Topic: bdd

SD Times news digest: Microsoft acquires Citus Data, JFrog partners with Risk Based Security, and SmartBear TestComplete 14.0

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Citus Data. Microsoft launched a community-based database service for PostgreSQL in March of last year, and Citus is an open source extension to PostgreSQL. According to Microsoft, this acquisition builds on Azure’s commitment to open source and will allow it to provide scalability and improved performance. “Together, Microsoft … continue reading

SmartBear introduces native support for BDD in TestComplete 14.0

SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, announced TestComplete 14.0, which features native support for Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), bridging the gap between technical and non-technical users. This release also includes a seamless integration with HipTest, the only native BDD collaborative platform to define test cases and … continue reading

Overcoming the challenges of adopting Behavior-Driven Development in the enterprise

Behavior-driven development (BDD) is a software development process that attempts to solve the problem of implementing poorly defined requirements. It seeks to leverage the domain expertise of business and QA professionals to ensure that developers build the correct software. Let’s begin by describing the evolutionary process that has prompted many organizations to explore BDD. At … continue reading

SmartBear acquires test management solution provider Zephyr

SmartBear is bolstering its test management portfolio with a newly announced acquisition. The company has revealed it is acquiring software testing company Zephyr. Zephyr is known for its software test management solutions as well as its work with DevOps and continuous testing. Together, SmartBear plans to build “the most comprehensive set of test management solutions … continue reading

Variations on test-driven development

Despite the invention of so many different types of software testing methodologies, many in the industry are still sticking to the tried-and-true method of test-driven development, or at least some form of it. “Like any other methodology, I think there seems to be some pretty significant variations between TDD as it’s described in books and … continue reading

SmartBear acquires continuous testing platform Hiptest

SmartBear is giving Agile and DevOps teams more tools to move faster with the acquisition of Hiptest. Hiptest is a continuous testing platform that enables teams to collaborate, test and generate living documentation. According to Hiptest, it was built by an Agile team and designed for Agile teams. It is currently used by more than … continue reading

QASymphony releases qTest 9 with new test automation and BDD tools

QASymphony is releasing two new solutions as part of its software testing platform, qTest. With the release of qTest 9, the company has introduced qTest Launch for test automation management and qTest Scenario Enterprise for behavior-driven development (BDD). “We have been collecting feedback from global enterprises over the last several years, and what they have … continue reading

Hindsight Software updates BehavePro for agile behavior-driven development

The biggest cause of defects in software is related to problems with requirements. According to Hindsight Software founder Alan Parkinson, more than 54 percent of defects can be traced to miscommunication of requirements. The company last week released an update to its BehavePro editor, an add-on to Atlassian’s JIRA defect-tracking tool, that gives product owners, … 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

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