by Greg Sypolt
Server hugging is a disease - In the dark days before immutable servers, people clung to servers and treated them as untouchable gold. These people still exist, and hang onto their servers instead of moving into the Cloud...
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By Ashley Hunsberger
Every few years, new development and release methods appear. Lately, most of us are looking at continuous integration and continuous delivery. But what about those teams that are trying to transition to faster releases? That’s going to be a huge hurdle if you save your testing for the end, before release (and in my experience, that has almost always resulted in pushing the release date). There is an important shift that needs to be made in order to be successful: bring in QA early.
Read more at: http://sauceio.com/index.php/2015/06/moving-qa-upstream/
Test Automation KPIs
by Greg Sypolt
One of the interesting things about automation is that it frees you up from time-intensive manual testing, allowing you to spend time on strategic elements—because if you do not spend time on strategy, your capabilities as a team will not grow. And part of that growth means focusing on valuable metrics— metrics that will help you learn, and improve your processes.
Once you have processes in place, the next crucial step is to invest in automation. Automation helps you work faster, and makes your work consistent, traceable, and shareable, which is also imperative. All this comes only after establishing the right KPIs (key performance indicators)...
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