Topic: appvance

Automation ‘portends sea change’ in testing

Software testing is a perfect use case for artificial intelligence. Most testing today continues to be done manually, which is not efficient in a world of continuous delivery. According to David Hurwitz of testing company Appvance, 97% of the money spent on testing is going to labor – much of which is outsourced. “Software testing … continue reading

SD Times 2017 Testing Showcase

Continuous testing. Automated testing. Artificial testing. Service virtualization. Test-driven development. These are among the many technologies available to organizations looking to bring their testing up to the speed of software development. Ensuring quality can no longer be the drag on software deployment, if businesses want to stay competitive and be able to take advantage of … continue reading

With Appvance it’s AI all the time

Manual testing is still the biggest part of the application testing industry, even though functional test automation has been around for over 25 years. Overviews from IDC to Gartner support this, showing that roughly 85-90 percent of QA testing globally is still manual. “This would seem to be a disappointment, and the reason is the … continue reading

Application release automation lets people, processes and tools move in harmony

Software teams are not unlike a symphony orchestra. Every skilled musician is an expert with his or her instrument, but they need to work in sync and harmony with the entire group of players. How is it possible that 200 or more individuals know to start together, stay in tempo, remain in tune with each … continue reading

Veracode announces Developer Sandbox, Appvance UTP ships for enterprise, and Twilio launches Sync—SD Times news digest: July 26, 2016

Veracode announced Developer Sandbox today, a new feature that allows developers and security risk teams to have more control over their application security processes. With this feature, developers can review security processes early in the development life cycle, and they have the ability to scan full applications or components as they write them. This allows … continue reading

Necessity is the mother of the ‘Rugged DevOps’ movement

No matter how good your perimeter security is, experts agree: Your system has been breached, whether you know it or not. The costs of security flaws—cybersecurity expert Joe Franscella calls them “The Five Horsemen of the Internet Apocalypse: Scam, Extortion, Embarrassment, Theft and Death”—are enormous. So why don’t we consider security a first-class citizen in … continue reading

Appvance UTP test automation platform makes Continuous Delivery move faster

As many organizations continue to embrace DevOps, they need to figure out ways for quality assurance and testing to keep up. For enterprises to speed up their software and application testing, Appvance announced a unified test automation platform called Appvance UTP. Appliance UTP combines various testing capabilities and increases collaboration between teams in development, operations, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Testing needs to catch up to agile, DevOps

CIOs today are concerned with three key areas: security, DevOps and the cloud. But DevOps is a misnomer, according to test platform provider Appvance CEO Kevin Surace, because it purposely leaves out QA. And as anyone who’s had to deal with the aftermath of buggy, poor-performing software knows, you have to test before you deploy. … continue reading

Industry Watch: Make your holiday plans now

It seems the gift-giving season each year starts earlier and earlier. Walk into a store in January and see Valentine’s Day promotions. Go to an online retail site in late September, and you’ll see Christmas/Chanukah promotions. So, if you’re writing applications at a retail outfit that counts on online revenue, your planning, development and testing … continue reading

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