[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...]

6 Values Developers and Operations Share in APM Solutions

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In a recent post, we looked at the external APM ecology: what factors help promote the use of APM in the organization. While the on-site Dev and Ops cliques have their own desires and needs, they both have common interests. Those common interests should show up in an APM … [Read more...]

CAST 2014 – Day 2 Retrospective

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A day after taking a deep dive into the art of performance testing, I was curious to explore some of the intellectual underpinnings surrounding the craft. After all, if one assumes testing is more than just a predefined series of motions designed to accomplish a specific … [Read more...]

CAST 2014 – Day 1 Retrospective

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A small contingent of SmartBears are down in the heart of New York attending CAST 2014 - the annual meeting of The Association for Software Testing. A sold-out crowd of about 250 testers from around the world have piled into the Kimmel Center, right in the middle of … [Read more...]

Your API’s Need for Speed

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APIs aren’t just about what content they deliver; they are also about how well they deliver that content. With the API Economy on the verge of outright explosion in 2015 – as if it hasn’t been exponentially growing year over year since 2005 – it’s no surprise that even … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use Log Data to Analyze System Performance

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  This guest post was written by Trevor Parsons, PhD; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries. Recently we looked across some of the most common behaviors that our community of 25,000 users looked for in their logs with a particular focus on web server … [Read more...]

API Craft Detroit 2014: Hypermedia Rising

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I had the honor to be one of the attendees at the first annual API Craft Detroit conference last year, which was so successful that it spawned abunch of API Meetups around the globe (I regularly attend API Craft Boston, which is a roving band of API lovers who tough out the … [Read more...]

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...]