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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 [...]

Shift-left vs. Continuous Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Shift-left testing and continuous testing have both emerged recently as important concepts in the world of QA. What’s the difference between them? Should you embrace one of these strategies as opposed to the other, or can you use shift-left testing and continuous testing together? This article defines shift-left testing and continuous testing, and identifies the differences between them. [...]

The Need for Continuous Testing in the Finance Industry
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingGuest Blog Posts

The term continuous testing refers to the use of automated testing at all possible stages in the development lifecycle. The end goal of continuous testing is to provide your organization with end-to-end automated testing coverage that will enhance the ability of the development team to find bugs earlier in the development process. This serves to ensure that any issues found in the early stages [...]

Continuous Testing for Mobile Devices
Posted by Twain Taylor in Continuous TestingMobileMobile Development & Testing

Mobile applications have traditionally lagged behind their web counterparts in terms of speed of releases, maturity of testing and available tooling. Yet mobile is driving much of the innovation in today's connected world. Mobile devices and software have become an indispensable part of our day-to-day living. Since mobile software has assumed so much importance as a driver of innovation, testing [...]

Biometric Data Challenges in Mobile Software Testing
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous TestingMobileMobile Development & Testing

Biometric sensors on mobile devices enable powerful functionality for mobile applications. Just a decade ago, being able to use fingerprints, voice input and other biometric data sources within applications remained mostly a dream. Today, it’s commonplace, with more than 30 percent of companies now planning to use biometric data within applications, according to Gartner. With this new [...]

Continuous Testing in the Retail Industry
Posted by Kennedy Behrman in Continuous Testing

In today's retail marketplace, digital channels hold a prominent and often central position. Modern software practices emphasize the need for rapid development and deployment. The retail world is no exception to this need for speed. Continuous testing is a great strategy for getting increasing velocity. Continuous Testing for Retail Having worked on both sides of the engineering and management [...]

The Art of Explaining Continuous Testing to Management
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

As a developer in an organization that utilizes Agile development methodologies, it is easy to see how your team could benefit from re-thinking testing to ensure a higher level of quality in a fast-paced delivery cycle. And in many cases, you may need to leverage continuous testing practices to achieve this goal. But while it may be simple for a developer who lives in the technical world to [...]

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