Introducing a tiny library for throwing Java exceptions: Cy Young

Introducing a tiny library for throwing Java exceptions: Cy Young

We have deep open source roots at Launchable. From the countless open-source libraries and programs we use every day to make Launchable run, to my own experience with Jenkins and the Jenkins community. When we have a chance to give back to the community it feels good. Today, I'd like …

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Scaling Test Impact Analysis to every project with Launchable

Scaling Test Impact Analysis to every project with Launchable

Test Impact Analysis is the practice of determining which tests are the most important tests to run based on a specific code change. The goal is to avoid running tests that provide little insight into the impact of your code changes, saving valuable time and resources. There are many approaches …

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Learning to thrive as a minority

Learning to thrive as a minority

We have a tradition at Launchable to have a virtual beer together at the end of the week on Friday. It's a way to connecting with each other to create genuine relationships. This is especially helpful since we are an entirely virtual company. Many times we just chat about the …

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Getting started with Maven, Java, and Launchable

Getting started with Maven, Java, and Launchable

Today, we are pleased to announce that we have added a Maven profile to the Launchable CLI. The Launchable CLI provides a simple, consistent interface between your testing tools and Launchable. The Maven profile makes it dead simple to use Launchable with Maven and Java. While it’s possible to use …

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Selecting the right tests for a code change with Test Impact Analysis

Selecting the right tests for a code change with Test Impact Analysis

Test Impact Analysis is a method of determining which tests are the most important tests to run for a given code change. Launchable uses a branch of Test Impact Analysis known as predictive test selection to allow users to create dynamic subsets of the most important tests for code changes …

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Get Shit Done days: making time for deep work!  

Get shit done days: making time for deep work

I sighed with resignation as I looked at my completely packed calendar. “Quality” work delivered between meetings or after work, juggling email and slack responses while doing so. I had become a highly paid email and task traffic handler - routing tasks than doing them. Anything that took a reasonable …

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Future of Testing Fireside Chat with the London Test Automation in DevOps Group

Future of Testing Fireside Chat with the London Test Automation & DevOps Group

We had a fun time hanging out with Andrew Turner of the London Test Automation and DevOps group in December. Our topic was The Future of Testing which seemed appropriate as we closed out 2020 and were looking at 2021 and beyond. A couple of things we covered: Data-driven DevOps …

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Automated testing vs. manual testing: which is better?

Automated vs. manual testing: which is better?

The consumerization of software implies that customers expect well-designed, high-quality software at all times. This means every company is in a race for agility and quality. A survey released by DevOps Research and Assessment and Google Cloud shows that “elite” teams deliver software 200 times more frequently than their peers …

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Join our Discord community!

Join our Discord community!

We're passionate about connecting with people to talk about what we are doing at Launchable! Whether you have questions about our technology or just want to critique something about our solution, we welcome your feedback. Since Launchable is based in the US and Japan, staff are online at most hours …

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Kohsuke demos Launchable: reducing cycle times at the flick of a switch

Kohsuke demos Launchable: reducing cycle times

It’s been over a year since I started Launchable, Inc. (Business Insider, DevOps.com). A year since I started serious work on reducing test cycle times. In this live demo, I'll show off the culmination of that work. A simple command-line interface that communicates with the Launchable web service to enable …

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Introducing the Launchable CLI!

Introducing the Launchable CLI!

Today, I’m happy to announce that the Launchable CLI is now available to beta program participants! At Launchable, we subset, reorder, and record tests to help developers get the most out of their tests and get feedback faster, without much effort. Launchable’s machine learning algorithm allows you to reduce long-running …

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The future of software testing: five trends to watch

The future of software testing: 5 trends to watch

The last decade has seen a relentless push to deliver software faster. Automated testing has emerged as one of the most important technologies for scaling DevOps. So much so that companies are investing enormous time and effort to build end-to-end software delivery pipelines with automated testing built-in. High performers are …

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