Risk-based Testing — When and How?

Risk-based Testing — When and How? QA as insurance for managing risk Empowering Test Automation This post covers Risk-based Testing in the QA industry. Test management tools help testers prioritize risks and inform business stakeholders on overall testing status. Using test automation tools like Functionize, testers can manage risk more effectively. Software testing has undergone … Continued

AI – artificial, yes, but is it really intelligent?

Have you ever wondered what artificial intelligence really is?  Recently I found a great blog from a Cambridge Professor that addresses AI. Reading it got me thinking. What do we really mean by artificial intelligence in the context of software testing? I thought I’d share some of my thoughts with you… This portrait was created … Continued

CLI Test Integration now possible

CLI test integration is now possible!   Works with any OS   Create, run and edit Functionize tests from the command line Functionize’s new CLI allows you to create, edit and run our AI tests from the command line. The CLI supports Windows, MacOS and Linux, and you can run tests on any environment, even … Continued

Is QA/Testing Prepared for AI?

For decades Artificial Intelligence has been a dream for researchers and the stuff of dystopian nightmares for the general public. AI has been alternately described as a potential savior of mankind or as the technology that will finally destroy us. When it was released in 1984, The Terminator painted a grim vision of a world … Continued

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Improving Software Quality

Marc Andreessen famously said that software is eating the world. This notion, that every company must become first and foremost a software company, is hardly a radical notion these days. However, even as businesses across industries have invested deeply in their software capabilities, they are now struggling with the complexities of modern software development and … Continued

How AI Enables Teams To “Shift Left” with Software Testing

Software testing is such an integral part of the modern IT industry that sometimes we forget that back in the day, there wasn’t even a specific testing phase of software development. Now, engineers build their entire career on testing software before release, and Quality Assurance has become a key aspect of the development cycle. Consequently, … 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

Top 7 Reasons to Move Your Tests to the Cloud | What You Are Missing if You Don’t

Cloud computing is a truly transformative technology, ranking alongside such developments such as steam power, the internal combustion engine, and electricity. The cloud powers almost everything in our modern lives, from social media and video streaming to mobile apps and Internet search. Without the cloud, companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix simply couldn’t … Continued