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How Cloud-Based Automation Testing Tools Create Better Software

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Testing has always been an important stage of the software development lifecycle. Teams that do it well clearly understand the benefits and are often the strongest advocates for the practice. Unit tests should be a given in any web application’s code base. Automated functional testing takes this a step further and allows application testing on the user-interface level, which adds another layer of protection that helps catch mistakes before they reach production.

In this article, you’ll learn more about how cloud-based automation testing tools help software development teams reduce costs, create higher code quality, and increase velocity so they can move forward quickly.

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AWS Features That Make Apps More Cloud Native After Lift and Shift

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 31, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Lift and shift is a common cloud migration strategy that involves recreating the on-premise hosting infrastructure in the cloud while making minimal application changes. The benefit of this strategy is that it’s less invasive to the application code, and the hosting environment maintains a level of familiarity, which can be beneficial for teams working in the cloud for the first time. Once an application is stabilized in the cloud using the lift and shift strategy, the real fun can begin - taking advantage of cloud native features.

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Overcoming Application Modernization Issues During a Xamarin Upgrade

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Keeping applications up-to-date is important. It allows you to take advantage of the latest framework/component features as they are released, run on the latest devices/platforms, and provide the best user experience possible. Upgrading from one version to the next is usually easier than jumping two or more versions ahead. For these reasons, regular application maintenance to upgrade frameworks and components as they come out is the preferred approach.

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Why TFS to VSTS Migration is a Low-Risk Approach to Starting DevOps

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Teams that have integrated DevOps culture and practices in their organizations are likely enjoying benefits like reduced deployment time and increased quality. If your team has not yet implemented DevOps, you might be wondering how you can get started. Here are 4 reasons why embarking on a TFS to VSTS migration is a simple, low-risk approach to begin your DevOps journey.

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How to Automate Your SQL Server Backup and Restore with AWS RDS

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Apr 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 2 Comments

For a variety of reasons, we see situations where an organization’s production environment is in the Cloud, but their staging/testing environment is still hosted on-premises. In some cases, to facilitate testing, development, debugging, or reporting, a backup of production data is manually restored from production to the staging environment on a regular basis. Herein lies an opportunity for process automation that is lightweight, less complex, and saves time. This article walks you through the process of automating a restore of an AWS RDS database to an on-prem SQL Server by taking advantage of the AWS RDS Native Backup and Restore feature.

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