Topic: software testing

Perfecto Mobile lands $35 million in funding

Perfecto Mobile, a provider of testing services for mobile application developers and QA, today announced a US$35 million investment that it will use to expand its products and build out its sales staff. The investment, from Technology Crossover Ventures, and from existing investors FTV Capital, Carmel Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners and Vertex Ventures, will help … continue reading

Microsoft’s new C++ tools, Code Fellows’ military personnel workshop, and QASymphony’s new JIRA plug-in—SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2015

Microsoft has announced a new standalone installer for downloading C++ tools without installing the Visual Studio IDE in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC. “This new installer is meant to streamline the delivery of the C++ build tools in your build environments and Continuous Integration systems,” wrote Marian Luparu, senior program manager for Visual C++ … continue reading

Parasoft aims to provide more insight into software quality in DTP

With the pressures to get software to market faster, Parasoft wants to help developers detect and fix risks as fast as possible. The company just announced the latest release of its Development Testing Platform (DTP), designed to ensure quality doesn’t get lost in the life cycle. “Not only must software get out the door fast, … continue reading

Guest View: Why developers shouldn’t perform software testing

It may sound counter-intuitive to say that developers shouldn’t perform testing on the products they produce. After all, who knows a site or app better than those who created it? Aren’t developers exactly the people who should be testing software, given that they put it together and know how it’s supposed to work? It’s this … continue reading

Sauce Labs focuses on Continuous Integration in latest release

Sauce Labs wants to help organizations build better software, faster. The company announced an update to its platform designed to accelerate automated testing for Continuous Integration (CI) workflows. According to the company, while CI and Continuous Delivery methodologies have proven useful in speeding up the software delivery life cycle, it isn’t easy to implement critical … continue reading

Firefox Developer Edition, CA Technologies acquisition of Grid-Tools, and Red Hat Collections 2—SD Times news digest: June 4, 2015

Mozilla has updated its developer browser, Firefox Developer Edition, with new performance tools designed to help developers build interactive websites and Web apps. The new performance tools give developers a deeper understanding into how their apps, websites and games perform. The tools can be found under the performance tab. In addition, the performance tab features … continue reading

Software testing no longer stands alone

Long gone are the days when a tester would sit on one side of the wall and wait for the developers to throw code over. Today’s testers are not only wearing their testing hats, but also the developer’s hat, the security team’s hat and IT’s hat. “Testers need to be able to pick up any … continue reading

New test automation solutions released

While test automation has helped speed up the process of software testing, it can also cause headaches when creating and maintaining automation scripts with ever-changing apps. Applause aims to address this problem with its recently released test automation solution. Applause Test Automation is designed to provide automation frameworks, scripts, software, device, experts, and a single … continue reading

Testing changes in agile development shops, study finds

As agile practices, Continuous Integration and other new methodologies come into development environments, organizations have come to realize they need to change the way they test software. Among the changes highlighted in a recent survey of more than 500 developers by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Sauce Labs are that organizations are doing more automated … continue reading

Keeping a competitive edge with Continuous Delivery

Businesses want to stay competitive, but in today’s world of software development it can be a struggle. In order to be successful, businesses need to deliver software that loads quickly, performs well, and provides a great user experience, and they have to do it fast. It is no longer acceptable for a business to deliver … continue reading

Finding a fit for autism in testing

Intense focus, sharp memory and pattern recognition are some of the traits that a great software tester has to have. It so happens that those traits are prominent in individuals on the autism spectrum. Autism is a term used to describe complex disorders of brain development, and a person with autism often experiences difficulties with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2014—Google’s Polycasts, DARPA’s SafeWare, BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs’ partnership and Microsoft and Samsung’s patent dispute

Google launches Polycasts Google wants to help developers get started with Polymer and Web Components. The company has announced Polycasts, a new video series dedicated to teaching one concept at a time, and highlights best practices for working with Polymer and DevTools. “Because Polymer and Web Components are such big changes for the platform, there’s … continue reading

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