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Software Testing in a Voice-Driven World

10/1/19 / by Antony Edwards posted in User Experience, software testing, User experience testing, voice recognition software

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Over the next four years, Gartner predicts that 25 percent of employees will use voice to interact with applications in the workplace—up from less than 2 percent in 2019.   

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Doing More with Less

7/25/19 / by Michael Giacometti posted in automated testing, DevOps, software testing, AI, digital transformation, Augmented Intelligence

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Daniel Priestly points to “Illusion of Limited Resources” as the number one limiting factor to holding you back from becoming a Key Person of Influence.  It is the same fallacy that holds organizations back from progress. 

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The One Thing You Need Know about IoT and Software Testing

5/23/19 / by Richard Bradshaw posted in DevOps, IoT Testing, Test automation, software testing, IOT, software development, digital automation intelligence, digital transformation

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Yupp, you’ve guessed it, HTTP. HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) is the go-to language for IoT devices, in that it’s the protocol used when devices talk to each other via the internet. I know what you are thinking: what about everything we’ve heard about security in the news? Surely there is nothing more important than security in IoT? Security was a close second for me when deciding the most important thing about testing, but here’s why HTTP pipped it to the finish line…

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Enterprise-Grade QA on a Budget

5/21/19 / by Gareth Smith posted in DevOps, Test automation, software testing, software development, digital automation intelligence, digital transformation

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We operate in a continuous delivery world in which a seamless customer experience is paramount. Regardless of whether you’re a global Fortune 500 organization or a fast-growing startup, failing to deliver a digital experience that delights your users is a critical mistake you can’t afford to make.

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Together We Succeed: the Role of Women in IT

3/8/19 / by Teddy George posted in DevOps, software testing, software development

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There is a self-perpetuating stereotype in the world of software testing and development. It’s very much a man’s world.

As VP People at Eggplant, it’s a view that I’m constantly challenging.

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Easy Screenshot Comparison Means More Effective Testing

2/28/19 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in UX, software testing, digital automation intelligence, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing, usability testing

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You’ve tested the latest release of your application, and it works just fine. From a functional perspective, it does everything it’s supposed to.

But what if the user experience has changed in a way that wasn’t picked up in functional testing?

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Eggplant Functional 18.2: Usability testing, automatic script checker, and much more

12/11/18 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in UX, software testing, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing, usability testing

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We recently released the much-anticipated Eggplant Functional 18.2, which includes some truly exciting innovations.

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Eggplant Functional 18.1: Exciting new features for faster, more efficient testing

7/17/18 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in UX, software testing, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing

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Earlier this month, we released Eggplant Functional v18.1. This latest version introduces a variety of new features designed with speed and efficiency in mind, and to bring Eggplant Functional and Eggplant AI closer together. Read on to see what’s in store when you upgrade. 

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A Design Pattern for Automation Repeatability

6/20/18 / by Randy Hesse posted in software testing, User experience testing, UX testing, QA, automated testing project

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Some of my customers are trying to design an automated script to perform specific workflows with a predicted outcome. Unfortunately, the automated workflow they want to execute has many variations in their environment, and they’re having trouble creating a dynamic, automated script that handles environment deviation.

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How Much Collaboration Is Too Much?

5/17/18 / by Jeannette Smith posted in QA testing, software testing, software development, QA, developers

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Note: Test engineer Reena Kuni and software engineer Bekki Freeman also contributed to this blog.

On the Eggplant Functional team, the relationship between Dev and QA is very collaborative. We work closely together, use our Slack channel to organize regular walk breaks together, and frequently talk about ways to increase product quality.

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