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Author: David Hurwitz

Announcement: Laine Fuller joins Appvance.ai as VP of Sales

Accomplished Sales Leader Helping Lead Transformation of Software Testing SUNNYVALE, CA • February 21, 2018: Appvance.ai announced today that Laine Fuller has joined the software test automation company as Vice President, Sales, heading up the company’s enterprise sales. He is a highly accomplished sales leader, with hands-on experience developing organizational capability, building operational excellence and executing...

Announcement: John Hubinger joins Appvance.ai Board of Directors as Chairman

Enterprise Software Leader Helping Lead Transformation of Software Testing SUNNYVALE, CA • February 12, 2018: Appvance.ai announced today that John Hubinger has joined their Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board. The Managing Director of Hub and Spoke Ventures, he brings deep experience in enterprise software leadership, based on his active board positions and distinguished...

Announcement: David Hurwitz joins Appvance.ai as CMO

Enterprise Software Leader Helping Lead Transformation of Software Testing SUNNYVALE, CA • January 31, 2018: Appvance.ai announced today that David Hurwitz has joined the software test automation company as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings deep experience in both enterprise software development and marketing to the position. Hurwitz began his career as a software engineer, before...

Labor Shortages Afflict Testing Departments

Test automation's failure created a strange situation. The dirty secret in software testing departments is their shortage of labor. While often self-imposed, many testing departments are nonetheless under-staffed and over-committed. The problem isn’t unique to the United States and Canada, as enterprises in England, Australia and throughout the developed world have long been reluctant to fund...

In The News: SDTimes

Automation ‘portends sea change’ in testing. SDTimes editor-in-chief reports on AI in software testing.   January 24, 2018, by David Rubinstein, editor-in-chief SD Times   Software testing is a perfect use case for artificial intelligence. Most testing today continues to be done manually, which is not efficient in a world of continuous delivery. According to David Hurwitz…

Announcement: Kevin Kern joins Appvance.ai Board of Directors

Enterprise Software Leader Helping Lead Transformation of Software Testing SUNNYVALE, CA • January 16, 2018: Appvance.ai announced today that Kevin Kern has joined their Board of Directors. He brings deep experience in enterprise software sales and leadership, based on his active board positions at other enterprise software companies, following a distinguished career as a software…

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 yet, they must be understood and…

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 with user experience, let alone to automatically feed…

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 be tested. Sadly, testing tools have barely made…

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 the problem. And yet test-script creation remains the critical…