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3 of the Biggest Mistakes Software Testers Make When Reusing Tests

  I was working at a financial services software company in the early days of User Interface automation frameworks. We decided that automating the GUI was the way to go, and immersed in developing the framework and our own tests. The goal of automating our … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Application from Third-Party API Outages

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a rapid pace with millions of new devices getting connected every day. Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use in 2016 and by 2020, the number will reach 20.8 billion. Billions of devices including … [Read more...]

Web Performance Lessons from Death Wish Coffee: The Small Business that Won the Super Bowl

Here in the US, the Super Bowl  is more than just a football game — it’s a national holiday, with its own traditions, festivities, and food and drinks. One of the most important aspects of super bowl is the commercials. Every year, brands spend millions of dollars to … [Read more...]

Unit Testing Legacy Code: 3 Reasons to Reconsider

Teams that have embraced DevOps and begun using the practice of test driven development are familiar with the headaches that accompany testing legacy code. This is particularly true for companies that have applications out in production that have been working for years, … [Read more...]

API Security Lessons from Fisher-Price’s Smart Toy Bear Security Flaw

Earlier this week it was reported that researchers at Boston-based security company, Rapid7, identified several security flaws in an app connected to a new toy from Mattel’s Fisher-Price brand. The news of the security vulnerability caught our attention for a few … [Read more...]

How to Create a High Performing API: A New Perspective for 2016

Performance is the elusive butterfly of API development. Everybody is intrigued with its beauty, yet few know how to capture it. In the old days, the approach of many shops to ensure a performant API was to create some code and then pass it over to the wall to QA to do … [Read more...]

Enter Your Test Management Spreadsheet for the Chance to Win $1,000

We know that for a lot of teams, Excel spreadsheets are still the go-to method for managing software tests. Spreadsheets are simple to use and can be easily shared and update by everyone involved in the testing process. We’ve talked to hundreds of SmartBear customers … [Read more...]

How to Ensure the Quality of Your Microservices Architecture with Peer Code Reviews

Over the past few years, a growing number of companies have made the move from a monolithic to microservices architecture. The list of companies that have made the switch include: Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, and PayPal. A microservices architecture consists of smaller … [Read more...]

Why Smart Organizations Are Rethinking Their Application Performance Strategy in 2016

2016 is well underway. By now, most teams have done autopsies on last year’s performance issues. Some have even gone a step further and made necessary improvements to their web and mobile applications. The good news? The odds of your organization encountering the exact … [Read more...]

Building an Agile Team: Writing an Effective User Story [VIDEO]

Our Building an Agile Team video series has covered a wide range of topics for putting together a successful team in 2016. Jillian Haffner, Director of Cloud Solutions & Integrations at Turbine/Warner Brothers Games, and Jennifer Davis, Software Engineer at Chef have … [Read more...]

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