AI app testing automation from Applitools and Preflight
Monday, July 3, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the acquisition of Preflight, a cutting-edge test automation platform specializing in low-code test automation. With this strategic acquisition, Applitools expands its platform and strengthens its position as the testing platform of the future, infusing AI into key parts of the testing lifecycle.
With Preflight’s low-code testing solution, ...
Automate mobile app testing with Native Mobile Grid
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the general availability of Native Mobile Grid. It presents the next-generation mobile device cloud that allows mobile developers, Test Automation engineers, and QA engineers to instantly automate the testing of mobile apps across iOS and Android devices in the market.
As the latest expansion of Applitools Ultrafast Test Cloud, Native Mobil...
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
"Desktop applications are being replaced by cloud-based web applications, and users are accessing them from all kinds of devices, smartphones...
How accurate are the self attributing network install numbers
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Malachi Dunn
The integrity of your media mix is a big deal in a rapidly growing advertising ecosystem. Knowing where your users are coming from (a.k.a. third-party attribution) is a new animal, and not many know exactly how to accredit ad spend to attributed traffic.
What is a Self-Attributing Network?
A SAN, or Self-Attributing Network, is an ad network that attributes its tr...
HitPiece facing legal action from RIAA
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sent a demand letter to the attorney representing the notorious (and now offline) NFT scam site HitPiece.com and its founders demanding the site stop infringing music creator Intellectual Property (IP) rights, provide a complete listing of site activities and revenues to date and account for all NFTs and artwork ...
Automated testing in 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ajay Dawar, Alok Kulkarni, James Isaacs, and Linda Chen from Cyara discuss their 2022 predictions about real-time quality assurance, adopting automated testing, balancing employee experience and innovation, how to deliver innovative customer experiences, why AI won't displace humans for customer support, how enterprises can achieve digital transformation success, an...
Software testing with Visual AI
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its inclusion in new research published by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) entitled, "Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI." According to the report, Visual AI has the highest impact on software testing as compared to other available applications of AI technology in the market today.
Software testing with ...
Automate native app testing with Applitools new test cloud
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the most revolutionary advancement in automated testing for native mobile apps in over a decade at Future of Testing: Mobile event. Applitools previewed its Ultrafast Test Cloud for Native Mobile, which provides the ability to run functional and visual tests faster, more reliably, and more securely via its unique Visual AI powered Ultrafast Test Clo...
Call for Speakers open for SauceCon Online 2021
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sauce Labs, Inc. opened the Call for Speakers for SauceCon Online 2021. Now entering its fifth year, SauceCon Online will take place from April 21-22, 2021, with an additional day of deep-dive workshops on April 20.
SauceCon Online brings together the Sauce Labs user community and continuous testing experts from around the world. It provides attendees with practical ...
Applitools adds AI capabilities
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced new AI capabilities for its end-to-end automated testing platform. Auto-maintenance AI leverages the power of Applitools Visual AI technology to accelerate test maintenance efficiency through virtual assistant recommendations. AI powered smart assist automatically analyzes large batches of test results, often numbering in the hundreds or even thousa...
Fourth annual DevSecOps survey from Gitlab
Monday, May 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
GitLab released the results of its fourth annual DevSecOps survey uncovering how roles across software development teams have changed as more teams adopt DevOps. The survey of over 3,650 respondents from 21 countries worldwide found that rising rates of DevOps adoption and implementation of new tools has led to sweeping changes in job functions, tool choices and or...
Applitools Announces AB Testing Support and Slack Integration
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced enhancements to its flagship product, Applitools Eyes. Applitools Eyes now offers customers the ability to A/B test up to 20 variations of dynamic content and collaborate like never before via Slack or email.
“A/B testing is a business imperative at GoodRx - it helps our product team deliver the absolute best user experience to our valued c...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
New app rendering tool lands from Applitools
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools Announces General Availability of Ultrafast Grid - the Fastest, Most Reliable and Cost-Effective Cross Browser Testing Platform Available Today
More than 50 Global Fortune 500 Applitools customers are already executing tests up to 70x faster on Chrome, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer
Applitools, the leading provider of Visual AI for intelligent funct...
Temenos expands Quantum MXDP
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Temenos expanded its Temenos Quantum multi-experience development platform (MXDP), giving businesses greater control of their digital transformation and allowing them to offer smarter, AI-powered digital experiences. Temenos Quantum’s integration with Explainable AI (XAI) powers intelligent, hyper-personalized digital experiences, resulting in higher levels o...
Hackathon to award over 40k in prizes
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools issued the “Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon” to identify and reward the top 100 functional and visual test engineers on the planet.
To enter, participants must write test automation scripts against a demo web app using two separate approaches: a traditional code-based testing approach using Selenium, WebdriverIO, or Cypress and an image-based test...
SauceCon 2020 open call for speakers
Friday, August 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sauce Labs Inc., the provider of a testing cloud for web and mobile applications, opened the call for speakers for SauceCon 2020. Now entering its fourth year, SauceCon will return to Austin, Texas from April 28-29, 2020, with an additional day of hands-on workshops on April 27.
SauceCon brings together the Sauce Labs user community and conti...
The state of microservices maturity according to O'Reilly
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
O’Reilly announced its latest survey findings in the report, “The State of Microservices Maturity.” The report confirms that microservices - a software development technique where an application is created by combining numerous smaller services - have evolved from a fad to a trend, becoming an architectural style of choice for new application developme...
