Making Mainframe Agile in Continuous Testing with Service Virtualization

Mainframe systems are the IT backbone and workhorse for many organizations, providing instrumental back-end transaction processing, databases and reporting functionality. Although they are often thought of as legacy systems, this misleading characterization discounts the fact that these systems often hold extremely critical business logic and still receive heavy investment. Organizations that develop and test applications  […]

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Insanity: Building software like we always have

  Albert Einstein had a lot of bright ideas, but his definition of insanity — “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” — has a particular relevance when it comes to software. Since the dawn of computer programming, code has mostly been developed in the same old, expensive, flawed way: build, […]

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How your company can become a modern software factory

Today we’re living in a world of overturned apple carts, where nothing is permanent. Trends, from politics to social and business trends, routinely turn in an instant. Unexpected change is our constant companion. In such a world, businesses face a stark choice that should not be so difficult: Learn to adapt on-the-fly, or die. Unfortunately […]

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Achieve Rigorous Testing within the Bounds of 9 to 5

Every tester’s been there: the code freeze is in, release day is looming, and there are more tests to execute than there are hours in the day. And that’s assuming the test cases needed for rigorous testing have been identified and created in the first place, which opens up a whole other can of worms. […]

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Glitchy airbags point toward a growing problem for all companies

There’s another big problem for automotive airbags, and this time it’s an issue that points to mounting trouble for car makers: systems that have been mostly mechanical for more than a century are increasingly run by problem-prone computer software. Last year, of course, we learned that up to 100 million airbags made by Japan’s Takata Corp. were […]

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Build Apps Faster at Higher Quality AND Less Cost – Continuous Delivery Virtual Event

Build Your Apps Faster, at Higher Quality AND at Lower Cost – Learn How at this “don’t miss” Contiuous Delivery Virtual Event Did you know that two-thirds of business leaders say that their company’s future depends on the quality of their software? But with agile development pushing the envelope – project teams are already cutting corners […]

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