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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How to eliminate slow test feedback & slash test run time by up to 80%

Webinar: Learn how to slash test cycles by up to 80%

If you've ever developed code for real software, you know the pain! Tests never run quickly enough, frequently enough, or reliably enough. We’ve all been there! Slow test cycles are one of the most frustrating things for developers! In this webinar, Harpreet talks about how Launchable’s test automation platform is …

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What is predictive test selection?

What is predictive test selection?

As automated test suites grow in size, it may become impractical to run every test for every change. Because of this, many teams choose to run longer test suites less frequently, delaying crucial feedback for developers. This in turn drives up cycle times because developers only learn about the true …

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Launchable EOY 2020: Unlocking Continuous Quality and Agility for development teams 

Unlocking Continuous Quality and Agile for development teams

As I sat down to write this blog, the question that came to my mind is “how does one go about recapping a year like 2020?” The best metaphor I read to describe this year is: We humans aren’t in the same boat, we all are in different boats weathering …

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Using AI to drive automated testing

Using AI to drive automated testing

We’re seeing a lot of innovation in the testing space, particularly around applying AI and machine learning to testing. Machine learning in general is a hot topic, albeit a controversial one. It is sometimes viewed as a panacea that can solve all problems. Conversely, some are skeptical about the types …

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