Topic: qa

Preventing human burnout: A meaningful approach to measuring end-to-end test coverage

I like to see any company’s Quality Assurance (QA) as a living, breathing ecosystem. The ecosystem is defined by your business needs, the complexity of your application, and the innumerable ways in which you QA your system. Together, you, your developers, stakeholders, and customers all live in this ecosystem and vie for the free energy … continue reading

premium The software industry can’t agree on who owns QA, and that’s okay

In recent years, the ubiquity and high speed of our current internet connections have led to important breakthroughs in the software industry. A relevant example would be the DevOps movement, which blurred the lines between developers and operations. A similar phenomenon is happening right now with the quality assurance field. Words and phrases like “testing,” … continue reading

5 things product managers should know about QA

I remember the cold sweat forming behind my ears the first time a stakeholder asked me, “What’s the Test Plan?” I had no idea. As a new product manager, I had put most of my energy into defining requirements. Without a Quality Assurance team in place, testing became an afterthought – one I didn’t really … continue reading

Ensure security and quality at speed

Today’s companies must become software companies to keep pace with competitive pressures and customer demands. As organizations become increasingly software-enabled, their footprints are extending out to cloud environments and the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing application complexity and the associated risks. With Synopsys, software teams can avoid the usual trade-offs between faster time-to-market imperatives, security … continue reading

Micro Focus on the growth of intelligent testing

The advent of Agile methodology, DevOps, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and machine learning creates a seismic shift in application testing requirements and test tools. As companies gravitate towards digital transformation strategies, there are more applications and new technologies that require testing at increasingly rapid rates. Key challenges include the elimination … continue reading

SEI CERT releases open-source Source Code Analysis Laboratory for pinpointing vulnerabilities

The Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon University released an open-source static analysis aggregator/correlator this week. Source Code Analysis application (SCALe) is designed to find vulnerabilities in application source code via multiple, independent static analysis tools. Compatible with any source code language, this public release of SCALe provides alerts based on two … continue reading

Investing in QA is like buying insurance: Know your risk

Chief information officers have a number of critical mandates these days, from managing diverse IT infrastructure to helping business units develop revenue-driving services and ensuring great uptime and experiences for users. The thread stitching together all of these goals is software quality. Yet CIOs aren’t always on the same page as the quality assurance team. … continue reading

Tricentis merges with software testing company QASymphony

Tricentis has announced a new merger with QASymphony to drive continuous testing to enterprise DevOps. QASymphony is known for its test management tools while Tricentis focuses on test tools for continuous testing. Together, the companies hope to provide a modern platform for today’s digital transformation. The news followings Tricentis’ recent acquisition of the Q-up test … continue reading

Unlock the full potential of a QA organization by tracking these KPIs

Test managers are under pressure to test faster and deliver software with fewer defects. Improving these two factors — velocity and defect detection effectiveness — requires a balanced mix of people, processes and tools. Orchestrated properly, anyone can increase a team’s testing delivery speed and trap more defects before the final software release. A multitude of supporting … continue reading

Mabl emerges from stealth with AI-powered testing solution

An AI-powered QA testing solution provider has emerged from stealth after one year in development. Mabl is a machine learning test automation service that learns how applications work, identify bugs, and provides context on what causes errors so they can be fixed. The solution is designed to enable users to easily create automated tests using … continue reading

Guest View: Use this approach to catch the most bugs

You are trying to break the software, testing each and every corner case to find bugs to add to your bucket. Once development is complete and your build is deployed, you start testing to find potential issues. After you find bugs you try to add enough information on the defect report to show that the … continue reading

Rainforest QA raises $25 million in funding

Rainforest QA today announced it has raised $25 million in a second round of capitalization that it plans to invest in product development and growth. The funding brings the total the company has raised to $41.2 million. Rainforest QA has a platform for crowdsourcing QA, and founder and CEO Fred Stevens-Smith told SD Times that … continue reading

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