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IDT Participates in Test and Evaluation Symposium

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October 6, 2014—This week, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) is exhibiting and speaking at ITEA’s Annual Test and Evaluation Symposium, October 6-9, 2014, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The event, entitled T&E to Achieve Better Buying Power, is expected to attract a large audience of professionals from government and industry who are involved… Read more »

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IDT Launches Fall College Recruiting Effort

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September 11, 2014—This week, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) will launch its fall college recruiting effort. We have career opportunities for full-time software developers and systems engineers, as well as positions available in our summer internship program. On Friday, September 12, IDT representatives will travel to career fairs at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey… Read more »

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IDT’s Four Offices Respond to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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September 10, 2014—In late August, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) joined the recent phenomenon known as the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for ALS. IDT’s Fall River office kicked off the effort on August 21 with their video and a challenge to the Arlington office. Arlington answered the call to action the next… Read more »

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Automated Software Testing and Analysis for Mission-Critical Systems

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At IDT, our goal is to provide unsurpassed automated software testing and analysis solutions for mission-critical systems. Throughout our many blogs, we describe how we address that objective. We have presented case studies, explored the technical details of automation and explained how our various products are used. Our new infographic gives an overview of our… Read more »

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Information Security Solutions for Enterprise Systems

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Breaches in information security have been populating the press regularly. Consider the ever-expanding list of nationwide retailers that have been hit with massive consumer information leaks in the last year, including: Target, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s. In the realm of national defense, the transgressions of Edward Snowden are well-known. Cyber intrusions can jeopardize sensitive information… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Regression Testing of a Shipboard Control System

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Background: Regression testing is a type of software testing that involves retesting software after changes or enhancements have been introduced to a system. As a result, one of the goals of regression testing is to assess whether functionality previously delivered continues to operate as expected following these changes.  The most common technique used to meet… Read more »

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Automated Data Analysis: Not Just for World Cup Winners

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By Elfriede Dustin—The 2014 World Cup is now over. It captured the hearts of millions throughout the last four weeks. Most will say the best team won: Germany. Now the analysis begins. How did Germany do it? In addition to having players that are groomed for the game from a young age, outstanding coaches and… Read more »

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Overcoming Test Data Shortfalls

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By Tony Reinert—At some point during the software development lifecycle, actual test data are needed to run through the software’s interfaces, classes and algorithms. Test data will most likely be loaded into a message stimulator, test harness, simulation environment, automated testing tool, or simply, a unit test. Oftentimes, it is labor intensive to fabricate data,… Read more »

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Automated Testing Based on a Prioritized Feature Schedule

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Structuring a clear and concise schedule of testing features and timing can be challenging. Frequent changes can have a direct impact on the stability of a software release, requiring rework and affecting both development and testing. However, testing feature reprioritization is common for automated testing  efforts as other factors such as business changes or new technologies… Read more »

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Using Metrics to Improve Software Testing

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Metrics are a useful tool for evaluating the health, quality, and progress of an automated software testing effort. Metrics can also be used to examine past performance, current status, and future trends. Without metrics, it would be almost impossible to quantify, explain or demonstrate quality. Metrics also help demonstrate return on investment (ROI). As once quoted… Read more »

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