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Defect Tracking & Reporting: More Efficient with Automated Software Testing

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The defect tracking lifecycle is a critical component of any software testing program. Documentation of defects needs to be thorough and all of the stakeholders need to understand the process, its implications and the results. This includes monitoring error status and implementing corrections. Defect tracking tools can be purchased or developed in-house. Once tools are… Read more »

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White, Grey, Black – Does your Automated Software Testing Solution Measure Up?

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By Elfriede Dustin–Currently numerous automated software testing solutions are available on the market. Deciding which solution to choose is tough. After an initial high-level evaluation, some users will think most tools are created equal and choose their solution based on market share or may select a product based on cost. Before you choose an Automated… Read more »

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Software Testing: Know Your Exit Criteria

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Software testing is a dynamic process. Especially on large, highly complex software systems, the volume of testing that can be conducted is seemingly endless. For testing to be productive, a test plan that includes quality guidelines must be defined. The plan should discuss a measureable way to know when testing is complete, also known as… Read more »

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What Is A Metric?

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Metrics can aid in improving your organizations automated software testing process and tracking its status. If you can measure something, then you have something you can quantify. If you can quantify something, then you can explain it in more detail and know something more about it. If you can explain it, then you have a better chance to attempt to improve upon it, and so on... Read More »

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The Better the Data the Better the Software Test

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A significant component of the software testing lifecycle involves the generation and targeted use of test data. Good test data is useful in enhancing testability. Accurate data content can improve test functionality and reduce maintenance efforts. Conversely, if test data is poor, functional testing and performance can suffer….... Read More »

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Should IT Contractors Re-evaluate their Software Testing Strategies?

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In May, the CEO of IDT, Bernie Gauf, wrote this article for Washington Technology, an online source for executives providing services to the government market. It addresses some of the IT challenges facing government contractors today….
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Saving Time and Cutting Costs in Software Testing

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Although ideas leading to efficiency in software development receive lots of attention, innovations in software testing are often ignored. This is ironic given the fact that about 50% of software development schedules and resources are devoted to testing…... Read More »

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Case Study: Automated Event Reconstruction

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Background: System of system testing is complex, costly, and time consuming.  These factors are driven primarily by the need to not only assess the performance of each individual system but also assess the aggregate performance of the system of systems.  Performance assessments typically require the conduct of tests, real-time evaluation of results and also significant… Read more »

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Software Testing Challenges

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Today, software engineers and developers are called upon to produce highly complex, broadly functional software with maximum efficiency. Cost and time are important factors to every customer. Additionally, the quality of the final product is essential. Delivering on all three fronts is no small feat. These expectations have a direct bearing on the software test… Read more »

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Interoperability – Standardized Test Information Interchange

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Have you ever tried switching from one automated testing tool to another but decided not to make the move because you already had too much time invested and too many automated test cases that existed using the old solution? Hundreds of automated software testing tools solutions currently exist and each provides their own development language for automating… Read more »