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Add It Up: Test Automation Is Not a Tooling Story

Test automation tools are not used very often. Only 16 percent of performance test cases are executed with test automation tools, and security tests are being completed at the same frequency according to the World Quality Report (WQR) 2018-2019, which surveyed 1,700 IT decision makers (ITDMs) at...
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Continuous Integration and Delivery Tool Basics

CI/CD tools are key to today's agile, container-driven software production cycle. This "explain like I'm 5" overview helps you get started. Once upon a time, back when waterfall was the primary software development methodology, you could spend months or years working on a single software project....
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The Best Ways to test your Serverless Applications

Serverless is more than a cloud computing execution model. It changes the way we plan, build, and deploy apps. But it also changes the way we test our apps. Meet Alex. Alex is an ordinary JavaScript developer, focused on Node.js lately. At some point, Alex and his team got a new project. After some...
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Maximizing Value from Open Source Testing Frameworks

Open source-based testing acceleration is a new use case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, which is Gartner’s recognition that QA teams are increasingly using open source tools and frameworks. It has become evident that no industry is immune to market disruption,...
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A Test of Knowledge

Software testing is a form of learning. A set of tests can be considered a set of questions. The most obvious question a unit test poses is “Does the code pass?” to which there are two simple answers: yes or no. A test allows us to move from belief to knowledge — for example, to move from merely...
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Manual Work Is a Bug: Always Be Automating

Let me tell you about two systems administrators I know. Both were overloaded, busy IT engineers. Both had many repetitive tasks to do. Both wanted to automate these tasks. After observing these two people for a year, I noticed that one made a lot of progress, while the other one didn't. It wasn't...
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Weekend Reading: Sysadmin 101

This series covers sysadmin basics. The first article explains how to approach alerting and on-call rotations as a sysadmin. In the second article, I discuss how to automate yourself out of a job, and in the third, I explain why and how you should use tickets. The fourth article covers some of the...
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Google Skaffold Automates Kubernetes Orchestration

Google is throwing an automation tool to developers looking to use Kubernetes to orchestrate enterprise applications. That assistance is coming from a command line tool dubbed Skaffold that can help continuous development for Kubernetes applications. Vic Iglesias, a solutions architect at Google,...
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Automated Compliance Testing with InSpec

Those who have been involved in converting a home-grown system to one in which strict compliance rules are observed knows the pain involved. Whereas previously a laissez-faire atmosphere ruled the day, all of a sudden, a rigid structure with many requirements and conditions regulate the...
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Getting Started with Automation: 6 Tips

With forward-looking CIOs and their teams embracing automation instead of treating it like a boogeyman, 2018 appears to be an important year for this trend. Red Hat chief technology strategist E.G. Nadhan recently examined six ways automation is likely to impact the enterprise in the year ahead:...
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