Topic: testing

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

The Open Testing Platform

This is a rather unique time in the evolution of software testing.  Teams worldwide are facing new challenges associated with working from home. Digital transformation initiatives are placing unprecedented pressure on innovation.  Speed is the new currency for software development and testing. The penalty for software failure is at an all-time high as news of … continue reading

Developers take a larger role in security

As companies shift their businesses to engage with customers online, developers are becoming a center point for innovation. So as these companies build out DevOps and DevSecOps practices, they’re assembling teams around the developer to ensure that as they’re building new features at a rapid pace, security and operations components move along with that. Yet … continue reading

How successful Telco corporations are embracing continuous testing in 2020 and beyond

The Telco industry today is facing more challenges than ever before, with new and emerging technologies like 5G coming onboard and unprecedented demand for connectivity, especially during the current pandemic. Building applications and services as quickly as possible is important for every industry, but speed alone is hardly ever an arbiter of success. What’s needed … continue reading

AWS unveils new chaos engineering tool: Fault Injection Simulator

AWS is enabling teams to address application weaknesses with the introduction of the AWS Fault Injection Simulator at is virtual AWS re:Invent 2020 conference this week.  The simulator is a chaos engineering tool expected to be generally available in 2021. According to the company, the new offering will come packed with pre-built templates for creating … continue reading

Test automation does away with the mundane, and frees up testers for the creative domain

The drastic increase in volume of tests and the speed of software production has necessitated more efficient automated testing to handle repetitive tasks. The growing “shift-left” approach in Agile development processes has also pushed testing much earlier in the application life cycle.  “There is a challenge to testing in the sense that we need to … 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

premium Testing tools deliver quality – NOT!

I was recently hired to do an in-depth analysis of the software testing tool marketplace.  By the way, there are more tools in the software testing space than a do-it yourself, home improvement warehouse.  Given this opportunity to survey a broad set of software testing tool vendors, it was pretty interesting to look at the … continue reading

How service virtualization helped Alaska Airlines straighten up and fly right

Airlines are all about safety. That’s their number one concern. And what they do to help predict that planes will take off and arrive safely is to run different scenarios based on variances in the weight of the plane and the fuel it would consume to test for safety. But Ryan Papineau, a senior software … continue reading

The top 3 pain points of test automation, and how to overcome them

There are three steps when it comes to setting up test automation in your development organization: Creation, maintenance and continuous. While these three steps may seem straightforward, Mark Lambert, vice president of strategic initiatives at Parasoft, explained there are specific challenges that arise with each step. Creation: Here, organizations not only have to figure out … continue reading

premium Get back to the fun part of testing

In an ideal world, software testing is all about bringing vital information to light so our teams can deliver amazing products that grow the business (to paraphrase James Bach). Investigation and exploration lie at the heart of testing. The obsession with uncovering critical defects before they unfurl into business problems is what gets under our … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft and Infragistics bring new UI to Blazor, Instana always-on profiling for production PHP and Python apps, and RapidAPI testing

Infragistics and Microsoft have collaborated on a new enterprise UI toolkit for .NET developers using Blazor. The new framework will give developers the option to develop full-stack web apps using .NET and C#, instead of JavaScript.  Features include the Blazor data grid, editors and combo box, dock manager, the UI data chart, stock chart, treemap, … continue reading

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