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CA Announces New Release of Workload Automation Engine

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

Automation vendor, CA, has released a new version of their workload engine, CA Workload Automation AE, including new usability and performance features  and direct integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform.

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SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018 1

Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

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Applitools Expands Application Visual Management Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Application Visual Management (AVM) focuses on the monitoring and testing of visual aspects of the application delivery lifecycle. Applitools Eyes Version 10 provides new UI baseline management, team collaboration, expanded third-party tool integrations and improved analytics dashboards.

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DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

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Testing Lessons from Animals

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jan 04, 2018

We can learn from how animals search for food to understand testing better, argued James Bach. Over time testers find out where the buggy parts of a product are, but then it might be effective to occasionally wander off and explore other areas. Stop hoping that automation will save you, and learn to hunt for bugs.

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Chaos Engineering at Twilio

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 25, 2017

The Twilio team describes their foray into Chaos Engineering where they use Gremlin to inject failures into their homegrown queuing system shards to test for automated recovery.

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Alexa Test Simulator Simplifies Alexa Skill Testing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 18, 2017

The new Alexa Test Simulator, now available in beta, allows developers to test most functionality in their skills without a device. Additionally, Amazon has announced improved support for automated skill testing.

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How Do We Automate Testing?

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

Test automation will demand time and attention, but when done the right way, is worth the investment. Don’t overdo automation; instead, focus on the needs and requirements. Having clean and easy-to-read code is very important to keep your test suite maintainable.

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Expedia's Journey toward Site Resiliency: Embracing Chaos Testing in Dev and Production at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  Nov 19, 2017

At QCon SF, Sahar Samiei and Willie Wheeler presented “Expedia’s Journey Toward Site Resiliency”, and discussed the building of a community of practice around resilience testing within Expedia. The results have generally been positive: Netflix’s Chaos Monkey has been running daily in production since May 15th; and resilience tests have been added to four Tier 1 service pipelines.

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How Facebook Achieves Rapid Release at Massive Scale

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

A recent article about Facebook’s release process covers its flexible methodology of pushing massive amounts of code changes to production for web and native mobile apps. It focuses on how they moved from a “cherry-picking” to a “push-from-master” strategy over a period of one year and their tools and processes for achieving it.

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Containers to Overtake VMs in Application Platform Space, Says SDxCentral Survey

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017 4

One of the key findings of the 2017 Container and Cloud Orchestration Report from SDXCentral is that container adoption has steadily increased in the last two years and is set to overtake virtual machines (VMs) in the application platform space. In 2016, only 8% of respondents had deployed containers while this year, 45% are already using it.

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Amazon Adds Target Tracking Support for EC2 Auto Scaling

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 24, 2017

Auto Scaling cloud resources is nothing new in AWS. However, Amazon recently announced a new Target Tracking policy that gives customers more granular control over how their application scales. Target Tracking policies allow an administrator to target a specific metric that will drive how and when the EC2 resources will scale.

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How Testers Can Become More Technical

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jun 15, 2017

Testers who are able to successfully apply technical techniques of the testing craft during testing are more valuable; they increase both the quality and productivity of their teams. To become more technical, testers can learn something about code, and they should know how to manipulate and parse text files and how to use the most important analysis tools for their application platform.

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Puppet Releases Its 2017 State of DevOps Report

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

The Puppet State of DevOps Report 2017 shows that high-performing IT teams are deploying more frequently and recovering faster. There is more focus on automation, with loosely coupled architectures and teams facilitating continuous delivery. Transformational leadership and lean product management practices are also key drivers behind high performing teams.

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Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 25, 2017

Aging platforms that are managed with manual, time consuming processes can be costly. Teams can make a business case to management based on hours lost by repetitive work or re-work caused by human error for introducing modern techniques like automation tools and containers. The result is a predictable and repeatable process with minimal human interaction to deploy more often and more confidently.

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