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3rd Treat of the Season: User Driven Testing

3rd Treat of the Season: User Driven Testing ’Tis the Season for Testing Treats. Next up, test against your users’ actual experience! Everyone knows that user experience is the be-all and end-all of market acceptance. Therefore, what users actually do should drive what gets tested. However, existing test-automation has made it nigh-on impossible to be intimate…

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2nd Treat of the Season: Complete Code Coverage

2nd Treat of the Season: Complete Code Coverage ’Tis the Season for Testing Treats. Next up, 100% Code Coverage! We know. We know. Even the best teams struggle to extend code coverage above 50%. It’s understandable, as developers pump-out new features in sprints that come like clockwork, inexorably expanding the volume of code needing to…

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Tis the season for treats

1st Treat of the Season: No More Script Writing

1st Treat of the Season: No More Script Writing ’Tis the Season for Testing Treats. First up, no more script writing! Test-script writing is tedious work, both creating scripts in the first place and maintaining them over time. Plus, typical testing systems require that different scripts be written for functional, performance and pen testing, compounding…

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5 Reasons Why Your Testing Tools are Turkeys

5 Reasons Why Your Testing Tools are Turkeys Not to be a Thanksgiving Scrooge, but testing tools are real turkeys. Herewith, 5 reasons why: Tedious script writing Test-script creation remains the critical path deliverable in any software testing workflow, and an exceptionally tedious deliverable at that. This is because testing tools have failed to meaningfully…

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The IT Executive’s Guide to Employing AI for Software Testing

The IT Executive’s Guide to Employing Ai for Software Testing What every executive needs to know about reducing costs and improving quality through artificial intelligence & Robotic Test Automation Peter Varhol, Principal, Technology Strategy Research and a recognized authority in test automation. IT leadership, from the CIO and CTO and throughout the chain of command,…

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How Ai-Driven Test Automation Impacts an Organization

What is Wrong with Automated Testing Today? How Ai-Driven Test Automation Impacts an Organization As application complexity continues to increase, and test budgets grow larger, throwing more people at the problem is not the solution. A few items that are creating enormous pressure are: Application complexity increasing faster than test teams and tools can keep…

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eBook: AI-Driven Software Test Automation

eBook: AI-Driven Software Test Automation

A Transformational Breakthrough for Software Development

This business and technical overview provides insight to the world’s first commercially available software test automation platform driven by artificial intelligence (AI). This is a new field which is being tagged as AIDT (AI-Driven Testing).

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The QA Wall is Real

The QA Wall is real New research shows that a bottleneck still slows down software release frequency As more organizations make the move toward DevOps, many still experience a software testing bottleneck—dubbed the QA Wall—that puts a damper on the speed of software releases. This is according to new data from a Vanson Bourne survey…

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The Genesis of Automated Testing at Google in 2005

How automated testing launched at Google

By Gene Kim, Award-winning CTO, Author and DevOps Enthusiast

This is the third of three articles on automated testing contributed by Gene Kim. About this article, Gene says he “wanted to share with you one of the most fun and amazing stories that emerged during the creation of The DevOps Handbook“.

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Gene Kim, CTO, Author and DevOps Enthusiast

Key to DevOps transformation

The importance of effective automated testing

By Gene Kim, Award-winning CTO, Author and DevOps Enthusiast

In this post from Gene Kim, our favorite DevOps enthusiast, he shares a case study that shows how critical automated testing is in any transformation process. Read on to learn how BazaarVoice was able to accelerate software releases by implementing effective automated testing and continuous integration.

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