Topic: testing

premium Testing tools deliver quality – NOT!

I was recently hired to do an in-depth analysis of the software testing tool marketplace.  By the way, there are more tools in the software testing space than a do-it yourself, home improvement warehouse.  Given this opportunity to survey a broad set of software testing tool vendors, it was pretty interesting to look at the … continue reading

How service virtualization helped Alaska Airlines straighten up and fly right

Airlines are all about safety. That’s their number one concern. And what they do to help predict that planes will take off and arrive safely is to run different scenarios based on variances in the weight of the plane and the fuel it would consume to test for safety. But Ryan Papineau, a senior software … continue reading

The top 3 pain points of test automation, and how to overcome them

There are three steps when it comes to setting up test automation in your development organization: Creation, maintenance and continuous. While these three steps may seem straightforward, Mark Lambert, vice president of strategic initiatives at Parasoft, explained there are specific challenges that arise with each step. Creation: Here, organizations not only have to figure out … continue reading

premium Get back to the fun part of testing

In an ideal world, software testing is all about bringing vital information to light so our teams can deliver amazing products that grow the business (to paraphrase James Bach). Investigation and exploration lie at the heart of testing. The obsession with uncovering critical defects before they unfurl into business problems is what gets under our … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft and Infragistics bring new UI to Blazor, Instana always-on profiling for production PHP and Python apps, and RapidAPI testing

Infragistics and Microsoft have collaborated on a new enterprise UI toolkit for .NET developers using Blazor. The new framework will give developers the option to develop full-stack web apps using .NET and C#, instead of JavaScript.  Features include the Blazor data grid, editors and combo box, dock manager, the UI data chart, stock chart, treemap, … continue reading

DigitalOcean App Platform launched for building, deploying and scaling apps

With the release of the DigitalOcean App Platform, the company wants to make writing code a lot easier for developers by automatically deploying and running their code at scale.  “Even though Kubernetes has emerged as a middle ground between PaaS’s convenience and the control of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), it is still somewhat complicated,” … continue reading

Parasoft enhances API and UI testing with 2020.2 release

Parasoft revealed version 2020.2 of its enterprise portfolio at STARWEST Virtual 2020 this week. The release comes with updates to SOAtest, Virtualize, Selenic, and Continuous Testing Platform (CTP).  A key feature of the release are the platform-specific locators for Salesforce and Guidewire low-code development environments. According to the company, this will help ensure the testability … continue reading

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

Parasoft Leads Testing Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to accelerate their digital transformation strategies. Two of the major trends are supporting a remote workforce and engaging customers primarily, if not exclusively, through digital channels. Critical to employee productivity and customer experience is adequate software testing that requires a high level of automation. “Organizations are figuring out how … continue reading

The Future of Testing is AI: Visual AI

Applications and the environments they live in continue to become more complex. While shift-left testing helps improve app quality, alone it’s not enough to ensure quality as new frameworks and tools emerge. With Applitools AI-powered visual testing and monitoring platform, leading companies are improving app quality, accelerating delivery cycles and reducing the time it takes … 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

Software Testing Showcase

Applitools is on a mission to help test automation, DevOps, and software engineering teams release mobile and web apps that are visually perfect. The company provides the only commercial-grade, visual AI-based test cloud that instantly validates any application’s user interface in a fully automated manner, across all customer engagement points and digital platforms – using … continue reading

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