Cloud – Based Test Dev. 101

Throw away clunky hyper-visors, and stop thinking about computer hardware and software license during your development projects. The first thing you think about when you hear “The Cloud” may not be development and testing. The Cloudy market is filled with SaaS applications, hosting, and cloud-based file systems. All are very useful, and offer a clear …

Make Design a Priority for Cloud Testing

Having the right skills and experience, even if you have to go outside, is essential for designing tests for large-scale cloud deployments. Moving existing applications to a cloud environment adds new dimensions to testing. One of the primary reasons for moving to the cloud is scalability. Capacity to handle traffic and data transfer can be …

What Exactly Is ‘Cloud Testing’ Anyway?

Special considerations that should be applied to an application running in the cloud. Over the last weeks, I have found myself in several rather intense discussions about “cloud testing”: what it is, what it isn’t, and what it means for testing and QA professionals. The major source of confusion in these discussions usually revolves around …

SLAs and Cloud Testing

A test team’s job is to report test results, not set or guarantee that you will meet the SLAs. In the rush to cloud services, with everything-as-a-service, you will hear people talking about SLAs. What is this about and what does it have to do with testing? A Service Level Agreement, or SLA, is a …

In the News – December 2013

Lloyds Bank Using Service Virtualization to Cut Costs Lloyds Bank’s use of service virtualization has helped it cut app development costs by reducing testing times and highlighting defects earlier so that they can be fixed less expensively. The bank, which uses CA Technologies’ LISA service virtualization, told the CA Expo 13 conference in London how …

Letter from the Editor – December 2013

If you are reading this issue, you are probably aware of the impact on the business world of cloud computing. Most people do not have a good grasp on what the cloud is or how people and products can use it. BTW, you are already a cloud user. If your email is stored somewhere “on …

Chè – Vietnam’s Sweet Soups

Rich or poor, rain or shine, hot or cold, chè is one of Vietnam’s most unique culinary offerings. Is it a desert? A breakfast? A snack? Chè, a variety of sweet soup, is one of Vietnam’s most versatile foods, consumed by the old and young, the rich and the poor. There are literally dozens of …