Topic: testing

Forrester’s recommendations for building a successful continuous testing capability

Organizations are moving to continuous testing (CT) out of necessity because business competitiveness demands faster release cycles. In fact, teams can’t deliver on the promises of DevOps and CI/CD if testing isn’t part of continuous processes and the pipeline. Forrester Research VP and principal analyst Diego Lo Giudice and some of his colleagues, recently published … continue reading

Continuous testing isn’t optional anymore

DevOps and CI/CD practices are maturing as organizations continue to shrink application delivery cycles. A common obstacle to meeting time-to-market goals is testing, either because it has not yet been integrated throughout the SDLC or certain types of testing are still being done late in the SDLC, such as performance testing and security testing. Forrester … continue reading

AWS CodeGuru makes intelligent recommendations about code quality

AWS has released a new developer tool powered by machine learning. CodeGuru provides intelligent recommendations for improving code quality and lowering operational costs. “Our customers develop and run a lot of applications that include millions and millions of lines of code. Ensuring the quality and efficiency of that code is incredibly important, as bugs and … continue reading

DevOps Report: Testing is Everything

DevOps teams often struggle to meet speed and quality goals simultaneously. Intelligent test automation company mabl just released its 2020 State of DevOps Report based on a survey of 1,000 software professionals, including testers and QA professionals (59%) as well as developers and engineers (34%). The key takeaway is that manual testing doesn’t cut it. … continue reading

Eggplant gets acquired by Keysight Technologies

The digital automation intelligence company Eggplant is joining Keysight Technologies, a technology company that focuses on helping enterprises, service providers and governments innovate in a secure way. Together, the companies hope to advance the automated software test market. Eggplant’s software test automation platform leverages artificial intelligence and analytics to automate test creation and test execution. … continue reading

The HCL Software DevOps portfolio expands with three major releases

HCL Software expanded its software DevOps team and product portfolio with the releases of three major tools: HCL Accelerate 2.0, HCL Launch 7.1, and HCL OneTest 10.1.  “Digital transformation investments are really accelerating and companies are doubling down here. We see a whole slew of investment in collaboration security tools but Agile, IT, delivery, and … continue reading

GitLab announces new acquisitions for its DevSecOps portfolio

GitLab announced two acquisitions this week focused on providing security to its platform. Peach Tech is a security firm that specializes in protocol fuzz testing and dynamic application security testing, and Fuzzit is a continuous fuzz testing solution. “Bringing the fuzzing technologies of Peach Tech and Fuzzit into GitLab’s security solutions will give our users … continue reading

Qualitest brings AI to its software testing and QA suite

Qualitest has announced the release of Qualisense, a new AI-powered software testing and QA toolkit. Qualisense is the next iteration of the company’s Qualisense Test Predictor service, and will be a standalone product.  The new solution will leverage machine learning to optimize testing and quality delivery, remove bottlenecks, reduce the need for certain tests, help … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Code Defect AI

Altran announced this week a new machine learning open-source tool for finding bugs. Code Defect AI is designed to help developers find bugs earlier and minimizes the cost and time required to fix them. By applying machine learning (ML) to historical data, the tool identifies areas of the code that are potentially buggy and then … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Optimizely releases A/B testing and feature configuration, Couchbase’s $105 million equity investment, and C# 9.0

Optimizely announced that the free feature flagging plan for development teams Rollouts now includes A/B testing and feature configuration.  “Using feature configuration, product development teams can include variables in their code that can be parameterized and remotely configured from the Optimizely dashboard without redeploying code,” Optimizely wrote in a announcement. The company also introduced the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GCC 10.1, Salesforce announces new low-code capabilities, and Perfecto releases spring 2020 test coverage index

The release of GCC 10.1 includes progress for C++20 language support, both on the compiler and the library sides, some C2X enhancements, various optimization enhancements and bug fixes, as well as several new hardware enablement changes.  Some code that compiled successfully with older GCC versions might require source changes. Additional details are available here. Salesforce … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: k6

K6 is an open-source load testing tool designed as a modern alternative to JMeter. In addition, the team explained k6 now serves as an alternative to Azure’s load testing and Visual Studio load test, which were just closed down at the end of March. “Built primarily for load testing, k6 tests can with advantage be … continue reading

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