Topic: testing

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

Empower remote testing teams through real mobile device access

The use of mobile devices to access applications has jumped to an all-time high, making up 56% of all website traffic this year, yet most companies with remote testing teams are struggling with proper device access and the ability to replicate customer bugs, according to mobile testing company Kobiton.  Web conversion rates on mobile wind … continue reading

Analyst View: Shift testing left, but bank right

I’ve spent most of my professional life convincing businesses to shift things left — shift-left testing for software, shift-left demand and supply forecasts for supply chains, shift-left analytics to understand future implications earlier than your competition. Hopefully that explains why it seems heretical for me to talk about shift-right testing at all. Will shift-right testing … continue reading

Applitools serves up new test automation recipes in Automation Cookbook

Applitools has launched an Automation Cookbook to help upskill developers and test engineers. The new cookbook will feature free bite-sized videos, test automation recipes and a Test Kitchen to practice in for free.  The cookbook was created by a team from Applitools Test Automation University. According to Colby Fayock, a developer advocate at Applitools who … continue reading

The rise of enterprise application testing

Digital disruption has fundamentally reshaped the business landscape over the last two decades, and this past year the trend has accelerated in a way that few could have predicted — making existing digital transformation plans urgent. To meet the surge in digital demand, enterprises are accelerating plans for cloud migration, DevOps transformation, and enterprise application … continue reading

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