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Rethinking the Role of “Journey” in Software Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Quality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Software quality is a journey, not a destination. Where is your organization in its quality journey? If the answer to that question is not what you wish — in other words, if your software quality is not as strong as you know it can or should be — then it’s time to rethink your approach to the software-quality journey. For many organizations, that will mean reconfiguring the ways [...]

The What and Why of Headless Testing for Kubernetes

The Sauce Labs blog previously featured the post “Headless Browser Testing 101,” covering the fundamentals of headless testing, its advantages, and the purposes for which it is used. This post takes a deeper dive into a specific aspect of headless testing: How it fits into a Kubernetes-driven CI/CD pipeline. We’ll focus on how containers and Kubernetes change testing and what [...]

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 [...]

The Growing Importance of Test Automation Skills in DevOps
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in DevOpsQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

As the field of software development has evolved to place more importance on delivery speed, the rest of the development process has been forced to evolve as well. In order to improve delivery speed, software development teams have adopted a DevOps culture that prioritizes concepts that support continuous delivery. One of these concepts is continuous testing. Test automation is a sine qua non of [...]

The Evolution of Software Quality
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in QAQuality Assurance

One of the core responsibilities of a DevOps organization is to ensure a high level of software quality. And like any other term in the software development industry, “software quality” has evolved. For a long period of time, software quality was a phrase used to designate an application’s capacity to perform its core function—that is, to answer the question: Does the [...]

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, [...]

Shift-Left Continuous Testing: Eliminating Risk Through Agile Testing Practices
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

What do you get when you combine shift-left testing and continuous testing? You get shift-left continuous testing, of course. What does shift-left continuous testing actually mean? This blog post explains shift-left testing, then offers tips on how organizations can leverage shift-left continuous testing to improve the speed and quality of their software delivery processes. What Is Shift-Left [...]

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