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ISO 29119 Debate – A Historical Perspective Part 1

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Standardization has been a source of considerable tension between individual, corporate and governing entities since the dawn of industry. The imposition of commercial and industrial standards first started to take off during the Industrial Revolution. In one of the earliest … [Read more...]

Working with Hypermedia APIs

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You have probably used APIs (application programming interfaces) of all sorts when creating applications. It doesn’t matter what the platform is, developers generally have to work with APIs to get any work done because modern applications rely on code that is written by … [Read more...]

User Experience Is Bigger Than Data

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In a recent previous post,Why Today's APM Solutions Aren't Optimized for DevOps, I discussed the odd contradiction I’ve been noticing lately in the APM marketplace.  Fragmented approaches to APM are being promoted as solutions to support the DevOps ideal of continuous … [Read more...]

Synthetic Vs Real Application Monitoring: Why You Need Both

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In order to properly manage your applications and user experience you need to start with monitoring them.  Application monitoring is evolving—from its beginnings of simply pinging a server to see if it is up, to new, more sophisticated techniques which monitor every detail … [Read more...]

Madden NFL’s ‘Tiny Titan’ Looms Large for Manual Testers

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Organizations are often caught in a catch-22 situation while striking a balance between manual and automated testing. Many believe that automating as many tests cases as possible will help them test faster and smarter, thereby allowing them to reduce costs associated with … [Read more...]

Avoid a DDoS Attack with API Testing

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Earlier this year I gave a talk to a great audience in Denver at a GlueCon conference.  The topic was on preventing malicious hacking attacks on your APIs.  While the talk mainly focused on scenarios where people actively trying to get unauthorized information from your API … [Read more...]

New Gartner APM Report Findings: Big Surprises?

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Gartner just published an interesting new report written by Federica De Silva, and Jonah Kowall entitled  “Growth and Criticality of APM Shift Innovation Toward Agile Vendors”.  (As always, we were happy to see SmartBear in the report as a leading vendor to watch!) The … [Read more...]

Making Complex Software Testing Simple

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With the rise of mobile apps and the Internet of Things, software testing has never been more complex. Testers today need to make sure their apps work under many different conditions, while at the same time making sure that the software interacts correctly with the plethora … [Read more...]

[Video Interview] DevOps Days Boston 2014: Experts Share Trends and Takeaways

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  Last week we had the opportunity to hang out with some really awesome people and industry experts at the DevOps Days Event held at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center right in our backyard here in Boston. A couple of those awesome experts included Trevor Parsons, … [Read more...]

The Challenges of Mobile Testing Dissected at FalafelCON

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Mobile apps present new challenges to testers. Of course, tried and true test techniques still apply - you still need to verify if users can enter data into your application, if data gets saved or sent on to a server, and that calculations are performed correctly and so … [Read more...]

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