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This is the third installment of blogs regarding Agile Testing Challenges. You can view the prior blogs or download a ... ... (more)

HTML5 Test Automation for Beginners

Last week we organized a webinar on the topic of HTML5 test automation. It was an interesting and well attended event. The presenter Nick Olivo was as entertaining and informative as ever. You can see the main presentation on YouTube and the complete event, including Q/A session on smartbear.com. When going through the list of questions I realized that many of the attendees were new to the topic of test automation. The following blog contains some elements presented in the webinar and some additional descriptions of topics covered in the more advanced sections of the event. 1. “... (more)

Cloud Computing: Dispelling the Remote Revolution Misconceptions

The following is a guest blog by Jim Nelson, a guest blogger for Sharefile.com where he writes about secure file transfer and other computer file-related topics. Cloud computing is a few years old, but despite the many benefits and the fact that the term has entered the public consciousness, there are still a lot of people that are in the dark concerning what the cloud actually is and what it can do. It's not like the Internet, which had a clear definition and immediately visible perks, like online commerce. The cloud is more-or-less the next stage of online innovation; it improve... (more)

How In-Memory Databases May Remake Your Database

by Scott M. Fulton III - Virtualization, cheap memory, and private cloud technologies have coalesced to create the perfect storm for modern databases. In the last three years, these technologies have obliterated barricades for speed and capacity that once appeared insurmountable. So they’re being marketed as accelerators. That might make you think you can insert your existing databases into these new engines, like Easy-Bake Ovens, and transform them into super-heroic stature overnight. No, it doesn’t work that way. Although people tend to think of databases as merely collections... (more)

Unprepared Geeks - "Google Goes Down!"

Unprepared Geeks is SmartBear’s bi-weekly video-podcast about all things tech and quality. Tag along as the people behind soapUI and loadUI get together and discuss recent events, gadgets, and hot... ... (more)