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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 [...]

Help! I'm a Manual Tester. How Do I Learn to Automate?
Posted by Michael Churchman in Software Development & Testing

Keeping your skills up to date is an absolute necessity in any line of work, and the software industry is certainly no exception. To illustrate this point, consider software testing. The challenges that you need to meet as a software tester are always growing greater. The volume of tests that is considered normal and the pace of testing are determined by current standards for application [...]

What Does Continuous Testing Mean in Practice?
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

The idea behind continuous testing is clear enough: It means you perform software tests throughout the CI/CD pipeline. But what does continuous testing mean in practice? How do you actually achieve continuous testing? Let’s explore in this article. What Is Continuous Testing? Continuous testing is a way of applying the concept and practice of continuous software delivery to software [...]

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 [...]

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