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LogiGear acquires True North Service, AI driving business growth, and Lux currently in beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 17, 2017

LogiGear completed its acquisition of True North Service (TNS), a provider of contract staffing and software testing services to technology companies. TNS will allow LogiGear to expand its customer base, adding new companies like Amazon, Cisco, DocuSign and T-Mobile. LogiGear will also be able to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to … continue reading

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Report: Testing lags in agile development shops

As the world of software development constantly changes, so must software testing. To gauge how well testing is keeping up with the pace of development, test tool provider Zephyr recently released a report: “How the World Tests.” It looks at the current state of software testing, and its future beyond 2017. “ ‘How the World … continue reading

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Guest View: Why the software monetization industry needs a major facelift

The software monetization industry is at a crossroads today. In contrast to mobile app developers who have a variety of app monetization methods to choose from, software developers often struggle to build out solid monetization strategies. This, coupled with the challenge of software discovery and distribution, drastically hinders software developers’ ability to churn out new … continue reading

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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

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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

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TestPlant survey finds increase in automation, Software AG launches IoT kit, and Samsung discontinues the Galaxy Note 7—SD Times news digest: Oct. 11, 2016

TestPlant has announced the results of its 2016 User Survey, finding that there is a clear increase in the use of automation and application-level load testing. TestPlant gathered almost 200 eggPlant users, and according to those surveyed, test automation is increasing dramatically. The survey found that more than 60% of respondents said they have achieved … continue reading

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IBM unveils Project DataWorks, QASymphony launches qTest Insights 2.0, and developers describe roadblocks to their work—SD Times news digest: Sept. 27, 2016

In order to make it easy for businesses to collect and organize their data, IBM has introduced Project DataWorks, an initiative from Watson that uses the cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data while enabling AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is available on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, and it aims to redefine … continue reading

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TestPlant and Undo team up on Continuous Integration testing

TestPlant and Undo want to help bridge the gap between development and testing. The companies announced a strategic technology partnership to combine TestPlant’s eggPlant Functional solution with Undo’s record, rewind and replay technology. According to the companies, this integration will help improve teams’ ability to find and respond to software failures. “Testing is vital to … 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

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Blueprint’s Storyteller auto-generates user stories for agile teams

Blueprint is trying to solve one of the biggest problems it sees in the agile industry: user stories. According to the company, too often teams misunderstand project requirements, which result in costly delays and revisions. To solve this, Blueprint is launching Storyteller, a new solution designed to auto-generate high-quality user stories and acceptance criteria. “Poor-quality … continue reading

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TypeScript 2.0 beta, Synopsys releases Coverity 8.5, and IBM Watson Conversation is generally available—SD Times news digest: July 12, 2016

Microsoft has rolled out the beta release of TypeScript 2.0. Developers can get it after downloading TypeScript 2.0 Beta for Visual Studio 2015, which will require VS 2015 Update 3. This release includes new features like a workflow for getting TypeScript type definition files. Also, according to blog post by Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for … continue reading

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Putting the test back into DevOps

The DevOps community is all about speed and high-quality releases, and since mobile applications and websites drive traffic and revenue, companies can’t afford to have site crashes or send out buggy releases. To emphasize the importance of testing, people are putting it back into DevOps, literally, so it shifts both left and right to the … continue reading

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