Load Testing vs. Performance Testing vs. Stress Testing

Michiel Mulders Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Just conducting one type of testing is generally not enough. For example, let’s say you decide to perform unit testing only. However, unit tests only verify business logic. Many other types of tests exist to verify the integration between components, such as integration tests. But what if you want to measure the maximum performance of your application? Or what if …

The Impact of Automated Software Testing on Native Manual Testing

Erna Clayton Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

The future of software testing depends upon the amalgam of human ability and machine capability. Implementing automated software testing with native manual testing allows testers to easily replicate processes, resulting in more efficient and accurate testing.   To impart a basic understanding, software test automation or automated software testing is a software verification process where the basic functions are made to …

16 Ways to Speed Test Automation Using a CI/CD Pipeline

16 Ways to Speed Test Automation Using a CI/CD Pipeline

Stella Murugesan Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Test automation plays a significant role in software development. It improves speed, better detects errors and bugs, is repeatable, scalable, has broader coverage, and more. Let’s take a look at test automation using a CI/CD pipeline. In today’s competitive world, great speed in developing software, features, and fixes are vital. Automation has the potential to accelerate and streamline the processes of …

Track Defect Escape Rate

How to Measure Defect Escape Rate to Keep Bugs Out of Production

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Every software development team is under a lot of pressure to ship product improvements as fast as possible. Most organizations now use agile methodologies and DevOps practices to ship software faster than ever. The reality is that software development is still a messy process. A potential byproduct of every software deployment are new software defects that are found in production, …

Shifting Left into Production

3 Reasons Why APM Usage is Shifting Left to Development & QA

vpower Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

“Shift left” is a relatively new term that means activities and responsibilities are moving earlier in an application’s lifecycle (that is, moving left on the delivery chain). The shift left concept has been applied to practices like security and QA. But its usefulness is not limited to those processes. This article discusses three reasons why application performance monitoring (APM) can …

What is HockeyApp?

What is HockeyApp? How It Works, Key Features, and More

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

HockeyApp is a service that allows developers to recruit and manage testers, distribute apps, and collect crash reports, among other things. It started out as a way to install beta apps on iOS devices, a process that Apple calls “ad hoc” distribution, or installing apps outside of the official App Store. From the words ad hoc, it was named Hockey. …

top developer podcasts

The 21 Best Developer Podcasts Right Now

Ben Putano Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Finding a great developer podcast isn’t as easy as it used to be. There are literally hundreds these days, with new shows starting ever week and old ones giving their final farewell. So if you’re on the hunt for a new podcast, where do you even start? After failing to decode iTunes’ terrible search function and reading all the “Ultimate …

Understand ROI of APM

6 Types of ROI for APM (Application Performance Management Tools)

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Popular

It has been said that nearly every business is now a software business in some form or another. That means that the reliability and performance of their software applications are critical to their success. Unfortunately, many application performance management (APM) tools have been very expensive and targeted at only large enterprises. The price of APM for 20 servers can range …

Software Metrics

What Are Software Metrics and How Can You Track Them?

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

A software metric is a measure of software characteristics which are quantifiable or countable. Software metrics are important for many reasons, including measuring software performance, planning work items, measuring productivity, and many other uses. Within the software development process, there are many metrics that are all related to each other. Software metrics are related to the four functions of management: Planning, …

Software Testing Tips: How to Ensure Your App Functions Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Software Testing Tips: 101 Expert Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Better, Faster Testing and Leveraging Results for Success

Alexandra Altvater Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

When you hear the term “software testing,” do you think about one particular type of test — such as functional testing or regression testing — or do you immediately start visualizing the complex, interconnected web of test types and techniques that comprise the broad world of software testing? Most experienced developers understand that software testing isn’t a singular approach, although, …

APM Investment

APM Investment: Understand APM Value By Department

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Virtually every business depends on mission-critical software to run their business. Any slight application slowdown or outage can lead to legions of unhappy employees or customers. Investing in Application Performance Management (APM) solutions monitors performance issues, but also help improve the customer experience. APM is not just a tool for IT Operations. APM has grown into an essential tool that …