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Case Study: Automating System Health Checks

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Background This case study will focus on how IDT applied automation to tests performed on a complex system of systems during the installation process. The automation in this case study was concentrated on the computer and network health checks that were being performed during a 72 hour longevity test that is conducted during the installation… Read more »

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Using Automated Testing to Assess Operator Performance

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By Eric Sweigard—In an earlier post  I offered some thoughts on why automated testing might be of use helping to train operators of systems suited for automated tests.  I also discussed how automated test tools could perform certain training tasks more faithfully than human trainers.  This post will discuss how such tools might be used… Read more »

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Students Arrive at IDT for Internships in Automated Software Testing

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On Monday, May 19, 2014, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) welcomed a group of college students for its robust summer internship program. Throughout this 10 to 12 week program, IDT interns will gain meaningful, hands-on computer engineering experience and receive valuable training in the application of automated software testing technology. The Recruiting Process The students were… Read more »

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Going Deeper: Automated Message Testing

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  By Phil Monte—Many commercial and government test programs place a heavy emphasis on the verification of application behavior from the perspective of the end-user. The approach taken to this verification is to apply testing against the end-user interface. For the past eight years, IDT has provided customers with an enterprise solution to automated GUI-based… Read more »

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IDT Participates in Semper Fi 5K

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On Saturday morning, May 10, 2014, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) participated in the 5th Annual Semper Fi 5K in Washington, DC. A large number of employees from several of IDT’s offices joined about 600 others who ran or walked in the event, which was held at 9am in Anacostia Park. Following the race, event organizers… Read more »

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IDT Supports the Semper Fi Fund

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On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) is sponsoring and participating in the 5th Annual Semper Fi 5K in Washington, DC. About 30 IDT employees have registered to run or walk in the race. IDT joins several other prominent companies as an official sponsor of the event which benefits the Semper Fi Fund,… Read more »

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Is Automated Software Testing Right for My Program?

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While change is hard it can also be good. Consider the move from manual software testing to automated software testing. The benefits of automation are well documented in several places on IDT’s website. They are measurable. Our customers have experienced an average increase in testing productivity of 75%. However, changes of this type can also… Read more »

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IDT CEO Delivers Keynote Address on Software Testing

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Earlier this month, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) partnered with QAI as a sponsor of the 2014 Quality Engineered Software & Testing Conference (QUEST). This premier event for software professionals was held April 7-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The theme for this year’s conference, From Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering, explored best practices for… Read more »

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The Role of Automated Testing in Continuous Integration

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By Jeff Rose—Over the last few years, software companies have looked to continuous integration (CI) as a way to increase the quality of their products.  The practices of CI also enable organizations to get more from their development, test and quality assurance (QA) teams using their existing resources.  Truly making CI worth the effort requires… Read more »

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Heartbleed’s Case for Test Driven Development

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By Mark Bumiller– Heartbleed is quickly becoming a common word, not only in the IT community but also in the general population. This widespread internet security bug even has multiple obligatory XKCD comics. There has been much talk about the technical details of the bug. The greatest conversation is centered on how this simple bug… Read more »

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