7 Different Types of Game Testing Techniques

DZone

The global gaming industry is expected to reach more than $300 billion by 2025 with the growth of revolutionary offerings, like cloud gaming and mobile gaming, according to a new report from GlobalData.

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Continuous Delivery of Games

Abhishek Tiwari

The game lost over 75% of players on Steam. One key learning for me is the lack of continuous delivery and modern software engineering practices in the gaming industry. Traditional games are monolithic applications and traditionally developed as a boxed-product (pay-to-play).

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Changing the game to predictive AIOps with Davis™

Dynatrace

The post Changing the game to predictive AIOps with Davis™ appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news. AI is driving big innovation in IT operations, with an ever-increasing demand to detect anomalies faster, sooner, and more accurately.

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The Most Common Mobile Game Testing Concerns for QA Engineers

DZone

The mobile gaming market is currently emerging and is likely to continue growing in the next 10 years. The mobile games are becoming an inevitable part of our lives, attracting billions of users in all countries worldwide. Mobile game testing is one of the obligatory stages of any development process that is performed to ensure a perfect user experience to the maximum number of users across different devices. mobile performance performance testing mobile gaming

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How the Seahawks are using a data lake to improve their game

All Things Distributed

My version of football was The Beautiful Game , or as most Americans know it, soccer. As I started to better understand this version of football, it was easy for me to get excited about the game as well as what was happening behind the scenes.

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Game changing — From zero to Autonomous Cloud Management today

Dynatrace

Remember: the results can be amazing, Dynatrace improved speed to market from 2 to 26 releases per year – read more here “ Game changing — From zero to DevOps cloud in 80 days ”. The post Game changing — From zero to Autonomous Cloud Management today appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news. I’m going to revisit the Dynatrace digital transformation in this blog, because it is also an excellent story that began our journey to Autonomous Cloud Management (ACM).

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Third party blame game

Speed Curve

Our third party metrics and dashboard have had an exciting revamp. With new metrics like blocking CPU, you can now see exactly who is really to blame for a crappy user experience. We've also given you the ability to monitor individual third parties over time and create performance budgets for them. It's not you, it's me. Or is it really you, and not me?

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How to test Desktop Apps and Games?

QAMentor

Game testing is one of the most interesting testing areas, and somewhere that you can find a lot of software testing companies. On the Internet these software testing companies offer game testing services for the various genres of games for different consoles and platforms like XBox, Playstation, Nintendo Wii and PC platforms mobile, web and … The post How to test Desktop Apps and Games?

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Defect differently: 4 defect management game-changers

TechBeacon Testing

You'll find a lot of advice on the Internet on how to organize the flow of defects your team has to deal with—which bug tracker to use, how to divide responsibilities, which statuses to track. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Quality Assurance (QA

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Web Components: The Long Game

Alex Russell

Until now, the only game in town for creating this encapsulation has been to create a tree that’s parallel to the one exposed in the DOM. Mikeal Rogers reached out last week to talk about Web Components , which surprised me, but his follow-up blog post is essential, timely reading. Dimitri Glazkov , Alex Komoroske , and I started the project that designed and (for many years) iterated on Web Components with a few primary goals in mind: Enhance component portability.

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Quality Sense Podcast: Simon Prior – #MakeATester

DZone

In this Quality Sense episode, our host Federico has the pleasure of interviewing Simon Prior, who has worked across the cyber security, Retail, gaming and airline industries. performance software testing cybersecurity game development retail software

Preload late-discovered Hero images faster

Addy Osmani

If you are optimizing Largest Contentful Paint, preload can be a game-changer for speeding up late-discovered hero images and resources, loaded via JavaScript

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Oracle Cloud Breakdown – Database Hosting Costs on OCI

Scalegrid

But, did you know there’s a (relatively) new player in the cloud game? When considering a new cloud provider, the big names come to mind - AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. If you’re a developer, you might even be considering a dev-friendly cloud like DigitalOcean or Linode.

