Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon winners
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the 100 winners and 10 Grand Prize winners of the Global Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon. The hackathon’s objective was to see which of the participants could comprehensively catch and fix functional and visual bugs using both their preferred code-based approach and Visual AI.
Out of 3,000 participants and 300 finalists, the top 100 winn...
Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) platform updates from Eggplant
Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Eggplant announced the latest version of its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Platform. The new capabilities further democratize intelligent test automation, enabling organizations to improve the quality of the digital experiences they are delivering.
The fate of digital organizations is dependent on their ability to rapidly deliver products that delight users a...
Hackathon to award over 40k in prizes
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
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...
Cucumber for Jira from SmartBear launches
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
SmartBear has launched Cucumber for Jira. This latest release facilitates collaboration between all stakeholders by bringing native behavior-driven development (BDD) support to Jira. In June, SmartBear acquired Cucumber Ltd., the most widely adopted leader in the BDD community and creator of the open-source test automation framework, Cucumber.
Nearly one mi...
Visual AI testing from Applitools just expanded
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced expansion of its offering to provide comprehensive, end-to-end test automation capabilities for any type of web or mobile applications. Applitools’ world class Visual AI technology combined with its new Ultrafast Grid provides unparalleled test automation performance including significantly faster test runs, improved detection of bugs, signifi...
Get the 2019 State of Automated Visual Testing Report
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI for intelligent functional and visual testing, has announced the expansion of its offering to provide comprehensive, end-to-end test automation capabilities for any type of web or mobile applications. Applitools' Visual AI technology combined with its new Ultrafast Grid provides unparalleled test automation p...
iOS 13 testing challenges
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Eran Kinsbruner
The arrival of Apple's new operating systems, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, represent big releases with multiple updates and features that represent good news for consumers, such as the increased security and privacy features, enhanced user experience, and consolidated single sign-on. For app developers, it presents some exciting opportunities for innovation.
For anyone ...
AI enabled mobile capture SDK from ABBYY lands
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
ABBYY has introduced ABBYY Mobile Capture, a software development kit (SDK) to enable end-to-end point-and-capture mobile experience where the user data is instantly captured via the camera to be used within an app or extracted and sent to back-end processes for self-service scenarios. The AI-enabled SDK frees the mobile user from manual data entry, which improves custo...
AI driven codeless testing solution drops from Perfecto
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Perfecto announced it will release Perfecto Codeless, an AI-driven codeless testing solution that allows teams to automate the process of writing test scripts regardless of skill level. Equipped with machine learning (ML) capabilities, changes to the test script are made agnostically, allowing scripts to continuously run and fix themselves without disrupting operations....
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 ...
IAST supports AppSec efficiencies while cutting costs and headaches
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Asma Zubair
It’s easy to feel passionate about interactive application security testing (IAST) in the world of application security. You see, IAST makes security testing almost invisible. It’s not something that requires a highly trained team to be brought in to carry out and analyze testing results. It doesn’t hold up other teams or processes from moving forward....
Consumers and brands have trust issues says report from Voxpro
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Voxpro announced the results of its survey, “Voxpro CX Index: At the Corner of Technology and Human Experience.” The survey, which polled 1,000 U.S. consumers, reveals insights about customer experiences and attitudes toward using automation and chat features for customer service.
Despite the promise of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) te...
Improve your test automation skills with Applitools new resources
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
Applitools has launched Test Automation University - a community-driven collection of educational training resources to help improve test automation skill sets. Initial offerings to the platform come from test automation experts Angie Jones, Dave Haeffner, Jonathan Lipps, Joe Colantonio, Amber Race, Elisabeth Hocke, Manoj Kumar,Jason Arbon, among others.
Digital Automation Intelligence Suite from Eggplant gets updated
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Eggplant has announced the latest enhancements to its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Suite. They say these new capabilities further extend the level of intelligent automation and insight into the customer experience by assisting with the modeling and automation of complex systems, diagnosing problems identified in test and automating usability testing.
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...
UI version control system has been developed by Applitools
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Applitools announced a new UI Version Control system, empowering developers, test automation engineers, and product managers to view the entire history of their web and mobile application user interfaces (UI) to understand what’s changed, when, and by whom. This lets R&D and product teams more intelligently guide app development by providing a visual record of...
iOS 12 subscription based app tips for success
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
Last year, Apple held a secret meeting with a select group of iOS app developers in New York to talk about changing the current app delivery model from one-time purchases to subscription-based. From Apple’s view, these one-time purchases typically are inexpensive ($1-2), yet grant end-users unlimited access to the app and support, which can prove to be costly from...
