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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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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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Dispelling Automated Testing Myths

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By Vinny Vallarine—It seems those of us in the software community fall into one of two camps with regard to automated testing.  On one side, there are those of us who are fully engaged.  We’ve embraced the concept of test automation, truly believe in it, and have successfully integrated its methodologies into our organizations.  I… Read more »

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Building Effective Automated Tests

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By Struan Clark—Structuring automated tests effectively is perhaps the most critical aspect of test design as it is easy to build tests in a way that makes them unmaintainable and unreliable. Limiting the Scope of  Automated Test Steps The most important part of automated test design is limiting the scope of a specific automated test… Read more »

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Developing an Automated Software Testing Strategy

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Several of our previous blogs have discussed the importance of requirements and the fact that these serve as the blueprints for an effective automated software testing program. Once requirements are finalized, the next step in the automation process is to develop an automated test strategy. A well-defined automated test strategy includes the objectives, scope, approach,… 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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