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Author: Kevin Surace

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…

Traditional Outsourcing Has Met Its Match

AI-Driven Testing Powers a New Model Software testing has been extensively outsourced over the past decade, to save money of course. Accordingly, much of this outsourcing has gone to low labor-cost countries, billed hourly. Unfortunately, that means the outsourcer is not incented to reduce the hours billed, but instead to maximize them. That’s why enterprises…

DevTestOps Becomes a Thing

Test completes DevOps Test must be a key part of the DevOps culture, whether developers do it or QA people do. OTOH, ignoring testing means the test team hasn’t been let in the room, or testing isn’t taken seriously. After all, at the core of DevOps is testing. In some cases, much can be accomplished…

Announcement: Appvance.ai Reports Strong Growth

Appvance.ai Grows Sales 102 Percent and Doubles Its Customer Base Strong Demand for AI Driven Testing Triggers Fast Growth for Software Test Automation Company SUNNYVALE, CA • January 23, 2018: Appvance.ai announced today that sales of its software test automation system grew 102 percent in 2017 over the same period in 2016. The strong growth was catalyzed…

5 Reasons Why Open Source Test Automation is declining

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 Selenium and other open source tools/languages are simply outdated for modern web architectures. This has been true…

AI Test Generation Changes the Landscape

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 will all look back and call those tasks mundane, a waste…

5 Test Automation Predictions for 2018

Predictions for 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. AI test generation will permanently change the…

Kevin’s 2017 Year in Review

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 biggest below. Next week, he will share his…

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,…

In The News: Artificial Intelligence Arrives for Test Generation

Artificial Intelligence Arrives for Test Generation How New AI technology is already impacting test organisations and how it will impact yours in the coming months October 9, 2017 This Software Testing News article reports on the genesis of the Appvance IQ AI-driven, unified test automation system. What is wrong with automated testing today? Defining the…