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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation Gemini is Yahoo's native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences - both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) - it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Jenny Hung, E2E Engineer Manager at Yahoo Gemini, Haoran Zhao, Software Engineer at Oath Gemini, and Lin Zhang, Software Engineer at Oath (Yahoo), described the technical challenges and the principles they fol... (more)

Using Cloud Test Environments to Control Costs | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #DevOps

Companies, today, are finding that costs can be significantly reduced by moving test environments to the cloud and implementing automated testing and infrastructure. The temporary nature of test environments creates opportunities to reduce the time it takes to cycle through individual tests. If hours can be shaved down to minutes in the process of setting up an environment, running a test and tearing down the environment, then budgets for test environments can be cut considerably. The impact of cloud adoption on test environments is a valuable advancement in both cost savings and agility. The on-demand model takes advantage of public cloud APIs requiring only payment for the time needed to run automated tests. In this framework, success depends on two things: automated infrastructure and automated acceptance tests. If these two goals can be achieved, the cost savin... (more)

The Five Cloud-Based Load Testing Tool Must-Haves | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The cloud provides two major advantages to load and performance procedures that help testing teams better model realistic behavior: instant infrastructure and geographic location. Cloud-based load testing also lowers the total cost of ownership, increases flexibility and allows testers to understand the impact of third-party components. So you're sold on using the cloud; here's what you should look for in a cloud-based load testing solution. One of the most dangerous moves software developers and testers can make is being lulled into a false sense of security. For example, when application features and performance levels meet expectations during pre-production, only to crash and burn when presented to real users in production. In that same vein, if your organization has any kind of performance testing strategy, chances are you're conducting load testing. However, yo... (more)

Control Costs: Use Cloud Test Environments | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Agile

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)

SOASTA CloudTest Enables Innovative Cloud Startup

SOASTA (www.soasta.com), and M-Dot Network (www.mdotnetwork.com) announced the successful completion of an unprecedented 1,000,000-user performance test using SOASTA's CloudTest On-Demand service. The test was run from the SOASTA Global Test Cloud against the M-Dot transaction application, which is deployed in Amazon EC2. CloudTest's comprehensive analytics, displayed and updated as the test was running, identified points of stress in their architecture in real time. The M-Dot Network platform enables consumers to receive digital coupons via a retailer's web site or micro-web site on their mobile phone. Consumers can find and select coupons online or on their mobile phone. Offers are aggregated and presented directly to consumers from multiple third party digital coupon issuers and from the retailer. "Our initial testing with SOASTA had proven incredibly valuable ... (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)

Testing Considerations for Application Migration to Cloud Computing

Cloud computing adds a new dimension to conventional models of testing services delivery. Gartner highlights the five attributes of cloud computing as service-based, scalable and elastic, shared, metered by use, uses internet technologies (1). Cloud computing characteristics such as virtualization, on-demand scale up/down of infrastructure resources, self service capabilities and pay per use pricing models are allowing cloud platform vendors to provide infrastructure and software services at lower costs to organizations utilizing cloud computing services (2). There is a growing trend of organizations taking up cloud computing initiatives to consolidate infrastructure that is geographically spread in multiple data centers to a single cloud platform vendor. Minimizing upfront infrastructure investment, ability to scale up/down quickly, high availability and disaster... (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)

[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)

SOASTA Announces CloudTest Global Platform

SOASTA has announced its CloudTest Global Platform for load and performance testing Web applications and networks. The new CloudTest Global Platform enables companies of all sizes to simulate Web traffic and conditions by leveraging the elasticity and power of Cloud Computing. This platform enables cross-cloud testing on today's cloud platforms such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace, 3Tera AppLogic, and Enomaly. The CloudTest Global Platform enables load generation from virtually thousands of servers from more than 15 locations around the world. The CloudTest Global Platform uses the elasticity of the Cloud to dynamically provision computing power and virtual users from major locations worldwide. The Cloud is a platform for testing Web applications and networks. Companies concerned about variable and spiked Web traffic can easily simulate, under real world conditions, changi... (more)

SOASTA's 10,000 Hours in the Cloud

SOASTA at Cloud Expo “Practice makes perfect” is an adage heard by everyone from budding pianists to ambitious athletes. In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell focuses on exceptional people who don’t fit into our normal definition of achievers. A common theme in explaining the successes of these individuals is the “10,000 Hour Rule.” Gladwell’s theory suggests that high performance is, in large part, the result of putting in an enormous amount of time, and that it takes about 10,000 hours to gain the experience necessary to achieve greatness. The rule, according to Gladwell, applies to more than just individuals. He points out that the Beatles performed live in Hamburg, Germany over 1200 times between 1960 and 1964, amassing the hours needed to catapult the band to stardom. Clearly, it applies to companies as well. That’s not to say that talent, intelligence and g... (more)