There are a bunch of misunderstandings in testing, starting with the fact that we never fully understand why we should test code and what is the idea of testing. Software testing is not only necessary; it is one of the foundations of this industry. We caught up with lx-chel Ruiz at JAX London 2018 to debunk some of the testing myths and to talk about the many tools that exist and when they should be used.
Despite the high quality of supportive tools in the field of security testing, this is still unknown territory for many development projects and therefore still has some unused potential. Christian Schneider’s session at DevOpsCon 2017 offers a well-rounded overview of the open-source tools used by security professionals and penetration testers in their daily work on the detection of security vulnerabilities.
Load testing is an important part of systems engineering. In this session, Rob Harrop shows us how to design, construct, execute, verify and analyze a load test.
You highly value test automation but debugging tests is giving you a hard time? Meet Gauge, an open source test automation framework that is here to take care of your test wounds!
Are you ready to learn more about testing strategies and challenges from Mark Price? You’re in luck —you can attend his session and/or workshop at JAX Finance! Here is a small teaser for you to get even more hyped!
Testing trends, automation challenges and more. The 2018 survey on testing trends conducted by Dimensional Research under the sponsorship of Sauce Labs, Inc. is out and draws our attention to the main testing trends of 2018 as well as the main challenges faced by development and testing professionals.
Quality code is highly valued in the PHP community. You’ll rarely find untested libraries on GitHub. Two problems that developers encounter again and again during testing are the handling of file operations, as well as testing built-in PHP functions such as time() or exec() on certain expectations. In this article, Tommy Mühle explains a few solutions for such cases.
Automated testing can speed up the testing process, but manual tests can help quickly familiarise testers with the product’s features. Is one approach better than the other? Jason Silberman investigates.
The positive change that DevOps brings for enterprise IT is becoming more and more obvious. And yet DevOps success doesn’t come easily. When it comes to implementing a DevOps approach together with Continuous Delivery, the key to success is trust and visibility.
What do we do when microservices fail? What do we do when programmers fail? What have we improved in high-speed systems over the years? And what are the risks of unit testing? We take a look at the some of the most important takeaways from this year’s JAX London.
Have you been interested in trying out Apache JMeter? Nicolai Parlog presents a useful tutorial to help you load test your web app, create a test plan, execute it and benchmark your application.
With JUnit’s crowdfunding campaign gaining traction, we’re all for further development of the popular unit testing tool. Johannes Link reveals in this JAXenter interview where the problems currently lie with JUnit and how these might be addressed in a possible JUnit 5.0.
There’s one thing we can agree on when it comes to database tests: they ain’t easy. In this JAX Magazine preview, testing guru and JAX London speaker Colin Vipurs runs through the strengths and weaknesses of common approaches to testing databases.
What do you do when your intelligence solution reaches its limit? Dr. Claire Fautsch tells us what aspects of testing emerged as the most important and most efficient when her team at Goodgame Studios began migrating data and making production changes.