Automated and autonomous testing
- February 14, 2020
The new Applause Accessibility Tool helps developers write better apps for disabled users by automatically finding and fixing app accessibility issues in their code as they write it.
- February 14, 2020
Synopsys' Code Sight IDE plug-in provides capabilities for simultaneous static application security testing (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA).
- December 20, 2019
Mainframe testing is still done manually by many IT shops, despite mainframe modernization and digitization efforts that benefit from automated software testing methods.
- June 27, 2019
SmartBear adds Cucumber's behavior-driven development tools in a bid to pad its lead in software testing, but must also balance the needs of open source and paid tool audiences.
- June 24, 2019
Eggplant has added customer experience-focused upgrades to its Digital Automation Intelligence Suite that aim to make the testing process faster and easier.
- June 11, 2019
Feature flags can be a powerful tool to test code in production, and that spurred Cloudbees' acquisition of Rollout -- but as always, with great power comes great responsibility.
- May 14, 2019
IT gives testers license to voice contrarian opinions about software. But, as pressure to deploy intensifies, they might not be able to ignore code responsibilities anymore.
- August 30, 2018
Competition has tightened in the software test market as vendors strategically acquire additional tools and align with developer ecosystem players.
- September 27, 2017
Machine learning can make many software testing tasks easier, faster and more reliable. Here's how AI is going to change the testing landscape, and what it means for testers.
- July 17, 2017
Addressing business partners at Inspire, Microsoft and DORA drove home the importance of DevOps and the need for Microsoft business partners to display DevOps expertise.
- June 09, 2017
LogiGear's new TestArchitect Team is aimed at making test automation easy enough for nearly anyone to achieve -- even small businesses. The key is using natural language.
- April 30, 2017
Test automation is not as far along as we'd thought, Agile and DevOps aren't making software development easier and management is still everyone's biggest problem. Those are just some of the ...
- February 28, 2017
Software testing automation has long been the goal, but the challenges are real. A new generation of scriptless tools promises to make it easy and within everyone's reach.
- January 24, 2017
For those wondering what it's like to be on a 3x3 mobile release schedule, look no further than LinkedIn which has 3 releases a day and a plan to never let code be older than 3 hours before ...
- December 27, 2016
Outages are going to happen, but the trick is to ensure they don't happen to the mission-critical parts of the application. Here's why developers need to change their mindsets.
- September 15, 2016
The image-based automated testing tool eggPlant Functional has improvements in setup and scripting for testing environments. It also includes UI advancements.
- September 08, 2016
If you're going to automate the software testing process, don't hold back. That's in-the-trenches advice from Thomson Reuters' Colin Dorman, and he has practiced what he preaches.
- August 25, 2016
Once a staid standby, software release management tools -- renamed and retooled -- are coming to a DevOps organization near you. Here's what you need to know.
- August 12, 2016
How much automation is too much? That was the question at CAST 2016. Expert Gerie Owen explains why it's important to leave some tasks to be done manually.
- February 14, 2014
Car prices are constantly changing, and Edmunds.com changes right along with them, thanks to their effective continuous software delivery process.
- May 17, 2013
Software quality assurance is gaining respect as a profession -- but do QA testers have the scripting and security skills the role now requires?
- May 07, 2013
Keynotes at STAREAST 2013 discuss planning for quality control and getting a handle on error messages.
- April 17, 2013
Agile expert Howard Deiner to explain gray box testing and other important Extreme Programming techniques that bring developers and testers together.
- November 20, 2012
Oversimplified ROI measures for test automation undermine the business value of testing and trivialize the role of test professionals.
- April 19, 2012
The qualitative research methods employed by social scientists are not so different from the work of software testers, according to STAREAST 2012 keynote speaker Michael Bolton.
- April 09, 2012
We hear more about Graham and Fewster's thoughts on ROI for automation and their advice for IT leaders. They will be speaking about test automation and STAREAST 2012.
- April 09, 2012
Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster, authors of “Experiences with Test Automation,” discuss the types of test automation that software development teams are executing. Graham and Fewster will be speaking about test automation at STAREAST 2012.
- January 03, 2012
What is the role of QA when developers are automating more and more of the test efforts? What’s the best way to give code estimates? Software guru “Uncle Bob” Martin answers these questions in this first part of a two-part interview about his new ...
- May 25, 2011
In part one of this two-part interview, we take a closer look at Agile testing with Agile consultant George Dinwiddie.
- May 25, 2011
Is it necessary for Agile testers to know how to develop code? Are test certifications necessary? Yvette Francino asks Agile consultant George Dinwiddie in part two of this two-part interview.
- May 09, 2011
Software debt refers to those software development tasks we put off that put our project at risk. By not addressing software debt, we slow down software delivery. In part one of this two-part interview, SSQ site editor Yvette Francino talks to ...
- April 27, 2011
SSQ editors and contributors attended this conference May 1-6, and offer insight into the latest innovations in software testing. Check here for stories, tips, interviews and videos featuring many of the industry's greatest thinkers.
- April 26, 2011
What does it take to add a test practice on top of a high-functioning Agile team? The task at Menlo Innovations was to incorporate QA into their practices. How did they do it? Matt Heusser interviews two quality advocates from Menlo Innovations to ...
