Functionize Blog

End-to-End Testing Tools

Software development in the year 2018 is mostly repetitive tasks, and the bulk of testing tasks is now scripted. Combining myriad consoles and scripting languages to achieve CI/T/CD was until recently state-of-the-art automation testing. Ultimately, this craving to...

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Software Testing Fundamentals

Thanks to the innovative, felicitous use of machine learning techniques, Functionize is the harbinger of a new era of testing automation which now transcends compatibility issues and relieves much of the pressure on enterprises to staff QA engineers who wield advanced...

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Unified Integration Testing & Deployment

Intelligent automation testing is the gatekeeper between continuous integration and deployment. Crucial deployment gating decisions pivot on testing. However, testing is often the slowest of the three runners in this relay. Enterprises now realize that true automation...

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The Fully Containerized Testing Strategy

Did you know that Tesla can deploy firmware updates to its Model S seconds after a developer updates a module to improve the car’s acceleration performance or refine the car’s console? Streamlined development-to-deployment efficiency arises elegantly from a smart...

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Alternatives to Selenium IDE

As Selenium IDE’s support within Firefox 55 and onward has been phased out this past August, IDE has found new life with Chrome. While this is great news for existing users of IDE, who understand the practicality of the tool, for those QA engineers and developers who...

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A Brief History of Selenium IDE

Beyond “Never get involved in a land war in Asia” -- if there’s a single rule all coders adhere to before any code push, it’s to run a full regression set. Over the past 15 years, I’ve always sought to release code as efficiently as possible, and the sheer time...

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Ready for an IQ/Test?

Adopting a new QA/Test automation framework isn’t for the faint of heart. Script-oriented tools like Selenium need specialized IT/Ops management. They need to be integrated closely with developer workflow; with build and deploy automation, with CI/CD infrastructure....

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How a Leading CRM Provider Transformed Their Testing

Global-class, enterprise SaaS providers face huge challenges in ensuring their business-critical apps remain available and perform as advertised. Recently, the team at Functionize had an opportunity to examine exactly how conventional test automation frameworks were...

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Why You Can’t Learn If Mistakes Aren’t Made

The saying “fail fast, fail often,” is by no means a new concept to agile teams, but what does it really mean? The idea that failing often is a good thing can be tricky for people to wrap their heads around. After all, we live in a culture that demonizes failure and...

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Software Testing Trends We’ve Seen in 2016… So Far

The software testing industry is ever changing, which is why it’s crucial to keep one’s finger on the pulse. With half of 2016 already behind us, we thought it pertinent to stay up-to-date with the current software testing trends and share our discovery with the...

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