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Logo for the Open Source Initiative The Challenges with Open Source Software

Using open source software is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Often teams don’t have the budget to purchase commercial tools, and without an open source solution, their productivity suffers. But open source is not a panacea. There are some challenges that can hit you hard if you aren’t careful.

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Jeffery Payne
Locked padlock on a computer screen Using Open Source Tools for Security Testing

Performing a series of security tests before deployment of your application has become paramount. But that doesn't have to mean a suite of costly tools. Plenty of open source security testing tools have become viable options. Here's why you should consider open source tools for your different types of security testing.

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Saurabh Hooda
Graphic of cloud-connected devices 4 Reasons to Use Cloud Testing for Digital Transformation

Cloud computing makes data access more reliable and efficient, with less administration effort required, so testing in the cloud can accelerate your digital transformation. This helps guarantee quality and decrease time to market. Here are four more reasons to consider cloud testing for your digital transformation.

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Ray Parker
Docker logo How Testers Can Use Docker to Shift Left and Automate Deployments

Docker has several advantages over virtual machines: It’s easier to deal with, starts up faster, and requires fewer resources. Using Docker also can give testers more confidence in their releases. Developers use the same environment that will be used in production, which streamlines code delivery and shifts QA left.

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Artem Golubev
Image showing a digital wrench as a test tool Lessons Learned in Testing a UI Test Automation Tool

How do you test a tool to be used for automated testing? If a tool executes an automated test that generates keyboard and mouse events to replay user actions, can the test emulate user input and control another instance of the tool to automatically record and play another test? Here's how you test the test tool.

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Denis Markovtsev
Five coworkers fist-bumping in a culture of continuous improvement Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement

A culture of continuous improvement means you are open to improving how you build and deliver. You don't accept the status quo; you choose how to work and feel empowered to change it if it no longer makes sense. Kevin Goldsmith gives some ideas for frameworks to adopt in order to move toward this people-first culture.

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Kevin Goldsmith
Computer with different browser options The Cross-Browser Testing Landscape Is Ready for DevOps

While most websites today are responsive, there is a significant growth in progressive web apps that provide cross-platform mobile and web capabilities from within a web app. Add to this maturing practices around agile development and testing and greater adoption of BDD practices, and the landscape is ready for DevOps.

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Eran Kinsbruner
Pipelines, photo by Bernard Hermant Testing Your DevOps Is Just as Important as Testing Your Software

Many DevOps engineers fail to test their automation code in the same way they test the software they deploy. It's crucial for software to have tests, and this should apply to infrastructure-as-code software too, if we plan to change and improve this code with no worries about breaking automation in our DevOps pipeline.

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Alan Crouch