Topic: software testing

Tools of the continuous testing trade

Testing has always required tools to be effective. However, the tools continue to evolve with many of them becoming faster, more intelligent and easier to use. Continuous testing (CT) necessarily recognizes the importance of testing throughout the software delivery life cycle. However, given the rapid pace of CT, tests need to run in parallel with … continue reading

Who owns continuous testing?

Continuous testing (CT) has been the missing piece of the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) movement, but that’s changing out of necessity. While organizations say they’re “delivering value to customers” at an ever-accelerating pace, customers may disagree with the definition of “value” when software quality doesn’t keep pace. In fact, software quality may actually decrease as … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Aqua Security funding, Parasoft’s new division, and Tibco Connected Intelligence Cloud platform updates

Aqua Security has raised $62 million in Series C funding. The funding round was led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, M12, TLV Partners, and Shlomo Kramer. “The adoption of cloud native technologies provides an opportunity for security to be redefined, addressing the chronic cybersecurity skills shortage through automation, and … continue reading

Organizations are using AI to speed up test automation

More and more businesses are looking to leverage artificial intelligence to tackle their testing initiatives and speed up development and delivery. Perfecto announced this week an AI-based testing solution for automating the process of writing test scripts. Perfecto Codeless uses machine learning to give teams of all skill levels codeless testing capabilities. According to the … continue reading

Continuous testing demands holistic training

Modern software organizations have two core goals: first, be responsive to customers and preemptively fix issues quickly and second, deliver the capabilities customers want, faster and/or better than the competition. If developers and testers are joined at the hip, it’s easier to achieve these goals. With release cycles getting faster all the time and customer … continue reading

Pushing automated testing to its limits

The software industry keeps expressing it is under immense pressure to keep up with market demand and deliver software faster. Automated testing is an approach that came out to not only help speed up software delivery, but to ensure the software that did come out did what it was supposed to do. For some time … continue reading

premium Continuous testing for DevOps: Is it all just a bunch of hype?

Almost exactly one year ago, Forrester confidently predicted that 2018 would be “the year of Enterprise DevOps.” The blog, authored by the late Robert Stroud, began: DevOps has reached “Escape Velocity.” The questions and discussions with clients have shifted from “What is DevOps?” to “How do I implement at scale?” Continuous testing is not far … continue reading

Applitools announces plans for Test Automation University

Cloud-based application testing and visual management company Applitools revealed the upcoming launch of its Test Automation University, a program that aims to teach test automation skills through training and tutorials produced by a community of specialists. The program is expected to launch early next year. Applitools explained the group is composed of testers, engineers and … continue reading

Sauce Labs introduces headless browser testing

Sauce Labs is looking to speed up software development with the release of a new testing solution. The company announced Sauce Headless, a cloud-based headless testing solution. According to Sauce Labs, headless browsers are becoming more popular as an option for testing web-based apps. “A headless browser is a type of software that can access … continue reading

Test IO fixes bugs before they are released with Bug Fix Confirmation

The pressure to move fast and release more often is resulting in more bugs being released out into production. The problem is there are not enough hands on deck to ensure all the boxes have been checked, even with the rise of test automation. Crowdtesting solution provider test IO is releasing Bug Fix Confirmation today … continue reading

No humans allowed: Artificial intelligence for faster, smarter testing tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping our day-to-day lives, changing the way we see the world, pushing us out of our comfort zone, and bringing reality to the unimaginable. With the promise of personalization and eliminating mundane tasks, we have allowed AI to become intimately involved in our lives from listening devices in our homes to … continue reading

Eggplant launches Robotic Process Automation solution

The rise of artificial intelligence is providing business with new ways to work. One trend is moving towards robotic process automation (RPA), a business process automation solution used to cut costs, reduce errors, and speed up processes, according to Gartner. To take these capabilities even further, testing and performance solution provider Eggplant has announced Eggplant … continue reading

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