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Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) Gives Back

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Software Testers Participate in Jeans Day Fundraiser to Help the Homeless Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) recently took a brief break from its laser focus on Automated Software Testing to give its attention to another cause. Earlier this month, IDT employees were asked to donate a minimum of $5.00 to a nonprofit that helps the homeless. In exchange for their… Read more »

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Digging Deeper into the Benefits of Automated Software Testing: Part Four

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Automated Software Testing offers testers a broad range of advantages. Many software testing activities inherently lend themselves to automation because they are too tedious to implement using manual methods. But the list of benefits is longer than that. Our three previous blogs on this topic addressed twelve of the benefits. In this final blog, we… Read more »

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Defense Needs Better Ways to Test Software

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By Bernie Gauf, CEO of IDT Originally published in National Defense magazine-October 2013  Developing software for the Defense Department has many inherent challenges, not the least of which is testing. Traditional software testing for defense systems consumes up to 50 percent of development resources. Yet, it is only during this phase that engineers can be assured… Read more »

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Digging Deeper into the Benefits of Automated Software Testing: Part 1

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In past blogs, we have explored how Automated Software Testing improves software quality while conserving resources. Some of you are already convinced of its effectiveness and are ready to dig deeper into the specifics regarding some of the abilities and savings resulting from Automated Software Testing. If that describes you, please keep reading. This is… 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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Can Automated Software Testing Save Time and Money for My Program?

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In almost every blog, we make the case that Automated Software Testing improves the quality of software programs. But before launching an Automated Software Testing effort, it is prudent to develop a preliminary estimate of the projected time and cost savings that would result. In our experience, it almost always makes good business sense to… 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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