Topic: testing

Computer scientists tackle performance regressions with new tool

Researchers from Texas A&M University have teamed up with computer scientists from Intel Labs to create a tool that will help identify the source of software bugs. According to the researchers, software updates are supposed to make applications run faster, but sometimes they end up doing the opposite. Bugs known as performance regressions pop up … continue reading

How does your company help facilitate UI testing?

Ashish Mathur, director and architect of testing products at HCL Software, a division of HCL Technologies Traditionally, UI layer testing has been mainly manual due to the brittle nature of typical automated UI testing tools. However, HCL OneTest UI delivers a much more robust test automation platform with both the Script Assure technology as well … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Eggplant updates its Digital Automation Intelligence platform, Syncfusion Essential Studio 2019 Volume 4 and Pepperdata Query Spotlight

Eggplant’s latest version of its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) platform includes new capabilities that democratize intelligent test automation as well as a new user interface.  The new user interface brings together asset creation and editing, test definition, reporting, and advanced analysis into a unified experience, according to the company.  Other new additions to the platform … continue reading

Software predictions for 2020 from around the industry

Thought leaders weigh in on what we can expect from the software development industry in 2020: Adam Scroggin, CEO of CardBoard DevOps will continue to be key as we move toward 2020. Software teams will notice more and more that once a product is released, it is not done. Software products are never done. We … continue reading

ProdPerfect raises $13 million for its automated testing solution

ProdPerfect has announced a Series A round of funding by Anthos Capital. The $13 million funding follows the company’s March 2019 $2.6 million seed round.  According to the company, the new funding will be used to help it expand on application quality, deployment speed and developer productivity. ProdPerfect currently offers an autonomous end-to-end web application … continue reading

Test environment management an obstacle to continuous testing, report finds

Companies may be shifting testing left, but lack of access to internal services as well as external services can delay testing and cause unnecessary bottlenecks. According to the Sogeti 2019 Continuous Testing report, test environments are one of the biggest bottlenecks to achieving continuous testing. The survey results reveal the inordinate amount of time that … continue reading

2019: Testing gets smarter, and so do testers

Testing continued to evolve throughout the year as businesses worked to get high-quality software out faster. Now that testing early and often has become a common mantra among development teams, testing smarter was the new focus in 2019.  The advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have enabled more test automation and accuracy.  Perfecto announced … 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

Applause announces new standard for enterprise digital quality

Digital quality and crowdsourced testing company Applause released an industry standard for enterprise digital quality aimed at helping users understand the level of quality that they are getting from build-to-build. The company also announced the release of Applause Labs, an innovation engine to further testing concepts.  The Applause Quality Score (AQS) calculates builds with a … continue reading

5 things product managers should know about QA

I remember the cold sweat forming behind my ears the first time a stakeholder asked me, “What’s the Test Plan?” I had no idea. As a new product manager, I had put most of my energy into defining requirements. Without a Quality Assurance team in place, testing became an afterthought – one I didn’t really … 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

The 2019 SD Times Software Testing Showcase

Software testing ain’t what it used to be. That’s for sure. The days of waiting for a software release incorporating new features and bug fixes to be locked down so it could be “thrown over the wall” to test/QA teams to validate are long gone. We now see organizations releasing software multiple times per day, … continue reading

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