Video: The Importance of Regression Testing
JoEllen West says that development shops must conduct thorough Regression testing to mitigate the instances where a change to the codebase breaks a feature in the software. Iterative development, Unit testing, Automated testing, Continuous Integration, and testing early and often are the more accepted design practices in regression testing. Regression testing can be either continuous or you can have a regression testing iteration at the end of every development cycle.
West says it’s also preferable to automate many regression tests, especially if you’re using the Continuous method. West concludes by explaining how a manager will know if their regression testing strategy is working. You can watch the interview here: http://agile.dzone.com/videos/importance-regression-testing.
Despite Improved Patch Times in 2013 Vulnerability Battle Goes On
Software vendors have improved their response to security flaws in the last 12 months but some still take too long to patch the highest-risk vulnerabilities, figures from Swiss testing firm High-Tech Bridge have suggested.
Comparing 2012 to last year, the firm found that critical flaws were now being patched in 11 days (up from 17), while medium and low-risk flaws were now being fixed in 13 and 25 days respectively (as against 29 days and 48 days).
This means that the average time to patch has fallen across categories from 27 days to 18 days, a 33% improvement.
These statistics are based on the 62 security advisories released by High-Tech Bridge through its ImmuniWeb SaaS testing service, covering 162 vulnerabilities, so the reported improvement is indicative rather than definitive.
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LogiGear Celebrates 20 Years of Testing Excellence and Development
This year marks LogiGear’s 20 year anniversary. Hung Nguyen, Michael Hackett and Heather Ho cofounded the company in 1994 to provide software testing consulting and training programs to up and coming Silicon Valley companies.
Today, LogiGear has close to 1,000 employees and a portfolio that includes software development and test automation services.
“We’re pleased to have achieved this milestone, and sincerely thank our loyal partners and customers who have trusted in us,” says Hung Nguyen, LogiGear CEO, “We’re all looking forward to the next 20 years as we continue helping companies accelerate their growth by giving them confidence in the software they deliver.”