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System testing, another important way to vet your app and infrastructure

Posted by Chris on September 23, 2016






When composing applications and deploying them to AWS, it is important to consider system testing to help verify all the moving parts are working properly. Check out our guest blog post at Smartbear and the DevOps book we co-developed.

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Knowledge Management in DevOps

Posted by Chris on August 9, 2016






Doing some quick blog posts at Smartbear promoting the new eBook collaboration. The theme is the amount of technology that is now available to leverage the various definitions and tools we employ to capture the complexities of building software. Knowledge Management Blog Post

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Smartbear Swagger/OpenAPI Certification now available!

Posted by Chris on July 22, 2016






Working with the fine folks at Smartbear and Wiseclouds, we have completed the development of a Swagger/OpenAPI certification course and it is now ready for signups. A lot of effort has been put into this course to show how Swagger/OpenAPI impacts the full SDLC and how OpenAPI members are making this specification core / central […]

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HKM now part of Swagger Champion community

Posted by Chris on July 19, 2016






We have been working closely with Tony Tam and his team at Smartbear. As part of this effort we have been approved to act as a Swagger Champion and will be promoting the education and goodness of the Swagger/OpenAPI Specification, Tooling and more recent SwaggerHub service.

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Auto-scale obviates the need for Load Testing?

Posted by Chris on June 29, 2016






Does the advent of Auto-scale, or scale-out policies in private and public cloud infrastructure spell the doom of load testing technology like LoadUI, Load Runner, JMeter etc? Surprisingly, I heard this from several customers that I spoke with. “Just throw hardware at the problem and all is good!” From our perspective the answer is no. […]

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Service Virts, a important tool in the toolbox

Posted by Chris on June 13, 2016






Tomorrow we will be presenting with Gail Shlansky from Smartbear the benefits of Service Virtualization. Formerly called Mock Services in SoapUI, ServiceV is a more capable solution allowing one to tune / adjust Service Virts behavior to fit the scenario you are testing. Need to simulate latency in the system to reproduce current behavior or […]

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Service Virtualization Overview

Posted by Chris on February 22, 2016






In a lot of organizations, Agile is pushing teams to work in parallel vs. in a sequential way. The demands to delivery solutions every 2, 4 or 6 weeks demands teams be able to act independently if possible. For a long time, we have leveraged Smartbear’s SoapUI solution which introduced Mock Services several years ago. […]

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