This is a guest post by Alex Gomes, a leading expert in cloud technology and the author of Highly Scalable Geo Redundant Cloud Services: Using Microsoft Azure.
All about Continuous Testing, DevOps, JMeter, and more!
Continuous testing is a hot topic - and for a very good reason. Nearly 2,500 people signed up for yesterday’s webinar to learn how Continuous Testing will enable them to achieve shorter release times and superior software quality. Don’t worry if you missed this webinar - we recorded the entire session. Watch it now and learn: Why Continuous Testing is so important today How to integrate automated Continuous Testing into your Continuous Integration (CI) processes
Software development and testing has evolved a lot in recent years...
Here's a scary thought entering more and more heads of late: What if our Continuous Delivery implementation is destined to fail?
This week we announced that our Continuous Testing Platform passed VMware Ready’s strict testing requirements to achieve the status of “VMware Ready - VCloud Air®. What does this mean for you? In short: it’s a guarantee that you can use BlazeMeter within the VMware vCloud Air and deploy in confidence. But there’s more to it than that.
The DevOps toolbox is jam-packed - from configuration management and integration management to delivery management and monitoring tools. It could be argued that monitoring tools are the most essential, providing crucial information that will help you ensure service uptime and optimal performance. But with so many tools on the market, which ones should you be using? Check out this guide to the ten best DevOps monitoring tools – covering the top Infrastructure, IaaS, Application Performance and Across the Stack tools.
Are your load tests unnecessarily draining the company budget? Chances are, the answer is yes! Why? When creating reliable test scenarios for performance tests, you need many temporary resources to support application stack replicas. This is especially true if you work for a large, modern enterprise that holds stacks containing hundreds, or even thousands of resources in the cloud. If you run multiple test environments in an uncontrolled and unoptimized way, you’re probably wasting a great deal of money.
In today’s agile age, Continuous Delivery is not only a great concept but an increasingly critical one. This discipline, which facilitates the release of software to production at any time, supports agile practices and can cut the time-to-release of websites and apps from several weeks to just a few hours. However, it could be argued that the industry hasn’t closed the circle yet when it comes to realizing a full Continuous Delivery Process.
When it comes to game changers in software development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery processes are up there with the best. Since the introduction of these agile processes, software development cycles have been cut from months to weeks or even days. But there’s always been one thing stopping these processes from realizing their full potential. Testing has failed to keep up with these advancements - forcing many IT organizations to compromise on either quality or speed.
Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Sure, you have the potato chips at hand and the beers on ice...but will you need to abandon them to fix a website crash? Here are three reasons why that just might happen: 1. Your company’s ad is too good