Monthly Archives:May 2017

SharePoint Virtual Summit Wrap Up

SharePoint Virtual Summit Wrap Up

Microsoft announced in May 2016 its renewed commitment to a maturing SharePoint product – Microsoft would modernize SharePoint for an increasingly mobile and cloud-based user base. At the SharePoint Virtual Summit this year on May 16, Microsoft revived that commitment, delivering on some of their promises from last year as well as making new ones. Let’s review highlights
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Google Cloud Next – The Best Parts!

Google certainly knows how to put on a great conference – like Google Cloud Next, which I attended in March. If you’re looking for a showcase of Google Cloud’s product offerings, this is the place. With so much to learn and digest in three days, this blog post covers the key things I took from the conference. Along
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Why Use a Microservice Architecture

Microservices are the latest fad, but what are they and why should developers adopt this architectural pattern? In this post, we relate microservice architecture to the classical service oriented architecture along with the strengths and weaknesses of adopting microservices. We also explain how the current trend in microservices using RESTful APIs adds certain pain points to distributed systems and how they’re being addressed in emerging technologies.

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The ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of API Testing

Why do testers need to know how to do API testing?  The short answer: for complete coverage! UI testing, either manual or automated, is still just testing the presentation layers to make sure the end user experience matches expectations and meets functional requirements. So, if solely using UI testing without data-driven API testing, it’s nearly impossible to validate all different possibilities of how a user could manipulate the application and the related sub-applications.  The best approach is to test both UI and API.

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