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Here we share thoughts and observations about what matters most to our customers from experts at Appvance and our partner companies. We welcome your comments and feedback.

5 Reasons Why Open Source Test Automation is declining

5 Reasons Why Open Source Test Automation is declining Appvance.ai CEO on modern testing in 2018 I recently predicted that open source test automation tools will continue to decline. While it won’t ever completely go away, further evidence of its decline is all around. Here are the top 5 reasons. Selenium and other open source…

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AI Test Generation Changes the Landscape

AI test generation permanently changes the quality landscape Appvance.ai CEO on testing in the age of artificial intelligence When Appvance launched AI test generation, we knew we had a game changer. The idea was hatched as we watched testers spend time on mundane tasks, including manual testing and scripting. I say mundane because soon we…

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5 Test Automation Predictions for 2018

5 Test Automation Predictions for 2018 Appvance’s CEO predicts the new year’s 5 big stories. Big changes began to occur in the test automation world last year, as Appvance.ai CEO Kevin Surace detailed last week. But, the pieces are falling into place for much bigger changes in 2018. Here are Kevin’s predictions for the top five.…

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Kevin’s 2017 Year in Review

Kevin’s 2017 Year in Review Appvance’s CEO gives a quick look back on the year’s 5 big stories. As you head out the door to catch this weekend’s bowl games and New Year celebrations, take a moment to consider the momentous changes in test automation during 2017. Appvance.ai CEO Kevin Surace wraps up the five…

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4th Treat of the Season: Machine Learning

4th Treat of the Season: Machine Learning ’Tis the Season for Testing Treats. Next up, machine learning enables superhuman test creation! Let’s face it, software test engineers are having a hard time keeping up with ever larger applications. As today’s apps grow in page count and complexity, the human task of understanding them becomes overwhelming. And…

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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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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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