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Five Signs You Need to Change Your Testing Tool

Posted by Paola Moretto on Apr 20, 2017 12:06:07 PM

Software testing is a very complex exercise, and a lot depends on the specific situation and on the application being tested.  It’s an art more than a science, and usually comprises of a variety of areas, including functional testing, compatibility testing, performance testing, regression testing, unit testing, etc.

But in general, there are high level assessments you can do to see whether your testing tool is holding you back rather than propelling you forward. The following are a few tell-tale warning signs that it’s time to start evaluating other testing solutions.

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Topics: Technology

Spending long hours debugging tests? Never again. Introducing Workflow Validation

Posted by Product Update on Apr 12, 2017 2:06:01 PM

Creating real-world scenarios is easy with Nouvola. Now also debugging them is a piece of cake.

Have you ever created tests only to spend long hours debugging the tests themselves? For complex workflows and user scenarios (Sessions in DiveCloud terminology), especially when tests make use of parameterization and /or randomization, it becomes extremely useful to have a streamlined mechanism to validate and debug the test workflow itself.

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Topics: Product

Continuous Testing with Jenkins got better than ever

Posted by Product Update on Mar 8, 2017 4:07:37 PM

You're doing CI / CD. How continuous is your performance testing?

Ensuring effective performance testing requires tight integration with the release process. The ability to automate everything from code change to production, and run tests for every build, is critical for development teams.

As part of our commitment to support our users in this pursuit, we have recently made substantial enhancements to the Nouvola Jenkins plugin. With Nouvola’s updated plugin for Jenkins you can now be notified when tests complete and get alerted instantly if there is a failure or a pass, based on the performance goals you set for your test – before you even glance at the graphs and charts.

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Topics: Product

API Testing: Custom Build Your Own API Workflows

Posted by Product Update on Feb 28, 2017 9:28:54 AM

Testing your APIs is as important today as testing complete UI workflows. In our connected world, APIs are the bond that holds it all together. Although APIs are basically invisible to your users, if there is a slow or underperforming API, everybody feels the pain. Hence, we have recently made substantial improvements to our API performance testing. 

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Topics: Product

4 reasons why legacy solutions hinder the enterprise future

Posted by Paola Rossaro on Jan 19, 2017 5:25:28 PM

Did you know that 52% of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared in the past 15 years? Why? Life expectancy for the enterprise is getting shorter. In 1955 the average life expectancy was 75 years. In 2015 is 15 years.  Why these changes? Because the world has evolved and transformation happens at a much faster speed than 50 years ago or even 20 years ago. And if enterprises don’t adapt, they simply vanish. 

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Topics: Technology, DevOps

Cyber week 2016 by the numbers, and lessons learned

Posted by Paola Moretto on Jan 17, 2017 9:18:37 AM

The data are in! Black Friday and Cyber Monday – or Cyber Friday as we referred to in a previous post – have broken online shopping records for this year. Data from National Retail federation, Adobe Cyber week report and other sources are shown below. Here are some of the most noteworthy data:

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Topics: Business, Ecommerce

Top Women in Cloud

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Jan 11, 2017 11:15:06 AM
We are excited to announce that Paola Moretto, Nouvola co-founder and CEO, was recently nominated as one of the most innovative women in cloud technology. 

CloudNOW (Cloud Network of Women) is a consortium of the leading women in cloud computing and converging technologies, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring and career development. You can follow the #TopWomenInCloud hashtag to see regular updates. You can also check out The Cube’s coverage of the event here.

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Topics: Events, WomenInTech

CES - The Hype is Legit

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Jan 4, 2017 9:22:34 AM

This week, we are headed to CES, the Consumer Technology Association’s annual conference, which officially starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday. This will be the 50th CES, and with more than 2 million square feet of exhibition space to accommodate an expected 165,000 visitors, it’s already being touted as the biggest tech show ever. Celebrating 50 years as the global stage for innovation, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. There is definitely a lot to be excited about. There is also a big media factor and many companies use CES as a prime platform to launch new products.

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Topics: Events

My Top 5 Takeaways from Running Hood to Coast

Posted by Paola Moretto on Oct 25, 2016 10:42:46 AM

The Hood to Coast relay is an overnight, long distance relay race held in Oregon every year. It has been dubbed “the mother of all relays” for a reason – it’s one of the longest and largest relays, covering more than 200 miles from Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood to Seaside on the Oregon Coast. I’m a passionate runner, so Hood-to-Coast, being one of the most iconic races around, has been on my bucket list for some time.

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Topics: Team

Find out what's hot in software quality at Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Oct 14, 2016 10:18:47 AM

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference is next week, October 17-19, in Portland, Oregon and we are very excited to be exhibiting and sponsoring again!  We love this conference as it is right in our backyard in beautiful Portland, and continues to foster a great community of people committed to software quality. 

The theme for this year’s conference is Cultivating Quality and includes two days filled with great keynotes, invited speakers, and position papers. On top of that, each day starts with coffee, tea, and yoga. Did we mention yoga? 

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Topics: Events

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