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5 Barriers to Automated Testing and How to Overcome Them

One of the most valuable assets to a software development organization is an effective continuous testing strategy. Continuous testing requires the implementation of end-to-end automated testing, allowing for greater insight into application quality at earlier points in the development lifecycle. It sounds great, and it is. But, as with any other development process, the transition to a strategy [...]

Summer is Here! Can Your CI/CD Pipeline Bring the Heat?

As the temperatures start to increase this summer, we know that a lot of teams are seeing the heat increase in their development pipeline. Every engineering leader is asking the question, “How do we release better code, more quickly?” And CI/CD has proven to be the answer to consistently deliver innovative digital experiences to their customers at faster speeds. However, should you be [...]

Software Testing for Organizations That Have No QA Team
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

When most people talk about software testing, they assume that every organization has a dedicated team of Quality Assurance (QA) engineers whose main job is to test software and optimize software quality. The reality is that not all organizations have a QA team. When your company lacks dedicated QA engineers and software testing experts, everyone else who plays a role in software delivery needs [...]

How to Shift Testing “Left” and “Right” at the Same Time
Posted by Chris Riley in Continuous TestingDevOps

In a certain sense, there is a paradox inherent in software testing within a DevOps organization. On the one hand, DevOps emphasizes the importance of continuous testing starting early in the software delivery cycle (which means shifting testing to the “left”). On the other hand, DevOps also encourages continuous feedback loops so that developers learn quickly about problems that [...]

How Verizon Media Achieved Continuous Delivery and Continuous Testing at Scale
Posted by Alissa Lydon in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Verizon Media is a digital content giant, with leading brands in its portfolio such as Huffington Post, AOL, TechCrunch, and more. Over one billion people love and trust Verizon Media’s media, tech and communication products, and to stay ahead of the pack their teams know that it’s critical to continually delight their users with a quality experience across all of their brands. To [...]

What DevOps Engineers Should Know About Automated Software Testing
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingDevOpsSoftware Development & Testing

If you’re a DevOps engineer, you might not think of software testing as a major part of your job. After all, the core mission of DevOps is to combine development and IT operations; testing and quality assurance are not usually a central part of the DevOps conversation (unless, of course, you are talking about QAOps). This does not mean, however, that DevOps engineers shouldn’t be [...]

5 Tips to Automatically Test Every Time a Build is Submitted by a Developer

Back in the day, before the advent of automated testing, manual testers would need to painstakingly review code at every step of the process. As you can imagine, this slowed everything way down—and it got in the way of quickly and efficiently producing great, high-quality software. Today, DevOps teams are all about continuous testing and delivery; dev and QA teams working in-tandem to find [...]

Best Practices for Developing a Mobile-Friendly Software Testing Plan
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingMobileMobile Development & Testing

If you're not already developing for mobile, you probably will be soon. And in any case, it's a good idea to ensure that your software testing and overall delivery strategy will be able to support mobile when it needs to. Below, I discuss how to go about this. This article is geared in particular toward a software testing team that currently develops a desktop app, but expects to need to extend [...]

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