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6 Challenges Facing DevOps and Operations Teams in 2015

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To say that Operations and DevOps will have a new set of challenges in the coming year is a bit redundant, as their entire job is based on solving problems and facing challenges. However the current and future landscape of tools, technologies, and processes is changing … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 2

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In part one of this blog series, I touched upon the enormous opportunity holiday season presents for any internet retailer. While this all sounds like great news for e-retailers, the holiday season comes with its own set of challenges. Even though customer spend and traffic … [Read more...]

Hypermedia and State Machines: RESTFest 2014

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"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - not really Darwin https://storify.com/lindybrandon/restfest-2014-hypermedia-and-state-machines-of-cou … [Read more...]

API Readiness: do you have what you need?

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice and talk about one of my favorite subjects... APIs. Already a burgeoning industry, the API economy has sprouted wings recently and is now driving much of the software business economy, both at … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a multi-part blog series intended to provide you with information you need to succeed during the upcoming holiday season. So just sit tight and follow this series for tips you can put to use immediately to help ensure you avoid glitches this holiday season. … [Read more...]

ISO 29119 Debate – A Historical Perspective Part 1

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Standardization has been a source of considerable tension between individual, corporate and governing entities since the dawn of industry. The imposition of commercial and industrial standards first started to take off during the Industrial Revolution. In one of the earliest … [Read more...]

Synthetic Vs Real Application Monitoring: Why You Need Both

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In order to properly manage your applications and user experience you need to start with monitoring them.  Application monitoring is evolving—from its beginnings of simply pinging a server to see if it is up, to new, more sophisticated techniques which monitor every detail … [Read more...]

Madden NFL’s ‘Tiny Titan’ Looms Large for Manual Testers

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Organizations are often caught in a catch-22 situation while striking a balance between manual and automated testing. Many believe that automating as many tests cases as possible will help them test faster and smarter, thereby allowing them to reduce costs associated with … [Read more...]

Making Complex Software Testing Simple

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With the rise of mobile apps and the Internet of Things, software testing has never been more complex. Testers today need to make sure their apps work under many different conditions, while at the same time making sure that the software interacts correctly with the plethora … [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...]