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Effective Application Security Testing in DevOps Pipelines

Before considering what it means to have application security testing integrated into the DevOps Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, it is worth asking why it is valuable to integrate application security testing into these pipelines in the first place.  A fundamental tenet...
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Testing Distributed Systems in Go

What is etcd etcd is a key-value store for the most critical data of distributed systems. Use cases include applications running on Container Linux by CoreOS, which enables automatic Linux kernel updates. CoreOS uses etcd to store semaphore values to make sure only subset of cluster are rebooting...
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3 Highly Effective Strategies for Managing Test Data

Think back to the first automated test you wrote. If your like most testing professionals, you probably used an existing user and password and then wrote verification points using data already in the system.  Then you ran the test. If it passed, it was because the data in the system was the same as...
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A Lone Tester at a DevOps Conference

I recently had the chance to go to Velocity Conf in Amsterdam, which one might describe as a DevOps conference. I love going to conferences of all types, restricting the self to discipline specific events is counter intuitive to me, as each discipline involved in building and supporting something...
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Open source business
Here is a brief overview of open source programs at companies that may surprise you.

Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft...
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Continuous Testing in DevOps…

I’ve recently attended a number of conferences, some testing ones, some agile ones and some dev ones too. Although some of the talks were painful due to misunderstandings of one thing or another (be it testing, automation, agile, BDD, TDD, etc…), overall, I thought the conferences were pretty good...
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With OpenStack Users, Dev and Test are King

What's OpenStack's killer app? Users say it's dev and test. According to the latest OpenStack User Survey, most deployments of the open source cloud infrastructure project are on-premises private clouds for dev-and-test work that serve teams of fewer than 100 users. The survey tallied responses...
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Use Models to Measure Cloud Performance

With good modeling, you can have a clear view of what is going on with your cloud deployment even though you don’t have control of the underlying systems. When I was young, I made three plastic models. One was of a car—a '57 Chevy.  Another was of a plane—a Spitfire. And a third was of the Darth...
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fuzz testing
Bamvor Jian Zhang of Huawei will share some ways to improve the trinity fuzzing tool for more efficient unit tests in his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe.

Improving Fuzzing Tools for More Efficient Kernel Testing

Fuzz testing (or fuzzing) is a software testing technique that involves passing invalid or random data to a program and observing the results, such as crashes or other failures. Bamvor Jian Zhang of Huawei, who will be speaking at LinuxCon Europe, realized that existing fuzz testing tools -- such...
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network connectivity
In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk, Alban Crequy will discuss ways to test network connectivity of applications in containers.

Testing Network Connectivity for Applications in Containers

Testing applications is a critical part of software development as illustrated by the rise of continuous integration and automated testing. In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk -- Testing Applications with Traffic Control in Containers -- Alban Crequy will focus on one area of testing that...
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