On September 9, 1947, Grace Hopper recorded the first computer bug ever in the Harvard Mark II computer’s logbook. The bug in question? Believe it or not, an actual bug – a moth – flew into the relay contacts in the computer and got stuck. Hopper duly taped the moth into the logbook. Then she added the explanation: “First actual case of bug being found.” (This might be the most famous moth in history.)
If only things were this simple today. As software continuously grows in complexity, so does the process of testing and debugging. Nowadays, the lifecycle of a bug in software can be lengthy, costly, and frustrating.Read more…
A few weeks back, Applitools made the trip just up the road from our headquarters to take part in DevOps World | Jenkins World San Francisco. The event is an international event that provides opportunities to learn, explore, network and help shape the future of DevOps and CI with Jenkins. It’s always an exciting and energizing event and this year proved no different as we were able to network and engage with leading minds in the world of software development.
While we were there, James Lamberti, our Chief Marketing Officer, had the honor of sitting down with Jayne Groll, CEO of the DevOps Institute, to talk shop and explore some of the ways Applitools has changed how organizations are able to use visual testing to deliver better UI/UX for their customers. Here are some of the highlights of that conversation. Read more…
Test Automation thought leaders gathered for a round-table discussion about the upcoming trends, best practices, tools, and ideas that will shape your Dev/Test environment in 2019.
Joe Colantonio hosted this all-star expert panel, including: Angie Jones, Dave Haeffner, and Gil Tayar – as they shared their thoughts and insights on the hottest topics in test automation and software quality, including:
This week, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Managing Research Director, Torsten Volk, released a new research report featuring Applitools entitled, “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Optimizing DevOps, IT Operations, and Business: EMA Top 3 Report and Decision Guide for Enterprise“.
We were selected based on our AI-powered ability to solve for the complex problem of Automated Visual Testing in DevOps.
Download your free copy of the EMA Top 3 Report here.
To view their report and gather a bunch more information on the research methodology, visit the EMA Top 3 web portal. This research provides guidance for enterprises seeking to optimally leverage today’s AI/ML capabilities, depending on their individual situation and priorities.
This week, we’re joining international software testing and quality assurance (QA) thought leaders at the 2018 Quest for Quality Conference located at The Marker Hotel on Grand Canal Square in Dublin, Ireland.
What is Quest for Quality Conference? Quest for Quality (@Quest_4_Qaulity, #Q4Q2018 ), now in its third year, is a two-day event dedicated to advancing the software testing and quality practices featuring thought leaders addressing challenges and new technologies including AI, machine learning and agile practices. This year’s conference is taking place in Dublin, Ireland from October 3-4.
When done right, test automation is an excellent source of fast feedback for teams. When development check-ins are made, the automated tests are able to verify that the system is still working as expected.
However, for many teams, what is supposed to be this reliable feedback mechanism is nothing more than unstable spaghetti code that requires constant maintenance.
A big reason for the instability of automation code is the lack of good design and architecture. Automation code should be written with the same care and consideration as production code if the team truly wants to see a return on their investment. However, because it is different than production development, it’s not always obvious how to accomplish this.
In this advanced session, Angie Jones discusses the four pillars of object-oriented programming and how to utilize these concepts within test automation development, in order to achieve robust, reliable and maintainable automation code.
Here are some of the talking points Angie covers: Read more…
What is DevOps World | Jenkins World? DevOps World | Jenkins World is an international event that provides opportunities to learn, explore, network and help shape the future of DevOps and Jenkins continuous integration server. This year, it will be hosted at two separate locations: San Francisco, California from September 16-19, and Nice, France from October 22-25.Read more…
In this webinar — hosted by Sumeet Mandloi, Engineering Director @ Dow Jones (Wall Street Journal), and Eran Barlev (Sr. Customer Success Engineer @ Applitools) — you’ll learn how you can easily avoid front-end bugs and visual regressions, as well as substantially increase coverage, by adding automated visual testing to your existing automated test suite.
In addition, Mr. Mandloi shared real-life tips on how to run automated visual testing at scale, with implementation examples from Dow Jones.
It’s not often that software testing makes the news, but when it does, it’s usually because something within the test automation has gone spectacularly wrong. At 8:05 AM on January 13, 2018, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sent out a false missile alert. While there is much that is still unclear regarding exactly what happened, most reports agree that an internal test was treated as a real event. According to The Washington Post, part of the problem may have been caused by a human operator who chose the “Missile alert” instead of the “Test missile alert” from an application menu.
At an industry event recently I had the opportunity to listen to a keynote by Janet Gregory, co-author of “Agile Testing” and “More Agile Testing”. During the talk, Janet asked the audience to pair up. One person stood facing the stage and projected slides, the other to face away. The person facing the slides was to tell their partner what they saw. They had 5 minutes to describe in every detail what was going on in the picture. The person facing away was told to visualize it. To try to remember and visualize every detail spoken to them.
