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behavior driven development

Behavior-Driven Development: A Comprehensive Intro and Guide

Behavior-driven development (BDD) is several things: a language for defining the behavior of an application; a collaboration tool for engineers, testers, and product managers; and a…

user acceptance testing

User Acceptance Testing (UAT): What It Is and How to Adopt It

Have you heard of “user acceptance testing?” I’m afraid that for many of you reading this post, the answer will likely be “No.” Unlike other more…

Containerization Best Practices

Containerization: A Definition and Best Practices Guide

There are many ways for operations teams to approach hardware management. Some build dedicated hardware for different applications within their stack. Some use virtualization to simplify…

test data management

Test Data Management: What This Means and 3 Tools to Use

Being part of the IT leadership in an organization might have its perks, but it also means you have to be familiar with tech jargon. For…

infrastructure as code

Infrastructure as Code: What Is It, and Why Should My Engineers Care?

For decades, managing a server or two was a full-time job. System administrators would carefully curate their critical systems and ensure the business ran smoothly by…

Why Plutora

The Value Stream Digital Transformation Solution

As the VP of Development at a large multinational wireless telecommunication company, Christian deals with a variety of challenges every day. For example, this morning he…

Centrica Test Environment Management

One Company’s Success with Test Environment Management

If you live in the United Kingdom, Ireland or in the eastern United States, there is a good chance that your electricity is provided by Centrica…

Value Stream Mapping

10 Key Steps to Master Value Stream Mapping (VSM) for Software Delivery

A few years back, a large mortgage company was struggling. Their mortgage application process was taking an average of more than three weeks to come to…

enterprise data mart

The Evolution of Test and the Enterprise Data Mart

Software testing has seen significant evolutionary changes that have driven greater efficiency and improved test coverage. However, this has not removed the need for software testing…

Achieve Hiccup-Free Software Releases - CD Pipeline

Create a Hiccup-Free Continuous Delivery Pipeline for Enterprise Releases — Tips from Gary Gruver

Given the scale and complexity of enterprise applications, trying to improve release cycle time without compromising quality is a constant concern. In tightly-coupled architectures, release pipelines…

Regression Testing Solution for DevOps - Hero

The Regression Testing Solution for DevOps

Software testing is an essential part of any software development process to make sure everything works as expected. This concept is nothing new. However, what is…

Gary Gruver Interview Part 2 - Hero

Expedite the Handoff from Dev to Test: An Interview with Gary Gruver (Part 2)

In the second part of our conversation with Gary Gruver (read part 1 here), we continue to discuss delivery pipeline inefficiencies of enterprise releases. As Gary…