Dan Gannon, New VP of Global Alliance & Channels, Dives into Functionize

Functionize welcomes Dan Gannon as our new VP of Global Alliance and Channels.  Dan is an experienced technology executive with over 30 years of expertise in enterprise software—having journeyed across a wide variety of software products, solutions, and industry verticals. Since 2006, Dan has been focusing on business development and solutions architecture in the software … Continued

AI Software Testing: No Scripts, Cloud-Based

Part Three of a Three-Part Series AI — Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Machine Vision — enable Functionize to robustly ingest, model, analyze, and reliably emulate human interactions with web applications. Cloud technology helps deliver this intelligence responsively and economically, at scale. The combination of very high-quality, mature, lexical analysis of live web pages … Continued

AI Software Testing: Machine Learning

Part Two of a Three-Part Series Machine Learning lets testing software extract important features from fuzzy and fast-changing information — exploiting a basic understanding that “everything is data”. Machine learning is at the leading edge of much of today’s most exciting research in AI, data mining, optimization, speech processing, and related fields. And it’s a … Continued

AI Software Testing: Making QA ‘Smarter’

Part One of a Three-Part Series No sci-fi required — Artificial Intelligence — Machine Learning, Machine Vision, and related technologies — can dramatically improve your QA and software testing _today_. (But here’s the catch: reality is both more powerful and way less sexy, than you might think.) Recent blogs and articles — some causing buzz … Continued

Challenges and Benefits of Automating Testing for Microservices | Part 2

In the first part of this blog, I gave you an overview of how the microservices architecture differs from the classic monolithic software architecture and we explored why microservices are so hard to test using traditional testing methodologies. I gave 5 tips for how you might approach your test planning and briefly touched on serverless … Continued

Automating Visual Testing

Convolutional neural nets — and a superb new test-set — help Functionize perform web visual (and machine-vision-enhanced functional) testing that’s fast, robust, and resource-efficient Determining if web pages have been been correctly rendered is essential to website testing. If a layout breaks, if controls render outside the viewport or selectors stack in the wrong z-index … Continued

Alternatives to Selenium IDE

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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. Test scripts need to be coded, debugged, executed and actioned, maintained and extended — this effort (actually these efforts, … Continued