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Track your test coverage with Datadog RUM and Synthetic Monitoring

The modern standards of the web demand that user-facing applications be highly usable and satisfying. When deploying frontends, it’s important to implement a comprehensive testing strategy to ensure your customers are getting the best possible user experience. It can be difficult, however, to gauge the effectiveness of your test suite. For instance, all of your tests may be passing, but they might not cover a specific UI element that is crucial to a critical workflow.


"Hey Avantra, refresh my QA systems"

I remember just about three years ago sitting in a companywide meeting in a conference room at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Portugal (Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa). Our CTO, Bernd Engist, was giving us a presentation about some new features we had recently developed on automating the start/stop process of an SAP system.


Speedscale vs JMeter: Kubernetes Load Testing Comparison

In this article, you’ll be introduced to two tools, Speedscale and JMeter. While they both provide the same functionality, namely the capability of load testing applications, they go about it in very different ways. This post will compare their ease of setup, the development experience, their integration into CI/CD, and how well their documentation is structured.

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How VMware Tanzu Application Platform Has Improved with Frequent Longevity Testing

VMware Tanzu Application Platform is a modular, application-aware platform that provides a rich set of developer tooling and a pre-paved path to production, enabling developers to build and deploy software quickly and securely on any compliant public cloud or on-premises Kubernetes cluster.


The Importance of Automated Regression Testing with Social Integration in DevOps

Delivering business-critical applications and code relies on two key factors; functionality and efficiency. Mock and Unit tests are a few industry standards that aim to ensure the correct functionality of your code, catching potential bugs and issues before deployment. These tests are vital to workflows, CI/CD pipelines, and the overall build and deployment process. While functionality may be sound, one key aspect that is oft-forgotten is the efficiency and performance of your code.


How to Mock APIs in Kubernetes

Mock APIs in Kubernetes are used to simulate actual API requests. This is useful for detecting issues early in development, improving application performance, speeding up development, performing integration tests, and checking the behavior of new features in a controlled environment. You may be wondering, If using mocks is so advantageous, why do some developers hesitate to use this technique?


Run dbt tests in parallel with CI/CD

One difficult challenge in the software development cycle is increasing the speed of development while ensuring the quality of the code remains the same. The data world has adopted software development practices in recent years to test data changes before deployment. The testing process can be time-consuming and prone to unexpected errors.


Shift Left Testing: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Have you been involved in a software project that ran over budget and blew past every deadline? Of course, you have – we all have. In fact, if you haven’t, you are a unicorn and I would like to hear from you. Early in my software development career, I learned the importance of working backwards from a deadline. If a project must be done by a certain date and testing will take a certain amount of time, then we can use that information to work backwards and choose a due date for our project.


What Is Website Regression Testing and How Can Synthetic User Journeys Help?

Website regression testing is a form of software testing that helps to identify and fix problems with website content, functionality, and accessibility. It is a vital part of any testing strategy, as it can help to ensure that the website continues to meet user expectations. Website regression testing typically involves running a series of tests against the website to check for any issues. The tests can be performed by an automated system or manually by testers on the development team.


Kubernetes Load Testing Comparison: Speedscale vs K6

In this article, you’ll be introduced to two different load testing tools that are both able to work with Kubernetes; Speedscale and K6. Throughout this post you’ll be given a comparative view of how each tool performs in five different categories: Ease of setup, developer experience, working with the CLI, creating tests, and integration into CI/CD pipelines.