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Brad Johnson

About the Author

Brad Johnson


Brad is a cloud-testing pioneer who joined SOASTA in December 2008. His former roles as head of test and monitoring products at Compuware, Mercury Interactive and Borland prepared him well to disrupt the skeptical and established software quality market with updated approaches and technologies for continuous web and mobile testing.

We’ve just emerged from the largest US holiday opener in online history – Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012! Generally, the web performed favorably. Congrats to the well-prepared! Cyber Monday sales were up 30% from last year, just shy of $2B – $1.98 – from Internet Retailer. Black Friday online sales exceeded $1B for the […]

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An Internet record was shattered the other day and few Westerners took notice. On November 11, 2012 – known as “Singles Day” and “Double Sticks” – during their annual half-off sale, one company, Alibaba, who runs the Chinese equivalent of Amazon, TaoBao.com, took in over US $3 Billion (RMB 19B) in revenue. This beats the […]

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The fastest car on the planet, the Thrust SSC, broke the sound barrier and holds the land speed record at 763 mph. Last week, the biggest rocket fired in the UK in 20 years was a test for the one that will propel the Bloodhound SSC, the car that hopes to crush the record and […]

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In last Tuesday’s post Java PaaS Evangelist Mark Prichard described how to configure Jenkins to manage Xcode builds for iOS applications using MacOS slaves, which he demoed at the recent Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group Meetup. For this demo, he built a simple servlet-based chess server with REST web services to record games and moves, using JAX-RS, […]

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At a recent meetup organized by the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group, our very own Matt Solnit, along with Jenkins/Hudson creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi and CloudBees Java PaaS Evangelist Mark Prichard, did a demonstration of how to manage end-to-end continuous deployment for mobile app development using Jenkins CI, with everything managed in the cloud using CloudBees DEV@cloud PaaS service. Mark blogged walking through the […]

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