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Introduction: 5 Steps to Jumpstart Test Automation

Getting started with test automation can seem daunting. How do you know where to start and what to focus on? In this series of blog posts, I’ll offer concrete advice to help you jumpstart your test automation efforts. Why me? I’m a Selenium enthusiast who is passionate about testing, especially UI testing. I currently work as a software engineer at Sauce Labs. I co-created Zalenium, [...]

Sauce Tech Talk - How Environment and Feature Management Can Help You Achieve CI/CD and Testing Excellence

As a member of the Sauce Labs team, I am lucky to work with our customers as they embark on their continuous testing journeys. Teams of all sizes have undergone massive shifts in their development practices, mainly through the rise of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) as ways to deliver features more quickly to their users. However, they quickly realize that in order to [...]

5 Barriers to Automated Testing and How to Overcome Them

One of the most valuable assets to a software development organization is an effective continuous testing strategy. Continuous testing requires the implementation of end-to-end automated testing, allowing for greater insight into application quality at earlier points in the development lifecycle. It sounds great, and it is. But, as with any other development process, the transition to a strategy [...]

Summer is Here! Can Your CI/CD Pipeline Bring the Heat?

As the temperatures start to increase this summer, we know that a lot of teams are seeing the heat increase in their development pipeline. Every engineering leader is asking the question, “How do we release better code, more quickly?” And CI/CD has proven to be the answer to consistently deliver innovative digital experiences to their customers at faster speeds. However, should you be [...]

Software Testing for Organizations That Have No QA Team
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

When most people talk about software testing, they assume that every organization has a dedicated team of Quality Assurance (QA) engineers whose main job is to test software and optimize software quality. The reality is that not all organizations have a QA team. When your company lacks dedicated QA engineers and software testing experts, everyone else who plays a role in software delivery needs [...]

How to Shift Testing “Left” and “Right” at the Same Time
Posted by Chris Riley in Continuous TestingDevOps

In a certain sense, there is a paradox inherent in software testing within a DevOps organization. On the one hand, DevOps emphasizes the importance of continuous testing starting early in the software delivery cycle (which means shifting testing to the “left”). On the other hand, DevOps also encourages continuous feedback loops so that developers learn quickly about problems that [...]

How Verizon Media Achieved Continuous Delivery and Continuous Testing at Scale
Posted by Alissa Lydon in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Verizon Media is a digital content giant, with leading brands in its portfolio such as Huffington Post, AOL, TechCrunch, and more. Over one billion people love and trust Verizon Media’s media, tech and communication products, and to stay ahead of the pack their teams know that it’s critical to continually delight their users with a quality experience across all of their brands. To [...]

What DevOps Engineers Should Know About Automated Software Testing
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingDevOpsSoftware Development & Testing

If you’re a DevOps engineer, you might not think of software testing as a major part of your job. After all, the core mission of DevOps is to combine development and IT operations; testing and quality assurance are not usually a central part of the DevOps conversation (unless, of course, you are talking about QAOps). This does not mean, however, that DevOps engineers shouldn’t be [...]

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