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Two sides of the same coin: Uniting testing and monitoring with Synthetic Monitoring

Historically, software development and SRE have worked in silos with different cultural perspectives and priorities. The goal of DevOps is to establish common and complementary practices across software development and operations. Sadly, in some organizations true collaboration is rare and we still have a way to go to build effective DevOps partnerships.


Testing doesn't stop at staging

Imagine a perfect world where software releases ship bug-free. Developers write perfect code the first time, all tests pass without issues, operations teams effortlessly deploy builds to production, and customers never experience defects. Everyone's happy, and the Engineering team can focus exclusively on building and delivering features. Of course, we don't live in a perfect world.


The Benefits of Unit Testing and How to Run a Unit Test in Python

Unit testing is a software testing method in which individual units or components of a software application are tested in isolation from the rest of the system. The goal of unit testing is to validate that each unit of the software application is working as intended. In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of unit testing and demonstrate how to run a unit test in Python.


Testing Kubernetes Ingress with Production Traffic

Testing Kubernetes Ingress resources can be tricky, and can lead to frustration when bugs pop up in production that weren’t caught during testing. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but with Ingress specifically, it often has to do with a misalignment between the data used in testing and the traffic generated in production. Tools like Postman can be a great way of generating traffic, but they have the drawback of being manually created.


Test Observability with Sumo Logic

The software industry has seen many evolutions. There is a new disruption in the market every five years or so. Software testing cannot remain isolated from all the latest trends and technologies. Testing strategies need to keep up with agile development, faster deployments and increasing customer demand for reliability and user-friendly interfacing. They need to be able to grow just as quickly and just as reliably as the business logic.

Why You Need to Use Mobile Applications to Increase Business Efficiency

As more people continue to use smartphones, there is a surge in the need to develop mobile applications for businesses. Smartphones are changing how businesses interact with their customers and how customers look for products and services. They have transformed communication and made it part of day-to-day life. Doing so has brought a lot of changes in the market. Therefore, businesses must know how to take advantage of this evolution to increase efficiency, get more customers, and ensure growth.

How to test for expired TLS/SSL certificates using Gremlin

Transport Layer Security (TLS), and its preceding protocol, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are essential to the modern Internet. Encrypting network communications using TLS protects users and organizations from publicly exposing in-transit data to third parties. This is especially important for the web, where TLS secures HTTP traffic (HTTPS) between backend servers and customers’ browsers.