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

Sauce Lab’s 2017 testing report, LogicHub’s approach to threat detection, and Google open-sources Chrome on iOS—SD Times news digest: Feb. 1, 2017

Developers and testing professionals want to speed up deployment times, but bugs are holding them back, according to a new report. Sauce Labs has released “Testing Trends in 2017: A Survey of Software Professionals,” which examined trends in web and mobile apps. The report revealed that 28% of respondents want to deploy hourly, but no … continue reading

The VSTest platform, Qt 5.8, and using heartbeats for encryption—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2017

Microsoft has announced it is open-sourcing its unit test execution infrastructure: the VSTest platform. The framework is designed to run tests, collect diagnostic data, and report the results. It provides the ability to run different test frameworks, provides code coverage, includes test impact analysis, and more, according to Microsoft. In addition, it can parallelize across … continue reading

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

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

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

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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