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

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

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

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

Android N new notification changes, OpenAI to publish Requests for Research, and Micro Focus announces new test automation solution—SD Times news digest: June 9, 2016

Android N notifications are getting a new look to help provide a better user experience. They now have a fresh look, improved for custom views, and expanded functionality in the forms of Direct Reply. The default look and feel of notifications has changed, and now the fields around the notifications have been collapsed into a … continue reading

Firefox Developer Edition, CA Technologies acquisition of Grid-Tools, and Red Hat Collections 2—SD Times news digest: June 4, 2015

Mozilla has updated its developer browser, Firefox Developer Edition, with new performance tools designed to help developers build interactive websites and Web apps. The new performance tools give developers a deeper understanding into how their apps, websites and games perform. The tools can be found under the performance tab. In addition, the performance tab features … continue reading

New test automation solutions released

While test automation has helped speed up the process of software testing, it can also cause headaches when creating and maintaining automation scripts with ever-changing apps. Applause aims to address this problem with its recently released test automation solution. Applause Test Automation is designed to provide automation frameworks, scripts, software, device, experts, and a single … continue reading

Guest View: Automated testing’s ROI is right under your nose

The debate on test automation has always been fascinating to me. Huge supporters and practitioners of exploratory testing and other manual testing efforts have often been quick to voice their skepticism of those who touted automation as a golden ticket to “better” testing results. Those on the other side of the fence have wondered how … continue reading

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