Testing

February 16, 2017

Developers and testing professionals intend to speed up build deployment times even further — as 28 percent of those surveyed say they want to deploy hourly (up from 18 percent in 2016) — according to an independent survey, Testing Trends in 2017: A Survey of Software Professionals ...

January 30, 2017

Agile software development methods were introduced less than a decade ago, but their popularity has seen a steady rise. However, according to Zephyr's annual How the World Tests report, while a large number of the companies are adopting agile testing methodologies, they face a fair number of obstacles in successful adoption. Here, we’ll cover the key findings of that report and what they mean for those looking to adopt an agile testing process ...

December 30, 2016

A lot of time, resources and energy has been invested over the past few years on de-siloing development and operations. And with good reason. DevOps is enabling organizations to more aggressively increase their digital agility, while at the same time reducing digital costs and risks. But as 2017 approaches, the hottest trends in DevOps aren’t specifically about dev or ops. They’re about testing, security, and metrics ...

December 13, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 2 covers development and testing ...

December 05, 2016

An overwhelming majority of developers (93 percent) indicate that web technologies are critical to their strategy for desktop and mobile, and the demand for new applications and updates to existing applications isn’t going away, according to The State of the Modern Web, a survey of web development professionals ...

October 06, 2016

The heaviest testing by e-commerce is done against the Apple platform in all areas, according to a new Sauce Labs report on the most tested OS and browsers by industry ...

August 12, 2016

For teams moving to test-first methodologies, helping developers and testers acquire new technical skills, workflows and processes is job one. Here's what you need to consider from a people and skills development perspective ...

August 08, 2016

The experiences we have with mobile apps have progressed from a competitive differentiator to table stakes and to remain relevant, companies must constantly anticipate and react to changing customer behaviors and user trends. The pace of change is causing significant challenges for web and mobile professionals, and important things to consider when facing these challenges and striving for the best experiences include ...

July 11, 2016

Mobile users only have one or two seconds of patience for an app to display the requested information before leaving the app. This means the complex trip – from app tap, to call to the back-end service, to call to the database and then back to the app – must happen in a moment. As a result, it's imperative that developers ensure that users experience a seamless "mobile moment" ...

June 13, 2016

Businesses use load testing to determine the maximum workload their software operations can handle and how their platform holds up during increased usage. Load testing analyzes the performance, reliability, and capacity of a software implementation on specific hardware, as well as gives companies the ability to identify problems that may arise. Here are several questions businesses should consider as they prepare to conduct a load test ...

May 09, 2016

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that software quality is a top concern for organizations of all shapes and sizes. But heavy workloads, time constraints and lack of manpower plague many organizations. Despite the obstacles, however, with the right tools and best practices, teams can successfully and consistently peer review all code – leading to higher quality software in less time and at a reduced cost ...

March 28, 2016

When it comes to testing, software is software, right? Not exactly. Mobile apps keep growing, and now with the predicted growth in Internet of Things applications and technologies, testing organizations have new considerations and limitations. If your company is involved in developing software for the Web, mobile devices and IoT platforms, you may need a few different types of testers, tools, and process to succeed. This blog outlines some top considerations for testing on both mobile and IoT applications ...

March 23, 2016

In addition to the list of 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps, QualiSystems recommend the following DevOps tools ...

March 10, 2016

The adoption of DevOps has shortened and simplified the application development lifecycle. But with an increased focus on speed to market comes an even greater risk that the application will fall short against its objectives. This risk is further accentuated when the application relies — as most do these days — on distributed networks. To mitigate this, DevOps teams need a means of verifying, at every stage of the development process, how the application performs in the real world network environment ...

March 03, 2016

Change is the only constant. No doubt. This applies to the performance testing field in a big way. Technology has changed a whole lot. New languages, no-sql databases, etc. are in place. Network devices have changed. Storage devices have changed. Internet is the king of all. So the old ways of doing performance testing may not work any more. Here are some points that you must remember, when you want to see your app working faster ...

February 08, 2016

While 88 percent of organizations say they have adopted agile development, only one in five have fully implemented the five best software testing practices typically associated with a mature agile development process, according to Testing Trends in 2016: A Survey of Software Professionals ...

December 11, 2015

Smartphones have been threatening for a few years to top laptops as the preferred way consumers engage with their digital lives. But this year it's really happening – just in time for the holidays. This sets the scene for a very digital Christmas where consumers worldwide will be hunting out presents using mobile apps and websites. To keep pace with increasingly mobile customers, enterprises need a sophisticated approach to mobile app development and testing that gives finicky users a winning digital retail experience across all stages of a customer's journey ...

November 04, 2015

The move toward DevOps is reshaping how organizations approach software development and deployment, and according to research conducted by Appvance Inc., an effective DevOps strategy and addressing unified testing are major concerns for the majority of CIOs and other decision makers ...

September 16, 2015

Testing has often been the low priority on the totem pole in the world of software development. That's not because it isn't important and there isn't value placed on it, but rather because it is difficult, the tools and platforms available are time-consuming to implement and it is the area that most often gets the compressed end of the schedule. Talk to large enterprises and see how many of them have outsourced much of their QA to the lowest cost offshore firm they can find ...

June 15, 2015

Choosing the right smartphones and tablets to test your apps against is just as important as the tests themselves. After all, if your app isn’t working at the right place (your customer’s device) at the right time (all the time), angry customer tweets and two-star app reviews will follow and the consequences for your business will be severe ...

April 02, 2015

Doing the same thing again and again but expecting different results might be the basis for insanity. But in the case of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), it pays to be repetitive. DRaaS or cloud-based DR strategies are now making data and system recovery plans far less complicated and highly efficient for businesses. With some DRaaS solutions, there is also computing capacity on standby to recover applications if there is a disaster. This can be easily tested without impacting the production servers or unsettling the daily business routine. But despite being able to re-think their DR plans in the cloud and make them so much easier, companies often overlook how DR testing can create IT value even in the absence of downtime, including saving time and money on application development and testing ...

March 31, 2015

Yoram Mizrachi, CTO of Perfecto Mobile talks about the DevOps and Continuous Quality in mobile development ...

March 30, 2015

Yoram Mizrachi, CTO of Perfecto Mobile talks about the challenges of mobile development ...

February 24, 2015

A shift to continuous integration (CI) and other agile methodologies is driving a massive change in the way that development and testing professionals approach testing, according to an independent, global developer survey titled Web and Mobile Testing Trends ...

February 20, 2015

Performance testing is imperative for applications to perform as expected in the real world. In particular, business-critical applications need thorough testing to ensure they can bear the stresses and strains of varying demands.

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