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New Relic Synthetics Monitoring Using Selenium

What is New Relic Synthetics Monitoring? It allows us to simulate user behavior on development, staging, and production websites using Selenium, and monitor web application performance. New Relic Synthetics Monitoring collects various data points from load times, load size, failures, https status codes, downtimes, and more when running Selenium on your web application. The data gives more insight [...]

Mock Frameworks vs. Microsoft Fakes
Posted by Michael Churchman in Guest Blog PostsQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

Should you mock it or fake it? That’s a question you probably find yourself asking when designing a software testing strategy. It isn't always easy to decide which mock framework is best for testing your code. For developers using Microsoft Visual Studio, the most basic choice is whether to use VS' built-in Microsoft Fakes framework, or a third-party/open source framework such as Moq or [...]

Polymer Web Component Unit Testing

"What is Google’s Polymer Project?" This is typically what I hear when I begin talking about this brand-new web component technology my company is using to implement a responsive web application. The Polymer Project is a library for creating web components, which align with W3C standards and provide a set of features for creating custom HTML elements. It is designed to make it easier and [...]

Using Test-Kitchen for Local Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in ChefGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Test Kitchen is used mainly for integration testing for your Chef Cookbooks, but it can also be used to isolate application bugs in a local environment. It is the best method to test and debug your application or infrastructure code locally using virtual technologies. Test Kitchen can converge Chef cookbooks across various combinations of platforms (operating systems). The most important aspect [...]

How ChatOps Can Improve Your Testing Process
Posted by Brena Monteiro in Best PracticesDevOpsGuest Blog Posts

Testing as efficiently as possible is key to doing DevOps well. One tool you can use to test more quickly and with less effort is ChatOps. Below, I explain what ChatOps means and how it applies to automated testing. What is ChatOps? The DevOps movement has given rise to a need to maintain visibility across the development pipeline for all team members. ChatOps, which uses chatbots to integrate [...]

Visual Testing With Applitools and Sauce Labs
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Today, Applitools is enabling teams to validate user interface (UI) components by creating automated tests with visual checkpoints through testing frameworks like Selenium, Appium, Espresso, and more. Software testers once took visual validation for granted when manually testing apps. As teams moved forward with automated testing, the visual validation of UI components quickly faded away in the [...]

Top 5 Quality Disasters (or Misses) of 2016
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Guest Blog PostsQAQuality Assurance

2016 was another year of questionable quality in almost every industry. Here are some defects (ranging from amusing to scary) that really caught my attention over the last year (some because they personally affected me!), and a few lessons we can learn from them as we develop our own test strategies such as data usage, environments, security, and more in our day-to-day work (please note these are [...]

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