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Appvance Announces Level 5 Autonomy for Software QA

Appvance Achieves Level 5 Autonomy for Software QA The first AI based system to automatically test and validate complex web applications Sunnyvale, CA, November 15, 2018 – Appvance.ai, the leader in AI-based software test technology, announced today the launch of Level 5 automation for software testing by delivering AI-driven application validation framework. Eliminating test script…

One Year of AI Driven Testing – What We Learned

  One Year of (real) AI Driven Testing – What We Learned Appvance introduced the first level 4 autonomy for software testing in September 2017. By now thousands of test runs have been accomplished covering millions of test steps, all fully created by AI. No recording or scripting, just machine learning. It’s not magic…but it…

Dilbert Tackles Software QA!

  Dilbert Tackles Software QA! What does it mean when test scripts show up in a Sunday comic??? This Dilbert comic appeared nationally in October 2018: Dilbert has covered many diverse topics over the decades of comics. But test scripts??? Of course, the comic is meant to be funny. But the punch line is “I…
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5 Levels of AI Testing Autonomy

  5 Levels of AI Testing Autonomy The driverless vehicle levels were defined by SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) some years ago as a way of defining the actual capabilities of driverless vehicles. Today, most driverless automation is level 2 or 3 (ie Tesla), but Waymo seems to be showing level 4 or 5 capabilities…

The AI Testing Hype Machine

  The AI Testing Hype Machine In the past year we have seen a handful of startups get funded claiming they use AI for testing. But when testers actually got their hands on the tool, they found nothing more than a first generation scriptless recorder. Some had helpers and some a new language…but in the end,…
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Appvance Releases Integration Competitive Evaluation Guide Results

  Announcement: Appvance Releases Integration Competitive Evaluation Guide Results Compares MuleSoft, Red Hat, Spring Boot, and TIBCO on Performance and Productivity Sunnyvale, CA, July 24, 2018 – Appvance.ai, the leader in AI-based software test technology, announced today the completion of a ground-breaking study comparing the performance and costs of leading integration, serverless and microservices platforms....

AWS + AIQ = 99% less $ mobile load testing

Thanks to Amazon Web Services, driven by Appvance IQ (AIQ), you can save 99% on your mobile load tests. Before explaining how, first some context. Amazon has disrupted industry after industry and is now disrupting mobile device testing. AWS Device Farm, their mobile device cloud, uses immense scale to lower the cost of testing mobile…

Continuous Testing: Required, But Not Enough

CI/CD Testing Table Stakes taken Next Level Testing is often ignored when talking about agile, CI/CD and DevOps. And yet, testing is often a major bottleneck in these endeavors. To be successful in any of the above, test must be part of the culture, something done continuously at every build. Ignoring testing in CI/CD is…

Automatic Regression Testing

Long Desired, It’s Finally Here The idea of “automatic regression testing” has been considered for many years, but was stymied by several challenges. Those include wiring regression testing into DevOps to create Continuous Regression Testing, and automatically exercising regression testing protocols against all three categories of test (functional, performance, security). But the primary challenge has…