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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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Case Study: Automated Installation Checkout Tests

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Background: This case study will focus on Innovative Defense Technologies’ application of  automated software testing to software included in physical modules (e.g. containers) which are rolled-on/rolled-off the decks of specialized ships.  These containers are routinely swapped on and off ships during an in-dock time period for various critical missions.  When the mission is completed at… Read more »

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Don’t Miss IDT’s Annual Programming Contest!

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If you’ve been reading our recent blogs and following our social media posts—on Facebook and LinkedIn pages—then you probably realize IDT’s annual software programming contest, the 2014 Automated Software Testing Challenge, is right around the corner. We have been encouraging groups of high school and college students to apply for this year’s event. (Teams can still register; check… Read more »

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Programming Contest Scoring Breakdown and Rules

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For those who are interested or following the IDT Programming challenge for High School and College students, this post presents some of the contest rules. In the interest of providing a fair and competitive environment for all participants, the following rules have designed and set into place by the judging body. The judges are made up… Read more »

How Do We Engage Students with our Software Testing Technology?

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There is no shortage of debate about the need for American education to focus on advances in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The conversation takes place at many levels: within academia, industry, and the government. High schools like Stuyvesant High School in New York City and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology… Read more »

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Quality Control: The Predecessor to Automated Software Testing

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You Get What You Inspect As Americans, we love to espouse the virtues of a quality product. When I was growing up in the Midwest, my father was a member of ASQC—the American Society of Quality Control. This was an entity devoted to ensuring that all things quality permeated the manufacturing industry. Much like we… Read more »

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ROI Calculations for Automated Software Testing

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Calculating the ROI for the implementation of an Automated Software Testing program is a detailed, worthwhile activity that includes considering various criteria. An experienced partner like IDT can walk you through various metrics and factors that should be considered. These usually include: test setup time savings, test development time savings, test execution time savings and test evaluation/diagnostics time savings…. Read more »

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Justifying the Investment in Automated Software Testing

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As we continue to explore the topic of making the business case for Automated Software Testing, one of the key concerns relates to cost. You may be fully aware of the benefits of automation, and even willing to champion its implementation, but it is important to be able to articulate the case for automation in… Read more »

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Defect Density – Automated Software Testing Metric

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Metrics are an important factor when evaluating the effectiveness of an automated software testing effort. Defect density is another well known metric. (See previous blogs on other testing metrics). Defect density is a measure of the total known defects divided by the size of the software entity being measured. This software entity could be a subset or component of the… Read more »