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Control Costs: Use Cloud Test Environments By Dalibor Siroky There is no more effective way to reduce your overall test environment spend than to migrate to cloud test environments and embrace testing and infrastructure automation. The nature of test environments is inherently temporary—you set up an environment, run through an automated test suite, and then tear down the environment. If you can reduce the cycle time for this process down to hours or minutes, then you may be able to cut your test environment budgets considerably. This is the “Holy Grail” for both cost savings and agility. This on-demand model allows you to take advantage of public cloud APIs and only pay for the time you need to run through automated tests. Its success depends on two things: automated infrastructure and automated acceptance tests. If you can reach these two goals, the cost savings f... (more)

Elastic Regionalized Performance Testing

SOASTA Session at Cloud Expo I'm happy to announce that we (Enomaly) have teamed up with the leader in cloud testing SOASTA to validate that cloud service providers can deliver the demanding SLAs increasingly required by their customers using Enomaly’s Elastic Computing Platform (ECP). ECP’s carrier-class architecture supports very large cloud platforms, spanning multiple datacenters in disparate geographies. SOASTA's CloudTest® methodology helps ensure that customers achieve high performance from their cloud infrastructure anywhere in the world. So what does this mean? In addition to the ECP platform, the hardware used by the individual service provider and the applications they host can have a significant impact on performance. SOASTA's CEO Tom Lounibos speaks with Cloud Expo Chair Jeremy Geelan on SYS-CON.TV SOASTA is providing its CloudTest service to Enomaly s... (more)

DevOps Drives Record Growth for @CloudTest | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

SOASTA on Wednesday reported record growth of the CloudTest community, exceeding 30,000 registered users of the CloudTest platform in Q1 2015. SOASTA also announced widespread adoption of its Web and mobile testing solutions, with more than 1,600 customers completing more than 285,000 tests using CloudTest during the quarter. This rapid growth shows that DevOps-driven digital businesses are embracing a more continuous approach to testing, and CloudTest is meeting their needs for fast and efficient global performance measurement. Used across industries including Financial Services, Media, Consumer, High Tech and all of the Top 20 online retailers in the U.S., SOASTA CloudTest enables digital businesses to quickly measure and optimize their Web and mobile applications. The CloudTest platform can dynamically ramp load in a test or production environment―spinning up mi... (more)

[session] Pragmatic Mobile Testing By @SOASTAInc | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #API

Seven Steps to Pragmatic Mobile Testing Mobile testing is getting harder: more devices, multiple operating systems, higher quality expectations and shorter development cycles. In his session at DevOps Summit, Tom Chavez, Senior Evangelist at SOASTA, will discuss the seven steps to improving your mobile testing process. Speaker Bio Tom Chavez, with 20+ years of experience as a product manager in software development tools, works in product management at SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics. He has worked across the Silicon Valley at industry leaders including Apple, Sun, PalmSource, and Intuit delivering tools for Mac, Java, PalmOS, and Android development and testing. Register FREE Before Friday! ▸ Here Your registration includes: ▸ DevOps sessions ▸ Containers sessions ▸ Microservices sessions The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at... (more)

Manual vs. Testing: Getting the Balance Right By @JustinRohrman | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Manual vs. Testing: Getting the Balance Right by Justin Rohrman The world of software is completely crazy about automation. Thanks perhaps to DevOps, if anything, the mania is increasing. Some companies are eliminating the tester role in favor of tools smiths with programming experience who can build frameworks; sometimes this is called "developer productivity." The language these companies use is one of replacement; of dropping humans in favor of the machine. I'd like to suggest a different language: The language of compliment, where we recognize that testing and programming are different, that Automation solves certain types of problems and creates others. For the best outcome, we need both. Let's start by covering how testing and automation are different. Testing I've spent the past several years in good company wrestling the definition of ‘software testing'. Wha... (more)

