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IDT to Participate in Object Management Group Technical Meeting

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On Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28, 2014, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) will participate in the Object Management Group (OMG) Technical Meeting in Reston, Virginia. OMG is an international technology standards consortium that brings together technology professionals to collaborate around industry topics in a centralized location. The focus of the March 2014 meeting is… Read more »

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Leveraging Automated Testing for Complex IT Systems

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By Tim Schauer—Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) routinely uses automated testing to reduce costs and increase product quality for our customers through the use of our specialized testing tools.  Currently, our main users are Department of Defense clients that have extremely complex embedded systems that must meet thousands of unique and varied requirements.  With the introduction… Read more »

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Case Study: Automating Operability Tests for Complex Systems

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Background: Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) uses case studies of past automation efforts to illustrate both the application and benefits of automated software testing.  This case study will focus on applying automation to operability tests for complex systems used to gather sensor level data.  The sensor data is processed, displayed on consoles and then examined by… Read more »

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Refactor Less with Instant Feedback & Automated Testing

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By Vinny Vallarine– The further into production a software problem is found, the harder and more costly it is to fix, especially when large refactors are required to attain the proper solution.  In an ideal world, software developers writing small bits of functional code would get instant feedback and find out immediately if their code… Read more »

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Automated Software Testing: Practices that Yield Positive Results – Webinar

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This new QAI webinar (link below), led by Elfriede Dustin (IDT), describes various automated software testing practices that have yielded the positive results required of an automated test program. It provides proven examples of best practices in a scriptless automated testing environment using image-based capture. It articulates the process of selecting the best automated software… Read more »

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Can Automation Technology be used in Training?

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By Eric Sweigard– As a former Navy ship captain and a current program manager for automated testing projects at IDT, I couldn’t help but wonder if the power of automation that improves the testing of software-driven systems (like the systems I had on my ships) might also be useful in training operators of those same systems. … Read more »

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IDT Hosts Automated Software Testing Contest for Students

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February 24, 2014–Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) held the final round of this year’s High School and Collegiate Programming Contest on Saturday, February 22, at Washington-Lee High School  in Arlington, Virginia. The competition focused on innovative methods of implementing Automated Software Testing techniques. Several area high school and university teams participated. In the High School Division, Thomas Jefferson High School… Read more »

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Utilizing a Multi-Agent Approach in Automated Software Testing

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By Struan Clark You have a complex engineering problem. Perhaps you need to develop software to optimize logistics for a package delivery company. Maybe you need to make sense of information from a vast customer database. It’s possible you’ve even been told to develop the next generation of routers to manage the ever growing volume… Read more »

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IDT Enhances Recruiting Effort with New Robot

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On Monday, February 17, 2014, two representatives from Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) travelled to Blacksburg, Virginia to recruit prospective employees at the Virginia Tech career fair. They were seeking students interested in careers in automated software testing. But on this trip, they were not alone. Students who visited IDT’s booth were greeted by a new… Read more »

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Creating an Automated Testing Center of Excellence

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By Elfriede Dustin–IDT’s software engineers have set up and work in an Automated Testing Center of Excellence. This environment is characterized by virtualization, automation and continuous integration. Whether it’s used for development testing or system testing, both developers and testers can take advantage of this setting.  For purposes of this discussion, developers and testers will… Read more »

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