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Measuring the Effectiveness of your Testing Strategy
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in AnalyticsContinuous TestingGuest Blog Posts

Automated software testing has many advantages over its manual counterpart. From providing greater accuracy due to the elimination of human error to increasing both test coverage and the speed of testing with concepts such as parallel testing, automated testing has obvious advantages that cannot be ignored by a DevOps organization striving to build quality software on a tight delivery schedule. [...]

The Why and How of Tap Compare Testing

As software companies strive to release software faster and faster, they must ensure that the software they are releasing is properly controlled for quality. One novel software testing strategy that can help to improve quality without compromising delivery speed is a process known as tap compare testing. Let’s take a look at what this entails and how it can help your organization. What is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Taking Your First Automated Testing Steps: 5 Hurdles to Overcome

Most DevOps teams know why they should automate testing. For many organizations, the bigger question is how. A number of obstacles tend to make it difficult to make the jump to automated testing, or to expand upon automated testing procedures that are already in place. Let’s take a look at some of the most common hurdles that DevOps teams have to overcome in order to begin test automation [...]

Purposeful Automation: What It Is and Why To Do It
Posted by Michael Churchman in AutomationContinuous TestingDevOps

Purposeful automation may sound like just another buzzword. And maybe it is a buzzword, but it’s one that actually matters. In this post, I discuss what purposeful automation means, what it doesn’t mean, and why it’s a valuable concept for DevOps teams. Automation Then and Now There was a time when "automation" meant the use of a machine's mechanical capabilities to perform [...]

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