Posts Categorized: Automated Software Testing

Submarine Combat Systems Engineering: Application of Mission-Based Testing to Complex Undersea Systems

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Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) was recently featured in an article published in Sea Technology magazine. Entitled Submarine Combat Systems Engineering: Application of Mission-Based Testing to Complex Undersea Systems, the piece discussed the challenges faced by the undersea warfare test community as the systems they support are constantly evolving and growing increasingly complex. As system complexity… Read more »

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Automated Testing Can Limit Technology Failures

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Last week’s news was filled with examples of extensive technology failures. For United Airlines, glitches with their reservations system temporarily grounded almost 5,000 flights. The same day, the New York Stock Exchange’s system went down during trading—apparently due to problems caused by software updates. While initially these issues may have triggered hacking fears, it turns… Read more »

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Is It Time to Re-evaluate Your Software Testing Strategies?

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Written by Bernie Gauf, CEO of Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT); originally published by Washington Technology on May 9, 2013.  IT contractors face the challenge of delivering large, highly complex software systems for the government and its agencies with increasingly limited resources. We are expected to maintain the same high standards while budgets tighten. The mission-critical… Read more »

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Automated Software Testing and Analysis for Mission-Critical Systems

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At IDT, our goal is to provide unsurpassed automated software testing and analysis solutions for mission-critical systems. Throughout our many blogs, we describe how we address that objective. We have presented case studies, explored the technical details of automation and explained how our various products are used. Our new infographic gives an overview of our… Read more »

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Automated Testing Based on a Prioritized Feature Schedule

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Structuring a clear and concise schedule of testing features and timing can be challenging. Frequent changes can have a direct impact on the stability of a software release, requiring rework and affecting both development and testing. However, testing feature reprioritization is common for automated testing  efforts as other factors such as business changes or new technologies… Read more »

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Using Metrics to Improve Software Testing

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Metrics are a useful tool for evaluating the health, quality, and progress of an automated software testing effort. Metrics can also be used to examine past performance, current status, and future trends. Without metrics, it would be almost impossible to quantify, explain or demonstrate quality. Metrics also help demonstrate return on investment (ROI). As once quoted… Read more »

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Dispelling Automated Testing Myths

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By Vinny Vallarine—It seems those of us in the software community fall into one of two camps with regard to automated testing.  On one side, there are those of us who are fully engaged.  We’ve embraced the concept of test automation, truly believe in it, and have successfully integrated its methodologies into our organizations.  I… Read more »

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Building Effective Automated Tests

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By Struan Clark—Structuring automated tests effectively is perhaps the most critical aspect of test design as it is easy to build tests in a way that makes them unmaintainable and unreliable. Limiting the Scope of  Automated Test Steps The most important part of automated test design is limiting the scope of a specific automated test… Read more »

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Developing an Automated Software Testing Strategy

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Several of our previous blogs have discussed the importance of requirements and the fact that these serve as the blueprints for an effective automated software testing program. Once requirements are finalized, the next step in the automation process is to develop an automated test strategy. A well-defined automated test strategy includes the objectives, scope, approach,… Read more »

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Using Automated Testing to Assess Operator Performance

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By Eric Sweigard—In an earlier post  I offered some thoughts on why automated testing might be of use helping to train operators of systems suited for automated tests.  I also discussed how automated test tools could perform certain training tasks more faithfully than human trainers.  This post will discuss how such tools might be used… Read more »

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