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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…

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…

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 reduce the huge amount of labor required for…

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,…

How Ai-Driven Test Automation Impacts an Organization

What is Wrong with Automated Testing Today? How Ai-Driven Test Automation Impacts an Organization As application complexity continues to increase, and test budgets grow larger, throwing more people at the problem is not the solution. A few items that are creating enormous pressure are: Application complexity increasing faster than test teams and tools can keep…