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Where to automate resilience testing in your SDLC

When organizations begin to deploy resilience testing or Chaos Engineering, there’s a natural question: can we integrate this with our CI/CD pipeline or release automation tools? After all, you’re likely running unit, performance, and integration tests already—is resiliency different? The short answer is yes—to both. Integration is possible, but resiliency is different, so automation is a nuanced conversation.

Grasping Bug Severity versus Priority: Crucial Contrasts and Optimal Approaches

Distinguishing between bug severity and priority is a fundamental concept in application development and quality assurance. The two concepts, despite their similarity, have different connotations and implications for the development process. Lack of understanding of these dynamics could result in misaligned objectives, inefficient resource usage, and inferior application quality. Here are some of the essential aspects to learn about the differences between bug severity and priority and their impact on test maintenance.

The Ultimate Guide to Performance Regression Testing

Regression testing is not a new concept. However, historically, it has been limited to functional testing due to the setup, configuration, and maintenance required to simulate a production environment accurately. Many teams have found the cost outweighs the benefits, but with the advent of production traffic replication (PTR), it’s become a viable option to regression test performance, especially for those running applications in Kubernetes.

How to combine POMs (Page Object Models) with Playwright Fixtures for better developer experience

Page object models (POM) are common to encapsulate test automation logic and improve code readability. Learn in this video how to combine POMs and Playwright fixtures for effective end-to-end testing and synthetic monitoring with an excellent developer experience. Got questions? Join the Checkly community Slack. And tune in next week for more on Playwright, Synthetic Monitoring, and API Monitoring. Happy testing!

Avoid flaky end-to-end tests due to poorly hydrated Frontends with Playwright's toPass()

In this video we'll dive into the world of flaky tests in Playwright and synthetic monitoring with Checkly. We examine a site with poor Frontend hydration patterns, their effect on test stability, and how to work around them. Learn how to avoid using artificial delays and implementing a retry mechanism with Playwright's 'toPass()' method to achieve stable testing instead.

Best practices for monitoring software testing in CI/CD

A key challenge of monitoring your CI/CD system is understanding how to optimize your workflows and create best practices that help you minimize pipeline slowdowns and better respond to CI issues. In addition to monitoring CI pipelines and their underlying infrastructure, your organization also needs to cultivate effective relationships between platform and development teams.

Key Considerations When Opting for Software Outsourcing

Building an in-house development team with the necessary skillset and capacity can be a significant investment. Here software development outsourcing becomes a strategic decision. This article explores the major variables that lead to a successful software creation outsourcing experience, allowing companies to make educated decisions and fully realize the benefits of this method.

Where's the money? The ROI of test data management

You may have heard of test data management (TDM). It’s part of the software delivery process – some would say a crucial part, involving the creation, management, and maintenance of environments for software development and testing. By provisioning fresh, production-like data, it allows developers to test their proposed changes early, thoroughly, and repeatedly with the right test data, when they need it and where they need it.