You asked us, what solutions do we offer across the testing landscape to accelerate your software testing efforts? Before we answer that, let’s step back and provide a picture of today’s software testing challenges.
To achieve the value of both hybrid cloud and on-premise applications that we deploy, we know that we must automate software testing and test earlier to reduce the risk of deploying poor quality applications into production.
To get feedback as quickly as possible on the quality of our applications, we must automate some of our tests, and to ensure good coverage, we need to test at different levels (API and UI) as well as run different types of tests (functional, performance, security, etc.). In addition, we have learned that the sooner we run tests after a build is made, the faster we can give feedback to the developers on what is working and what is not, and they can fix any issues more quickly while the code is still fresh in their minds.
To achieve these goals of testing more efficiently and earlier in the lifecycle, IBM and HCL provide a suite of tools in the Test Workbench family:
We have more information about Test Workbench in our overview brochure. We also have more information about Virtualization Server and Integration Tester in this overview brochure.
Marianne Hollier is an Open Group Master Certified IT specialist in application development. She has strong, practical expertise in measurably improving the software development lifecycle and driving the necessary cultural changes to make it work. Marianne is instrumental in architecting, tailoring, and deploying best practices and appropriate software development tools on many types of projects—from large to small, long to fast-track, agile to traditional. Marianne is passionate about all things testing—process, tools, culture, and automation. Her experience is broad-based, spanning both custom projects and standard software packages that apply to pharmaceutical, refining, telecommunications, healthcare, financial, automotive, government, and retail industries.