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DevOpsDIGEST: 2020 DevOps Predictions

DECEMBER 19, 2019

The concept of “expanding right” grows as performance and quality testing is gaining prominence at all stages of software development. Testing now begins with developers and continues through pre-production into production environments, driving an interest in blurring the lines and testing apps “as if in” production. New approaches to continuous testing allow actionable context and precise diagnosis of software failures that existing tools do not adequately provide, and in 2020, I believe these new approaches will continue to emerge.

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TechWell Insights: Lower Risk of Downtime by Testing with Production Traffic

OCTOBER 14, 2019

The accelerated development timeline of the DevOps model can bring unplanned outages, resulting in lost revenue and decreased productivity. The problem is how organizations typically do software testing.

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Under New Reseller Agreement, Federal Data Systems Will Offer Curtail Products to Government Customers

OCTOBER 2, 2019

Today Curtail announced it has signed a reseller agreement with Federal Data Systems (FedData), a provider of IT services to the U.S. intelligence community. FedData will resell Curtail’s products, ReGrade and ReCover, to federal government customers, giving them the ability to find bugs and other software flaws that could otherwise cause outages.

Software Testing News: The future of software testing


Based in California, Curtail is a software company that safeguards customer’s finance and user experience. Chief technical officer, Robert Ross, tells us what software testing and DevOps means to him and why continuous change is vital to the industry.

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JAXenter: Containerization: What you need to know

AUGUST 13, 2019

Running software in containers is catching on, and nearly half of IT leaders plan to deploy containers in production. Containers are extremely useful and can solve many problems associated with multiple environments, but they have their limitations. What do you need to know about containerization and its pros versus cons before you begin?

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CloudTech: How to minimise the risk of outages – with better software testing

JULY 4, 2019

The software as a service model has been widely embraced as digital transformation becomes the norm. But with it comes the risk of network outages. IDC has estimated that for the Fortune 1000, the average total cost of unplanned application downtime per year can range from $1.25 to $2.25 billion. This risk arises primarily from the rapid iteration of the DevOps methodology and the subsequent testing shortfalls. To protect against certain errors and bugs in software, a new and streamlined approach to software testing is in order.

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DZone: Want to Reduce Downtime and Increase Productivity? Test Software Updates With Production Traffic

JUNE 24, 2019

As the information economy rapidly matures within a software and services delivery model, the cost of unplanned downtime can take a significant toll on profits, productivity, and revenue. These risks lie largely in how software testing is traditionally done. A new approach is needed to streamline software testing, which can ultimately reduce downtime, increase productivity and protect organizations from certain bugs and errors.

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