Serverless Apps a New Frontier for Cybersecurity
Boulder-based TestPlant rebrands, acquires NCC Group’s Web Performance Division
We're entering the next stage of virtualization. We've gone from physical servers, to virtual machines, to containers – and, now, to serverless apps, also known as functions as a service. At each stage, the number of instances goes up, and the lifespans get shorter. And each stage required new approaches to monitoring and security.
By Maria Korolov
Testplant Announces the Acquisition of NCC Group’s Web Performance Division and the Re-branding of the Combined Company to Eggplant
Digital automation intelligence firm TestPlant announced the acquisition of NCC Group’s Web Performance Division, adding a user-centric application performance platform to its existing offerings, as well as an accomplished team of testing, monitoring and data science experts.
By April Bohnert
Testplant Acquires NCC Group's Web Performance Division and Re-Brands as "Eggplant"
Eggplant (formerly Testplant), the provider of Digital Automation Intelligence solutions, today announced the acquisition of NCC Group’s Web Performance Division.
The acquisition adds a SaaS-based, user-centric application performance platform, as well as a portfolio of blue chip customers including Argos, BMW, Barclays, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Sainsbury’s Bank, easyJet, and Auto Trader. Eggplant also gains a team of world-leading testing, monitoring and data science experts focused on the digital experience.
Carlyle-backed Eggplant buys NCC Group’s web performance unit
Eggplant (formerly Testplant) announced the acquisition of NCC Group’s Web Performance Division.
The acquisition adds a SaaS-based, user-centric application performance platform, as well as a portfolio of blue chip customers including Argos, BMW, Barclays, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Sainsbury’s Bank, easyJet, and Auto Trader.
Testplant rebrands itself after acquiring NCC Group’s Web Performance Division
Eggplant, which is backed by The Carlyle Group, has acquired UK-based cybersecurity company NCC Group’s web performance division. No financial terms were disclosed.
By Iris Dorbian
Internet Retailer: “Traditional Retailers’ Sites Keep Up—Almost—With Online-Only Merchants”
Testplant has acquired NCC Group’s Web Performance Division, bringing a SaaS-based user-centric application platform and a team of testing, monitoring, and data science experts to the company. As part of the acquisition, Testplant is rebranding the combined company to Eggplant. Eggplant is the name of the company’s flagship product designed for user-centric, end-to-end test automation and analytics solution.
By Jenna Sargent
eWeek—”Predictions 2018: How DevOps, AI Will Impact Security”
Who's winning the battle between traditional and online-only retailers when it comes to site performance? Earlier this month, Internet Retailer tapped Testplant to run a series of tests (for overall transaction response times) to find out — and the results are in.
By Matt Lindner
Verdict: “Where Will IoT Tech Go in 2018? 9 Smart Predictions for Next Year.”
DevOps isn’t new, but its evolution continually sparks interest and implications. In how it affects automation and security, in how it can break down silos across organizations to inspire more teamwork, and in how it helps accelerate release cycles to enable continuous delivery and high-performing IT organizations. Here, eWeek shares insights from industry thought leaders—including Testplant CEO John Bates—about what’s in store for DevOps in 2018.
By Chris Preimesberger
Software Testing News: “Testplant Predicts 2018 As the Year of IoT-as-a-Service”
With everything from fridges to farms getting smarter, technology’s affect on our daily lives is constantly changing and expanding. But what does that mean in the near term—more specifically, the year ahead? In this Verdict opinion piece, Testplant CEO John Bates highlights nine “smart” predictions for 2018—from cities to healthcare to space travel.
By John Bates
Digital by Default News: “Smart Cities and the Need for Testing Speed”
mart car tyres. AI algorithms gone wrong. HR revered. The end of ad hoc security testing. Just a few predictions from Testplant about what’s in store next year for business, technology, and the digital user experience.
By Software Testing News
TechBeacon: “The AI Revolution: Software Testing’s New Best Friend”
The success of smart city technology depends on overcoming two critical challenges. Shortening the time it takes to comply with regulations, and being confident that the technology won’t fail when implemented into the infrastructure so that users can adopt and accept technology. But current testing practices and approaches—many of which are out of date—just aren’t equipped to make this happen. In this article, Testplant CTO Antony Edwards makes the case for why intelligent process automation is key to making smart cities a reality.
By Antony Edwards
Embedded Computing: “2018 is the Year of the User”
If you’re ready to say goodbye to manual testing, you’re not alone. Organizations are quickly realizing that the traditional, manual approach to testing has no hope of keeping up with DevOps and the digital world. In this article, Testplant CTO Antony Edwards explains how artificial intelligence (AI) will transform software testing for the better.
By Antony Edwards
SD Times news digest: Testplant adds API testing
Robots, self-driving cars, new and improved conversational systems. It’s that time of year when 2018 technology-related prediction emails start flooding our inboxes. In this post, Testplant CTO Antony Edwards shares why it’s high time for products to start learning about the user, and the impact of that trend on companies that test and monitor in the digital world.
By Antony Edwards
DEVOPSdigest: “The Best Way for Dev and Ops to Collaborate, Part 1”
Now, test teams can do API testing simultaneously alongside user and performance testing. Testplant adds API testing capabilities to its Digital Automation Intelligence Suite.
By Jenna Sargent
DevOps.com: “Survey Finds DevOps Teams Under Increasing Pressure”
It’s hard to talk about DevOps without mentioning collaboration in the same sentence. But what’s the best way to foster that collaboration?
In this first post of a seven-part series by DevOps digest, Testplant CTO Antony Edwards weighs in, along with other industry experts, on nurturing collaboration to benefit teams and the organization.
By DevOps Digest
Business Reporter: “Why the UK Could Dominate the Age of Automation”
Increasing application complexity. Impractical time expectations for designing, developing, and testing apps. Outdated techniques and tools. DevOps teams are stressed out trying to deliver new apps and update existing ones that will have a positive impact on the business. Mike Vizard takes a look at these issues and relevant research in this DevOps.com article.
By Mike Vizard
Forbes: “‘App Gap’ Crisis? Big Data Visionary Urges Test Automation Rethink in IoT Age”
Self-driving cars, personal robots, on-demand trash pickup. All of these things could become reality in less than 20 years and change the way we all work, live, and interact. Business Reporter contributor Joanne Frearson talks to Testplant CEO Dr. John Bates and CTO Antony Edwards who think the UK could take the lead in smart industries by 2030.
Read the article on page 5.
By Joanne Frearson
Testplant: Consumer Pressure Hurts Android App Development
Businesses are feeling serious pressure to deliver apps in the era of the internet of things (IoT). So much so that many companies admit to releasing apps without doing quality testing.
But have gaps like these really reached crisis levels in the app space?
Forbes contributor Roger Aitken dissects the topic and the data.
By Roger Aitken
Smart Cities World: “Ten Years Until Autonomous Vehicles Hit the Fast Lane”
Consumers’ insatiable desire for more, better apps delivered at warp speed is pressuring developers to the point where they’re forced to skip the testing phase and release less-than-optimal apps. A recent Testplant survey revealed that 42 percent of respondents said their development timeframes were unrealistic, and 45 percent admitted to releasing apps with questionable quality. Read more about the data that reveals how the pressures are affecting developers, testers, and users.
By Daniel Fuller
Thanks to Google, the technology for self-driving cars has been ready for several years. So why don’t we see more of them on the road?
According to Testplant CTO Antony Edwards, testing is a major roadblock. In this opinion piece, Edwards explains why and outlines how testing needs to change to make autonomous vehicles a global reality in the next 10 years.
By Antony Edwards