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Continuous Testing in Practice: Test Intelligently by Tuning CI Pipeline Code

As companies seek to deploy software faster, they must test intelligently by tuning Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines. That requires rethinking how we automatically test our applications, since traditional automated test methodologies are not always fast enough to keep pace with the demands of modern software delivery. To achieve highly efficient automated testing, continuous testing [...]

Headless Browser Testing 101
Posted by Daisy Tsang in Cross Browser TestingSoftware Development & Testing

If you’re a QA engineer, you probably use headless browser testing all the time—with good reason. If you don’t, you may be missing out on many testing benefits. To help identify what those benefits are, this article explains what headless browser testing is and which use cases it supports. It also identifies the limitations of headless browser testing, and discusses situations [...]

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, [...]

Mobile App Testing for International Markets

Expanding mobile applications into new markets is challenging in a number of ways. Your marketing team has to learn to engage with different cultures. You may need to expand your IT infrastructure to new regions. Your applications might have to be adapted to support new languages and localizations. For these reasons and more, testing mobile applications effectively as you release them into new [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Extended Debugging with Sauce Labs
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

The addition of an Extended Debugging feature to the Sauce Labs platform makes it easy for QA engineers to gain insight into network requests that can cause automated tests to fail. It also helps to identify application problems before shipping a new release to production. That is because today, most applications are executed within the browser, so when a problem occurs, it's essential to access [...]

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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