Application Testing

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Better software testing through automation

How to improve your CI/CD workflow and build higher-quality software faster with automated testing

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Mypy improves static type-checking for big Python apps

Mypy's performance improvements are aimed at maintaining large-scale apps and speeding up the parsing process

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Microsoft to open-source AI development platform based on Minecraft

Microsoft has decided to open-source a platform used by its researchers to test artificial-intelligence research.

How to choose the best cloud for your app

Amazon may be faster and cheaper than Azure or Google, or vice versa -- it all depends on the workload

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3 reasons for thoroughly testing your APIs

APIs have become the new middleware, and your business is increasingly relying on them. Yet, the delivery of APIs is rarely industrialized the way modern software delivery is

Get started with log-driven development

Development and test cycles are becoming quicker and more efficient, so organizations need to use log-driven development for stricter monitoring

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Google's cloud benchmarking tool ups its game

PerfKit hits 1.0, offering new tests and a stable programming framework for running benchmarks on most every cloud out there

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New Relic puts a BI twist on app monitoring

New Relic's app monitoring services grow with expanded event histories, geographic analytics, and support for MongoDB

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Google open-sources language-agnostic, scalable software tool

Bazel, Google's in-house software building and test system, is being open-sourced and available in beta

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6 next-gen monitoring tools tackle Docker

Docker doesn't have to be a black box; peel back the lid with these tools and services designed to harvest statistics from containers

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HHVM 3.8 can speed up PHP, but only so much

The accelerated PHP engine from Facebook boasts performance improvements, but the real bottleneck remain applications themselves

8 steps to a faster, smoother build process

False positives undermine the whole purpose of automated testing and continuous integration; eliminate them with these tips

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Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Offers up to $15K for top-notch reports and exploits of the still-under-construction browser slated to ship with Windows 10

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Saving TDD from itself

Before Extreme Programming and Test-Driven Development (TDD) became part of the Agile canon, unit testing was well understood and infrequently practiced. Some fifteen years on, unit testing is now widely practiced and poorly...

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Desktop virtualization review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox

VMware Workstation 11 has the edge in performance and polish, while VirtualBox 4.3.20 leads in platform support and price

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Get it right later? Microsoft Outlook needs to work now

Public beta testing is fine, if users know it's happening, but it's no excuse for bad apps

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Geeks give back: Be an open source tester

Open source developers are hard-working people who don't need to hear misdirected complaints. Want an open source project to be the best it can be? Volunteer your time and become a tester

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