Automating API testing just got easier
Friday, June 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
SmartBear released a new update to SoapUI Pro, an automated API testing tool. SoapUI Pro 2.4 provides a new native Jenkins plugin for easy integration with the popular CI/CD tool and has enhanced the API Discovery capability to convert API traffic to automated API tests.
As organizations move to shift their testing into earlier development phases and adopt Agile prac...
SWORD attached smartphone device can detect weapons and explosives
Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
The urgent challenge for security personnel to noninvasively scan people in real time and in public to detect and “see” if they are carrying weapons or explosives without physically searching them could soon be solved with the launch of SWORD by Royal Holdings Technologies Corporation (Royal Holdings).
SWORD attaches to a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone and ...
AI test automation capabilities released for Eggplant suite
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Eggplant announced the latest enhancements to its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Suite. The advancements support Eggplant’s mission "to use AI, machine learning, and analytics to optimize the digital experience, allowing teams to keep up with the pace of DevOps, and improve time to market and customer satisfaction."The latest product releases will enable Eggplant...
Mobile continuous testing tools announced by Perfecto
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Perfecto has announced two new capabilities for mobile app developers to accelerate velocity as they take on greater responsibility for app quality. Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab for web, mobile, and IoT testing now supports both Google’s Espresso and Apple’s XCUITest test frameworks. Developing test automation directly within the code base supports testing every co...
New Tosca release enhances SAP testing and automation
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tricentis, has announced the 11.1 release of Tricentis Tosca. Tosca 11.1 release adds a number of new features around SAP testing, BI/data warehouse testing, mobile, test data management, and more.“Maintaining our position as the industry’s most innovative test automation platform requires supporting the most complex applications in our customer’s portfolios,” said Dr. ...
Rethinking your mobile app testing tools
Friday, February 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Using mobile app testing tools, or software QA tools usually tells developers something they don't want to hear - their software is broken somewhere. Over the years, testing apps and software has become more laborious than is should be, but a necessary evil when targeting multiple platforms and devices in today's dizzying world of mobile hardware.Rainforest is on a miss...
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...
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 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...
How mobile app testing has changed
Friday, August 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Technologies are rapidly evolving and ways of testing them are changing too. But one thing remains true - product quality must be high. Therefore, it is important to have a clear vision on how you will guarantee that your product is working as planned. Depending on the project, you can build your own testing team, hire professional consultants or do a combination of bot...
CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing
Friday, July 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that while 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 percent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Lea...
Atlassian JIRA gets a new exploratory testing tool
Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Tricentis has released an exploratory testing tool available as a native add-on for Atlassian JIRA. The Tricentis session-based exploratory testing tool simplifies the planning, documentation, and reporting of exploratory testing directly within the JIRA environment - with full traceability between exploratory test results and the associated JIRA issues. Explorator...
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...
Test automation usage on the rise
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
A study conducted by Wipro Limited, a consulting and business process services company, has found an 85% jump in Test Automation across industries to keep pace with the evolving technology landscape. The study, titled ‘State of Quality 2016’ was conducted over a period of nine months by Wipro’s Testing Services practice using analytical tools, with the objective of iden...
Mobile automation testing tips
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Adam Croxen
As mobile application development matures, the range of features increases, but so does the effort required to test for regressions before shipping updates. A robust automation testing strategy can help in this situation but it is important to look at some key factors when setting up test suite infrastructure. An automated UI test suite can quickly run through all ...
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...
Tricentis raises $165 million to speed up testing in DevOps
Monday, January 30, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
When it comes to web development, mobile app programming, or even establishing your enterprise software onto the market, there is one thing that all technology developers have in common. We all HATE having to test buggy software. I'm sure that every developer has went through the same traumatic experience at one point or another. That moment of getting so close to an ea...
HP Enterprise opens up about StormRunner Load and DevOps in the cloud
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
HP Enterprise recently announced the availability of HPE StormRunner Load on the AWS Marketplace. StormRunner Load is one of the first solutions to support SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace, and will help developers strengthen the quality and delivery of applications via a simple, intuitive and highly scalable platform.
In-short, it's a a cl...