Mega Trends in Testing: Continuous Delivery, Production Line and the Deployment Pipeline

DevOps may be the next big buzzword, but Test teams really need to focus on its little sister, Continuous Delivery If you pay attention to trends in software development—from the perspective of what some sophisticated teams are doing, what articles and books are being written, to conference topics, you may have noticed the tools being …

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 …

Why Is Test Automation the Backbone of Continuous Delivery?

The path to continuous delivery leads through automation Software testing and verification needs a careful and diligent process of impersonating an end user, trying various usages and input scenarios, comparing and asserting expected behaviours. Directly, the words “careful and diligent” invoke the idea of letting a computer program do the job. Automating certain programmable aspects …

Halliburton’s Last Mile to Continuous Delivery

How Halliburton leveraged outsourcing to achieve their goals. Organizations are focusing on speed, both in Continuous Integration and rapid deployment as a competitive advantage. Many software development organizations can significantly shorten development cycles by implementing one or a combination of Agile practices, continuous integration & deployment methods, and feature branches. While these frameworks and techniques …

Get Help when You Need It

If you want to enjoy your job and not worry about lack of resources, or have old, outdated strategies, with failing or meaningless test automation – get help!   We all know about globalization. Markets are global, products are global, mobile is global and software development is a global. As a result, the workforce is …

Extending Test Automation to Mobile Applications

Gal Tunik explains the necessity of test automation in mobile applications, citing the unique challenges that that platform raises, including the intricate differences between mobile and desktop interfaces, and performance test results for applications as well as mobile networks. It is no surprise in this day and age of instant-on gratification that mobile devices are …

Global Software Test Automation: a Discussion of Software Testing for Executives

Authors: Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hackett, Brent K. Whitlock Paperback: 164 pages Publisher: Happy About (August 1, 2006) Language: English Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches “Software is complex but I’m tired of finding bug after bug that a 5th grader would have turned in. Virtually every technical product these days includes a …