devops

Speedometer Avoiding Continuous Bugs: Speed and Quality in DevOps

Lots of DevOps initiatives focus on speed and frequency of deployment without an emphasis on quality. Bad testing practices in DevOps only deploys buggy software faster. Here are some tips to move toward a more effective testing process that supports a continuous delivery approach—without sacrificing quality.

Jeffery Payne's picture
Jeffery Payne
Data analysis Data-Driven Testing Skills in an Agile and DevOps World

For agile and DevOps, an understanding of the role of data analysis in the test strategy is helping teams accelerate development, testing, and deployments. As we continue to enhance our testing effectiveness, data analytics skills are an important dimension in managing risks in a “continuous everything” world.

Michael Sowers's picture
Michael Sowers
Software monitoring dashboard Software Testing and Monitoring in DevOps

There are a lot of hidden assumptions behind monitoring for modern software development methods such as DevOps. Some think software testing is avoidable and discovering problems in production and fixing them later is okay. But monitoring isn't meant to replace skilled testing. For the best quality, use both together.

Justin Rohrman's picture
Justin Rohrman
pipeline Testing in the Pipeline

With DevOps becoming the norm, we're entering a world of pipelines. With frequent or continuous deployments, streamlining and automating the process of building, configuring, testing, and releasing developed software components becomes a high priority—with testing posing its own unique set of challenges.

Hans Buwalda's picture
Hans Buwalda
potted plant Has the Software Industry Outgrown Traditional Testers?

Testers need to take on new responsibilities and learn new skills in order to stay relevant. And while everyone on a software team has to adapt in some way in order to keep up, it always seems like testers are under the brightest lights. It’s either evolve or get fully left behind.

Josiah Renaudin's picture
Josiah Renaudin
Better Software summer 2017 issue cover What’s in the Summer 2017 Issue of Better Software Magazine

It can be a challenge to develop software solutions on a variety of operating system platforms. Browser-based apps support some degree of platform independence with HTML 5, but web apps aren't usually as robust as desktop apps. Our cover story removes the mystery of how to create apps for both Windows and macOS.

Ken Whitaker's picture
Ken Whitaker
antique key The Key Areas Where Testers Need to Grow

With new methodologies, technologies, and innovations constantly being introduced, testers need to continue to push forward with an open mind and an understanding of different disciplines to make sure they have a rock-solid standing in the process. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture
Josiah Renaudin
3 Core DevOps Values for Testers to Know

With DevOps, modern software teams of all shapes and sizes are aiming to deliver a high-quality software production early and often. Shifting testing earlier into your development lifecycle and smartly using test automation to reduce bottlenecks can create a more seamless, collaborative business.

Josiah Renaudin's picture
Josiah Renaudin