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 testing, test-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.
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 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
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
Kevin Surace, co-founder and CTO of Appvance Appvance makes a platform called Appvance IQ, or AIQ for short. The platform is all-encompassing – web, API and native mobile, functional, compatibility, performance, load, security tests. It becomes a centerpiece of your quality initiative. We break test creation into two buckets. Low code/no code ML-driven Test Designer … continue reading
As the software development industry has seen unprecedented levels of digital transformation, the demand for automated testing in the CI/CD pipeline has taken on greater urgency, especially at the early stages. Also, new advancements in AI are helping developers with some of the biggest challenges in testing: test creation, maintenance and many of the manual … continue reading
The latest release of Fairwinds Kubernetes security monitoring and governance solution aims to bridge the gap between security, development and operations. Fairwinds Insights 3.0 features resource monitoring; automation roles; and a new Open Policy Agent policy UI. The resource monitoring functionality is now integrated with Prometheus Collector to provide fine-grained resource usage data and reports … continue reading
Regardless of the application that needs testing, companies need compliant test data to adequately test applications. For example, such data might take the form of a user ID and password, a person’s name, a phone number, a credit card number or a Social Security number. The challenge for companies is to figure out where to … continue reading
Today financial services firms face unprecedented consumer expectations. The pressure is on to produce always-on apps that deliver whenever and however users need it. Organizations are responding to this pressure by choosing to focus on DevOps, agile development and other initiatives that can accelerate time to market, boost performance and improve efficiency. Those producing the … continue reading
Performance testing company Stormforge has launched a new open-source project designed to improve and advance application performance and optimization test creation. The project, VHS, records live traffic to test performance against “reality instead of just an educated guess,” Noah Abrahams, open source advocate at StormForge, explained in a post. “VHS started as a project that … continue reading
As we enter the fourth quarter of an explosively eventful year, important trends are emerging within the app testing industry – trends that will surely extend into 2021. The most important is the accelerated pace at which companies are moving to the cloud. The speed-up is being driven by the need to support remote teams … continue reading
Tricentis has announced its vision for the next-generation of AI-powered test automation. Vision AI is a test design and automation solution which allows organizations to address the needs brought about by the increasing prevalence of cloud-native and enterprise application platforms, according to the company. Vision AI is also now the core technology that will power … continue reading