Posts Categorized: Software Testing

Overcoming Test Data Shortfalls

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By Tony Reinert—At some point during the software development lifecycle, actual test data are needed to run through the software’s interfaces, classes and algorithms. Test data will most likely be loaded into a message stimulator, test harness, simulation environment, automated testing tool, or simply, a unit test. Oftentimes, it is labor intensive to fabricate data,… Read more »

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Please Fasten Your Seatbelt

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As I sit at my local airport, waiting for my flight to Washington, DC, I pause to appreciate all of the technology that goes into making modern air travel possible. Ticketing systems take in thousands of requests per day and must respond to flight deviations, adverse weather conditions and missed flights. State of the art,… Read more »

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Does Automation Answer Your Software Testing Questions?

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Several of our recent blogs have focused on making the business case for Automated Software Testing. We have described a process by which companies and development teams can evaluate the costs and benefits of a transition from manual testing to automation. Today’s blog will outline where we have been, address other considerations, and wrap up our focus… Read more »

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Is Changing your approach to Software Testing a Risky Business?

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The benefits of implementing automated software testing solutions are abundant. However, in any discussion about making the business case for implementing automated software testing, one area that should not be overlooked is an honest evaluation of the potential risks.  These would include any events, actions, or circumstances that might prevent an automated test program from… Read more »

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A Holiday Gift for Software Testers

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It is no secret that the focus of our business at IDT is on building software testing and analysis solutions that are used every day by large program managers, developers and testers. If you fit into any of those categories, we aim to make your job easier by helping you to transform your software testing…. Read more »

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What Is A Metric? Part II

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In the previous blog on metrics dated August 29,  we mentioned that one of the characteristics of a good metric is simplicity.  Albert Einstein once said, “Make everything simple as possible, but not simpler.”  When applying this wisdom towards automated software testing, you will see that: Simple reduces errors Simple is more effective Simple is elegant… Read more »