Fintech and DevOps Collide in London: SmartBear and Sogeti UK

Financial institutions, like other critical service industries such as health care and air travel, have the unique challenge of no room for failure. It’s a bad day if your ATM card doesn’t work. It’s a really bad day if you do a bunch of online trading based on incorrect … [Read more...]

Getting That New Tool Past The “Gate Keeper”

You’re part of a software development group, and you’re surrounded by techies like yourself – people that get excited about new ideas, approaches, tools, frameworks, and languages.  But then there’s the guy on your team with the seniority.  Let’s call him Crusty. And he's … [Read more...]

QA Testing For What Your Users Really Want

The software world in general is moving toward increased shared responsibility and individual ownership. From developers to operations to testing, the microservices world has us focusing on projects not products and watching teammates going from firmly defined roles to … [Read more...]

Deliberate Application Testing in Agile with Dan North

Yesterday morning, I attended Dan North’s keynote session, Deliberate Testing in an Agile World. Dan spoke in depth about the gaps in traditional testing approach and how risks associated with software testing can be managed. I found the session extremely insightful, … [Read more...]

Testing in an Agile Environment

The traditional software development life-cycle model is undergoing a rapid change, primarily because businesses need to deliver quality application in shorter release cycles and at a reduced cost.  The role of a tester is thereby no longer what it used to be in a waterfall … [Read more...]

How to Grow Agility through Code Review

It has always interested me to see how different development teams treat code reviews. Some teams see code reviews as crucial to their success while others see them as a barrier to getting things done. Over time, I’ve come to the conclusion that the culture around code … [Read more...]

Patterns of API Virtualization

When Christopher Alexander wrote A Pattern Language in 1977, he was looking for a more powerful way to describe how towns and buildings were laid out. These patterns would allow architects, builders and planners to work together, to use the same words, mean the same thing, … [Read more...]

The Software Naughty List: Most Hilariously Bad Tech Jokes, Puns and Memes of the Year

The Software Naughty List from SmartBear Inspired by the character “Schmidt” from the popular sitcom, New Girl, we have a fun little tradition around the office at SmartBear headquarters called the  “DB Jar” where participating colleagues can “jar” one another (fine them … [Read more...]

TestComplete 10.4 & QAComplete 9.9 Brings Collaboration Across Teams and Platforms

The SmartBear team is thrilled to announce TestComplete 10.4 and QAComplete 9.9 release.  The focus of both these releases has been helping organizations deliver high quality applications in shorter release schedules by improving collaboration across various software testing … [Read more...]

Feeding the Flame of the Collaborative Development Revolution

Agile, open source, the cloud, and DevOps have all led to a world where everyone should be involved in programming. Yes, everyone.  Once upon a time there were users and there were IT and never the twain would meet... except to do battle over tech support lines. Also in a … [Read more...]