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Testing, One Two Three: How These OPNFV Tools Can Help Any Open Infrastructure Project

As the number of open-source projects booms, so does the need for resiliency and interoperability testing. The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) community spent about four years of collective brainpower developing testing tools that can come in handy for open-source projects. Here’s a brief overview of...
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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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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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DevOps Success: Why Continuous Is a Key Word

When implementing DevOps initiatives, the word “continuous” is the key to success. Most Agile schemes today incorporate concepts and strategies that can – and should – be implemented at all times throughout the SDLC. The most important to recognize throughout your team’s development cycle are...
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Multiversion Testing With Tox

In the Python world, tox (documentation) is a powerful testing tool that allows a project to test against many combinations of versioned environments. The django-coverage-plugin package (Github) uses tox to test against a matrix of Python versions (2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6) and Django versions (1.8,...
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Finding Vulnerable Open Source Packages

Finding Vulnerable Packages Now that you understand what a known vulnerability is, let’s start going through the four steps needed to address them: find, fix, prevent, and respond. The first step in solving any problem is acknowledging you have one! And so, with vulnerable packages, your first act...
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Container Structure Tests: Unit Tests for Docker Images

Usage of containers in software applications is on the rise, and with their increasing usage in production comes a need for robust testing and validation. Containers provide great testing environments, but actually validating the structure of the containers themselves can be tricky. The Docker...
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Unit Testing: Time-Consuming but Product-Saving

“Today i finally recognized that unit tests are a critical part of my programming flow” — Ashley Williams, Twitter. Long-time Node.js advocate Ashley Williams kicked off her recent Twitter thread in the same sort of stream of consciousness that many devs go through when they are coming to terms...
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