If HQ Trivia Wants to Change the Game, It’s Got to Change Its Performance.

Disruption is no easy task. Take it from trailblazers like Netflix, Lyft, and Grubhub, performance is everything. In a day and age where almost any idea can be replicated, staying ahead of competition is key to user retention and adoption, and a major factor of delighting … [Read more...]

Impact of Low Code App Development on Testing

Trying to build applications more quickly, at less expense, and with higher quality is hardly a new goal, but there is a growing trend in application development that shows some potential to help reach that elusive state. A few years ago, new application development … [Read more...]

Take Your OpenAPI Specification files to a Whole New Level with AlertSite API Monitoring

In our digital economy, innovation never stops. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the value of design as an imperative part of the software development lifecycle. API definition formats such as OpenAPI (formerly known as Swagger) provide a contract for development … [Read more...]

Why Testing Matters: Community Comments

Over the past few months, we’ve been exploring #WhyTestingMatters. First, we looked into real-world examples of insufficient testing practices that went viral. Then, we asked some of our favorite experts to tell us why they think testing matters. Next, we wanted to see … [Read more...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love End-to-End Testing

What is End-to-End Testing? This is a harder question to answer than you might think, because different QA roles can refer to very different testing approaches as “end-to-end.” Often, more technical testers or developers consider End-To-End as following the technical … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why the Blackout Was the Best Ad of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LII –  the day the TV went dark. It was the moment they’d been waiting for- the Super Bowl was finally here. NBC had captured the attention of over 103.4 million viewers, and for a brief moment in time viewers’ attention was the last thing they wanted.  For 30 … [Read more...]

SmartBear Academy February Classes Announced

February is usually right around the time when most people start giving up on all of those New Year’s Resolutions they made January 1st. But if your resolution was to hone your testing skills this year, we’ve got you covered! February’s SmartBear Academy calendar is here, … [Read more...]

Why Testing Matters: Insiders’ Perspectives

Over the past few months, we’ve been considering #WhyTestingMatters. First, we looked at real-world examples of when one silly, seemingly harmless bug wreaked havoc on companies and their customers. Next, we asked a few of our favorite testing experts to tell us about why … [Read more...]

Going Agile? Here’s Why You Should Use a Code Profiler.

Are you one of the 81% of companies employing (or looking to employ) an agile software development process? One of the hallmark characteristics of agile development process is a short development cycle which range from two – eight week sprints. Short cycles leave very little … [Read more...]

4 Essential Strategies for Testing Microservices

What are microservices? To understand microservices architecture, you first need to zoom in and understand a single microservice. A microservice can be defined as an independently deployable service that is designed to accomplish a very specific task. Being independent … [Read more...]