Topic: test automation

Testing in a complex digital world

About a decade ago, application testing was fairly straightforward, albeit a manual effort and somewhat of a drag on delivery. Tests cases were written, functional and UI tests were done, regression, pen and load testing would happen, and the application was deemed ‘good to go.’ Today’s digital world of APIs, open-source components, mobile devices, IoT … continue reading

Automate Mobile Testing with Kobiton

Organizations are automating more types of tests to keep pace with DevOps and CI/CD, but they all face a common challenge which is automating mobile testing. “Getting to automation is a big challenge with mobile,” said Frank Moyer, CTO at Kobiton. “It’s painful, because unlike the web world where there’s a W3C specification for HTML, … continue reading

premium Specification by Example: Looking back… and ahead

We’ve all heard the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” It’s trite, but it’s true. An image can cut through the crap and get everyone on the same page in an instant. In the software development world, examples carry the same power. That’s why I, like so many others, am a big … continue reading

SD Times news digest: API Fortress’ Mass Functional Test Generation, Snyk raises $150 million, and TestProject and Sauce Labs’ codeless test automation plans

API Fortress has announced the new Mass Functional Test Generation solution. The new tool is a beta release that is expected to be made available later this month. It tackles API testing and monitoring, and provides the ability to generate large batches of test.  “With over 95% of API vulnerabilities caused by human error or … continue reading

Report: Manual testing practices continue to impede mainframe modernization

Test automation is a key to today’s business success, but businesses are failing to apply it everywhere. A recent report revealed only 75% of organizations don’t have test automation in place at every stage of development, and only 7% of organizations automate test on the mainframe.  In addition, 82% of respondents don’t believe they will … continue reading

Test automation: Tools don’t work

I know—it’s a pretty startling statement, especially coming from someone who’s worked in the test automation industry for nearly two decades now. But it’s the truth.  Sure, you can probably download (or sign up for) a test automation tool in less time than it takes to read this article, automate some happy paths through an … continue reading

Test automation at the speed of DevOps

Remember the old adage: “Speed, Cost, Quality -– pick any two?”  This tradeoff is no longer an option. With digital transformation initiatives driving DevTest teams to scale Agile and adopt DevOps, all three vectors must be addressed. This requires a fundamental shift in how you approach testing. It’s not a matter of acquiring more or … continue reading

Tricentis automation @ DevOps speed

Remember the old adage: “Speed, Cost, Quality– pick any two?”  This tradeoff is no longer an option. With digital transformation initiatives driving DevTest teams to scale Agile and adopt DevOps, all three vectors must be addressed. This requires a fundamental shift in how you approach testing. It’s not a matter of acquiring more or better … 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

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

SD Times news digest: LogiGear TestArchitect for Oracle apps, Accusoft FormSuite for Structured Forms 5.1, and NVIDIA’s Material Definition Language SDK

LogiGear has announced its test automation solution TestArchitect is now available for Oracle E-Business Suite apps and Oracle JD Edwards. “Our TestArchitect offers simple turnkey test automation solutions, robust technology, attention to detail and unparalleled support for business analysts, technical testers and automation engineers alike,” said Hung Nguyen, CEO of LogiGear. “With this release of … 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

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