The Role of the Tester

QA staff members are commonly known as testers, but the role of a tester should go beyond the simple notion of verification testing. The primary responsibility—and passion—should be to contribute to the highest quality of the final product. Quality assurance staff are responsible for verifying that a releasable software product achieves a high level of … Continued

Functionize Now Integrates with Heroku CI!

For enterprises that need turnkey CI, Heroku provides an end-to-end automated solution that integrates the wide variety of tools needed to build, test, and deploy applications, eliminating the usual provisioning, configuration, and management of pipelines involving development, test, staging, and production environments. Today, Heroku is announcing general availability (GA) of Heroku CI Parallel Test Runs … 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

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

The Future of Test Automation | Part 2 of 2 with Rebecca Karch

Yesterday we shared the first half of our two-part conversation with Rebecca Karch, QA advisor and former VP of Customer Success at TurnKey Solutions, to discuss the evolving role of QA, especially as it relates to continuous delivery. The final half of Rebecca’s conversation will cover: Today’s test automation challenges Trends that are shaping the future … Continued