The broken promise of test automation

For over two decades now, software testing tool vendors have been tempting enterprises with the promise of test automation. However, the fact of the matter is that most companies have never been able to achieve the desired business results from their automation initiatives. Recent studies report that test automation rates average around 20% overall, and … continue reading

TIBCO StreamsBase 10, Cask Data Application Platform 4.2, and DARPA selects Intel for AI project — SD Times news digest: June 7, 2017

TIBCO announced the latest version of its streaming analytics solution TIBCO StreamBase 10. The release brings together predictive and streaming technologies with best practices to develop and scale applications, making it ideal for IoT use cases and other solutions that require intelligence at speed, according to the company. StreamBase 10 features support for popular DevOps … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: 8 steps towards faster, more accurate QA

Techniques such as pair programming and peer code reviews, among others, can improve the quality of software, but defects will always slip through the cracks.The aim of QA is to help your development team move faster while delivering accurate, actionable test results, and ultimately ship a higher quality product more quickly. This is a guide … continue reading

Service virtualization keeps software testing on track

Using outside components?  If so, you better test them, even if they came from the most reputable open-source project or commercial component provider you know. If you’re not testing components, especially within the context of other components required for your application and the environment in which your application will run, expect to find defects in … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Daytona

Yahoo is releasing a new automated performance testing and analysis framework into open source this week. The company announced Daytona, an application-agnostic framework that enables developers to build customized test, analyze performance, and capture trends. “With Daytona, we are now able to integrate all our load testing tools under a single framework and aggregate test … continue reading

SnapLogic Integration Assistant, Heroku CI, Sencha Test 2.1 — SD Times news digest: May 19, 2017

SnapLogic is turning to artificial intelligence in its Spring 2017 release. The new AI feature is designed to reduce the time and cost of cloud, analytics and digital transformation initiatives. The SnapLogic Integration Assistant is a recommendation engine that uses machine learning to provide users with step-by-step guidance for building data pipelines. Other features in … continue reading

Guest View: Overcoming agile barriers for testers

On balance, the agile movement has been positive for software teams. Increased project success and stakeholder satisfaction, along with productivity and quality improvements, have been gained by organizations adopting agile. The goals of agile are noble ones: to be more responsive to changing business needs and to deliver software faster. Developers love agile because they … continue reading

Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock: Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock’s Isolator++ solution is bringing unit testing to C/C++ programming languages. Isolator++ is one of the company’s unit testing solutions designed to enable developers to find and fix bugs. According to the company, over the past year interest in C++ unit testing has more than doubled with a substantial rise in Isolator++ users. “There was … continue reading

Kotlin/Native, Infragistics Ultimate UI for Xamarin, ActivePython 2.7.13 and 3.5.3, and Progress OpenEdge 11.7 — SD Times news digest: April 4, 2017

JetBrains is giving developers a first look at its Kotlin/Native compiler. The compiler is designed to compile Kotlin into machine code, and deliver executables without virtual machines. “Kotlin/Native is another step toward making Kotlin usable throughout a modern application. Eventually, it will be possible to use Kotlin to write every component, from the server back-end … continue reading

Test IO enhances crowdsourced testing platform for agile development

Crowdsourced testing company test IO today released enhancements to its platform to accommodate organizations doing continuous delivery of software. “The agile movement is a reaction to development that was complex, late and wrong for the user when it shipped,” said Phil Soffer, test IO CEO. The company was founded in Germany in 2011 to provide … continue reading

Google TensorFlow Debugger, Jest 19, and the Qt 3D Studio—SD Times news digest: Feb. 21, 2017

Google is introducing a tool designed to help developers debug machine learning models in TensorFlow. TensorFlow Debugger aims to provide visibility into the internal structure and state of TensorFlow graphs. According to the team, compared to other debugging options, TensorFlow Debugger requires fewer lines of code, provides more graph coverage, and offers a more interactive … continue reading

Report: Test automation is increasing

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing software world, manual tests are no longer cutting it. A new study revealed that more businesses are moving toward test automation to keep pace with their competitors. According to information technology, consulting and service provider Wipro Limited’s State of Quality 2016 study, there was an 85% jump in test automation over … continue reading

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