Earlier this month, we were delighted to learn that our Digital Automation Intelligence Suite took top honors in the Best DevOps Tool category in the competitive SIIA CODiE Awards. The awards are the only such program in the tech industry where peers are responsible for vetting and scoring the submissions, meaning that, as the organizers’ state, each win “serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.”
Yupp, you’ve guessed it, HTTP. HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) is the go-to language for IoT devices, in that it’s the protocol used when devices talk to each other via the internet. I know what you are thinking: what about everything we’ve heard about security in the news? Surely there is nothing more important than security in IoT? Security was a close second for me when deciding the most important thing about testing, but here’s why HTTP pipped it to the finish line…
We operate in a continuous delivery world in which a seamless customer experience is paramount. Regardless of whether you’re a global Fortune 500 organization or a fast-growing startup, failing to deliver a digital experience that delights your users is a critical mistake you can’t afford to make.
A year ago, we brought you Performance Matters, our one-day conference in London. Alongside web performance topics and case studies, we talked about intelligent test automation, big data, and how we saw these worlds converging.
A lot has happened in a year. And at Eggplanet, this year’s Eggplant conference in London on 6 June, we have a lot more to show you.
We live in a digital world, with software permeating every aspect of our everyday lives. And businesses are waking up to the fact that the quality of that software is critical to their very existence.
This is where Continuous Quality Meets Business Outcomes, and it’s the theme of our inaugural Eggplanet Europe on 6 June, London.
"The quality of your company’s software has a direct impact on the quality of your company’s financial results. You know it. Management knows it. And the importance of quality will only continue to grow with the need for 24x7 operations, high availability requirements, aggressive service-level agreements, and the need to roll out innovative new web-based services."
This was the first paragraph of a paper I wrote in 2005 about how to build your organization around a Testing Center of Excellence.
15 years on, we are still struggling with these concepts. The focus has turned towards project outcomes rather than business outcomes. Reasons include faster release cycles, more complex technology, and more technically astute end-users, with the result that QA lost sight of who was really using their applications.
There is a self-perpetuating stereotype in the world of software testing and development. It’s very much a man’s world.
As VP People at Eggplant, it’s a view that I’m constantly challenging.
With the Shift-Up series thus far, we have explored the importance of testing and thinking as a customer. The basic premise is that we need to add another dimension to Quality Assurance other than Shift-Left and Shift-Right. This new dimension focuses on how your customer is actually using your application and if the intersection of your application, customer behavior, and your company’s business objectives all align.
If you’re a software developer or tester, chances are you’ve used open source software at some point in your career — we know a lot of our engineers have. The pros and cons of open source are pretty clear:
To keep up with DevOps, testing and QA teams typically adopt a shift-up approach to move quality further up the software development lifecycle. The goal is to complete system testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing (UAT) to ensure a bug-free release. While product quality has a direct correlation to increased revenue and positive business outcomes, this isn’t enough in the 21st-century marketplace. QA’s job isn’t just to de-risk applications by finding defects earlier but to help de-risk business strategy and potential problems with your user base by reporting customer experience defects.