DevOps and Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Test automation is arguably the most important innovation to the process of QA testing in software development. The ability to automate regression testing and other repetitive test cases can significantly reduce the overall production time for even the most complex solutions. As software continues to be developed for new platforms - including mobile devices and the diverse array of endpoints that will be created during the rise of the Internet of Things - automation integration will have a huge hand to play delivering reliable, multifunctional products that end users want and need. Of course, test automation is not without its challenges. Let's take a look at some of the common hurdles testers face when trying to automate the testing life cycle, and ways around them. Interoperability One of the biggest challenges facing software vendors across the board is interoper... (more)

Testing with Streaming Analytics | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #Analytics

Driving Testing in Production Using Streaming Analytics Getting adequate test coverage in a pre-production environment and catching issues before the changes go live has always been a challenge in cloud-based environments. There are different practices to performing testing in production. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bhuvaneshwari Krishnamurthi, Software Engineer at Microsoft, will focus on how streaming analytics can be used to achieve TiP by doing a live replay of the real time traffic from production against a pre-production environment. She will also discuss how streaming analytics features like aggregating events over a tumbling window, charting and data visualization can be used to compare pre-production and production metrics (like response code, response time)over a period of time, enabling developers to be able to pinpoint regressions/issues in the ... (more)

The Ultimate Mobile Performance Testing Checklist | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

To conduct complete mobile performance testing, a process that will allow you to consistently deliver an exceptional application experience to mobile users, make sure you hit every point on our ultimate mobile performance testing checklist. By now, hopefully you're well aware of the importance of mobile performance testing. It's essential for your organization to test for mobile users whether or not you have a dedicated mobile application. In case you aren't aware of its necessity, here are a couple statistics to cement the idea: 29% of smartphone users will immediately switch to another site or app if it doesn't satisfy their needs (e.g., they can't find information or it's too slow) Of the aforementioned users that switch, 70% do so because of lagging load times (Source) To conduct complete mobile performance testing, a process that will allow you to consistently ... (more)

[session] #IoT Integrity Testing | @ThingsExpo @Parasoft #API #M2M #Sensors

IoT Integrity: A Guide to Robust Endpoint Testing If you're responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints - either sensors or devices - your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expected and enhance your brand? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Wayne Ariola, Chief Strategy Officer at Parasoft, will outline a multiphase strategy: validate each endpoint against your expectations; vet each new endpoint vs. your internal policy for security, performance, and availability; integrate simulated behavior into a tes... (more)

CSC & SOASTA Announce Performance Testing Within Trusted Cloud Services

CSC has announced with SOASTA that it will integrate SOASTA CloudTest into CSC's Trusted Cloud Services and testing and development methodology. SOASTA CloudTest provides load and performance testing solutions to ensure Web applications and services perform in a highly reliable, scalable and predictable manner. CSC offers Independent Testing and Validation Services across industry verticals, leveraging its deep domain expertise, global delivery capability and comprehensive portfolio of testing services. CSC also provides "Testing as a Service" (TaaS) within its Trusted Cloud Services offering. Testing as a Service is available on-demand in public, private and hybrid cloud networks to meet customers' business requirements, security needs and regulatory standards. "Website performance impacts any enterprise that is marketing, selling or processing business using the W... (more)

Cloud Expo Sponsor Secures $10M Funding

SOASTA at Cloud Expo SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, announced the successful close of $10 million in Series C funding as it prepares its global expansion. The round was led by UV Partners, and included participation from all existing investors Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures and The Entrepreneurs’ Fund. The company’s growth plan includes the opening of offices in Europe, broadening of the reseller channel and increasing its technology roadmap with product enhancements to address the growing demand for SOASTA’s cloud-based testing service. The announcement follows other significant company milestones. SOASTA recently announced a new partnership with Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC), a leading managed services provider, who has integrated CloudTest into its Trusted Cloud Services offering and its testing and development methodology. The company com... (more)