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Making the Business Case for Automated Software Testing

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In previous blogs, we have explored the many benefits of implementing Automated Software Testing throughout the software development process. These include saving time, decreasing costs and dramatically improving software quality.  Once you understand the value of Automated Software Testing, how do you convince your team of its importance? In this series of blogs, we will… Read more »

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Percent of Automated Software Testing Test Coverage

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Another automated software testing metric we want to consider is Percent of Automated Testing Test Coverage.  That is a long title for a metric to determine how much test coverage is the automated testing actually achieving?  It is a metric which indicates the completeness of the testing. This metric is less focused on measuring how… Read more »

IDT Announces Enhancements to ATRT: Test Manager

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On November 4, 2013, IDT’s automated software testing team announced the release of several significant enhancements to its industry-leading software testing product, Automated Test and ReTest (ATRT): Test Manager. The latest version expands the capabilities of IDT’s powerful automated software testing solution. ATRT: Test Manager, version 5.6.7, has added support for RTI DDS (Data Distribution Service)… Read more »

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Is your “Defect Leakage” out of control?

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Much has been reported in the news lately about several high-visibility software systems– e.g. commonapp.org, healthcare.gov, united.com, etc.– whose extensive defect leakage affects many. We calculate defect leakage in software systems as follows: the number of high priority defects found in the production phase, divided by the number of high priority defects found in the testing phase, multiplied by 100…. Read more »

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) Gives Back

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Software Testers Participate in Jeans Day Fundraiser to Help the Homeless Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) recently took a brief break from its laser focus on Automated Software Testing to give its attention to another cause. Earlier this month, IDT employees were asked to donate a minimum of $5.00 to a nonprofit that helps the homeless. In exchange for their… Read more »

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Automation Progress Metric

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Continuing in our discussion of metrics that can be applied to testing processes, Automation Progress is another useful metric. It refers to the percent of automatable test cases and asks the question, “How many test cases have been automated at a given time?” Basically, this metric evaluates how well one is doing in the goal… Read more »

Digging Deeper into the Benefits of Automated Software Testing: Part Four

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Automated Software Testing offers testers a broad range of advantages. Many software testing activities inherently lend themselves to automation because they are too tedious to implement using manual methods. But the list of benefits is longer than that. Our three previous blogs on this topic addressed twelve of the benefits. In this final blog, we… Read more »

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Software Testing Tools Standardization – Are you ready?

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By Elfriede Dustin–In our August blog on interoperability we discussed the need for standardized test information interchange among automated testing solutions. As mentioned, we at IDT, along with others in industry, are working to get the Test Information Interchange (TestIF) standard officially approved via the OMG standards body (www.omg.org). Here is the latest update on… Read more »

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Digging Deeper into the Benefits of Automated Software Testing: Part Three

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Current news headlines give us notable examples of large, complex software systems that could have benefited from additional testing prior to release. But even with best laid plans, when deadlines loom and customers are waiting, time has a way of evaporating. This is the third in a series of four blogs on this topic–beginning on… Read more »

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Percent Automatable

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At the beginning of an automated software testing effort, the project is either automating existing manual test procedures, starting a new automation effort from scratch, or some combination of both. Whichever the case, a percent automatable metric can be determined.  Percent automatable can be defined as: of a set of given test cases, how many… Read more »