Testing

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 ...

April 23, 2019

In 2018, software defects in the US cost about $2.85 trillion. Needless to say, there's room for improvement. If you haven't taken a look at the QA health of your organization, you should consider it. How much money could be saved by better test coverage? ...

April 17, 2019

The role and scope of quality assurance is evolving, and today’s digital transformation efforts may be seeing bigger gains from human capital than automating processes, according to a survey from Panaya ...

April 15, 2019

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we covered the first steps of introducing automated testing into your software development lifecycle. Now that you've done the early work of codifying manual tests into an automation framework and achieved some quick wins with initial smoke tests, you can continue to build confidence in test automation ...

April 02, 2019

While DevOps has gained traction and attention of the decision-makers, implementation of automation remains inconsistent. From a bitter experience, organizations have now started to realize that without automation, DevOps is meaningless, inefficient, and extremely difficult to harness ...

April 01, 2019

In your journey to mature test automation within your deployment pipeline, you will move through three distinct stages: beginner, intermediate, and expert. We will explore the beginner stage in part one of this series ...

March 28, 2019

The rise in "codeless" development and delivery is translating over to the DevOps world — even for those who are well-versed in coding and the numerous different languages that come with it. So much so that codeless test automation has become a top priority for testers, as well as the developers who are now also taking on some of those testing responsibilities ...

February 11, 2019

With so many people relying so heavily on apps, it is critical for developers to assure continuous quality throughout the entire software development life cycle. And it all starts with testing ...

December 19, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked DevOps experts for their predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 5 is all about testing ...

November 05, 2018

Everyone talks about automating the software development lifecycle (SDLC) but the first question should be: What should you automate? With this question in mind, DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on what steps in the SDLC should be automated. Part 1 starts with by-far the most popular recommendation: Testing ...

October 15, 2018

Test Environment Management can save organizations close to $10,000 for each release, yet only four percent of large enterprises have fully integrated TEM processes into organizational DNA, according to the 2018 Test Environment Management Survey released by EMA and Plutora ...

October 04, 2018

How do you integrate tools to enable shift-left performance? The following tools will simplify maintenance, can be managed in a centralized way, and provide an easy-to-use UI to comprehend results ...

October 03, 2018

Focusing at the API layer of an application can help enable a scalable testing practice that can be efficiently executed as part of an accelerated delivery process, and is a practice that can be adopted and enabled at the earliest possible stages of development — truly shifting left functional testing. But what about performance testing? How do we enable the shift left of nonfunctional testing? Here, we explore what this means and how to enable it in your organization ...

August 02, 2018

Results from new Forrester Consulting research reveal the 20 most important Agile and DevOps quality metrics that separate DevOps/Agile experts from their less advanced peers ...

July 17, 2018

In my first blog in this series, I highlighted some of the main challenges teams face with trying to scale mainframe DevOps. To get past these hurdles, the key is to develop an incremental approach that enables teams to capture value along each step of the journey ...

July 16, 2018

The key to mainframe DevOps success is in quickly identifying and removing major bottlenecks in the application delivery lifecycle. Major challenges include collaboration between mainframe and distributed teams, lack of visibility into the impact of software changes, and limited resource flexibility with scaling out necessary testing initiatives. Now let's take a closer look at some of these key challenges and how IT departments can address them ...

May 21, 2018

While DevSecOps, much like DevOps itself, is more about changing IT culture than employing certain types of technology, some tools can be an important support. To find out what the right tools are, DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on the top tools to support DevSecOps. Part 1 covers the testing phase ...

April 24, 2018

Developers and engineering teams are under increasing pressure to release higher quality software faster. Continuous testing has proven to be central to these efforts as it helps eliminate bottlenecks and ensures that automated testing is a constant throughout the development process, not an exercise relegated to the "last mile." The value of automated testing is more evident than ever before, with nearly half the respondents reporting that management is fully committed to automated testing and with plans to increase spending, according to the recent Sauce Labs Testing Trends for 2018 report ...

April 19, 2018

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the Automation Testing Market is expected to grow from USD 8.52 Billion in 2018 to USD 19.27 Billion by 2023.

April 10, 2018

For a few years now, it has seemed like agile developers and DevOps teams haven't been giving testing its proper due. One could almost picture them thinking, "So what if there's a bug, design flaw or performance issue. We'll fix it in the new version next week." Of course, this line of thinking has turned out to be a big mistake ...

March 26, 2018

Managing test environments efficiently and consistently across the software test life cycle is a process that requires increased levels of automation and real-time collaboration in each phase of an application's lifecycle. It's a challenge, but the benefits of doing it are worth the effort. Let's examine three key elements of the process that are indispensable when managing test environments ...

March 12, 2018

As DevOps teams and developers are looking to make 2018 the year in which technical crises are avoided, continuous testing should be at the top of their resolutions list. Here are four steps developers and DevOps teams can take to ensure the benefits of continuous testing are effectively implemented throughout the development process ...

January 25, 2018

You've already recognized that business transformation requires digital transformation. Your organization is staffed with the best and brightest developers ready to implement the innovative, business-differentiating technologies you need to attract, engage, and retain customers. And you've invested in scaling Agile, driving DevOps adoption, automating the Continuous Delivery pipeline, and all the other components involved in moving from ideation to delivery as rapidly as possible. So what could possibly go wrong? Testing ...

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