CloudBees announced the integration of CloudBees’ continuous delivery and release orchestration solution, CloudBees CD/RO, with Argo Rollouts.
Automated software testing offers many benefits, among them speed and efficiency, wider coverage of application features, and improved accuracy and reliability of results. It's no wonder DevOps teams are moving to automated testing in droves. There's a temptation in thinking you can fully automate 100% of the process, but often the circumstance is a bit more complicated.
When it comes to digital accessibility — making sure your website, mobile site, app or content is convenient and easy to use for people with disabilities — great progress has been made with automated testing. Deque Systems recently conducted a study that found the total number of digital accessibility issues which can be identified through our automated technology is 57%. This is much higher than the widely-accepted belief that automation provides only 20-30% of coverage.
This increase can be attributed to an appropriate redefinition of "automated coverage." Measures are often based on the percentage of WCAG success criteria that can be tested using automated tools. Once you shift the definition to the total volume of issues identified — a real-world approach — the true impact of automated accessibility testing becomes clear.
Some types of issues occur much more frequently than others, which can result in a much higher percentage of total accessibility issues discovered using automated tools. It should be noted that rules library which powered the automation tools used in our study places a huge emphasis on not reporting false positives or erroneous issues.
Most organizations would agree that identifying 57% of accessibility blocks via automation is good, but when challenged with becoming fully accessible, or even facing an accessibility lawsuit, there's the remaining 43%! At this point, many believe the process becomes entirely manual — a real drag on time and resources. The better approach is transitioning to a hybrid between automated and manual testing.
IGT involves taking developers on "virtual tours" of their digital properties, pointing out issues and areas in need of optimization. It's based on simple question-and-answer interactions that don't require accessibility expertise, so developers learn as they proceed. Yes, some manual intervention is required, but the process is much easier when the problems are being clearly identified.
Automation is bringing tremendous advances to the field of accessibility testing — but don't be lulled into thinking the entire process can be handled without human intervention. The promise of certain automation-based workarounds often avoid the core issues and can even make the result more frustrating for people with disabilities. Your best bet at identifying the widest and largest range of accessibility issues is through a comprehensive approach that combines both automated and guided manual testing. Then, the remaining minority of issues left can be addressed manually.
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Mirantis announced the latest version of Mirantis Container Cloud -- MCC 2.23 -- that simplifies operations with the ability to monitor applications performance with a new Grafana dashboard and to make updates to Kubernetes clusters with a one-click “upgrade” button from a web interface.
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StackHawk announced the availability of StackHawk Pro and StackHawk Enterprise for trial and purchase through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Octopus Deploy announced the results KinderSystems has seen working with Octopus. Through the use of Octopus, KinderSystems automates its software deployment processes to meet the complex needs of its customers and reduce the time to deploy software.
Elastic Path announced Integrations Hub, a library of instant-on, no-code integrations that are fully managed and hosted by Elastic Path.
Yugabyte announced key updates to YugabyteDB Managed, including the launch of the YugabyteDB Managed Command Line Interface (CLI).
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Fermyon Technologies introduced Spin 1.0, a major new release of the serverless functions framework based on WebAssembly.
Torc announced the acquisition of coding performance measurement application Codealike to empower software developers with even more data that increases skills, job opportunities and enterprise value.