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4 January, 2023

The Top Testing Articles of 2022

We all thought 2021 was a crazy year, but then 2022 hit. The pandemic lingered on, war kicked off, energy prices surged, and interest rates started to climb. Suffice to say, things aren’t ideal at the moment.  

Throughout all this chaos, software testers have striven to increase quality, accelerate projects and reduce costs. It’s a good job we all like a challenge.

Thankfully, 2022 was a great year for other reasons.

Increasingly, technology is making our lives easier and allowing us all to do more with less.

2022 was also a big year for us here at Calleo. We successfully launched our Testing Times Newsletter which has exceeded all our expectations! If you have not yet seen it or subscribed, you can do so here: Testing Times

In this 2022 roundup, we’ll look back at our top 4 articles that resonated most with you, our readers. Just in case you missed them.

1. LoadRunner Cloud, Professional or Enterprise? Which one is right for you?

Most of you will be aware of, the LoadRunner suite of performance testing products. But do you really know the toolset, and how each product differs?

Well, we’re confident that more of you know now than did a year ago!

LoadRunner Cloud, Professional or Enterprise? Which one is right for you?is our most-read article of 2022 explains the difference between the tools.

We recommend you read the article for a detailed breakdown, but here’s a very high-level look at the differences:

  1. If you’re need run web and mobile tests, without setting up dedicated infrastructure, then LoadRunner Cloud is your best option.
  2. If you need the widest possible protocol support and complex load scenarios, then you need LoadRunner Professional.
  3. If you run enterprise-grade, globally distributed performance engineering projects, then LoadRunner Enterprise is the choice for you.

2. Jira – Great For Developers, Not Ideal For Testers

Jira is a great tool, but it’s not an enterprise-ready test management solution. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses are using it for exactly that purpose and running into issues.

In Jira – Great For Developers, Not Ideal For Testerswe look at why using Jira for test management is problematic, and what you should look for in a proper test management tool, without it costing a fortune.

3. The Selenium Myth: It’s Not As Free As You Think

Selenium is free, right? Well sure there’s no license cost, but the cost of ownership is far from free. In fact, when you factor in human effort and associated costs, Selenium is often more expensive than paid automation tools. 

In The Selenium Myth: It’s Not As Free As You Think we look at why free isn’t always free, and how Selenium often ends up costing more than others tools. As a sneak peek, these factors include:

  1. Slow scripting times
  2. Laborious maintenance
  3. Limited support for enterprise applications
  4. Selenium isn’t embracing AI

4. Chaos Testing: What it is, and Why You Need it! 

As we announced this year, LoadRunner Cloud and LoadRunner Professional both now include the ability to perform chaos testing. This begs the question though, what exactly is chaos testing?

In What is Chaos Engineering? (and Why You Need It)we explain chaos testing, and how you can use it to help build resilience into your production systems.

As a quick summary, chaos testing can help you:

  1. Understand how failures affect your solution
  2. Test your redundant systems (if you have any)
  3. Identify components that need additional resilience

What’s in store for 2023?

In many ways, 2023 will be like 2022. We expect ever-tightening budgets, and an increasing reliance on test tools to save time and cost.

As we predicted, AI Automation really took off in 2022. In 2023 more and more companies will use AI to get ahead of the game and accelerate testing. 

You can rest assured that whatever happens in 2023, Calleo will keep you informed.

Stephen Davis
by Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis is the founder of Calleo Software, a OpenText (formerly Micro Focus) Gold Partner. His passion is to help test professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing.

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