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Benefits of Cloud-Based Testing: It's About More than Speed
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Software Development & Testing

There are lots of reasons for running software tests in the cloud. Some, such as faster test results due to the ability to test in parallel, are obvious, and align with the benefits of cloud computing in general. Other advantages of cloud-based testing, however, are less obvious, especially if you are not already running tests in the cloud. To gain a full understanding of why you would want to [...]

Using Canary Release Pipelines to Achieve Continuous Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Want to extend your testing routine to include production? Canary release pipelines may be the solution you need. This article explains what canary release pipelines mean and how they can help you test in production in order to achieve continuous testing. What Is a Canary Release Pipeline? Image credit: Greg Sypolt A canary release pipeline is a deployment tactic to test in production to reduce [...]

Continuous Testing: Mobile vs. Web Applications

Continuous testing is useful no matter which type of app you are developing. However, this does not mean that the approach you take to continuous testing is always the same. Take web apps and mobile apps, for instance. While most of your CI/CD processes may look more or less the same for both web and mobile, continuous testing processes often have to adapt when you move between one type of app [...]

Four Reasons to Move Beyond Manual Testing
Posted by Michael Churchman in AutomationContinuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Does your organization still test its software by hand? If the answer is yes, it is time (if not long past time) to consider moving beyond manual testing to a fully automated, script-driven software test system. In this post, we'll talk about some of the key reasons why you should make the move to automated testing. When the Only Way Was the Hard Way For a long time, of course, the most (and [...]

Apple Notch Requirement and Software Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in Mobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

What is Apple’s new “notch” feature on iPhones, and what does it mean for software developers and testers? Keep reading to find out. What is the notch? OEM manufacturers have long been on a quest for the perfect bezel-less display. Samsung and Apple have been fierce sparring rivals on this front. With its flagship Galaxy phones, Samsung introduced a curved display that added [...]

Continuous Testing in Practice: Test Intelligently by Tuning CI Pipeline Code

As companies seek to deploy software faster, they must test intelligently by tuning Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines. That requires rethinking how we automatically test our applications, since traditional automated test methodologies are not always fast enough to keep pace with the demands of modern software delivery. To achieve highly efficient automated testing, continuous testing [...]

Headless Browser Testing 101
Posted by Daisy Tsang in Cross Browser TestingSoftware Development & Testing

If you’re a QA engineer, you probably use headless browser testing all the time—with good reason. If you don’t, you may be missing out on many testing benefits. To help identify what those benefits are, this article explains what headless browser testing is and which use cases it supports. It also identifies the limitations of headless browser testing, and discusses situations [...]

7 Reasons Your Testing Strategy Hasn’t Reduced Your Bug Count
Posted by Mike Mackrory in QAQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Bugs happen. Totally preventing bugs is not possible. But it is possible to manage bugs with the help of software testing. The goal of any software organization is to have an automated testing strategy in place that allows all bugs to be identified and fixed before they are released into production. If you have been pursuing that goal, but are still falling short of preventing bugs in production, [...]

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