Understanding IIS Log Files

Understanding IIS Log Files: Operating Instructions

Ilon Adams Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Introduction Commonly, your website or app functions perfectly until you release it. During testing, you might seem to have control over everything. But, sooner or later, you will face some challenges. In fact, it is totally normal when something goes wrong. The most important thing is how you settle these problems. In most cases, issues with availability alerts and users’ …

Best Way to Load Test a Web Server

Charris Herrera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Web server load testing is a very well-known process in performance testing. By testing your web server, you can pinpoint performance bottlenecks and improve your server performance. But what is the best way to load test a server? In this article, you will learn about: General overview of web server load testing How to effectively perform load testing Load limits …

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Python Load Testing Best Practices

Aleksandra Bondrenko Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Python is one of the leading programming languages in the world. Many of the world’s most popular websites run, at least in part, on Python, including Instagram, Google, Instacart, Uber, Netflix, and Spotify. When the language is used properly, it can be very efficient and requires low processing power in most cases. It’s important for sites to rely on python …

How To Report On Software Testing

Erika Rykun Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Being able to write concise, easily comprehensible software testing reports is an important skill for software development team members to possess, particularly those in quality assurance, development, and support. Poorly written software testing reports can make the development process more difficult and less productive. Imagine a client asks if their app is ready for launch and based on your assessment, …

Best Performance Testing Tools

Erna Clayton Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Implementing the best performance testing tools allows for an optimized end user experience and improved web performance.  In order to execute accurate and effective performance testing, it is important for QA engineers to have access to the right set of tools. With the plethora of performance testing tools, it has become tedious to pick the right tool for your use …

How To Load Test Your PHP Website

Tarun Nagar Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

It is important that web applications are optimized to ensure the best application performance for the end user.  PHP developers can improve website performance by load testing their PHP website. Load testing checks the rigidity, speed, interoperability of the system, and the performance and the reliability of a PHP website.  Why should you Load Test your PHP Website? Load testing …

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Best website load testing services

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Website load testing services determine how websites deal with online traffic. Too often, people equate it with performance testing. However, load testing is just a type of website performance testing. Other types of performance testing include endurance testing, volume testing, scalability testing, spike testing, and stress testing.  In website deployment, it is common that transactions may fail and systems crash. …

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Best Software Testing Methods

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Software testing methods are essential in building software. It helps developers deal with different types of bugs. As we all know, these bugs may range from a missing semicolon to a critical business requirement. Thus, software testing becomes an essential part of a test driven development environment. We are in the era of process automation. Today, businesses are dependent on …

Feedback Loops

Continuous Testing Requires Faster Feedback Loops

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

For Agile and DevOps teams trying to move the needle of progress, CI/CD has become the gold standard. High-performing teams are “shifting left” by automating more and more steps of the software development lifecycle. CI/CD helps teams deliver more value to customers faster by removing manual processes and minimizing human error. However, Agile and DevOps teams continue to fall short …

JUnit 5 Code Example

A Look at JUnit 5’s Core Features & New Testing Functionality

Eugen Paraschiv Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

JUnit 5 is the updated version of the highly popular testing library for Java applications, JUnit, scheduled to be released in Q3 2017. The new version enables a lot more testing options and finally adds support for Java 8 features. In fact, JUnit 5 requires Java 8 to work. The library is composed of several modules, organized in 3 main sub-projects: JUnit …

Improve security in DevOps

What is DevSecOps? How to Automate Security Testing

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Every company wants to see their company getting press and media attention. Unless it is due to a hacker and a security breach. Every few weeks you see in the media stories of companies who were hacked. Getting a new credit card every few months because the data was hacked has been routine for most of us. The more that …

Web Application Performance Testing Tips

Fundamentals of Web Application Performance Testing

Erik Dietrich Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Software development, as a profession, has evolved in fits and starts over the years.  When I think back a couple of decades, I find myself a little amazed.  During the infancy of the web, hand-coding PHP (or PERL) live on a production machine seemed perfectly fine. At first blush, that might just seem like sloppiness.  But don’t forget that stakes …

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, …

What is regression testing?

What is Regression Testing? Definition, Benefits, and Challenges of Regression Testing

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

We talked a bit about the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in a recent post, but today, we’re going to dig a little deeper into one particular and crucial element in the testing phase, particularly for Agile development: regression testing. Definition of Regression Testing Regression testing refers to the process of testing a changed or updated computer program to make …

What is Functional Testing? Types, Tips, Limitations & More

What is Functional Testing? Types, Tips, Limitations & More

Alexandra Altvater Insights for Dev Managers

A Definition of Functional Testing Functional testing is a type of software testing that evaluates the performance of individual functions of a software application. The purpose of functional testing is to ensure that the application and all of its individual functions work as they should in the real world and meet all requirements and specifications. It’s a valuable testing method …

How to Write Test Cases and Why They Are Like the Scientific Method

Erik Dietrich Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I have a good bit of experience writing unit tests.  In fact, I’ve managed to parlay this experience into a nice chunk of my living.  This includes consulting, training developers, building courses, and writing books.  From this evidence, one might conclude that unit testing is in demand. Because of the demand and driving interest, …

What is Unit Testing?

You Still Don’t Know How to Do Unit Testing (and Your Secret is Safe with Me)

Erik Dietrich Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

What is Unit Testing, Tutorial and 6 Best Practices When I started in this industry, only an avant-garde fringe unit wrote automated tests for their code.  Over the last 15 years, however, that number has exploded, and the practice has become mainstream.  But “mainstream” does not mean “universal.”  Plenty of folks still do not have comfort with or even exposure to the …