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On the Reusability of Test Scripts

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Automating your testing efforts is paramount to agile and expedient software delivery. However, the implementation details of automating tests diverge very quickly down paths defined by what level of testing you’re performing. Developers have unit tests in IDEs, QA testers … [Read more...]

Why Today’s APM Solutions Aren’t Optimized for DevOps

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In a previous blog, Two APM Takeaways from Velocity Santa Clara 2014, I talked about fragmentation of solutions as a major trend in the APM space. Most vendors are providing a singular solution for some part of performance management, but yet, very few are able to provide a … [Read more...]

Why DevOps Makes Your Test Role Even More Important

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DevOps is one of the latest software development movements. If you aren’t familiar with it, the high level summary is that it’s essentially the integration of IT Operations with the development process. This requires significantly more than just inviting Ops to your … [Read more...]

The Importance of Writing Testable Code

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We recently sat down with the testing team at Infinio in Cambridge, MA to learn how they have implemented their test automation strategy. The cool thing about their strategy is that the whole development team (developers and testers) work together to create testable code … [Read more...]

An APM Solution Divided Cannot Stand

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Frustrations with lack of tool unification might just lead to revolution in the APM space... Application Performance Management (APM) is a broad concept, and many technologies fall under its umbrella. With renewed focus on performance, APM is a very hot topic and a high … [Read more...]

The Art of Designing Automated Testing Tools

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Designing automated testing tools can be a difficult task. Not only do you have to surface all of the complexities involved in a variety of test structures but you also have to make all of those complexities accessible to a variety of audiences. Some people prefer to … [Read more...]

Best Practices of Context-Driven Testing

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First of all, before anyone’s head explodes, let me explain what I mean by “Best Practices.” I know that, particularly in the realm of context-driven testing, this term is looked upon as a major misnomer that is only spewed by the ignorant and uneducated. But I don’t think … [Read more...]

Velocity Santa Clara 2014: 4 APM Takeaways from SmartBear CMO, Bryan Semple

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As someone from the virtualization management space, Velocity Santa Clara gave me my first opportunity to spend a lot of time with developers, operations managers, and others who are responsible for keeping their applications up and running. Here is a quick summary of what I … [Read more...]

GIF is Dead; Long Live WebM

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The GIF format was given new life for its animation capabilities, but WebM blows that away The GIF format had been left for dead following the LZW patent dispute of the mid-1990s, but enjoyed a resurrection thanks to the demise of said offending patent and the realization … [Read more...]

The Buzz Around Big Data

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In this video clip, Marlon Bailey, Lead Software Architect for Hosted Systems at SmartBear Software, explains why the science behind big data isn't quite as new as everyone makes it seem, and why he doesn't necessarily buy into the hyperbole that surrounds the buzzword … [Read more...]

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