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Checklist of Load Testing Best Practices

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Most load tests look at high-level metrics. If there are issues, developers have to look deeper into the server logs to identify the bottlenecks. This is usually a problem: These server logs don’t necessarily include network metrics, such as a slow DNS server or third-party API. And they aren’t particularly useful without knowing what’s considered …

Motivation for Software Architecture Refactoring

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Refactoring is commonly applied to code, but refactoring can also be applied to other development artifacts like databases, UML models, and software architecture. Refactoring software architecture is particularly relevant because during development the architecture is constantly changing (sometimes for the worse; see our blog post on Architectural Erosion) and expanding. Software architecture refactoring should happen regularly …

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Stable Abstractions Principle is your friend to fight the design rigidity

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Robert C.Martin wrote an interesting article about a set of metrics that can be used to measure the quality of object-oriented design in terms of the interdependence between the subsystems of that design. Here’s from the article what he said about the interdependence between modules: What is it that makes a design rigid, fragile and difficult to …

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SmartBear Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

Monday, December 30, 2019

SmartBear has been placed highest on the Ability to Execute axis in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation. Topics covered in the report include: Emerging trends in DevOps, AI/ML for testing, Continuous Testing, Agile Development, and more Recommendations and key strategies for driving quality in modern software development Insights into ten vendors used …

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Checklist of Load Testing Metrics

Friday, December 20, 2019

Most people know they need to set goals to improve some part of their life. It helps you avoid wasting energy and make measurable progress. While this is common knowledge, most of us still don’t take the time to set goals or measure their progress toward them over time. The result is missed opportunities. Same …

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How to Overcome Common Regression Testing Challenges

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Many stakeholders see software development as a linear process — the software is written, tests are run, and the code is deployed. On the other hand, many developers know that seemingly benign changes to a piece of code can have a ripple effect across the application. Regression testing is the only reliable way to make …

What is New In CodeSonar 5.2

What is New in CodeSonar 5.2

Thursday, December 05, 2019

GrammaTech’s recent release of CodeSonar, version 5.2, increases the coverage of industry coding standards, improved compiler support, further support for open standards and support for Power Architecture in our binary analysis. We have also revised our support for JuliaSoft for the latest release of their Java/C# analysis. Let’s look at these new features in a …

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Checklist of Test Data Creation Strategies

Monday, November 25, 2019

Most developers and test engineers know that unit tests should include both happy and sad paths. For example, you might test an email validation method with several different correctly and incorrectly formatted email addresses. The goal is to ensure the code works in many different scenarios rather than just testing a single correct email address. …

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TestComplete Furthers UI Innovation and Automation with Version 14.3

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

TestComplete is finishing out 2019 on a high note, following previous releases that included AI-powered visual recognition, integration with Zephyr for Jira, support for Shadow DOM, tight integration with Azure DevOps, PDF testing, and major enhancements in performance and stability of the platform. We also introduced native support for BDD-style Gherkin syntax through our integration with Hiptest, part of the SmartBear BDD portfolio that also …

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CodeSonar Binary Code Analysis for Power Architecture

Sunday, November 10, 2019

GrammaTech is expanding support for CodeSonar for Binaries to include support for the Power architecture in addition to the existing support for x86 and ARM architectures. Power architecture is popular in many deeply embedded devices, especially with devices that use the Freescale family of PowerPC (PPC) based processors and MCUs. These processors and MPUs are …