Starting Small with Automated Testing

Overview: In Chapter 13 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series, Rick Slade and Steen Brahe discuss the benefits of automated testing and how an incremental approach helps make the adoption of automation more efficient while reducing risk and cost.   In Chapter 13 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series Rick Slade welcomed a returning guest, Compuware Product Manager Steen Brahe, to discuss automated testing. I asked Steen about the results of a recent survey of 400 senior IT leaders responsible for mainframe…

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Modern Test Data Management

Overview: Using the right data can greatly benefit your testing practices and lead to an increase in the efficiency and velocity of your software development. As discussed in a recent podcast, using meaningful, properly secured data can pay great dividends in your transition to DevOps and Agile practices.   As companies look to streamline processes and increase the velocity of their mainframe development, testing practices, especially automation, gain in prominence. A recent study showed how one UK bank increased story point production and reduced testing time by adopting Topaz for…

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Modernized Mainframe Testing

Overview: A significant portion of the software delivery lifecycle is spent on tedious and often repetitive manual testing. Automated testing catches issues earlier, improves code quality, and frees developers to do what they do best—write code.   In the tenth episode of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast, Compuware Topaz for Total Test Product Manager Steen Brahe tells host Rick Slade that, depending on the circumstances, mainframe developers spend 30-80% of their time on testing. That’s a lot of time that could be spent on coding instead dedicated…

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The Journey to Becoming a High-performance Organization

Overview: High-performance organizations constantly seek to improve how their software is developed and delivered. They coach their developers like high-performance athletes, setting goals, providing fast feedback and empowering them to take greater responsibility in delivering value their customers care about. Compuware’s 23rd consecutive quarterly release assists in these efforts with a new integration which allows developers to set up test data directly in automated test environments, giving them more control over testing and faster feedback while ensuring test data consistency, accuracy and security.   No matter the industry, high-performing IT…

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