Appvance Insights

Here we share thoughts and observations about what matters most to our customers from experts at Appvance and our partner companies. We welcome your comments and feedback.

5 Reasons Why Your Testing Tools are Turkeys

5 Reasons Why Your Testing Tools are Turkeys Not to be a Thanksgiving Scrooge, but testing tools are real turkeys. Herewith, 5 reasons why: Tedious script writing Test-script creation remains the critical path deliverable in any software testing workflow, and an exceptionally tedious deliverable at that. This is because testing tools have failed to meaningfully…

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The IT Executive’s Guide to Employing AI for Software Testing

The IT Executive’s Guide to Employing Ai for Software Testing What every executive needs to know about reducing costs and improving quality through artificial intelligence & Robotic Test Automation Peter Varhol, Principal, Technology Strategy Research and a recognized authority in test automation. IT leadership, from the CIO and CTO and throughout the chain of command,…

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How Ai-Driven Test Automation Impacts an Organization

What is Wrong with Automated Testing Today? How Ai-Driven Test Automation Impacts an Organization As application complexity continues to increase, and test budgets grow larger, throwing more people at the problem is not the solution. A few items that are creating enormous pressure are: Application complexity increasing faster than test teams and tools can keep…

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eBook: Ai-Driven Software Test Automation

eBook: Ai-Driven Software Test Automation

A Transformational Breakthrough for Software Development

This business and technical overview provides insight to the world’s first commercially available software test automation platform driven by artificial intelligence (AI). This is a new field which is being tagged as AIDT (AI-Driven Testing).

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The QA Wall is Real

The QA Wall is real New research shows that a bottleneck still slows down software release frequency As more organizations make the move toward DevOps, many still experience a software testing bottleneck—dubbed the QA Wall—that puts a damper on the speed of software releases. This is according to new data from a Vanson Bourne survey…

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The Genesis of Automated Testing at Google in 2005

How automated testing launched at Google

By Gene Kim, Award-winning CTO, Author and DevOps Enthusiast

This is the third of three articles on automated testing contributed by Gene Kim. About this article, Gene says he “wanted to share with you one of the most fun and amazing stories that emerged during the creation of The DevOps Handbook“.

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Gene Kim, CTO, Author and DevOps Enthusiast

Key to DevOps transformation

The importance of effective automated testing

By Gene Kim, Award-winning CTO, Author and DevOps Enthusiast

In this post from Gene Kim, our favorite DevOps enthusiast, he shares a case study that shows how critical automated testing is in any transformation process. Read on to learn how BazaarVoice was able to accelerate software releases by implementing effective automated testing and continuous integration.

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Mercury Interactive (LoadRunner) was sold to Micro Focus

Why it is time to seriously look to upgrade

We believe that the HPE divestiture of Mercury Interactive is a disaster for LoadRunner, QTP, UFT and Performance Center Customers.

On September 7, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) announced an $8.8 billion deal to divest of most of its software operations, selling them to Micro Focus, headquartered in the UK. In the agreement, HPE will off-load all of the software it acquired from Mercury Interactive in 2006, including LoadRunner, QTP, UFT and Performance Center. What does this mean for users of HP Mercury products? We can tell, from the layoffs that have already begun, that it is not going to be good. How bad exactly? Read on.

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Demolish the QA Wall

What demolishing the QA wall looks like

What demolishing the QA wall looks like

By Gene Kim, Award-winning CTO, Author and DevOps Enthusiast

At Appvance, we’re passionate about helping companies break through the QA Wall—a bottleneck created because legacy software test automation tools were not designed to move as fast as Dev and Ops can now move. We talk with enterprise technology leaders every day who are seeking to accelerate software releases while maintaining (or improving) application quality, performance and security. That’s why we asked Gene Kim, our favorite DevOps enthusiast, to share his insights in this post.

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Finding Software Bugs is Now Life or Death

Finding software bugs is now life or death Why it’s time to re-think software test In the 1960s when software was mostly used by rocket scientists, it was certainly true that a bug could be the difference between life and death. But for most of the past 50 years or so, we took bugs for…

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