DevOps Follow 531 Followers

Sauce Labs Adds Analytics and Extended Debugging to Continuous Testing Cloud

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

At their recent user conference SauceCon, Sauce Labs introduced new capabilities for its continuous testing cloud including test analytics, featuring a dashboard that analyses test results and exposes common failures by browser and operating system, including Android and iOS.

DevOps Follow 531 Followers

Why the World Needs More Resilient Systems: Tammy Butow Discusses Chaos Engineering at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 507 Followers on  Mar 18, 2018

At QCon London, Tammy Butow, explained why the world needs more resilient systems, and how this can be achieved with the practice of chaos engineering. Three primary prerequisites for chaos engineering were provided -- high severity “SEV” incident management, monitoring, and measuring the impact -- and a series of guidelines, tools and practices presented.

DevOps Follow 531 Followers

QASymphony Launches New Products for Centralised Test Automation and BDD

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 02, 2018

Test management vendor, QASymphony, has announced two new products: qTest Launch and qTest Scenario Enterprise as part of its qTest 9 release. qTest Launch provides centralised management for test automation. qTest Scenario Enterprise is aimed at teams practicing behaviour-driven development (BDD).

DevOps Follow 531 Followers

Applitools Expands Application Visual Management Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 1 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 443 Followers

Testing Lessons from Animals

by Ben Linders Follow 16 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.

Mobile Follow 110 Followers

Alexa Test Simulator Simplifies Alexa Skill Testing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 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.

DevOps Follow 531 Followers

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 507 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 443 Followers

Mastering Agile Testing

by Shane Hastie Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 27, 2017 3

There is general acceptance that adopting agile development practices enables the speeding up of the delivery of software. Without incorporating quality assurance practices directly into the development process, product quality inevitably suffers. In order to consistently achieve high quality, both work practices and team roles need to change to build quality in rather than testing at the end.

Culture & Methods Follow 443 Followers

Practical Tips for Automated Acceptance Tests

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 10, 2017 1

Testing techniques like Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, and Risk-based Testing can help you decide what to test and when to automate a test. InfoQ spoke with Adrian Bolboacă about different types of tests, writing sufficient and good acceptance tests, criteria to decide to automate a test, and how to apply test automation to create executable specifications.

Culture & Methods Follow 443 Followers

Approval Testing with TextTest

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 09, 2017

Approval testing is a test technique which compares the current output of your code with an 'approved' version. The approved version is created by initially examining the test output and approving the result. You can revisit the approved version and easily update it when the requirements change. Approval testing is supported by TextTest, an open source tool for text-based functional testing.

Culture & Methods Follow 443 Followers

Dead Code Must Be Removed

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 09, 2017 4

Dead code needs to be found and removed; leaving dead code in is an obstacle to programmer understanding and action, and there's the risk that the code is awakened which can cause significant problems. Deleting dead code is not a technical problem; it is a problem of mindset and culture.

Mobile Follow 110 Followers

Bluepill is LinkedIn’s Open-Source Tool for iOS UI Testing at Scale

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 21, 2017

LinkedIn’s Bluepill allows developers to run iOS UI tests using multiple simulators on a single machine, writes LinkedIn software engineer Keqiu Hu, and aims to provide tool stability and test scalability.

Culture & Methods Follow 443 Followers

Writing Good Unit Tests

by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 19, 2017 15

Try to keep units small, use appropriate tools, and pair-up programmers and tester; these are suggestions for writing good unit tests. Unit testing is a mixture of programming and testing; programmers can work together with testers to learn from each other and broaden their knowledge horizons.

Culture & Methods Follow 443 Followers

Tutorials at Better Software East / DevOps East / Agile Dev East 2016

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 16, 2016

Between the 14th and 18th November, the three conferences Better Software East, DevOps East and Agile Dev East are taking place simultaneously in the same venue in Orlando, Florida. The conferences are organised around two days of tutorials, two days of talks, and a closing Agile Summit day with keynotes by several international speakers. InfoQ attended the conference to report on its contents.

Cloud Follow 197 Followers

Netflix Engineer Lorin Hochstein on Chaos Monkey 2.0

by Rags Srinivas Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 25, 2016

Netflix made waves when it initially announced Chaos Monkey, a tool that would terminate normally healthy VM instances in production. The goal was to embrace failure and thereby increase resiliency. Rags Srinivas caught up with Lorin Hochstein at Netflix regarding the recent upgrade to Chaos Monkey.

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