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Bugdojo launches QA testing tool, Baidu’s Project Apollo, and Facebook’s ‘silent speech’ technology — SD Times news digest: April 20, 2017

Software testing is often overlooked, especially in startups and mid-sized development teams that might not have the right resources or QA team available. Bugdojo, a new bot-powered continuous QA tool, is giving developers access to professional testers who can review the quality of their code without adding expensive teams to their company. “Instead of hiring … continue reading

Jira and Slack team up

JIRA Cloud app for Slack helps teams resolve issues ‘in a jiffy’

Slack is teaming up with JIRA to create a new application that will let engineers, product managers, and QA teams work together to quickly resolve issues and ship software faster. With the new JIRA Cloud app, users can work through issues in Slack by “subscribing to notifications on key matters and pulling in deeper contextual … continue reading

LinkedIn donates Flashback mocking tool to open source

LinkedIn today has contributed Flashback, its internal Internet mocking tool, to open source. Flashback is a proxy server that enables users to capture, store and replay Internet transactions, so no Internet connection is required to test connections. “We wanted to make tests as automated as possible; we want to make it ‘not the test’s fault’” … continue reading

Rainforest QA’s new exploratory testing product taps into ‘elite’ testing crowd

Building test coverage and finding bugs can bog down traditional QA organizations, which is why Rainforest QA’s newest solution focuses on those two time-consuming activities. This exploratory testing product aims to expand test coverage and discover issues faster, so more bugs can be found and less pressure is put on development teams. Rainforest QA, a … continue reading

2016: The Year of Artificial Intelligence

In the software development industry, 2016 was truly transformative. The way software is developed, what it is being created for, and where it resides and is used all changed to a large degree last year. More development teams adopted agile and DevOps techniques, while QA “moved left” and integrated into the process, rather than being … continue reading

Amazon Go in beta, Tableau releases data education report, and Uber debuts Uber AI Labs and new acquisition—SD Times news digest: Dec. 5, 2016

Amazon has introduced a beta of Amazon Go, a 1,800 square-foot location in Seattle that uses deep learning and sensors to keep track of what people are buying. The goal of Amazon Go is to create “a new kind of store with no checkout required,” according to the company. Shopping at the Amazon Go store … continue reading

The Software Testing World Cup Chronicles, Part I: Yes, that’s a thing

I had the good fortune of being part of a team that recently had the chance to compete in the first stages of the Software Testing World Cup (STWC). Not many people may be aware of its existence, but it’s a unique competition designed to find the best quality assurance engineers on the planet. The … continue reading

Winning or losing, it’s all about performance. Here’s how to build yours in

Performance is all around us. It’s something we experience every moment of our waking lives, whether we’re counting on a response from some specific device, network, vehicle, whatever system we’re in the habit of using. “Things” either perform as we expect them to, or they don’t. When systems perform as expected, all is well. You … continue reading

Award-Winning Qualitia Launches Version 3.11

Qualitia, the leader in script-less test automation, has unveiled the brand new 3.11 release of its award-winning test automation platform. The new release promises to provide many features which will help QA engineers in faster creation and execution of automation tests – promising a 300-500% productivity improvement. With this release, organizations using Qualitia can achieve … continue reading

Docker for Mac and Windows now available, QA Symphony test-first survey released, and Aurelia 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 29, 2016

Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows are moving up in the world, and both are now out of beta, stable and ready for production. Among the changes from the beta version is a native development environment using hypervisors built into each operating system, which means no more VirtualBox. Docker tools integration has been improved, … continue reading

Guest View: The hidden hazards of squashing Git commits

Since the introduction of GitHub’s awesome new “squash and merge” functionality, there’s a whole lot more squashing going on. With UI-level access to this Git power-user feature, more teams are squashing commits to make code review easier and provide a cleaner-looking history in tools like gitk or SourceTree. But squashing for the sake of creating … continue reading

Appvance UTP test automation platform makes Continuous Delivery move faster

As many organizations continue to embrace DevOps, they need to figure out ways for quality assurance and testing to keep up. For enterprises to speed up their software and application testing, Appvance announced a unified test automation platform called Appvance UTP. Appliance UTP combines various testing capabilities and increases collaboration between teams in development, operations, … continue reading

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