Leveraging Gamification in your Mobile App for Superior User Experience: Top Tips

DZone

In general, video games are considered to be dopamine-releasing products. To make a non-gaming app more enticing to users, you must provide them with a cause to return and compete with one another regularly. When you're happy or excited, the chemical is released into your system.

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Elastic Beanstalk a la Node - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

I spent a lot of time talking to AWS developers, many working in the gaming and mobile space, and most of them have been finding Node.js All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Elastic Beanstalk a la Node. By Werner Vogels on 11 March 2013 04:00 PM. Permalink. Comments (). well suited for their web applications. With its asynchronous, event-driven programming model, Node.js

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Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS - All Things.

All Things Distributed

Customers from various verticals (media, social gaming, mobile, news, advertisement) such as Netflix, Shazam and Scopely have used SQS in variety of use-cases requiring loose coupling and high performance. Scopely , the social mobile games developer, buffers most operations via SQS to maximize performance for gamers who may play in very short bursts of activity. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems.

Real-World Effectiveness of Brotli

CSS Wizardry

not torrenting streaming Game of Thrones). One of the more fundamental rules of building fast websites is to optimise your assets, and where text content such as HTML, CSS, and JS are concerned, we’re talking about compression.

DevOps demands quality engineering. Is your team ready?

TechBeacon Testing

For DevOps teams, quality assurance isn’t enough: You need to up your game to quality engineering if you expect to increase velocity and improve quality through continuous integration.

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Software Testing Expert Roundup: 2021 Edition

DZone

It’s been some time since we published our last expert roundup , so we wanted to ask around in our community how leaders in testing are feeling these days about work (as we enter the second year of the pandemic), new trends they’re seeing on the horizon and advice for upping one’s testing game in 2021!

8 things to consider about performance testing tools 

TechBeacon Testing

During the final episode of Mare of Easttown , the HBO streaming service crashed—just as happened during HBO's Game of Thrones season 7 premiere. In both cases, the site was unable to withstand the load, service was interrupted, and viewers quickly expressed their frustration on social media.

12 Important Software Testing Trends for 2021 You Need To Know

DZone

Because software testing is so important, every enterprise needs to stay on top of their software testing game heading into the next decade, wondering how to do that? Introduction. Software testing is making many moves.

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Progressive Web Apps and the Future of Mobile Web

DZone

An increase in mobile usage has upped the game for businesses globally, allowing them to re-strategize their online user experience. The digital consumption over the years has been through a radical change. It’s a revolution that has changed the way people access information over the internet.

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The Performance Inequality Gap, 2021

Alex Russell

Any vendor with an ARM Architectural License can play this game, but either Qualcomm et al. TL;DR: A lot has changed since 2017 when we last estimated a global baseline resource per-page resource budget of 130-170KiB.

Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers

Smashing Magazine Graphics

CSS Game: CSSBattle. CSS Game: CSS Diner. JavaScript Game: Elevator. JavaScript Game: Screeps. JavaScript Game: Untrusted. JavaScript Game: JSChallenger. JavaScript Game: JSRobot. Flexbox Zombies is another educational game to learn flexbox syntax.

The Easy Ones – Three Bugs Hiding in the Open

Randon ASCII

A few years ago I spent a few weeks doing some memory investigations on live game servers. Having taken the time to learn how to profile our game servers I figured I should poke around a bit more, so I ran perf on the servers for one of our other games.

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In Defense of Humanity—How Complex Systems Failed in Westworld **spoilers**

High Scalability

They think they understand us because they've observed us playing a game. The androids saw humans through a Russian doll set of nested games. The most obvious game was Westworld. Ford had his game. Numerous corporate games played them selves out with immortality as the payoff. Each game constrains and directs behavior. You're creating a game character.

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Data Democratization and How to Get Started?

DZone

In every business, it has been observed that data is playing a game-changing moment to improve business performance. Today data is an important factor for business success. Data is important and necessary in this increasingly competitive world.

Is Python the Future of Programming?

DZone

Python programming language is better used for app development, web app or web development, game development, scientific computing, system administration, etc.

