STARCANADA 2019 Preview: Document Generation for Regulated Industries

Are you someone working within a regulated industry that has extensive documentation requirements? Or does your company or client insist that you adhere to a documentation-heavy process? Although you may be thinking that the agile ideal that you have been striving for is now just a pipe dream, fear not! If you’ll be at STARCANADA […]

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Coveros Conversations: Automation

Executive Vice President Mike Sowers and Senior Learning & Coaching Consultant Stephanie Fender discuss how to get started with automation, common roles in automation, and more in our first Coveros Conversation.

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How Not to DevOps: Don’t Be Afraid
Clay figures reacting in fright

A Little History A number of years ago, I was part of a team supporting a US Federal Government program office responsible for bringing DevOps best practices to that agency’s programs. We acted as curators of tools, advocates of best practices, and maintainers of the deployment pipelines and procedures. Through this, we ensured the successful […]

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Building Confidence in Your Automation

I recently had the pleasure of doing a webinar with Jeff Payne on test automation. In it, I rehashed some of the points from my Keynote out at STARWEST, but mainly we got to have a wonderful discussion on some key talking points. Despite what some people thought, none of these questions were pre-planned or […]

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Testing Your DevOps Is Just as Important as Testing Your Software
Code

Long gone are the days of waterfall software development. The agile movement has brought common-sense software development principles to nearly every corner of the world and changed the way we look at software. This philosophy left marks on how we look at our infrastructure, too. With agile came DevOps and the idea to bring together […]

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Generate Parameter Values Dynamically in Jenkins
Single Sign On

I am currently working on implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) for the entire Coveros domain. This project required me to implement a process to add current Coveros employees into our FreeIPA server as well as account for any future employees that will be onboarded. In order to deal with this problem, a script was written which […]

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Automated Test Case Best Practices

I frequently talk about best practices when writing test cases in the Mobile Application Testing Course that I teach. I recently ran into an issue on a project and figured it was worth throwing this information out for all to share. Test cases are great; obviously, they’re important to have, whether they’re automated or manual, as […]

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Security Scanning in Non-Standard Applications with Burp Macros: Performing the Scan
Burp Suite

DISCLAIMER: Only perform security testing on applications which you have explicit permission to do so. Also, this post shows features for Burp Suite Professional, as the Macros and scanning features are not available without a license. In the previous blog post, I detailed configuring Burp Suite for usage in security testing. Please reference the material […]

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Security Scanning in Non-Standard Applications: Creating Macros
Security Scanning

DISCLAIMER: Only perform security testing on applications which you have explicit permission to do so. Also, this post shows features for Burp Suite Professional. Specifically, the macros and scanning are not available without a license. In the previous blog post, I detailed configuring Burp Suite for usage in security testing. Please reference the material in […]

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Sonatype’s New Nexus Lifecycle Helps Teams Migrate Open Source Libraries
Sonatype Lifecycle

For a variety of reasons, a lot of companies are moving to an Agile, DevOps Culture, Continuous Integration and Delivery/Deployment (CI/CD) model. These transformations rely on a variety of tools, including open source. A lot of organizations also use open source tools and libraries to develop their applications and in order to ensure security, these […]

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