A Guide To Software Testing

Software testing is a well known practice in which development teams investigate whether or not the software they’ve built actually does what it is supposed to do, and does not contain any errors that will affect the performance or security of the application. With the ongoing pressure to deliver software faster than ever before, software testing has become even more imperative to a business’ success.

There are many different approaches teams can take for software testing — automated testing, A/B testing, continuous testingtest-driven development and QA testing to name a few. In addition, there are many different areas and stages within the software that teams need to worry about.

The two main focuses associated with software testing are verification and validation. Verification ensures the software is working as specified, and validation ensures the software satisfies the requirements it was intended for. As software continues to be an important part of the business, testing will need to shift left in the lifecycle and be applied throughout the development process earlier and more often.

How service virtualization supports cloud computing: Key use cases

(First of two parts) Several weeks ago, a customer of the Broadcom Service Virtualization solution posed the following question: “Now that we’re moving to the cloud, do we still need Service Virtualization?”  The question struck me as odd. My sense is that this confusion probably stemmed from the misperception that, since cloud environments can be … continue reading

The importance of tool integration for QA teams

Everybody cares about software quality (or they ought to, at least), but it’s easier said than done. Lots of factors can cause software to fail, from tools and systems not integrating well to people not communicating well. According to ConnectALL, improving value stream flow can help with these communication breakdowns, tool integration can improve quality … continue reading

How these solution providers support automated testing

We asked these tool providers to share more information on how their solutions help companies with automated testing. Their responses are below. Matt Klassen, CMO, Parasoft Quality continues to be the primary metric for measuring the success of software deliveries. With the continued pressure to release software faster and with fewer defects, it’s not just … continue reading

A guide to automated testing tools

The following is a listing of automated testing tool providers, along with a brief description of their offerings.  Keysight Technologies Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) platform is the first AI-driven test automation solution with unique capabilities that make the testing process faster and easier. With DAI, you can automate 95% of activities, including test-case design, … continue reading

Targeting a key to automated testing

Getting one’s hands on automated tests for the first time is like being given the keys to a Ferrari. And YouTube is chock-full of videos on what happens when someone gets too comfortable too soon in a Ferrari. Automated tests are fast, but only in the direction that you point them to. And having a … continue reading

Disrupting the economics of software testing through AI

EMA (Enterprise Management Associates) recently released a report titled “Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI.” In this report, author Torsten Volk, managing research director at EMA, discusses the reasons why traditional approaches to software quality cannot scale to meet the needs of modern software delivery. He highlights five key categories of AI and … continue reading

How transformation works in practice

Transformations take time. People think you can bring in a tech transformation coach, change everybody’s job title, and get them on a quick “sheep dip” of a certified scrum team member. But in organizations, transformation happens incrementally. The good news is that the benefits of transformation can start to be delivered straight away. The goal … continue reading

Guest View: Use hackathons to validate your product

You think you have a great product. Your product manager thinks you have a great product. Your developers think they have created a great product. The question is – how do you prove this before you send it out to your alpha and beta testers for real-world feedback?  Therefore, we recommend the multistage hackathon approach … continue reading

SmartBear expands support of codeless, automated testing for mobile and ERP applications

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, has integrated TestComplete, its UI test automation tool, with BitBar, its native mobile device cloud. TestComplete users are now able to create a codeless mobile test and then use these tests in BitBar across devices. Additionally, TestComplete increases support for testing enterprise applications like Salesforce, Oracle EBS, … continue reading

Report: 90% of organizations are implementing test automation

Automation is becoming increasingly tied to the testing process. According to PractiTest’s recently released State of Testing report, 90% of organizations implement test automation into their processes. Ninety-seven percent of respondents said that functional testing automation was important for success, and 96% said test automation patterns, principles, and practices were also critical.  This automation isn’t … continue reading

Applitools serves up new test automation recipes in Automation Cookbook

Applitools has launched an Automation Cookbook to help upskill developers and test engineers. The new cookbook will feature free bite-sized videos, test automation recipes and a Test Kitchen to practice in for free.  The cookbook was created by a team from Applitools Test Automation University. According to Colby Fayock, a developer advocate at Applitools who … continue reading

A guide to automated testing providers

Appvance is the inventor of AI-driven autonomous testing, which is revolutionizing the $120B software QA industry. The company’s patented platform, Appvance IQ, can generate its own tests, surfacing critical bugs in minutes with limited human involvement in web and mobile applications. AIQ empowers enterprises to improve the quality, performance and security of their most critical … continue reading

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