Testing

October 05, 2022

Software deployment velocity directly impacts a business's bottom line — companies with higher release rates achieve 20% higher operating returns than those pushing updates less often ... But speed alone is not enough to give companies a competitive advantage ...

October 04, 2022

The term "shift left" has been thrown around by the AppSec industry for years ... The concept is a good one. The shorter the gap between adding a vulnerability and finding it, the cheaper it is to fix. But today, in the DevOps era, shifting left isn't quite as clear. Two key parts are missing ...

September 13, 2022

The most innovative and prepared developers understand the value in continuous testing strategies, testing early and often in the process. Rather than waiting for development to be completed before testing begins, it occurs continuously as features are added ... As continuous testing becomes more widely adopted in the mobile space, teams must consider three key elements to ensuring mobile success: people, processes and technology ...

August 24, 2022

In software delivery, there is no question that speed is important. When software teams move fast, good things happen and business value is delivered more frequently. But, speed comes with a tradeoff: complexity. As this complexity grows, how can engineering teams succeed? After analyzing millions of workflows from more than 50,000 organizations across the world, I've outlined some ways teams can start optimizing their software delivery for high performance ...

August 17, 2022

There has long been a significant disconnect between CEOs and testers regarding the sufficiency of software testing prior to its release. A new report from Leapwork, in collaboration with market-research firm Censuswide, surveyed approximately 500 CEOs and software testers to determine current attitudes towards, and perceptions of, software testing within large organizations. The study found that 85% of US CEOs could be leaving their businesses open to reputational and financial risks by releasing insufficiently tested software ...

July 21, 2022

"The cloud offers great opportunities for business growth and innovation, but also more possible failure points. As organizations embrace the cloud, they can avoid those failure points by making the transformation of quality engineering as high a priority as the broader digital transformation of their business," according to the Quality Engineering in a Cloud-Centric World report from Wipro ...

June 13, 2022

Today's users want a complete digital experience when dealing with a software product or system. They are not content with the page load speeds or features alone but want the software to perform optimally in an omnichannel environment comprising multiple platforms, browsers, devices, and networks. This calls into question the role of load testing services to check whether the given software under testing can perform optimally when subjected to peak load ...

June 07, 2022

Testing is critical for long-term success, however, many enterprise teams are grappling with the timing of their testing. Today, the traditional software development lifecycle begins with requirements, goes to design, then coding, and ends with testing. The problem with conducting testing at the end is that much of the work is already complete, causing last minute surprises, costly defects, and delays in deploying the final product or update ...

June 02, 2022

Businesses developing software products need to plan and implement an effective DevOps transformation strategy to achieve a host of objectives. These include reduced time to market, faster query resolution, shorter development cycles, streamlined processes, and increased deployment speed, among others. The 5 best practices to achieve the same are ...

March 29, 2022

Leveraging performance testing services is necessary to prevent the software application from facing downtime, lag, or other issues. These services can help with easy tracking of issues that have the potential to impact the functionality, features, and end-user experience. The trends in performance testing and engineering are as follows ...

March 17, 2022

"We have seen two years' worth of digital transformation in two months" ... In the months since that memorable quote from the head of Microsoft, companies have been forced to continuously adjust to the new world order, exploring better ways to streamline processes, harness data, or shape entirely different ways of doing business. The trend is set to continue throughout 2022 ...

March 15, 2022

In today's competitive world, there is no denying that only the best applications prosper and attract a lot of traffic. The massive digitalization in recent years has created a need for software application testing vital for all businesses across industries. The following are some of the best practices for web application testing ...

December 16, 2021

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2022. Part 7, the final installment, covers quality and testing ...

November 22, 2021

From facial recognition to self-driving cars, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have become commonplace for many industries in recent years. In parallel, the software development industry has undergone a transformation of its own ...

November 17, 2021

In today's digitally driven work environment, leveraging technology to improve efficiencies is an essential component of any modern business. This is especially true for those in the business of software. As a business's software development life cycle (SDLC) continues to speed up, and more code is developed and deployed at a faster rate, testing that code for quality to ensure optimal user experience is critical. The SDLC is also only growing more complex, so finding ways to simplify and automate wherever possible are critical too. That's why a modern SDLC should start with software test automation ...

November 01, 2021

DEVOPSdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they think AIOps can do for DevOps and developers. Part 5 covers testing and quality ...

October 07, 2021

SmartBear recently released the results of its 2021 State of Software Quality | Testing survey. I doubt you'll be surprised to hear that a "lack of time" was reported as the number one challenge to doing more testing, especially as release frequencies continue to increase. However, it was disheartening to see that a lack of time was also the number one response when we asked people to identify the biggest blocker to professional development ...

September 09, 2021

For many businesses, pushing lightly tested updates to production and hoping that no errors will emerge is possible with minimal risk. However, for financial organizations, any error can have huge impacts on the business, and can deteriorate relationships with customers and users who have trusted the company with personal financial information ...

September 01, 2021

Imagine: it's 2011 and Netflix has introduced Chaos Monkey, a tool that injects arbitrary failures into their cloud architecture to pinpoint design flaws. Today, resiliency engineering has advanced so much that "Chaos Engineer" is an actual job title. Enterprises such as Amazon, Facebook and Google now use chaos to understand their architectures and distributed systems. While chaos engineering is usually performed on cloud-native software, it can also be used to strengthen the dependability of traditional data center applications that may never move to the cloud. What kind of tests might you run on these applications? ...

August 12, 2021

DevOps takes a drastic departure from the status quo by combining processes, tools, and practices to accelerate the application's time to market while upholding its quality. DevOps helps remove barriers that prevent organizations from developing, testing, delivering, and updating applications or systems quickly. Its focus on continuous integration and delivery reduces the SDLC to a minimum ...

June 14, 2021

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% ...

June 02, 2021

Plenty of organizations are already underway with shift-left testing — i.e., conducting the testing of features immediately after they are coded — according to a survey of more than 1,800 QA, product, engineering and DevOps professionals and practitioners around the world on the topic of shift-left testing, conducted by Applause ...

May 24, 2021

Business software tools need to meet consumers with better products. Software testing with enterprise specific strategies can improve app user experience. After research and examining real world case studies, we found these three best practices that translate the unique facets of business software testing into best practices that provide a competitive edge ...

May 13, 2021

Manual testing is a nuisance to DevOps teams. Enter automation. Adopting scriptless automation doesn't need to be as hard as it may look. There are four easy steps that teams can make to easily transition to the no-code software ...

April 12, 2021

We're all familiar with the process of QA within the software development cycle. Developers build a product and send it to QA engineers, who test and bless it before pushing it into the world. After release, a different team of SREs with their own toolset then monitor for issues and bugs. Now, a new level of customer expectations for speed and reliability have pushed businesses further toward delivering rapid product iterations and innovations to keep up with customer demands. This leaves little time to run the traditional development process. QA can no longer act as a major, individual step ...

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