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Performance Tests Deserve Continuous Testing Too

Performance Tests Deserve Continuous Testing Too

This is a guest post by Cameron Laird. Continuous testing (CT) is often described in terms of unit tests. But performance tests deserve to be in CT, too. While performance testing has its challenges, the right understanding makes it possible not just to fit...
Performance Testing with No Budget

Performance Testing with No Budget

This is a guest post by Matthew Heusser. Today I will give a few examples of cases that are not big enough to warrant a full-time performance tester, where “traditional” “functional” testers and test groups stepped up to do the work. I’ll...
Developer-Tester Collaboration: How and Why

Developer-Tester Collaboration: How and Why

This is a guest post by Johanna Rothman Your agile team might think that the developers collaborate with developers and testers collaborate with testers. However, the more the various people collaborate across specialty, the better the product can be. And, they might...
The Value of Distributed Tracing in Performance Testing

The Value of Distributed Tracing in Performance Testing

This is a guest post by Bob Reselman. Any test you run will only be as valuable as the breadth and accuracy of the test data you collect. However, collecting test data can be hard, if not nearly impossible, when the digital infrastructure is spread across the planet....
Performance Testing a GraphQL API

Performance Testing a GraphQL API

This is a guest post by Bob Reselman. GraphQL is an API architecture that was created and used at Facebook starting in 2012 in order to improve the way it delivered its News Feed data. The technology has enjoyed significant adoption since going open source in 2015,...
Containers and Testing: Friends or Foes?

Containers and Testing: Friends or Foes?

This is a guest posting by Michael Solomon PhD CISSP PMP CISM Virtualized container use in software application development and deployment is increasing across nearly all industry verticals. Containers provide advantages of virtualization without draining computing...