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Software testing is any activity aimed at evaluating an attribute or capability of a program or system and determining that it meets its required results. Use this tag on questions that talk about the testing of systems or software that would be on-topic for this site.

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How to test provisioning and configuration in Ansible setup?

Looking at trying to build some resilience into our Ansible setup which deals with provisioning and configuration. I understand a few methods of testing on the configuration side of things but I'm ...
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How to avoid continuous integration-caused instabilities in test environments?

Assume you're using continuous integration processes which frequently update some target environments, so that every time there are some changes "you" can test your changes right away. That's part of ...
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A systematic way to test RESTful APIs with curl?

I have noticed during integration testing that I actually work on recurring use cases with restful APIs (or in general HTTP interfaces) I check here and there with bash+cURL. It starts looking quite ...
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Testing Jenkins jobs and pipelines

Currently, we have a fair number of Jenkins jobs and pipelines for builds, testing, deployments and other automated activities. Every time we change or add a new job, we only test it manually - e. g. ...
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How to implement a frozen test environment?

Here is a partial quote from an answer to the question about "How to avoid continuous integration-caused instabilities in test environments?": This environment usually freezes during the tests. My ...
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Blackbox testing vs openbox testing applications in a containerized environment [closed]

We use containers to deploy our Node.js applications. But currently, the development and a good share of testing is done by the developers on their own host system and thus using different versions of ...
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macOS testing on Desktop: Docker containers vs. Homebrew installation

Often I test some stuff on my MacBook. Mostly database and data store related stuff (MongoDB, MariaDB, Postgres). I install the software with Homebrew and test. I wonder if I should switch to docker? ...
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How do I make read only mount in Docker container writable?

When developing code on a very large repository, I would like to run multiple builds/tests in parallel in containers. I need to get my repository or some other large directory into the container. If I ...
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Trunk Based Development - release branch testing

We are currently using Git flow branching strategy and looking to go to a trunk based strategy - although we are quite a ways away from getting there I am trying to get all my ducks in a row, ...
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