Common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid
Friday, December 7, 2018 by Rob Mason
Consumers downloaded more than 175 billion mobile apps in 2017. The cost of developing a mobile app can exceed $1 million, with the median cost falling in the range of $100,000 to $500,000. Multiply those numbers together and it’s apparent that a startling amount of resources are spent yearly on mobile app development.
The bad news? Most of those resources are ...
Mobile testing platform Perfecto Mobile is acquired by Perforce
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Perforce Software backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Perfecto Mobile. The acquisition augments Perforce's software portfolio with additional capabilities for enterprise DevOps teams to achieve continuous testing at scale across web, mobile and IoT applications. The acquisition is expected to close this...
Wayfair CTO on experimentation at scale
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by John Mulliken
Fans of street art will recognize the work of Shepard Fairey, the artist whose depiction of Andre the Giant made waves in 1989. His most iconic work is his portrayal of Barack Obama as “Hope,” which dominated the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and propelled his artistic endeavors into mainstream scrutiny.
Fairey was an early believer in the power of scal...
Orasi mobile testing solutions acquired by QualiTest
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
QualiTest Group announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Orasi Software, Inc., an Atlanta-based software reseller and professional services company, to acquire its Testing Services Division (TSD). At closing, which is subject to customary conditions, QualiTest and Orasi will also enter into a strategic partnership that will allow for more comprehensive o...
Friday, March 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
The EmberConf, now in their 5th year, recently took place in Portland where all things Ember were talked about during the 3 day event. There was advanced Mirage training, Broccoli.js tutorials, chats about progressive web apps, and lots of talk about Ember.js - especially the new release of 3.0.Tom Dale, a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn, is one of the founders and cr...
Continuous testing challenges for dev teams in 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
Today’s world revolves around digital technologies. For example, consider how much time you spend on your cell phone in a single day. According to analytics firm Flurry, it’s more than five hours. From making calls to utilizing things like social media. banking and healthcare apps, there’s an app for just about everything. But what if the apps that help run our lives su...
6 ways your company could be using automation software
Friday, January 5, 2018 by Steve Allen
When it comes to robots and our future as human beings, there are two different directions your imagination might take you. On one hand, you’ve probably watched terrifying imaginings of machines turning against mankind in films like The Matrix and The Terminator. In contrast, if you look around at the real world, you see can the reality of machines working side by side ...
Software testing using Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
As the complexity of software continues to increase and release delivery cycles shorten, software testers need to provide quality feedback to developers nearly instantaneously. In this age of continuous testing, companies are adopting a new mantra: Test smarter, not harder. There’s simply no other choice, given the torrential pace of new software launches. Today, ...
How human assisted AI may be the future
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Self-driving (autonomous) cars, robotic hotel concierges, and Amazon’s intelligent delivery drones - it’s hard to minimize the potential impact that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promise. Business leaders are all aflutter about AI’s potential for providing game-changing impact to their industries. AI is also gaining attention for the perceived t...
Women Who Tech launches competition for women startup founders
Monday, December 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Women Who Tech has announced the launch of Women Startup Challenge: Emerging Tech, a pitch competition to showcase top early-stage women-led technology startups focused on Augmented Reality, Blockchain, IoT, Space and Robotics, Transportation, Biotech, Virtual Reality, Energy, and Agriculture tech. Aimed at closing the gender gap in the tech sector, the startup challeng...
How to avoid flaky automated testing results
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Flaky tests are the bane of any tester’s existence, forcing them to spend precious time on non-functional issues. This slows down the product lifecycle and lowers an organization’s confidence in functional testing, which also decreases the likelihood of development teams writing end-to-end tests.End-to-end tests measure readiness for deployment by ensuring that the appl...
A poor tester blames his tools
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
We've all heard that an artist is only as good as his tools. But does that ring true for app testing? The shear number of application testing products may seem overwhelming at first, but finding the most efficient environment for your app can be the difference between success and failure. Asaf Saar is the Director of Product Management at Sauce Labs, a company that deve...
Focus on subcutaneous test
Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Editors note: Guest submission from Head of Mobile at Future Platforms, Douglas HoskinsLooking to boost test coverage on a legacy system but don't know where to start? With a background in mobile app development, Douglas Hoskins, Head of Mobile at Future Platforms shares his insight on how you can maximize your efforts and engender greater confidence in your system...
5G network speeds getting closer with new 5G LaaS
Saturday, March 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Spirent and Nokia announced the 5G Lab-as-a-service (LaaS) - a new platform for Nokia’s Oulu-based network infrastructure testing labs. The first of its kind, the 5G LaaS features a self-service portal - through which it allows for global accessibility to simultaneous users so Nokia engineers can rapidly spin–up, tear down and reuse 5G hybrid test beds from any loc...
Sencha Test 2.0 launches for comprehensive testing of Ext JS apps
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver applications to market quickly without compromising quality. With competition only growing more fierce by the day, the necessity for expedients that help produce well written programs is apparent. But lets be honest, there are a lot of hurdles to jump to get the best possible ROI. Perhaps most important of these hur...
Why release automation is critical in the application lifecycle
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by Richard Harris
We all know application release automation is a growing area in DevOps, and Gartner has finally acknowledged that by issuing a brand new Magic Quadrant. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation states that this market is poised for growth, with a projected CAGR of 20% through 2020.CA Technologies was recently named a leader in the report for its CA ...
Centralized or Siloed Considering two test automation approaches
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Lubos Parobek
Today, software testing is undergoing a major shift. More and more teams are moving from a manual process to a fully automated approach that requires a more technical skill setNo two development environments are exactly alike and there is no cookie cutter approach to software delivery. But there are many standard approaches and methodologies to automated testing. ...