The A&C of SMAC: Analytics and Cloud

In the last issue on testing the SMAC stack we talked about the social and mobile aspects of testing. We will be referring to them in this article. In this issue part 2, we focus on the Analytics and Cloud aspect. The goal of this article is to understand a simple landscape of analytics and cloud.

Testing Agility in the Cloud: The 4Cs Framework

Application development and delivery teams are under constant pressure to release quality features as quickly as possible. CIOs rate delivering applications faster, with higher quality and with strong control on application development as their key priorities. What’s more, supporting this type of agile environment is particularly complex to IT teams that are also tasked with supporting …

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 …

Book Review: Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

The book is an incredibly effective and valuable guide that details the risks that arise when deploying cloud solutions. More importantly, it provides details on how to test cloud services, to ensure that the proposed cloud service will work as described. It is a great start to the topic. The 6 chapters detail a paradigm …

Glossary: Cloud Testing

Cloud Computing: Cloud computing is a concept used to describe a variety of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network such as the Internet. In science, cloud computing is a synonym for distributed computing over a network, and means the ability to run a program or application on many connected computers at the …