Testing

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 ...

March 24, 2021

When I worked in product management at the start of my career, the saying about product development was "cost, quality and schedule: pick two" with the implication that there is an inverse variation between getting product shipped quickly and cheaply, and therefore quality can suffer. Or, if you want a high degree of quality and to ship it fast, it is more costly because it requires more resources. Thankfully, that saying is no longer true. With a DevOps approach, you can get speed, high quality and cost efficiency at the same time. However, you cannot get to a DevOps approach in your systems development lifecycle (SDLC) without test automation ...

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 ...

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