Testing

March 01, 2021

2020 was one of the most transformative years for software testing to date. Teams were forced to adapt to completely new work environments and learn to develop, test and innovate at warp speed. At Perfecto by Perforce, we were intrigued by the rollercoaster that was 2020 and wanted to glean more insights into the unique testing trends and challenges that surfaced as a result. As such, we surveyed more than 700 DevOps professionals for our 2021 State of Test Automation Report ...

February 04, 2021

When software solutions are subjected to high user traffic, they should be able to deliver the expected outcomes without facing issues like latency, glitches, or downtime. This is a critical requirement for organizations as the modern customers trust applications that are fast, usable, safe, and high-performing, especially during high-traffic situations. The software solutions shoul be able to handle any surge in data, traffic, and transactions. And to achieve the same, performance testing of the software solutions should be conducted in the SDLC ...

December 15, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 4 covers testing and quality ...

November 24, 2020

Quality assurance (QA) is steadily evolving from a backroom discipline to an integral part of wider enterprise digital transformation, according to the World Quality Report 2020-21 (WQR) from Capgemini, Sogeti, and Micro Focus ...

November 19, 2020

DEVOPSdigest posed the following question to the development community: How should DevOps and development adapt to the new normal? In response, DevOps industry experts offered their best recommendations for how development teams can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 4 covers testing, automation, SAAS and more ...

October 19, 2020

With superior customer experiences becoming arguably the most critical deliverable for a software development company, the traditional way of development-testing-delivery in the value chain needed a change. The result was in the form of enabling Agile and DevOps testing where development and testing are not separate silo-driven processes ...

October 15, 2020

The practice of "shift-left testing" has gained a foothold among DevOps teams that seek to leverage the benefits of early-stage software testing. Why is it that the same concept of continuous testing post-production and post-deployment, a strategy of "shift right testing," hasn't received the same recognition from DevOps community? ...

September 30, 2020

In the modern software delivery landscape, success comes to those businesses that can keep up with an aggressive release schedule and respond to consumer feedback by implementing new features and fixing issues in a matter of days. The quicker the team can push new code into production, the sooner it can start bringing value. On the other hand, teams can't afford to compromise on quality — updates that make it harder to use the solution leave users frustrated and push them into the arms of competitors ...

September 22, 2020

Even as the software testing industry evolves, there exists a situation what I'd call "scattered islands," in terms of differing levels of maturity and capability across the entire testing landscape. Many enterprises are deploying testing practices that require intensive time and effort, while also facing increased pressure to do more and work faster. Automation is impacting all the phases of software testing, from test planning to defect analysis and repair. And the industry has just scratched the surface ...

September 03, 2020

Before releasing a software application to the end customers, it must be measured against parameters like robustness, scalability, speed, responsiveness, interoperability, throughput, and stability under different load conditions. To ensure the fulfillment of these requirements, the application should undergo performance testing under reasonable load conditions ...

May 06, 2020

The long winding journey of digital technologies is punctuated by the scare of cybercrime. These have sent alarm bells ringing among businesses with people brainstorming to find a way to address the threat. The aim is to stem the tide of cybercriminals attacking the systems and ensure the sustainability of applications. This has brought into sharp focus the role of QA and test automation in consonance with advanced technologies like AI in the SDLC ...

April 22, 2020

Most businesses find it challenging to adapt their quality assurance and testing process to the agile way of working, according to The Continuous Testing Report, conducted by Capgemini and Sogeti, in collaboration with Broadcom Inc.'s Enterprise Software Division ...

April 20, 2020

If you talk to any Manager today, Continuous Testing (CT) is probably high on their list of goals for the year. But, they often don't state the why for implementing Test Automation and CT. When you look at the effects of CT and the myriad of benefits it provides, it makes sense: Continuous Testing helps to deliver immediate feedback, and can give a business an advantage with minimized risks and unblocked testing bottlenecks in the Agile/DevOps environments that will ensure a faster experience ...

March 25, 2020

The software testing industry is known for its jargon — from black-box testing and defects to mutation testing and Gherkin. But two important terms in the software delivery lifecycle are alpha testing and beta testing ...

March 11, 2020

With quality becoming the sole differentiator in delivering superior user experiences, mere shift-left testing is not sufficient. In order to present value to the customers, quality testers are moving away from a quality-driven approach to one driven by software quality engineering ...

December 19, 2019

Industry experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2020. Part 6 covers testing ...

November 26, 2019

Testing applications and services in isolation only gets you so far, and eventually you need to test in an operational environment. An "environment-based" approach to testing enables teams to test their applications in the context of all of the dependencies that exist in the real world environment ...

November 13, 2019

Once you have been using Selenium for a while and are comfortable writing test cases, you can focus on techniques and design principles to get your UI test automation to the next level. Design patterns are covered here in Part 2 ...

November 12, 2019

Once you have been using Selenium for a while and are comfortable writing test cases, you can focus on techniques and design principles to get your UI test automation to the next level. Techniques are covered here in Part 1 ...

September 26, 2019

Developers have significant autonomy with respect to the selection of developer tools and technologies, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) special report.vIn addition, developers exercise influence over enterprise purchasing decisions and should be viewed as key stakeholders in IT purchasing and procurement within any organization undergoing a movement to cloud accompanied by an internal digital transformation ...

September 19, 2019

The end of 2019 is almost in sight, which makes this the perfect time to review the financial impact that DevOps has had on your business thus far. Formulating your lessons learned will help you make the best adjustments and get the most out of 2020 ...

July 31, 2019

DevOps can shape the way teams work in a powerful way. It requires total collaboration and efficiency, and that can mean a lot of changes and tweaks to the way certain teams currently work. For example, how does the culture of DevOps change the behaviors and processes of the average QA team? Let's look at how QA Leads, QA Managers, and QA engineers themselves can leverage the DevOps mentality to increase the quality and fast-track the deployment of each release ...

June 17, 2019

Overall, C-suite executives are happy with the applications and solutions that come out of the pipeline. However, businesses are still frustrated by the speed of delivery, according to a recent study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Eggplant. The research identified that improving the customer experience is the number one goal for organizations when planning and orchestrating their software strategy ...

May 23, 2019

In the DevOps rapid iteration cycle, too many organizations push their software and services out without being able to properly test for bugs that will show up with production traffic. This can cause unanticipated downtime, which means it's a big risk; it could take down the whole service. And no one wants that. So, what can be done? ...

May 06, 2019

The expert stage of test automation is all about continuous optimization. More specifically, this phase is about collecting data about your existing process, analyzing that data to derive quality insights, applying those insights to improve your practice and then measuring these improvements as part of repeating the cycle again. There are three key steps to realize continuous optimization ...

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