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4 Best Practices for Testing Microservices
Posted by Twain Taylor in Software Development & Testing

The application stack has undergone fundamental changes with the advent of microservices architecture, and this has had a ripple effect on software testing. For a monolithic application released every quarter, testing was reserved for the very last week or two before release. Today, with micro-releases happening multiple times daily, software testing is more granular, it happens simultaneously [...]

5 Tips for Building a Mobile App that People Actually Use
Posted by Twain Taylor in MobileMobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Whether a startup or large enterprise, every organization is in the business of building mobile apps. Tremendous growth is expected in both usage of and revenue from mobile apps between now and 2022. AppAnnie currently estimates that the four billion connected mobile devices now in use worldwide will double to eight billion devices in 2022. These devices will account for revenue growth estimated [...]

New Headless Browser Testing Offered to Help Speed Development

Headless browsers are gaining in popularity as a viable option for testing web-based apps. As discussed in our Headless Testing 101 blog post, this is a great way to test efficiently in the early stages of your software development process. We just announced a new offering that we’re particularly excited about: Sauce Headless, which is the first-of-its-kind cloud-based headless testing [...]

Operationalizing Quality Assurance Operations (QAOps)
Posted by Stephan Ofosuhene in Quality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Quality Assurance Operations, or QAOps, is one of the latest buzzwords in the software testing industry. A previous Sauce Labs blog post explained what QAOps means at a high level. In this post, we’ll dive deeper by explaining how to operationalize QAOps — or, in other words, how to implement QAOps in a real-world setting. What is QAOps? Put simply, QAOps means integrating software [...]

Tools for Becoming a Successful Test Engineer
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Best PracticesQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

As the development lifecycle seemingly gets shorter and shorter due to the rise of the Agile development methodology, effective software testing is becoming more and more critical to an organization's success. This has opened the door for some interesting opportunities for those eager to be involved in the development process on the testing side. These people, known as test engineers, are [...]

Avoiding Test Script Maintenance Nightmares
Posted by Greg Sypolt in QASoftware Development & Testing

Test script maintenance does not top many people’s lists of what makes a good time. Fortunately, however, maintaining software test scripts does not need to be a headache. While I can’t promise you that I’ll turn script maintenance into something you’ll wake up feeling excited about, I can offer tips here for making the maintenance process faster and less tedious. Ways to [...]

When Should You Use Real-Device Testing, Exactly?
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in MobileMobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

In our present age of virtualized, software-defined everything, it can sometimes feel archaic to do anything directly on real, bare-metal hardware, whether hosting a server or testing software. Virtual environments tend to be more flexible, nimble and scalable than those that run directly on real hardware. You may think, then, that there is little reason ever to test software on real devices, as [...]

The What and Why of Testing in Production
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Software Development & Testing

In a perfect world, all defects within an application would be rooted out and resolved throughout a meticulously defined testing process in the development cycle, resulting in no defects reaching production. Our world, however, is far from perfect, and it is likely that not all bugs will be caught prior to each production deployment. Furthermore, it is possible (and even likely, in many cases) [...]

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