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Continuous Testing: Required, But Not Enough

CI/CD Testing Table Stakes taken Next Level Testing is often ignored when talking about agile, CI/CD and DevOps. And yet, testing is often a major bottleneck in these endeavors. To be successful in any of the above, test must be part of the culture, something done continuously at every build. Ignoring testing in CI/CD is…

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…

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...

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…

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 Selenium and other open source tools/languages are simply outdated for modern web architectures.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