Topic: testing

Improve your mobile QA practices to improve your user experience

Over half of website traffic comes from mobile devices, so ensuring that web applications are high quality and free of visual bugs is crucial in order to deliver the best user experience.  But QA teams face a big challenge when it comes to testing mobile devices: the number of different devices out there. Not only … continue reading

The future of testing is DevOps speed with managed risk

Just as big data transformed the way organizations approach intelligence and cloud transformed the way they think about infrastructure, DevOps is fundamentally altering the way organizations think about software development. In a DevOps world, software development is no longer a balancing act between speed and quality but a quest for both, as forward-thinking development teams … continue reading

The road to fully autonomous testing

I’m often asked if and when fully autonomous testing could become a reality. That’s a topic I love to discuss. But, before delving into that, let’s take a closer look at the two words that make up that term.  Autonomous, meaning “without human intervention,” is pretty simple. Testing is more difficult because the investigative, inquisitive … continue reading

Why hide testing from development?

The current meta-trend of hidden software testing — in which much of software testing gets pushed to shift-right, post-production validation — led me here. I’ve spent most of my life working with technology firms where testing was an unassailable virtue, and therefore, the concept of testing was constantly encouraged. Now, it seems like many companies … continue reading

Software test automation for the survival of business

In this two part series, we explore the two sides of testing: automated and manual. In this article, we examine why automated testing should be done. To read the other side of the argument, go here.  In today’s business environment, stakeholders rely on their enterprise applications to work quickly and efficiently, with absolutely no downtime. … continue reading

Software is designed for humans: it should be tested by humans

In this two part series, we explore the two sides of testing: automated and manual. In this article, we examine why manual testing should be done. To read the other side of the argument, go here.  In the sprint to keep a competitive edge during digital transformation, organizations are optimizing and updating how they build … continue reading

How to root out software failures using end-to-end testing

When software unexpectedly fails, the consequences for businesses are huge. For enterprises, the cost of downtime can run to thousands of dollars per minute, but the impact goes well beyond lost revenue.  The knock-on effect of IT failures – tanking stock price, reputational damage and customer dissatisfaction – are well understood. What is less well … continue reading

SmartBear Zephyr Enterprise

SD Times news digest: SmartBear releases new test management capabilities in Zephyr Enterprise, Dataiku’s online analytics tool, Immersive Labs raises $75 million

SmartBear released new test management capabilities for regulated and critical industries in Zephyr Enterprise. The updates include specialized testing performance for complex environments, tighter integration with Atlassian Jira and an enhanced dashboard. Additionally, SmartBear will also now offer a white glove treatment option in which a senior-level technical account manager will advocate customers on various … continue reading

The key pillars to a successful shift-left strategy

The shift-left movement is already underway. Organizations can no longer wait to test at the end of the life cycle and hope things are in order before they release into production. Baking quality in from the beginning rather and testing quality later has become a key tenet in today’s software testing initiatives.  A recent report … continue reading

gitlab devops report

Report: DevOps offers faster releases, but security still a pain point

The COVID-19 pandemic has led teams to focus on embracing DevOps technologies such as Kubernetes, ML/AI and cloud computing, and as a result, 84% of developers say they’re releasing code faster than ever before.  That was one of the key findings in GitLab’s fifth annual DevSecOps survey, which this February asked 4,300 DevOps team members … continue reading

Progressive delivery: Testing software through limited releases

Sometimes continuous delivery just isn’t enough for organizations that are constantly testing and adding features, especially those that want to roll out features to progressively larger audiences. The answer to this is progressive delivery.  The term progressive delivery was created in mid-2018 by Adam Zimman, the VP of Platform at LaunchDarkly, and James Governor, analyst … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sendbird’s new chat app development tools, Sencha Ext JS 7.4, and Tricentis appoints new CEO

Mobile engagement and communication company Sendbird announced new capabilities for developers to build chat features into their applications through Sendbird’s new Flutter SDK.  Sendbird also announced a new open-source version of its UIKit to make it easier to fully customize and extend the UIKit. “Developers will grow the next generation of unicorns, and Sendbird is … continue reading

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