When the clock ticked down and the five minutes were up. Janet asked the folks facing away from the image if they thought they had a good visualization of the image. Of course they did, they’d just heard 5 minutes worth of words detailing it.
Then she asked everyone to look at the image.
Watch this on-demand webinar, presented by automation expert Marcus Merrell, and learn how to provide real-time insights that matter to decision makers – with automated analytics testing.
Full recording and slide-deck are below. Read more…
Watch Jonathan Lipps’ in-depth overview of the mobile test automation landscape: past present and future, including an in-depth analysis of current frameworks and what’s in store for Appium.Read more…
Today’s mobile app development cycle demands short sprints to enable faster deployments. Time allowed for development is shrinking, with even less time for testing. Testing and development must also be scalable as teams face high pressure deadlines, while focusing on quality throughout the pipeline.
These dynamics are very well known, and the industry now includes a variety of quality offerings to ensure mobile apps perform great while delivering value to the customer. However, as testing and/or QA teams increasingly test against the varying device types, OS versions, phone sizes and languages, visual testing platforms are emerging to help ensure mobile apps look great and provide the best customer experience possible. This new dimension to mobile testing addresses the downside and impatience end-users have with mobile apps that are not formatted, sized or able to present a visually pleasing experience.Read more…
Watch this exclusive session and learn from top test automation experts about the top trends and tools that will dominate your work environment in 2018, and leading skills and best practices that can accelerate your career.
Automation Guild Conf founder Joe Colantonio will host a panel with 3 Dev/Test thought leaders: Angie Jones, Richard Bradshaw, and Gil Tayar.
They will discuss major automation skills that are in high demand when hiring test engineers, as well as tools and best practices required to help you deliver faster and better.
Listen to this session, and discover: Read more…
Automating accessibility testing is not only about making it easier for those with disabilities to access your site and app, but also optimizing your overall automated testing efforts, in order to support speedy product delivery without sacrificing software quality.
Watch this webinar to learn how to effectively automate accessibility testing, including: industry standards, challenges, available tools, and see – step by step – how to write a proper automated test. Read more…
Everywhere we look, we see more and more car commercials with the “auto-brake” feature added. Studies show that many car manufacturers are already including this feature into all of their new cars. And a recent survey shows that by the year 2023, over 20 car manufacturers will have this as standard equipment.
If you’re not familiar with “auto-braking” and have missed the humorous and insightful commercials showing how the feature works, then I will explain. While it seems elementary in design, this feature will provide the ability for the vehicle to identify if there is a potential risk of an accident in front of the car. If the speed of the vehicle is greater than what you would expect as you approach an obstacle in front of the car, the system will automatically brake and slow the car – even if the driver is not paying attention. Read more…
Automated End-to End-Testing is a two-edged sword; it can be the hero, saving you during regression testing and preventing faulty releases, or it can be the villain, slowing down the development and release process with flaky, hard to maintain and time-consuming suites that you don’t trust or want.
Test automation expert and leading software developer Fernando Martin have seen both. In this talk, he will go through key lessons he learnt, and how he applied them to open-source AugmentedDriver – a tool that allowed his team to run more than 80,000 tests in a month, running suites of more than 275 tests in less than 15 minutes.
Watch this on-demand webinar, and learn how to: Read more…
Learn how to effectively automate tests for your responsive apps and sites – in this on-demand webinar.
Automatically testing responsive sites and apps can be a challenge, due to the need to cover all supported layouts, their respective navigation, and visible content.
Watch this advanced session, where Applitools co-founder and CTO Adam Carmi implements a complete Selenium-based automated test for a popular responsive website from scratch.
Watch this webinar, and learn how to: Read more…
Watch this amazing Test Automation webinar on-demand, right here!
Watch Brian Jordan from Code.org as he takes you through the ins and outs of developing test automation for the world’s premiere computer-science education platform.
In this webinar, Brian – software engineer at Code.org since 2004 – presented Code.org automated testing suite, including: architecture, frameworks, tools, and best practices – and how those are designed to address complex QA issues, such as visual & functional testing, cross-browser & cross-device testing, and localization testing for over 40 supported languages. Read more…
Thanks for everyone who joined in for our special webinar with Dan Cuellar, creator of Appium: the leading open-source test automation framework for mobile app testing.
Dan shared 10 secrets about Appium that you may have never heard before, talk about what’s new in Appium 1.5 and what’s on the Appium roadmap for the rest of 2016.
Watch it now, right here:
Sure, everything can be found online these days, but sometimes it’s difficult to sift through all the sheer volume of information, to find the good stuff.
Watch test automation expert Peter Kim, and learn how he and his team at Concur Technologies (an SAP company) successfully leverage visual testing to handle thousands of validations per localization.
Peter also shares how much coverage he gained from adding visual testing, as well as the amount of QA resources saved.
This webinar covers: Read more…