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The Sauce Journey – Emergent Leaders
Posted by Joe Alfaro in AgileBest PracticesDevOpsScrumThe Story of Sauce

In my last blog post I wrote about the way in which moving to SCRUM teams fosters communication, transparency, and trust, both internally among team members, and externally with customers. Achieving open communication like this is one of the main goals of Agile, but just as important is the development of leadership within the SCRUM teams. Ideally, every SCRUM team is self-managing in regards to [...]

Two Approaches to Test Automation Architectures

I’ve yet to see two development environments that are alike. But even if there is no cookie cutter approach to software delivery, there are standard approaches, and methodologies that are consistent throughout modern software development and that frame nearly all environments. Because there is a big move in software testing to go from purely manual testing (a non-technical process) to a [...]

Security and Testing
Posted by Michael Churchman in Best PracticesGuest Blog PostsQuality EngineeringSecurity Testing

Is your test environment secure? Do you know who has access to your test data, your source code, your design specifications? There was a time, back in the days of stand-alone test systems and networks that were strictly local-area, when those questions would have been easy to answer. A co-worker or two might have been looking over your shoulder, but that would have been about it. These days, [...]

Testing and Continuous Integration: Making Everything Work Together

Continuous integration (CI) has emerged as one of the most efficient ways to develop code. But testing has not always been a major part of the CI conversation. In some respects, that's not surprising. Traditionally, CI has been all about speeding up the coding, building, and release process. Instead of having each programmer write code separately, integrate it manually, and then wait until the [...]

Recap: Transitioning from Traditional to Modern Testing Practices (Webinar)
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationBest PracticesWebinars

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, "Practical Tips on How to Transition from Traditional to Modern Testing Practices", featuring DevOps analyst Chris Riley and test engineering experts Ashley Hunsberger and Greg Sypolt. Chris, Ashley and Greg discussed the benefits of automated testing -- accelerated delivery, improved quality, and reduced costs -- and the [...]

Capture Network Traffic with Automation Scripts
Posted by Greg Sypolt in AutomationBest PracticesGuest Blog Posts

When learning about the ability to capture network traffic by using my existing Selenium scripts or the headless test framework - PhantomJS scripts, I was excited. A whole new set of tests is about to be added to the continuous integration (CI) pipeline. We often come across requirements when we need to capture and analyze browser network traffic in real time to find HTTP status of the page, [...]

Help Wanted - The Pivotal Role QA Can Play in Leading the DevOps Charge
Posted by Chris Riley in AgileAutomationBest PracticesDevOpsGuest Blog Posts

Faster, more frequent releases at a higher quality. That is all DevOps is. That’s not hard to understand. What is hard to accept, however, is how much organizations are neglecting the latter part of this equation. Not only does a lack of focus on quality slow down releases in the long term, it does not fit with the overall goal of DevOps. DevOps for existing development organizations is [...]

Agile Development to Thrive with Mobile Test Automation
Posted by Ely Hechtel in AgileBest PracticesMobile Development & Testing

We’ve been talking to mobile test automation for a while now on our blog, but how does test automation fit into the development process and how can it help with mobile app testing? Let’s take a quick look at why companies are adopting agile development, what challenges have to be faced when testing mobile apps and how automation can help to achieve a continuous delivery method. We [...]

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