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The Role of Automated Testing in Continuous Integration

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By Jeff Rose—Over the last few years, software companies have looked to continuous integration (CI) as a way to increase the quality of their products.  The practices of CI also enable organizations to get more from their development, test and quality assurance (QA) teams using their existing resources.  Truly making CI worth the effort requires… Read more »

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Heartbleed’s Case for Test Driven Development

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By Mark Bumiller– Heartbleed is quickly becoming a common word, not only in the IT community but also in the general population. This widespread internet security bug even has multiple obligatory XKCD comics. There has been much talk about the technical details of the bug. The greatest conversation is centered on how this simple bug… Read more »

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Message-Based Testing has its Benefits

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Often when people think of automated software testing they think of simply automating the actions a user or test engineer takes to interact with the system’s GUI and verify the system’s response.  For many systems and tests, automated GUI-based testing is a great strategy.  However, GUI-based testing has limitations and may not be the best… Read more »

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IDT Adds Software Security Management Capability to the ATRT Technology Suite

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On Monday, April 14, 2014, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) announced the release of ATRT: Information Security Manager. This new product protects complex enterprise networks from cyber security threats and is the latest addition to IDT’s automated software testing suite. ATRT: Information Security Manager is an automated solution that enables thorough and efficient software security management… Read more »

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Implementing an Automation Culture: Prevention over Detection

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By Elfriede Dustin—Many information technology companies have realized that their software technology research and development (R&D) efforts also need to include software testing.  Companies on the leading edge of software development such as Facebook, Google or Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), the company I work for, recognize the need for integrated automated testing approaches. Facebook is… Read more »

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IDT Director to Present at the 15th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

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On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, IDT Director, Elfriede Dustin will present a paper at the NDIA’s 15th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference and Defense Tech Exposition sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). The event will be held in Hyattsville, MD. The conference brings together DoD decision-makers with scientists and engineers and will… Read more »

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Designing Scalable Software Tests and Applying Automated Testing

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By Tony Reinert—As software products grow in both size and complexity, so does the effort required to test these products. During the product development lifecycle, testing is typically conducted at: unit, class, subsystem, system, and system-of-systems levels. Oftentimes, the responsibility to conduct this testing falls on multiple individuals or teams. For instance, developers may conduct… Read more »

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IDT CEO and Director to Speak on Automated Software Testing at QUEST Conference

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Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) is partnering with QAI as a sponsor of the 2014 Quality Engineered Software & Testing Conference (QUEST). This premier event for software professionals will be held April 7-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The theme for QUEST 2014, From Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering, will explore proven methods for building… Read more »

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Requirements: The Blueprint for your Automated Testing Effort – Part 2

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As discussed in our last blog, Blueprint for your Automated Testing Effort – Part 1, one of the most important factors in implementing a successful Automated Software Testing (AST) effort is knowing and understanding all of the requirements. These should be gathered and organized in a concise manner, as they will form the basis for effective AST… Read more »

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Requirements: The Blueprint for your Automated Testing Effort – Part 1

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One of the most important factors in implementing a successful Automated Software Testing (AST) effort is knowing and understanding all of the requirements. These include: your user requirements (What does the user want?); the system requirements and use cases (How will the user requirements be implemented?); the test requirements and mission threads (How will the… Read more »

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