How to go from performance tester to performance engineer

TechBeacon Testing

That’s why many performance testers are stepping up their game. Companies are increasingly recognizing the value of performance engineering, which goes well beyond performance testing.

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Case Study: Pokémon GO on Google Cloud Load Balancing

High Scalability

It was the first new Pokémon game in years, the first official Pokémon smartphone game, and Niantic’s first project in concert with a major entertainment company. The game was a runaway hit and more popular than anyone expected—that summer you’d regularly see players gathering to duel around landmarks that were Pokémon Gyms in the virtual world. There are a lot of cool nuggets in Google's New Book: The Site Reliability Workbook.

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Beyond Whack-A-Bug: From Reactive to Proactive E2E Testing

DZone

Of all of the classic arcade games, Whack-A-Mole just might be the most frustrating. You can’t win the game of Whack-A-Mole. Every time you think you’ve hit the mole, the little scoundrel always finds a way to pop up again somewhere else, and you’re always one step behind.

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Metrics in SDLC: Let the Truth Prevail

Testsigma

The more a quantitative metric is visible and used to make important decisions, the more it will be gamed. There are some metrics that are absolutely useful while there are others that are mostly misleading or distracting, more of a Vanity metrics or that can be easily gamed.

Dynatrace Perform 2022: Themes to watch at Dynatrace’s annual conference

Dynatrace

Technology that helps teams securely regain control of complex, dynamic, ever-expanding cloud environments can be game-changing. At our virtual conference, Dynatrace Perform 2022 , the theme is “Empowering the game changers.”. Empowering the game changers at Dynatrace Perform 2022.

7 Approaches to Testing

DZone

Usually, in any IT project (websites, applications, games, corporate software), you start by treating testing as a formal procedure.

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Misconceptions of the Automated Testing Debunked

DZone

Recently, automated software testing has been widely identified as a game-changer for software projects. With artificial intelligence quickly gaining traction, total automation sounds like an inevitable reality.

More fun with fast remainders when the divisor is a constant

Daniel Lemire

This is fair game and compilers could use this insight, but they do not do it systematically. In software, compilers can often optimize away integer divisions, and replace them with cheaper instructions, especially when the divisor is a constant. I recently wrote about some work on faster remainders when the divisor is a constant.

5.5 mm in 1.25 nanoseconds

Randon ASCII

That meant I started having regular meetings with the hardware engineers who were working with IBM on the CPU which gave me even more expertise on this CPU, which was critical in helping me discover a design flaw in one of its instructions , and in helping game developers master this finicky beast.

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Software Testing for Startups: Speed-Quality Balance

DZone

What seemed technically perfect and game-changing on a paper might turn out to be an iceberg for your company’s Titanic. When working on a software project launch, a lot of things don’t go as planned.

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How did they send money in the olden days of telegraphs?

High Scalability

” Charles was delighted with the game. It's not all that different really, especially that part where you can lose all your bitcoin. Here's an excerpt from East of Eden by John Steinbeck: Say, Carlton, how do you go about telegraphing money?”

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The Fastest Google Fonts

CSS Wizardry

On this site, in which performance is the only name of the game, I forgo web fonts entirely, opting instead to make use of the visitor’s system font.

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Aligning superhuman AI with human behaviour: chess as a model system

The Morning Paper

these engines were not trained on human games. we also have large databases of human games available though, we have a recognised method of assessing player skill levels (rating points). Unlike AlphaZero/Leela, Maia is trained on human games (from Lichess ) as opposed to self-play.

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Autosave for your business

Particular Software

If you’re a long-time video game player like me, your muscle-memory vividly remembers the F5 key’s location on your keyboard. For everyone else: F5 is a common key-binding for “quicksave” in computer-games. Modern games now provide a built-in feature called autosave. Game Over!

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Frames Per Second Prefab

The Polyglot Developer

When building a game, it is often a good idea to know your frames per second (fps) during the testing phase. The easiest method to have the frames per second display is to create a prefab that you can recycle across all your game scenes. It is even more important to know this when building for mobile devices that may not have the high specifications that modern computers have.

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