Application Testing Survey Reveals Legacy Testing Processes No Longer Cut It

For two consecutive years, we’ve asked the industry to weigh in on the container market, and shared the results in our annual Container Market Adoption Survey. The data collected has helped inform the market about the growth of containers, the most common challenges to container adoption in the enterprise, measurable financial investments being made in these technologies, and much more. As containers continue to impact and change the workflow of companies of all shapes and sizes, we realized there were other important DevOps topics outside of containers that we could investigate to better inform the industry.

In a new survey, we polled 386 IT professionals to find out what challenges they face in relation to application testing. Highlights included:

  • 43% of application developers spend between 10-25% of their time debugging errors discovered in production, rather than developing new features
  • More than one-third of respondents encounter bugs discovered in production one or more times per week
  • Inability to recreate production environments was cited as the leading reason why bugs commonly appear in production

The results serve as proof points for the importance of improving application testing processes not only so that app developers can be more efficient, but also to help organizations better scale and innovate. They also provide evidence for what we thought to be true – the industry needs improved tools and processes for application development that better match the speed and agility requirements for delivering microservices-based apps. This is also why today we announced two new products, FlockerHub and Fli, that help address these issues. With FlockerHub and Fli, DevOps teams can seamlessly move data between laptops, test environments, data centers and clouds, all with version and access controls. You can sign up now to participate in the beta for FlockerHub, and also get Fli as an Apache 2.0 download starting November 8.

Below you will find the complete results.

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