SmartBear State of Testing 2017: The future of software testing for developers, QA

SmartBear Software is gearing up to release its flagship testing survey tomorrow, and this year’s results paint the picture of the testing industry from end-to-end. The company shared its findings with SD Times in advance, and we dove into the results to learn how the disruption of software development is impacting testers, developers, and operations … continue reading

Almotive driving

Game engine-based simulation set to outshine real-world testing for self-driving

The race is officially on to market seamless autonomous driving technology within the shortest possible timeframe. One of the biggest challenges, however, lies in preparing autonomous vehicles to navigate the many unforeseen and unexpected obstacles that face drivers on any given journey. Real-world testing, while ideal, of course, falls short of producing enough quality, representative, … continue reading

Perfecto brings automation to voice apps and virtual assistants

Chatbots are one area of innovation that is driving and changing engagement for digital experiences, and a number of customers and others in the software market are adopting and embedding chatbots within their applications. Like other emerging technologies, chatbots add complexity to applications, which is why companies like Perfecto are trying to knock down that … continue reading

Fuzz testing finds industries left vulnerable by unsecured software

There are potential zero day exploits in the open source protocols and common file formats across six specific industries, according to Synopsys’ State of Fuzzing 2017 report. This includes the automotive, finance, industrial control systems, Internet of Things (IoT), government, and medical fields. The report stems from more than 4.8 billion fuzz tests conducted by Synopsys’ customers … continue reading

How artificial intelligence will make its mark on the software testing world

Artificial intelligence is not only transforming the way we live; it is transforming how we work — especially in the software development world. Today, the technology is being implemented within development teams and tools as a way to catch bugs earlier and automatically assess and correct code.   According to John Bates, CEO of the … continue reading

How do you support Test Driven Development?

Alex Martins, advisor for continuous testing at CA Technologies: The main differentiator for us is removing the barrier for Test Driven Development and Acceptance Test Driven Development. In TDD and ATDD, teams typically need to think through the requirements they have to write the code for and then think about the test, which usually is … continue reading

Android HALs, Parasoft Java UTA, and Bluetooth’s mesh networking — SD Times news digest: July 20, 2017

Since updates can be expensive for device manufacturers, Android is separating the vendor implementation from the core Android framework. This will allow platform and vendor components to be updated independently. First, Android needed to isolate the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), which provides an interface between device-agnostic code and device-specific hardware implementations. According to Android, HALs … continue reading

Tricentis’ exploratory testing add-on for Atlassian JIRA, Slack’s App Directory update, and IBM Watson — SD Times news digest: July 12, 2017

Tricentis announced a exploratory testing tool for Atlassian JIRA. The native add-on aims to simplify planning, documentation and reporting of exploratory testing within the JIRA environment and provides full traceability between exploratory test results and associated JIRA issues. According to Tricentis, with this new add-on, agile teams can rapidly and reliably receive and deliver feedback … continue reading

WhiteHat Security: Improving application security with DevSecOps

Does the DevSecOps approach make a difference when it comes to improving application security? According to this year’s 12th annual WhiteHat Security “Application Security Statistics Report,” it certainly does. This year’s WhiteHat report includes a case study that details a large health organization’s successful implementation of a DevSecOps approach.  According to the study, critical vulnerabilities … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire Cloudyn, Ford’s robotics and AI team, and TestPlant’s eggPlant solution — SD Times news digest: June 30, 2017

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of Cloudyn, a cloud management platform provider and cloud cost optimization tool. The company hopes this acquisition will help its Azure customers better manage and optimize their work in the cloud.   “As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand … continue reading

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing, Dart 1.24, and Yahoo joins Verizon — SD Times news digest: June 14, 2017

Rainforest QA launched its new Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing solution, which offers crowdtesting that combines virtual machines and real devices. It’s built on Rainforest QA’s crowdsourcing and AI platform, and gives teams testing results without requiring additional engineering resources to manage. “Traditional mobile testing solutions that rely on testers using their personal devices take … continue reading

TestArchitect

LogiGear announces ‘freemium’ version of TestArchitect

LogiGear is making its test automation platform available for smaller development teams by offering a new “freemium” version of TestArchitect. According to CEO of LogiGear Hung Nguyen, the company was considering the software trends of today’s DevOps teams, and realized that not all small development teams have access to these tools, due to constraints like … continue reading

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