- April 18, 2011
Dawn Cannan, a presenter at the STAREAST conference, speaks with SSQ contributor Chris McMahon about her presentation titled, "Creating Executable Specifications and Tests with FitNesse and Selenium." Cannan gives some specific examples of the use ...
- February 04, 2011
Agile ALM author Michael Hüttermann talks about how automation is being used in application lifecycle management. Various types of automation are explored, including the controversial use of capture and playback tools for user interface (UI) testing...
- February 04, 2011
Advice on automation in application lifecycle management is given by Agile ALM author, Michael Hüttermann in this second part of an interview with site editor, Yvette Francino. In this Q&A, Hüttermann answers questions about programming skills ...
- March 30, 2010
While test automation is hardly a new choice for software development teams, it is often scrutinized by a perceived high-level of maintenance. Despite test automation complexity and initial costs, advocates still preach that value, and streamlining ...
- February 01, 2010
Software testers explain why they choose open source automated testing tools over proprietary vendors tools, and when they use both. Also, get details on why automation is absolutely necessary and what automated testing tool criteria should be ...
- January 21, 2010
New functionality has been added to Selenium for open source testers provided by startup Sauce Labs. Sauce Labs has added a record and playback testability feature that doesn't require code writing to use and can test applications across multiple ...
- January 20, 2010
IBM Rational's Quality Manager and other software industry experts describe the multiple, interlocking challenges of configuration testing. Web application compatibility, expenses and time management isses will continue to plague testers as new ...
- December 15, 2009
Automation Anywhere, a provider of automation software solutions has entered the software testing market with its new offering, Test Anywhere. Test Anywhere uses SMART Web and object recorders to optimize and monitor software testing processes and ...
- November 09, 2009
Thoughtworks Studio's adds new functionality features to its software project reporting and program management tool, Mingle. Mingle 3.0 allows for multiple software tool integration including Google Wave and Tasktop Pro.
- October 29, 2009
Test pro describes the benefits and shortcomings of record-playback software testing tools, and offers recommendations in this podcast.
- October 13, 2009
Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) a new company is pushing for standardization of measurement and metrics in the software industry. Director and co-founder Dr. Bill Curtis says one of the major failures of the software industry is ignorance ...
- October 09, 2009
Software testing guru lists top concerns testers face from managing their test staff to adding quality through monitoring the test phase.
- September 28, 2009
Robert Sabourin is president of AmiBug.Com Inc., a Montreal-based international management consulting firm helping organizations develop quality software solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner. ...
- July 24, 2009
Cost was Infostretch's main hurdle to automating testing. This case study reveals how Infostretch got affordable automated regression testing using Automation Anywhere.Automation Anywhere, has a powerful protocol for deciphering diverse code types, ...
- July 20, 2009
California based automated software test design company, Conformiq, examined cloud and grid platform in building their Qtronic software. Qtronic has been been updated with a variety of new tools and features enabling it to now make the most of ...
- July 14, 2009
Agile development updates for testing automation in Blackboard Inc.'s education software needs Borland tools for success.
- June 02, 2009
Red Hat introduces new programming platform for upcoming next generation JAVA applications. Red Hat's three new products target diverse web applications in the multiple JAVA formats. This new platform will be able to communicate in various ...
- March 31, 2009
Software quality and testing can remain robust -- even in lean economic times -- when a clear, consistent project strategy is in place and automation is used judiciously.
- March 30, 2009
Software test data can take days or even weeks to create. IT organizations that invest time in planning their test procedures will be more likely to succeed.
- October 01, 2008
Google's Darin Fisher, a software engineer on the Chrome project, talks about how the Web browser was developed and tested. As you might suspect, agility, speed, and testing were all critical.
- July 16, 2008
Parasoft Corp. has enhanced its Application Security Solution to help companies identify run-time security vulnerabilities and monitor security policy compliance.
- June 30, 2008
Index cards have long been a core tool in Agile software development, but practitioners also consider automated testing tools, bug tracking tools, and requirements management tools essential.
- February 06, 2008
A Forrester study found that problem resolution is inefficient at most organizations. By automating the process companies can solve problems faster and cut costs, Doug Laney says.
- October 11, 2007
Parasoft's upgraded SOA testing tool, SOAtest 5.5, offers a host of new features, including increased compatibility with Microsoft products.
- October 01, 2007
Borland's automated testing tool, SilkTest, helps SmartSignal's quality assurance team keep pace with agile development processes -- and meet the demands of high quality for its real-time analytics software for industrial equipment.
- July 23, 2007
Software testing and QA groups already pushed to the limit face even more challenges with SOA applications. Automation through modeling can help monitor and test such applications.
- April 16, 2007
Software testing tool QA Wizard Pro 2007 is available from application security vendor Seapine Software.
- March 08, 2007
Seapine Software has completely rewritten its QA Wizard automated software testing tool. The new tool was designed to make it easy for companies to test more of an application, test it more thoroughly and test it faster.
- July 27, 2006
Test-driven development (TDD) is becoming more popular with developers. But is unit testing truly compatible with TDD? Can the VSTS tool improve the process?
- June 30, 2006
Integration of testing and development, test aggregation and test automation are just a few of the capabilities of VSTS. However, some don't believe these capabilities necessarily make software testing and development easier.
- June 13, 2006
Unit testing is very popular among developers, and open source tools such as NUnit have aided in its adoption. Now, Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System is available to support unit testing in an integrated environment.