Five Steps to Better Test Data Management
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Five Steps to Better Test Data Management

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Good test data management is one of the best practices of successful software quality assurance, especially when you perform integration and functional testing for large systems. In this article, Christian Meléndez discusses important topics associated to test data management like how much data do you really need, how to deal with data privacy concerns, test data as self-service and test data generation.

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Staying Sane While Testing the Hard Stuff

December 17, 2018 1

Even the best software test suites can’t entirely prevent nasty surprises: race conditions, unexpected interactions, faults in distributed protocols and so on, still slip past them into production. Yet writing even more tests of the same kind quickly runs into diminishing returns. This talk presents new software testing automated techniques that can dramatically improve your software testing, letting you focus on what your code should do, rather than which cases should be tested.

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How Test-Driven Development (TDD) improves lead time metric
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Improving Metrics With Test-Driven Development (TDD)

November 27, 2018 1

There are still many people questioning the value of unit testing, and even more for the Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach. In this article, Krzysztof Jelski shares with us five metrics that should improve with the adoption of this agile practice for software development and testing.

Knowledge

  • Web hosting Monitoring Services and Tools

    October 15, 2018 0
    Software testing doesn’t stop when your website is live and monitoring your website uptime or response time is a key aspect of software quality assurance. If your website is slow or down, it means you are losing clients: with no access to your pages, how are they supposed to use [...]
  • Codemanship TDD

    October 1, 2018 0
    Like many Agile approaches, the principles of Test-Driven-Development (TDD) and its Red-Green-Refactor cycle seem deceptively simple. As often, things are more complicated in practice and this is why Jason Gorman wrote a 200 pages book about TDD that explores the multiples dimensions of this approach.
  • AI Failure Story: Paying a Heavy Price for Test Strategy Errors

    September 11, 2018 2
    As Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining wide acceptance in the software development world, the question is open on how you should apply software testing practices to this type of software. Based on a true story, Anna Royzman explains that you need to carefully design your test strategy… and not only [...]
  • Load Testing with Visual Studio Team Service

    August 27, 2018 0
    Even in the era of cloud computing when you can scale your infrastructure more easily, building and managing a software that can scale and support a large number of users is more than just putting more powerful hardware. In this article, Dmitro Kosenko discusses the main principles behind load testing [...]

Tools

  • Commercial and Open Source JMeter Plugins

    September 3, 2018 3
    The Apache JMeter is an open source load testing tool developed by the Apache Foundation that can be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server and also some functional testing. JMeter has an open architecture [...]
  • Open Source Test Management Tools

    July 23, 2018 1
    Test management is defined by Wikipedia a part of the software testing process that includes the planning of tests, their execution and the storage and analysis of the tests results. This is achieved also by the integration with requirements management tools, functional software testing tools like Selenium or Cucumber, continuous [...]
  • Open Source .NET Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) Tools

    June 12, 2018 0
    Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is an Agile testing approach where you write human-readable sentences describing the features of your application and how they should work. Then you implement this behavior using a tool that produces automated tests to verify that the feature is implemented correctly. Open source .NET BDD tools like [...]
  • Open Source JavaScript Code Analysis

    May 9, 2018 2
    The quality of the JavaScript code is often verified with the traditional activities of unit and functional testing. There are however tools that allow to check code before ot during its execution to assess its quality and its adherence to coding standards using a process called code analysis. This article [...]

Videos

  • Progressive Testing to Meet the Performance Imperative

    November 21, 2018 0
    Users care as much about how your service performs as they do what job it helps them accomplish. This is why performance is imperative and performance testing a must. So why do we still see so many 503 errors and [...]
  • Unit Testing with xUnit

    November 5, 2018 0
    xUnit.net is an open source unit testing tool for the .NET Framework. Written by the original inventor of NUnit v2, xUnit.net is the latest technology for unit testing C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages. xUnit.net works with ReSharper, CodeRush, [...]