Don’t Feel Insecure with Security Testing

Testing an application – whether it is designed for desktop, mobile or the Internet of Things – for security defects is more important now than ever before. This is because the stakes for a data breach have become enormous, in light of the average incident now costing the affected enterprise over $4 million to recover from.

Continue reading “Don’t Feel Insecure with Security Testing”

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

How to Evaluate Your Agile Practices

In business, when you have more revenue flowing in than money going out, it’s a general marker of success. This is a fairly straightforward measurement to follow, but not all initiatives are this simple to monitor. The agile development process is a significant change from traditional workflows and has more fluid expectations. Although agile testing methodologies and development practices have made names for themselves, many organizations are unsure how to gauge their effectiveness. Let’s take a closer look at how to evaluate your agile practices and ensure you’re maximizing their potential advantages.

Continue reading “How to Evaluate Your Agile Practices”

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

Reasons to Consider Software Tests as Products

4c3fcd213a759803b5a3adf18b9e7992a8fbb3b5e1bc9588b2pimgpsh_fullsize_distr

With DevOps, automated tests have become a crucial necessity. Tests need to be thorough, and their automation should be stable. In fact, tests have to meet quality and robustness criteria that are similar to the application under test, but tests seldom get the attention and investments that the applications get. Where sources and components of applications are considered products that are designed and developed, tests play a mere supporting role. In Scrum projects you will not see tests specified in the backlog. Rather, they are seen as a part of the production for the user stories.

Continue reading “Reasons to Consider Software Tests as Products”

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

Virtualization—A Tester’s Dream?

f0f8ffa8c3ccf2767cc02b53f88bbfbb5dcdf9848d21047c4bpimgpsh_fullsize_distr

Virtualization has been around for a long time. As early as the 1960s, IBM was supporting virtualization on mainframes to ease the cost of migration among multiple generations of their systems. Languages like Pascal, Java, and C# translate into virtual machine languages that are then either interpreted or further compiled (“just in time compilation”) into actual machine code.

Continue reading “Virtualization—A Tester’s Dream?”

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail