An Interview with Skytap’s Sumit Mehrotra

…On what you need to know before making the transition to EaaS 1. What are the main differences between cloud-based environments and cloud infrastructure? An environment is a collection of infrastructure elements working in conjunction to enable an application stack to work. For example, a simple 3-tier application, with a web front-end component, a business logic …

The 7 Best DevOps Books

From adopting the culture, to implementing Continuous Delivery With the relative newness of DevOps, there are not yet a ton of DevOps books. That’s why we’ve assembled a list of the 7 best DevOps books based on four criteria: the number of ratings from Amazon, the average Amazon rating, number of ratings from GoodReads and the …

Leader’s Pulse: Direct Your Organization into DevOps

The ownership of quality has evolved, don’t get left behind Welcome to our new feature in LogiGear Magazine! We will be doing a column in each issue on current topics and how to manage, deal with, and support your team through them. This first installment of Leader’s Pulse is about making the move to DevOps. This …

Test in Production?

This post is part of the Pride & Paradev series With continuous deployment, it is common to release new software into production multiple times a day. A regression test suite, no matter how well designed, may still take over 10 minutes to run, which can lead to bottlenecks in releasing changes to production. So, do …

Continuous Testing, Part 1

DevOps for Test Teams By Michael Hackett Now that Dev Teams have had a little time to settle into the Agile, the new wave of process optimization has arrived. DevOps. DevOps has been described as Agile on Steroids. DevOps has also been described as Agile for Operations/IT. I like both of those descriptions as well …

Letter from the Editor – March 2016

I once consulted for a company to give a week-long course on testing and QA. It was a survey course covering a wide range of topics. I was setting up and chatting with students in the room. One man came over to me and said: “I have been testing for 6 months and I am completely …

Making the Case for Better Test Design

The No-Nonsense Guide for How to Write Smarter and Low Maintenance Test Cases Test design is a phrase that is often used when planning testing and test efforts, but I do not believe it is well understood. Also, opinions vary widely about the importance of test design ranging from irrelevant to the crucial ingredient for …

Are Test Design Techniques Useful or Not?

An Overview of Four Methods for Systematic Test Design Strategy Many people test, but few people use the well-known black-box and white-box test design techniques. The technique most used, however, seems to be testing randomly chosen valid values, followed by error guessing, exploratory testing and the like. Could it be that the more systematic test …