Posts Tagged: ATRT: Test Manager

IDT CEO and Director to Speak on Automated Software Testing at QUEST Conference

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Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) is partnering with QAI as a sponsor of the 2014 Quality Engineered Software & Testing Conference (QUEST). This premier event for software professionals will be held April 7-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The theme for QUEST 2014, From Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering, will explore proven methods for building… Read more »

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Case Study: Automating Operability Tests for Complex Systems

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Background: Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) uses case studies of past automation efforts to illustrate both the application and benefits of automated software testing.  This case study will focus on applying automation to operability tests for complex systems used to gather sensor level data.  The sensor data is processed, displayed on consoles and then examined by… Read more »

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Refactor Less with Instant Feedback & Automated Testing

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By Vinny Vallarine– The further into production a software problem is found, the harder and more costly it is to fix, especially when large refactors are required to attain the proper solution.  In an ideal world, software developers writing small bits of functional code would get instant feedback and find out immediately if their code… Read more »

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Automated Software Testing: Practices that Yield Positive Results – Webinar

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This new QAI webinar (link below), led by Elfriede Dustin (IDT), describes various automated software testing practices that have yielded the positive results required of an automated test program. It provides proven examples of best practices in a scriptless automated testing environment using image-based capture. It articulates the process of selecting the best automated software… Read more »

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Case Study: Automating Performance Tests for Complex Systems

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Background: This case study will focus on applying automated software testing to performance and functional tests against complex system of systems. These tests are run on multiple systems with multiple operator views.  These operators interact with the various consoles and are required to coordinate actions that appear on multiple display consoles throughout the test.  They… Read more »

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Bringing Artistic Freedom to Software Testing

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By Vinny Vallarine What is it that attracts engineers to software development? It is a field that incorporates intellectual engagement, strict rules and processes, and creative freedom. For many, the artistic piece is the main lure.  For this group, nothing can compete with the artistic freedom inherent in developing and testing software. However, there are… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Installation Checkout Tests

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Background: This case study will focus on Innovative Defense Technologies’ application of  automated software testing to software included in physical modules (e.g. containers) which are rolled-on/rolled-off the decks of specialized ships.  These containers are routinely swapped on and off ships during an in-dock time period for various critical missions.  When the mission is completed at… Read more »

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Case Study: Automated Endurance Tests

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Background: In this case study, we discuss IDT’s success in applying automation to a very common type of software testing called an “endurance” or “longevity” test.  In general, endurance or longevity tests, if done manually, are very time consuming and labor intensive. The environment we were faced with involved a very large, complex, mission-critical system… Read more »

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Case Study: Automation for Shipboard Network Interface Test Procedures

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Background: This effort was focused on using automation and automated software testing strategies to support network interface test procedures to verify shipboard networks and configurations.  The configuration included over 90 mission critical devices connected via a network of networks onboard the ship. The test comprised of node availability tests; port status; network path verification, security… Read more »

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Case Study: Automation of Shipboard Test Procedures

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Background: This effort was focused on using automation and automated software testing strategies to support test procedures that are run on ships to verify system functionality. The software systems on board ships are increasingly complex. Additionally, the time and effort required for crew members to run test procedures continues to grow, while also demanding increasing… Read more »

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