Topic: testing

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

The rise of enterprise application testing

Digital disruption has fundamentally reshaped the business landscape over the last two decades, and this past year the trend has accelerated in a way that few could have predicted — making existing digital transformation plans urgent. To meet the surge in digital demand, enterprises are accelerating plans for cloud migration, DevOps transformation, and enterprise application … continue reading

AI in testing is no longer just a buzzword

There are many buzzwords in the software development industry, but AI in testing is proving to be more than just a marketing term. According to this year’s World Quality Report sponsored by Micro Focus, Capgemini, and Sogeti, 86% of respondents said that AI is a key criterion for selecting new QA solutions.  In a webinar … continue reading

Solving the big challenge: Where do I get test data?

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

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.50.0 released, Go generics accepted, and RapidAPI acquires Paw

This latest Rust release includes improved array indexing, expanded safe access to union fields, and additions to the standard library.  In the new version, the stabilization of arrays in Rust is formally acknowledged. There are nine new stable functions in Rust 1.50.0 and a few existing functions were made ‘const.’  Additional details on all of … continue reading

Why and how financial institutions are modernizing testing

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

The Open Testing Platform

This is a rather unique time in the evolution of software testing.  Teams worldwide are facing new challenges associated with working from home. Digital transformation initiatives are placing unprecedented pressure on innovation.  Speed is the new currency for software development and testing. The penalty for software failure is at an all-time high as news of … continue reading

Developers take a larger role in security

As companies shift their businesses to engage with customers online, developers are becoming a center point for innovation. So as these companies build out DevOps and DevSecOps practices, they’re assembling teams around the developer to ensure that as they’re building new features at a rapid pace, security and operations components move along with that. Yet … continue reading

How successful Telco corporations are embracing continuous testing in 2020 and beyond

The Telco industry today is facing more challenges than ever before, with new and emerging technologies like 5G coming onboard and unprecedented demand for connectivity, especially during the current pandemic. Building applications and services as quickly as possible is important for every industry, but speed alone is hardly ever an arbiter of success. What’s needed … continue reading

AWS unveils new chaos engineering tool: Fault Injection Simulator

AWS is enabling teams to address application weaknesses with the introduction of the AWS Fault Injection Simulator at is virtual AWS re:Invent 2020 conference this week.  The simulator is a chaos engineering tool expected to be generally available in 2021. According to the company, the new offering will come packed with pre-built templates for creating … continue reading

Test automation does away with the mundane, and frees up testers for the creative domain

The drastic increase in volume of tests and the speed of software production has necessitated more efficient automated testing to handle repetitive tasks. The growing “shift-left” approach in Agile development processes has also pushed testing much earlier in the application life cycle.  “There is a challenge to testing in the sense that we need to … continue reading

testRigor helps to convert manual testers to QA automation engineers

Testing is a crucial piece of the software life cycle but QA teams often can’t produce enough test coverage quickly enough because they are bogged down by test maintenance. Test maintenance often takes more than 50% of a QA team’s time. testRigor, a plain English-based testing system, is easing the pain points of QA teams … continue reading

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