10 Automated Testing Tools That Threat Stack Uses — and Why

All software development projects, whether they’re large or small, can benefit from well-planned and well-executed testing. It’s your way to ensure that the software you’re developing performs as expected and delivers value to the customer. More important — given the nature of our current cyber landscape — well-executed testing is your way to ensure that your software doesn’t ship with errors or vulnerabilities that could compromise its integrity. In a word, good testing lets you pass on performance value to customers — while also providing them with underlying security. Read more “10 Automated Testing Tools That Threat Stack Uses — and Why”

Five Tips On How Testers Can Collaborate With Software Developers

Whenever I join a new team, my first task is fostering and nurturing a good working relationship with the developers. Why? If there is good chemistry between testers and developers, the quality of work improves as the quality of communication increases. 

The relationship between developer and tester shouldn’t be one of artist and art critic. Rather, it should be like the relationship between a writer and a copy editor, where each contributes to the quality of the final product. 

Developing a good working relationship with developers can be tricky. I am really fortunate working here at Threat Stack where my work is valued and my ideas are appreciated, but in my career — like many of you — I have had my struggles. 

With that in mind, here are five tips that I’ve found helpful in nurturing and developing relationships with my developer teammates. Read more “Five Tips On How Testers Can Collaborate With Software Developers”

Proactive Software Testing Meets Proactive Security Monitoring at Applause

Software bugs, like security vulnerabilities, can crop up in unexpected places, and the only way you can really be prepared for them is by testing and monitoring in real-world scenarios. Lab testing can only go so far when it comes to software performance (and security vulnerabilities, for that matter), and that’s exactly how Applause came about. We realized there was a big opportunity to create a new way to test software, websites, mobile apps and other digital properties using a global community of professional testers that could actually test on real devices in real locations under real-world conditions.

Read more “Proactive Software Testing Meets Proactive Security Monitoring at Applause”