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How Scriptless Testing Works

An introduction to scriptless testing

Scriptless testing offers some immediate benefits to three common testing roles in most organisations: business testers, developers and test engineers. Once scriptless is introduced among these three groups, organisations can achieve up to 85 to 90 per cent test automation coverage on each and every regression cycle.

Profile: Jennifer Pankratz, Storywriter, Gamedesigner and PR worker at Piranha Bytes

Women in Tech: “Every change needs pioneers, tolerance, and time”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Jennifer Pankratz, Storywriter, Gamedesigner and PR worker at Piranha Bytes.

Achieving high-level security

Enhance your secrets management strategy with Puppet + HashiCorp Vault

Securing sensitive data (called “secrets”) — such as passwords, machine credentials, and API keys — is not always simple to manage manually, especially at an enterprise scale. This article explores the importance of secrets management, and how Puppet and HashiCorp Vault adds an extra layer of protection as you continue to build out your cybersecurity strategy.

Avoid these dozen mistakes

Every Java Junior does it: Common Java mistakes made by newcomers

Everyone makes mistakes, not just beginners, but even professionals. This article goes over a dozen common mistakes that Java newbies and newcomers make and how to avoid them. Have you or your colleagues made any of these common Java mistakes early in your career?

Profile: Elke Steinegger, Area VP and General Manager Germany at Commvault

Women in Tech: “Qualifications are doubted across the board on the basis of gender”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Elke Steinegger, Area VP and General Manager Germany at Commvault.

Added improvements

Apache Cassandra 4.0: Taming Tail Latencies with Java 16 ZGC

With Apache Cassandra 4.0, you not only get the direct improvements to performance added by the Apache Cassandra committers, you also unlock the ability to take advantage of seven years of improvements in the JVM itself. This article focuses on improvements in Java garbage collection that Cassandra 4.0 coupled with Java 16 offers over Cassandra 3.11 on Java 8.

Profile: Greta Fest, Frontend Software Engineer, Experience Technology, Publicis Sapient

Women in Tech: “You have to give young people an early exposure to the industry.”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Four years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Greta Fest, Frontend Software Engineer, Experience Technology, Publicis Sapient.

Automate test writing

How AI (Reinforcement Learning) Can Help Spring Developers Write Better Java Unit Tests

Overall, Java developers love Spring/Spring Boot because it saves them time and supports their testing experiences. The Diffblue Survey found that Spring’s standardized testing approach makes it easier to apply a technique from artificial intelligence (AI) called Reinforcement Learning to automate test-writing. Making this work for Java developers can slash development time as well as improve code coverage.