The 5 Gaps You May Not Realize Are Missing From Your UI Test Automation Strategy

Thursday, July 28, 2022

As more and more organizations integrate test automation into their workflows, teams have benefitted from shortened feedback loops and less time between development and delivery. However, while automation has been an asset for effective and efficient testing, many of us are still getting acquainted with the skills required to build out tests that give us …

Artificial Intelligence in Test Automation

Thursday, July 07, 2022

When you hear “Artificial Intelligence,” (AI) what do you think of? You might picture advanced humanoid robots or futuristic technology from sci-fi movies. But as it turns out, this “futuristic” technology is already integrated into our lives. It exists in our phones, televisions, and homes to make everyday tasks simpler. When it comes to software …

Shifting Up​: Achieving Progressive Delivery with both shift-left and shift-right approaches​

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Make Progressive Delivery Happen – Whether Shift-Left or Shift-Right There’s a transformation happening in software development: Progressive Delivery. It lets you rapidly release updated apps while still maintaining quality and control. Better still, it can have a big impact on the job satisfaction and day-to-day experience of developers. At SmartBear, we’re in a unique position …

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The SmartBear API Platform: Driving Quality, Consistency, and Collaboration Across Your Development Workflow

Thursday, May 19, 2022

APIs have never been more instrumental in business. Organizations use them to deepen partnerships, accelerate development, integrate capabilities, and generate revenue. These business drivers, combined with the rise of microservices, drive incredible growth in the API space. According to the most recent State of Software Quality API report, 61% of survey respondents chose microservices as the technology …

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Ensuring Quality in Microservices Architecture with Support for gRPC Testing

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Lock in quality if you try gRPC Microservices architecture. Many organizations today recognize it enables faster and easier software changes over more traditional monoliths. Microservices have become the backbone for how organizations develop cloud-native applications – programs that run independently in containers designed for cloud computing architectures. Companies of every size are rethinking how they …

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How to Get Started Testing: Best Test Cases to Automate

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Testing is a critical step if you want to ensure quality in your products. It’s crucial to test your applications to make sure they work properly – otherwise, customers are less likely to buy or continue to use them. While important, software testing can be a repetitive process that takes time and resources you’d probably rather use for tasks that deliver innovation to the functionality or performance. This is where test automation comes in. In order …

2021 State of Software Quality Report

Findings of the 8th Annual State of Software Quality | Code Review Survey

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Findings from 8th annual code review survey indicate teams are getting larger, remaining remote, and releasing more frequently while review has expanded beyond code. SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, released the findings of its 8th annual State of Software Quality | Code Review survey. With nearly 800 respondents, code review remains the biggest influence …

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The How and Why of Interrupt Tests for Mobile Apps

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Have you ever wondered what happens to your app if the user’s device shuts down unexpectedly? What happens when a user receives a call or a push notification while using your app? The only way to find answers to these questions is to run interrupt tests for your mobile apps. Let’s learn more about this …

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The Importance of Synthetic Monitoring for Mobile Apps

Thursday, May 06, 2021

The usage of mobile apps has exploded, and given the global nature of most user bases of any mobile app, there is increasingly little-to-no downtime. At any given point, your mobile app is being used by hundreds or thousands or more users who expect rich, robust functionality. Companies literally cannot afford to deliver a subpar mobile app experience.  …

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How to Go from Manual to Automated Mobile Tests

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Automation …sounds like it would be easy to do and get started.  As live or manual testers realize that automation can help them, the reality is that automation is not as easy as it could be.  This blog will help you justify the value of investing your time and energy automating your manual tests and a small recommended action plan to get started.  Value …