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Scalability in Automated Testing

When discussing test automation, it can be helpful to think explicitly of automated test execution, because the majority of those involved in the process are referring to automating the test execution. Such a focus on automating the execution of the tests makes it plain that even non-technical testers can access and use the automation tools. Modern AI-driven automation technology (such as you’ll find in Functionize) makes it much easier for teams to collaborate and benefit from automated testing.

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Impact of AI on business

Since the phrase was coined in the 1950s, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has often been associated with dystopian Sci-Fi films (think HAL in 2001, a Space Odyssey or Skynet in the Terminator series). For years, AI remained largely in the realms of Science Fiction....

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User Acceptance Testing

In the history of software, there have been many classic examples of well-executed code that is so poorly designed for users that it ended up alienating the user base or became a complete failure. Some of you may remember “Clippy”, Microsoft’s infamously bad Office...

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SW Testing in Small Batches Drives Higher Quality

Since the 1950s, developments teams have been asking, “Why waste any time in premature testing when we know that the product will change substantially before we reach dev-complete—and we’ll need to rerun many of the same tests?” The thinking is: Let’s save the effort...

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5 Ways to Increase Customer Retention

Depending on who you ask, retaining customers is either valuable — or really, really valuable. By some estimates, a repeat customer is the equivalent of striking gold. One study found that increasing customer retention rates by 5% increased a business’s profits by 25%...

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The Importance of Beta Testing

Years ago, the great statistician George E. P. Box once wrote once, “Discovering the unexpected is more important than confirming the known.“ Without question, this certainly applies to software development. Lamentably, beta testing often is neglected or...

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