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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...]

Why DevOps Makes Your Test Role Even More Important

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DevOps is one of the latest software development movements. If you aren’t familiar with it, the high level summary is that it’s essentially the integration of IT Operations with the development process. This requires significantly more than just inviting Ops to your … [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...]

Ham ‘n Eggin’ with Logs and APM

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This guest post was written by Trevor Parsons, PhD; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries. I recently wrote a post entitled APM is not enough outlining how log data has become a new rich source of information that can be used in conjunction with your APM solution to … [Read more...]

Hiring Successful Testers

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In this video, Keith Klain, COO at Doran Jones, explains the mindset he looks for when he interviews potential candidates for his testing team. See also: Software Testing is a People Problem Let It Go (Software Edition)  Hunt for Information, Not … [Read more...]

Bruce Lee, Kung Fu, and the Schools of Software Testing

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The latest debate, on Twitter and elsewhere, about the schools of software testing reminded me of a documentary I recently watched on Bruce Lee. Here is a starting point for understanding the formulation/understanding of testing schools: https://t.co/QBniEokfob #STPCon— … [Read more...]

Expressing Value in Software Testing

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The constant struggle of software testing teams being forced to (or feeling the need to) prove their worth to the stakeholders of a project is an issue that has been at the forefront of this industry for decades. Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with Keith … [Read more...]

Introducing Automated Mobile Testing in TestComplete eBook – Android Edition

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The studies are sprinkled across the internet and they all suggest the future of technology is moving into the mobile realm and eventually into wearables. As the mobile app industry continues to evolve, development teams will have to keep up with technological advancements. … [Read more...]

Google on Mindfulness: How the Company Implements its Motto, ‘Don’t Be Evil’

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It’s a happy thing that Mindfulness – a state of active, open attention on the present – has lately attracted a lot of attention, especially in technology circles. Among the companies embracing mindfullness is Google, which had an unusual opportunity to demonstrate its … [Read more...]

Designing the User-Driven Business

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The lines between consumer and business software are fading as popular mobile devices invade businesses. As a result, IT projects, solution designs, and investments are changing to better align with shifting user expectations. The days of traditional enterprise IT are … [Read more...]