Posts Tagged: ATRT: Test Manager

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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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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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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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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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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Message-Based Testing has its Benefits

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Often when people think of automated software testing they think of simply automating the actions a user or test engineer takes to interact with the system’s GUI and verify the system’s response.  For many systems and tests, automated GUI-based testing is a great strategy.  However, GUI-based testing has limitations and may not be the best… Read more »

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IDT Director to Present at the 15th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

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On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, IDT Director, Elfriede Dustin will present a paper at the NDIA’s 15th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference and Defense Tech Exposition sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). The event will be held in Hyattsville, MD. The conference brings together DoD decision-makers with scientists and engineers and will… Read more »

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Designing Scalable Software Tests and Applying Automated Testing

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By Tony Reinert—As software products grow in both size and complexity, so does the effort required to test these products. During the product development lifecycle, testing is typically conducted at: unit, class, subsystem, system, and system-of-systems levels. Oftentimes, the responsibility to conduct this testing falls on multiple individuals or teams. For instance, developers may conduct… Read more »

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