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Shift-right to production testing if you can't shift-left

Jan 22, 2019 | Mika Kaukoranta

A reasonable approach to test company’s business critical information systems such as ERP depends on the visibility to product development. If the system is developed in-house there's likely a good visibility to actual development teams’ work and quality assurance can be involved in the very early phases of product development. Involving QA early can be referred to as shift-left. On the other hand, a system used as a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) without any visibility to development is restricted also from the testing point of view. Only production version testing might be possible, often referred to as shift-right.

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AI-Boost – Four ways AI will transform your testing

Jan 15, 2019 | Henri Terho

1 - AI-augmented test analysis and optimization

Testing by itself is done to validate the software solution being developed and guarantee a certain agreed upon level of quality for the product and to make sure no major regression happens in the software. 

Machine Learning methods will allow us to bring a larger amount of statistical analysis tools to bear on all the test and telemetry our software pipeline is producing. We will see a surge of different software vendors bringing solutions for different kinds of dashboards and visualizations to provide a way to analyze the validity of our software and provide metrics for just about anything. 

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Conquering the four levels of test automation

Nov 13, 2018 | Jani Haapala

The path to becoming a seasoned test automation professional is more about the journey itself than reaching and conquering the final level, says test automation evangelist Jani Haapala. So far, we can see four levels, but other more challenging and enlightening stages may lie in our future.

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Pro tips for painlessly cutting your IT budget in 2019

Oct 01, 2018 | Esko Hannula

Even in the best of times, we are constantly being asked to deliver more for each dollar in our budget while simultaneously maintaining existing output. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you stretch your IT budget in 2019.

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Securing software releases by extending the scope of test automation

Sep 24, 2018 | Mika Katara

Expanding the use of test automation beyond standard release pipelines to include security testing can offer major benefits. The question is, how can we integrate security testing into the software development life cycle?

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Test automation made easy with human-readable tools

Jan 24, 2018 | Pekka Kiviniemi

In today’s fast-paced world, no one questions the overwhelming benefits of test automation. In a rapidly-moving environment, test automation ensures reliable test results, boosts the productivity of quality assurance and helps decision-makers lead with accurate and timely information. Now, new human-readable software tools have put the power of test automation into the hands of non-tech business testers.

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