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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...]

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...]

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...]

Forest from the Trees: Export Your Load Testing Data!

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Load tests, unlike front-end performance monitoring, are snapshots of performance at a particular time under specific conditions. Like front-end performance, many factors go in to execution and useful analysis of load testing results. But performance data under load and … [Read more...]

Introducing SmartBear’s STAREAST 2014 Roster

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Five members of the SmartBear family are packing their sunglasses and bathing suits in preparation for to the STAREAST conference in sunny Orlando, Florida next week. In addition to attending and leading conference sessions, we’ll be in the Expo Hall (Booth #40) where our … [Read more...]

Announcing Our New Podcast Channel: SmartBear on Air

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The SmartBear team is happy to announce the launch of our brand new podcast channel, SmartBear on Air. We know that sometimes it’s more fun and more informative to listen to a conversation than read yet another blog post. And that's exactly why we’ve launched this channel … [Read more...]

Using Load Tests to Validate Assumptions

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In business, it’s always a refreshing moment when you find an unsolicited endorsement of your products or services. At SmartBear, we were thrilled to be mentioned in University of Notre Dame’s DevOps blog and to find that LoadUIWeb, our load testing tool for Web … [Read more...]

My TestBash Hangover Remedy – A Recap

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I've returned from TestBash 3, a “one day affordable software testing conference in Brighton on Friday March 28th 2014.” I have to say it was, without a doubt, the highest quality, content rich, energetic, lively, best attended, most educational and fun one day testing event … [Read more...]

Load Testing for Mobile Devices

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Performance testing on mobile devices, applications, and Web content is by no means a new phenomenon. Even so, the truth is that we still need to know how well our apps and sites perform in production environments before that inevitable slow down or downtime occurs. One … [Read more...]