Articles

selenium logo Selenium: The Open Source, the Myth, the Legend

Many people wonder what it means that Selenium is open source, and further, what the community element of that paradigm brings to the table. This article addresses some of the common misconceptions about that situation, as well as details some of the benefits of the community behind a product like Selenium.

Brian Van Stone
Performance Testing on a Budget Practical Performance Testing on Any Budget

Testing application performance prior to release is an essential part of managing risk in any software project. But the budget must be considered when talking performance testing; you want to know what it is going to cost to build and maintain a system that supports the project goals. However, there are ways to test the performance of your project while keeping the effort to a manageable set of tasks that get the job done without breaking the bank.

Stephen Gyves
Cloud Wars Heat Up With Rackspace Fully Integrating OpenStack

With Rackspace announcing that its hosting services are now operating on OpenStack, the IT hosting company seems poised to compete with the big boys of the cloud.

Jonathan Vanian
Options for Promoting and Controlling Changes in Risk Adverse Environments

Change occurs everywhere, and every day - especially in the software world. Knowing how to navigate that change, and maximizing it's acceptance across the board is crucial for development teams to reach their goals. Learn how this can be accomplished in processes that are easy to adopt.

Chayim Kirshen

Better Software Magazine Articles

cucumber open source tool What Is Cucumber and Why Should I Care?

If there ever were a game changer to energize a development team, Cucumber just may be it. An open source tool, Cucumber helps in the running of automated customer acceptance tests. Matt Wynne, a cofounder of Cucumber Limited, delivers a brilliant introduction to this tool.

Matt Wynne
License to Open Source

Open source is widespread and growing in many software development organizations. While there's no purchase cost, the code does come with license obligations. Understanding open source from an intellectual property perspective can help avoid downstream legal.

Kamal Hassin
Developers ... Start Your Engines: Reuse with Source Code Searches

Source code search engines can help you find chunks of reusable code. These search engines differ from generic text search engines by organizing the results to reflect the way code is organized—into functions, classes, packages, etc. These reviews of some popular engines can help you rev up reuse in your work.

Alan Berg
Test to Impress: Getting the Most Out of Ajax Developer Tools

Ajax applications are very popular and can be flexible and dynamic, but only if you find the bugs first. Stuart Halloway has the details on tools that Ajax developers use and that will keep your applications dressed to the nines.

Stuart Halloway

Interviews

Alex Martins Continuous Testing and Open Source Integration: An Interview with Alex Martins
Video

In this interview, Alex Martins, the CTO of continuous quality at CA Technologies, explains how continuous testing, continuous integration, and open source testing tools can help modern software teams keep up with the speed and demands of agile.

Jennifer Bonine
David Dang The Second Wave of Open Source Test Tools: An Interview with David Dang
Video

In this interview, David Dang, VP of automated solutions at Zenergy Technologies, shares his experiences in understanding and developing open source tools. He explains why you need to work more closely with developers to minimize test automation hurdles and navigate common pitfalls.

Jennifer Bonine
David Dang The Second Wave of Open Source Test Automation: An Interview with David Dang
Podcast

In this interview, STAREAST keynote speaker David Dang explains why the second wave of open source test automation tools are coming in at just the right time. He covers what they are, what they've learned from the first wave, and how to integrate them into your team.

Josiah Renaudin
Mike Sparks discusses the reality of open source tools A Deep Dive into Open Source Tools and Tellurium: An Interview with Mike Sparks

In this interivew, Mike Sparks, the CEO of Tellurium, does a deep dive into open source tools. He tackles why so many people assume these products are free, how non-developers can use these tools, and where he sees the industry going in the very near future. 

Josiah Renaudin

Conference Presentations

STARCANADA Testing Flaky No More: Find the Right Framework for Your Selenium Tests
Slideshow

Selenium has an industry reputation of being a flaky tool where individual tests pass, then fail—sometimes with no production changes at all. Such flakiness in your test suites can be extremely difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating to debug. The vast majority of these issues come from...

Craig Schwarzwald
STARWEST Testing Say Goodbye to Flaky Selenium Tests
Slideshow

Selenium has an industry reputation of being a “flaky” tool where individual tests pass, then fail—sometimes with no production changes at all. Such flakiness in your test suites can be extremely difficult, time consuming, and frustrating to debug. The vast majority of these issues stem...

Craig Schwarzwald
Collocated East Logo Build Fail-Proof Tests in Any Browser with Selenium
Slideshow

What happens when you have thousands of tests that run beautifully in Chrome but many of them fail in Internet Explorer? Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common for testers and remains a major sore point for teams tasked with getting software to work in any browser. Kevin Berg...

Kevin Berg
STARCanada Logo Build Your Open Source Performance Testing Platform in the Cloud
Slideshow

Proprietary performance testing platforms can be complex, expensive, and difficult to scale. With the right approach, everything from continuous integration, to continuous deployment pipelines, to full-scale production loads can be supported, but a dizzying array of platforms, services...

Gopal Brugalette

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