How Functionize Stimulates Developer Driven Testing

Testing is a critical part of the process for any development project. However, there are many different ways you can approach testing. Knowing what’s best for your team comes down to understanding the many different testing options, how they work, and what they’re best suited for. Developer Driven Testing is one of those options. Developer … Continued

How Functionize Fits into a CI/CD Pipeline

Implementing test automation into a CI/CD pipeline can be very challenging. One major challenge is the lack of tools in the industry that can truly automate application testing. The essence of continuous integration and delivery is the ability to detect, categorize, and test a continuous flow of application/system changes. Another important factor is the need … Continued

Case study: Functionize Eliminates Agvance Test Maintenance with Machine Learning

Background Through their Agvance product line, Software Solutions Integrated, LLC (SSI) has become one of the most well-respected providers of integrated software to retailers in the agriculture sector. Agvance has been developed over a number of years and provides retailers with focused solutions for agronomy, grain management, energy management, and accounting. In early 2017 the … Continued

Natural Language Processing: The Future of Test Creation

Test creation is evolving. As legacy challenges persist—and new challenges arise—test creation must become easier and more responsive. Many QA experts agree that the changes presently underway in the software industry-at-large are considerably more volatile than any previous evolution. Except for small, experimental software projects, test creation must evolve because modern application development continues to … Continued

Top 4 Benefits of Smoke Testing, and How to Automate

Smoke testing is a preliminary level of testing that ensures all basic components of an application are functioning properly. A smoke test does not penetrate into details of the app, but only tests major functions. The phrase “smoke test” originally came from testing hardware, in which engineers performed quick initial tests to confirm basic, safe … Continued

A QA Perspective on Measuring and Managing Technical Debt

Here’s a typical scenario in many development teams all around the world: The sprint is nearing completion, and the profile on that burndown chart remains at the same crazy angle. As it was in the last sprint, and the sprint before that. Same as it ever was. (Is that Talking Heads song stuck in your … Continued

Building a Test Automation Team

There is no shortage of discussion in the software industry about who should own the responsibility for designing, creating, and maintaining test automation. Automation roles and team structures vary across different companies, teams, and development scenarios. The concern for test automation roles tends to elevate when startups move into a growth spurt, or when a … Continued

Cultivating the Right Mindset for Successful Test Automation

Test automation has an indisputable number of benefits, but most automation initiatives head towards failure because the team doesn’t prepare or plan. Building a test automation strategy that will effectively support the needs of your team and business goals can be quite challenging. For many teams, traceability issues, cultural inhibitors, and scripting language skill sets … Continued