Our spotlight turns its focus to Inflectra corporation, provider of ALM tools to discuss testing trends and its impact on enterprises. Inflectra is a privately held software company dedicated to helping our customers - large corporations, small businesses, professional services firms, government agencies and individual developers – with the means to effectively and affordably manage their software development lifecycles, so as to decrease the time to market and increase return on investment.
SilkTest the complete web and app test automation solution from Borland has released version 13.5. The major highlights of the release are the support for testing of Windows 8 Apps and enhanced support for Web 2.0 testing capabilities with support for latest version of Chrome including version 19, 20 and 21, Firefox including version 12,13 and 14 and IE 10. Improvements in the UI makes Silk Test easier to use in comparison to the previous releases.
In today’s scenario, digital content is accessed not only though TV sets confined to living room of the house, but through multiple devices, platforms and services, which often accompany the users wherever they go. This also increases the risk involved during digital data transmission and data access through apps on various devices. This creates a need for tamper-proof software protection solutions that developers can use to maintain the integrity of their content and business models, and guard against threats such as reverse-engineering and other attacks.
Session-based test management (SBTM) is a technique for managing exploratory testing. SBTM helps bridle the randomness around Exploratory Testing to some extent without compromising on the essence of Exploratory Testing. SBTM overcomes the major issues involved with exploratory testing like the lack of methods that provide the visibility of the progress made with Exploratory Testing (ET) and test coverage achieved with ET.
Parasoft, a provider of software development and testing tools has announced the availability of API’s to its Development Testing Platform. The Parasoft development testing platform integrates static analysis, unit testing, coverage analysis, peer code review, run-time error detection and traceability to provide real time process visibility. Open sourcing the API’s gives the opportunity to users of the tool to integrate any SDLC tool into this platform, be it an internal tool, open source or commercial off the shelf tool.
NT OBJECTives provider of software, SaaS and services solutions designed to help organizations build most comprehensive, efficient and accurate web application security program has announced the availability of the latest version of NTOEnterprise. NTOEnterprise 2.0 enables organizations to plan, manage, control and measure thousands of web application scans. The resultant detailed picture that the users get helps them prioritize areas of greatest risk across the enterprise.
TestStudio by Telerik, is a complete WebUI testing tool, the major advantage lies in the fact that it can also be used for conducting Performance Testing of the Application Under Test (AUT) without changing the setup, there and then. The tool is gaining momentum with its upcoming releases, by building upon its existing feature set and excellent customer support.
With globalization and emergence of new technologies the testing strategies to cater to the emerging trends has evolved and certain new aspects of software testing have come to light. Keeping this is mind I have tried to sum up the testing trends that would prevail in the year 2012. Tried to cover various trends like Globalization, Mobile, Cloud, Testing as a Service(TaaS) and more.
With increase in number of applications in SaaS and Mobile applications and security of information being top priority, importance of Security testing for cloud and mobile applications is increasing day by day. Veracode Inc., has announced the availability of a whitepaper.
With the increasing acceptance of smart mobile phones, web browsing over mobile phones has gained prominence and why not, users can browse on the go with the same user experience as on a desktop. Thanks to bigger mobile screens, range of mobile browsers and advancements in mobile telecommunication standards.
The approach to website development, in the perspective of mobile browsing has refined and a subtle categorisation can be made as to - websites that are Mobile compatible and those which are Mobile friendly.