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SmartBear Engineering Summit 2018

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:01
Working on a global team can be tough sometimes. With 7 different offices all over the world, we try to do what we can to make sure that everyone feels like they’re apart of the SmartBear team–...
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From Hello World To PAC- MAN

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:00
Segmentation fault. Those dreaded words appeared on my screen over and over again. Why? Because of a semicolon. A semicolon. That extra semicolon in my long assignment that continuously crashed my...
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Meetup: How APIs Will Make or Break Your Success with PSD2 and Open Banking

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:07
Have you learned everything you need to know about the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Open Banking? If your answer is no, you’re not alone and we’re here to help. Get your...
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SmartBear Heads to O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:00
Great software is a product of good design and careful engineering. Software architecture is intangible, its beauty unravels only when the software continues to perform for users day after day after...
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How Prepared Are You for PSD2?

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:00
Are you hard at work making sure that your organization will be ready for PSD2 in time? You’re not alone. We know that many of you are feeling overwhelmed and confused by what you need to do to...
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If HQ Trivia Wants to Change the Game, It’s Got to Change Its Performance.

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:00
Disruption is no easy task. Take it from trailblazers like Netflix, Lyft, and Grubhub, performance is everything. In a day and age where almost any idea can be replicated, staying ahead of...
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A Look Back on Code Review in 2017

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:00
“Iron Sharpens Iron!” It’s a phrase that my high school English teacher would proclaim before he asked us to review each other’s writing. With the help of Google, I now know that he was making a...
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Impact of Low Code App Development on Testing

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:00
Trying to build applications more quickly, at less expense, and with higher quality is hardly a new goal, but there is a growing trend in application development that shows some potential to help...
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Take Your OpenAPI Specification files to a Whole New Level with AlertSite API Monitoring

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:00
In our digital economy, innovation never stops. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the value of design as an imperative part of the software development lifecycle. API definition formats such as...
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Why Testing Matters: Community Comments

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:23
Over the past few months, we’ve been exploring #WhyTestingMatters. First, we looked into real-world examples of insufficient testing practices that went viral. Then, we asked some of our favorite...
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love End-to-End Testing

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:00
What is End-to-End Testing? This is a harder question to answer than you might think, because different QA roles can refer to very different testing approaches as “end-to-end.” Often, more technical...
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3 Reasons Why the Blackout Was the Best Ad of the Super Bowl

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:00
Super Bowl LII –  the day the TV went dark. It was the moment they’d been waiting for- the Super Bowl was finally here. NBC had captured the attention of over 103.4 million viewers, and for a brief...
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SmartBear Hosts Girl Develop It Boston as They Take on Python

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:00
Entering the field of technology is a competitive feat that can be even more daunting when you’re a minority player. That’s exactly why Girl Develop It was founded. Started by two women in New York...
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SmartBear Academy February Classes Announced

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:11
February is usually right around the time when most people start giving up on all of those New Year’s Resolutions they made January 1st. But if your resolution was to hone your testing skills this...
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Open Banking and PSD2: Who Is Impacted?

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:30
Banks and financial institutions are often on the cutting edge of technology. With banks, financial institutions, and fintech companies across the European Union in the process of implementing the...
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Why Testing Matters: Insiders’ Perspectives

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:46
Over the past few months, we’ve been considering #WhyTestingMatters. First, we looked at real-world examples of when one silly, seemingly harmless bug wreaked havoc on companies and their customers....
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Going Agile? Here’s Why You Should Use a Code Profiler.

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:30
Are you one of the 81% of companies employing (or looking to employ) an agile software development process? One of the hallmark characteristics of agile development process is a short development...
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5 Lessons Agile Teams Can Learn From Netflix

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 14:00
Emerging from the days of video rentals and cable came a new way to digest as many movies and television shows as we want, when we want — Netflix. There’s no doubt that the binge-watching business is...
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4 Essential Strategies for Testing Microservices

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 17:30
What are microservices? To understand microservices architecture, you first need to zoom in and understand a single microservice. A microservice can be defined as an independently deployable service...
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A Day in the Life: Director of SaaS Operations

Smartbear - Software Quality Matters Blog - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 14:00
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with us? Recently, our Director of Saas Operations, Martin Loewinger, took over our Instagram account to show our followers what an average day on our...
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