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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, 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 planning. Requirements are the blueprint which guides… 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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Benefits of Using Relational Databases in Automated Software Testing

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  By Seth Watts—As IDT continues to grow and develop additional automated software testing capabilities, at least one trend seems to emerge: all of our solutions utilize a relational database in some capacity. What benefits do relational databases provide for software in general, and more specifically, for automated testing tools and products? Benefits to Software… Read more »

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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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