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AI Test Automation: The AI Test Bots Are Coming
Posted by Greg Sypolt in AgileGuest Blog PostsMachine LearningQuality Assurance

You’ve heard of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The term has been around since Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon, and Cliff Shaw wrote the Logic Theorist in the 1950s. Historically, it’s safe to say you haven’t often heard AI and test automation discussed in tandem. But that is changing. AI testing automation is poised to play an increasingly important role in the future of automated [...]

Outfitting a Testing Tool Belt
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

The best way to approach software testing starts by planning a path for getting your software to production. A key step here is to identify a testing tool belt that aligns with the route you plan to take. In the case of Gannett | USA Today Network, where I work, our testing tool belt has all the information on what we use and how we use it. It's the central location for documentation around the [...]

Getting Started With Visual Regression Testing Using Intern and Sauce Labs
Posted by Dylan Schiemann in Guest Blog Posts

Intern is a modern, flexible, open source JavaScript testing stack from SitePen and the JS Foundation for tests authored in JavaScript, ES6+, or TypeScript. Intern supports the following feature set: Full testing lifecycle support: Unit, functional, integration, and system testing Author: Modern JS (ES5, ES6+, TypeScript, etc.) with any toolkit or framework Multiple environments: Run tests in [...]

Mobile Apps and Continuous Delivery
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous DeliveryGuest Blog PostsMobile

You can build a continuous delivery pipeline for any type of app—whether it’s designed to run on a desktop, mobile device, server, or anything else. But that doesn’t mean that the continuous delivery chain you create for one category of application will be identical to the one you build for a different type of app. The approach you take to continuous delivery will vary [...]

QA is Not Enough: You Need to Engineer Productivity
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Guest Blog PostsQAQuality AssuranceQuality Engineering

The Tides of Change If you stay at a company long enough, you see a lot of changes in leadership and organizational “restructuring.” Most of the time, you just ride it out with little impact in your day-to-day work, and before you know it—the next wave has come in, and things shift again. (And if you have really been there a long time, you see the same patterns repeating.) Until [...]

New Relic Synthetics Monitoring Using Selenium

What is New Relic Synthetics Monitoring? It allows us to simulate user behavior on development, staging, and production websites using Selenium, and monitor web application performance. New Relic Synthetics Monitoring collects various data points from load times, load size, failures, https status codes, downtimes, and more when running Selenium on your web application. The data gives more insight [...]

Mock Frameworks vs. Microsoft Fakes
Posted by Michael Churchman in Guest Blog PostsQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

Should you mock it or fake it? That’s a question you probably find yourself asking when designing a software testing strategy. It isn't always easy to decide which mock framework is best for testing your code. For developers using Microsoft Visual Studio, the most basic choice is whether to use VS' built-in Microsoft Fakes framework, or a third-party/open source framework such as Moq or [...]

Polymer Web Component Unit Testing

"What is Google’s Polymer Project?" This is typically what I hear when I begin talking about this brand-new web component technology my company is using to implement a responsive web application. The Polymer Project is a library for creating web components, which align with W3C standards and provide a set of features for creating custom HTML elements. It is designed to make it easier and [...]

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