends are emerging within the app testing industry – trends that will surely extend into 2021. The most important is the accelerated pace at which companies are moving to the cloud. The speed-up is being driven by the need to support remote teams … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Tricentis AI-powered test automation, NetBSD 9.1 released, and AWS porting assistant for .NET now open source

Tricentis has announced its vision for the next-generation of AI-powered test automation. Vision AI is a test design and automation solution which allows organizations to address the needs brought about by the increasing prevalence of cloud-native and enterprise application platforms, according to the company. Vision AI is also now the core technology that will power … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin public roadmap, third-party tools for GitHub code scanning, and Rancher 2.5

JetBrains has announced a new public roadmap for Kotlin that details the next 6 months. Currently, the Kotlin team is focusing on delivering fast turnaround to speed up the change-test-debug cycle, working on a new compiler, a fast IDE, and more.  The compiler is a rewrite of the Kotlin compiler optimized for speed, parallelism, and … continue reading

Testing in a complex digital world

About a decade ago, application testing was fairly straightforward, albeit a manual effort and somewhat of a drag on delivery. Tests cases were written, functional and UI tests were done, regression, pen and load testing would happen, and the application was deemed ‘good to go.’ Today’s digital world of APIs, open-source components, mobile devices, IoT … continue reading

Supercharge Testing with Mobile Labs

Effective mobile app testing is even more important today than it was before COVID-19 hit. These days, mobile app experiences impact which brands and services customers choose and how productive work-from-home employees can be. To ensure the highest performance and scalability of apps ranging from enterprise productivity to games, teams serious about product quality choose … continue reading

Parasoft Leads Testing Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to accelerate their digital transformation strategies. Two of the major trends are supporting a remote workforce and engaging customers primarily, if not exclusively, through digital channels. Critical to employee productivity and customer experience is adequate software testing that requires a high level of automation. “Organizations are figuring out how … continue reading

The Future of Testing is AI: Visual AI

Applications and the environments they live in continue to become more complex. While shift-left testing helps improve app quality, alone it’s not enough to ensure quality as new frameworks and tools emerge. With Applitools AI-powered visual testing and monitoring platform, leading companies are improving app quality, accelerating delivery cycles and reducing the time it takes … continue reading

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