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Tester at a computer What Is Continuous Testing All About?

Continuous testing started when DevOps got hot as organizations began trying to figure out how to make everything in the software delivery process more continuous and testers felt they were being left out of the DevOps movement. If you want to get started with continuous testing, here are three things you should know.

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Jeffery Payne
People applauding near a medal saying "2018" Top 10 TechWell Insights Stories of 2018

Many teams are embracing new practices, and several of last year's most-read stories reflect that, with topics such as AI, DevOps, and continuous testing. But it looks like lots of teams also want to get back to basics, because guides to tried-and-true agile and testing methods also ranked high. Check out the roundup.

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Beth Romanik
Rope under stress fraying apart A New Approach to Load Testing with Browser-Level Users

Since the inception of load testing, the approach has been mostly the same: simulate the traffic of an application by creating load at the API level. But there have been market shifts that make load testing with browser-level users more feasible—allowing us to test with real load and measure true user performance.

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Kevin Dunne
Icon showing the phases of continuous testing Continuous Testing Is Not Automation

Many people confuse continuous testing with test automation. That makes sense, because you cannot do continuous testing without automated tests. But it is much more. Continuous testing has a higher-level maturity that could require a totally different way of working—but it also gives a faster path to production.

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Adam Auerbach
Magnifying glass on automation Application Release Automation: Why the QA Pro Should Care

The speed of testing depends on a consistent software release process that can provide critical information when reporting issues. QA pros will benefit from a new set of DevOps tooling called application release automation, which drives continuous release deployment and provides visibility about what was deployed.

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Tracy Ragan
continuous arrows Continuous Testing, Continuous Variation

With the arrival of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), the notion of continuous testing is taking center stage. Knowing that comprehensive tests are running smoothly can be of benefit for the CI/CD pipeline. Using the repetitive character of CI/CD for testing can be a way to address issues.

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Hans Buwalda
Cover of the first 2018 issue of Better Software magazine What's in the Winter 2018 Issue of Better Software Magazine

As Better Software magazine continues to publish articles that propel our industry forward with great tips and techniques, TechWell sees the future focused on continuous processes. Three of this issue's feature articles will help you improve how enterprise software is planned, developed, validated, and released.

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Ken Whitaker
Arrow expanding testing Continuous Exploratory Testing: Expanding Critical Testing across the Delivery Cycle

Continuous testing entails executing automated tests to obtain rapid feedback on business risks. Where does that leave exploratory testing? Obviously, it doesn’t make sense to repeat the same exploratory tests across and beyond a sprint, but exploratory testing can be a continuous part of each software delivery cycle.

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Ingo Philipp