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

Functionize Root Cause Analysis & Self-Heal

Overview One of the biggest costs involved in testing is maintaining tests that fail, due to changes over time in the system being tested. A major factor in this cost of test maintenance is that when a test fails, the failing action is often not the root cause of the failure. The root cause may … 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

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

What is Selenium Grid | Scaling Test Executions

Ever since websites grew beyond simple pages of information with photos and started offering interactive services such as online shopping, social media, and video, proper UI testing has been essential. However, testing web applications is often far more complicated than testing an equivalent mobile app, since there’s a much broader matrix of test variables. For … Continued