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Are You Suffering From Severe CI

Are You Suffering From Severe CI

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are you suffering from delayed releases? Do you experience blurred vision, staring at the same scripts day after day? Then you might be a victim of Severe CI.     Stop trying to use Continuous Integration software to achieve Continuous Delivery results. For faster, more frequent deliveries and fewer scripts, learn more about the miracle […]

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Test Management = Scalability

Test Management = Scalability

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

As many companies make the transition to automated testing, the way they manage the growth of testing data needs to scale as well. Spreadsheets and inbox analytic from testing tools aren’t enough to report trends or support quick test reruns anymore, enterprises need more and they need it as quickly as possible. The ability to […]

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Top 3 CXO Driven Software Events in 2015

Top 3 CXO Driven Software Events in 2015

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are no lack of events to attend when it comes to learning about agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Every week there are two or three major conferences, plus your local Meetups, and speaking engagements, making it very hard to pick which events to attend. We know time is worth more than money for our C-level […]

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Extending WLS Plugin to Support t3s Connections to Admin Server

Extending WLS Plugin to Support t3s Connections to Admin Server

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a client with a significant WebLogic installation.  This customer has specific security interests.  Part of their interest in security requires that all connections to the WebLogic server (including wlst command line tools) should use SSL.  By default WebLogic wlst does not use SSL.  In order to get wlst […]

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Steps to prepare to Integrate XL Release and/or XL Deploy with Change Management Tools

Steps to prepare to Integrate XL Release and/or XL Deploy with Change Management Tools

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re quite frequently asked by users who are investigating or implementing XL Release or XL Deploy what steps, permissions, configuration etc. are required to integrate XL Release/XL Deploy with change management systems such as BMC Remedy, CA Harvest Software Change Manager and the like. My first comment in response is usually to ask which kind […]

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What Does Your Testing Look Like?

What Does Your Testing Look Like?

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

How much do you test your application before launching? Do you deploy your application and then cross your fingers that it “just works”? Did you only run a few unit tests and everything “seemed” okay so you’ve launched, or deployed the new software version? Are your test results all over the place and confusing to […]

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DevTestOps – The New Frontier of Testing Automation

DevTestOps – The New Frontier of Testing Automation

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The next frontier for DevOps teams is to boldly expand their automated testing.  The success of agile development requires a robust set of unit tests.  Furthermore, functional tests are useful for testing various stories.  Then, there are conformance, performance tests and static code analysis to be performed.  Creating a lot of tests is important because […]

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Top 9 Most Influential Testers

Top 9 Most Influential Testers

| June 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

The software testing industry is still a relatively small, close knit community which has acted as an incubator for some of the best minds in the IT industry. The experts below are just a few of the leading minds in the testing industry. Whether you are looking for a new blog to read or someone […]

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Guidelines for a Successful Test Strategy

Guidelines for a Successful Test Strategy

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

At LMAX where I worked for a while, they have extensive, world-class, automated acceptance testing. LMAX tests every aspect of their system and this is baked in to their development process. No story is deemed complete unless every acceptance criterion associated with it has a passing, automated, whole-system acceptance test. This is a minimum: usually […]

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How to Start One Release from another with XL Release

How to Start One Release from another with XL Release

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

XL Release is a great tool to orchestrate releases.  Sometimes we might want XL Release to orchestrate which releases we start.  If this sounds kind of recursive, let’s examine a use case that was brought to me recently.  The customer had a couple of release templates that might get started as part of their general […]

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