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I recently travelled for business to Vietnam. I flew from London to Ho Chi Minh City, then took a few internal flights to and from Hanoi and then finally flew back from Hanoi to London. I travelled 24,633km in 6 days and spent more than 30 hours in the air. I flew on 3 different aircraft types, from 2 manufacturers and with 3 different airlines. I travelled in relative comfort, on time, able to breathe at over 30,000 feet in the air. I didn’t freeze to death. I enjoyed my warm and varied ... SEE MORE
Continuous integration is absurd without unit testing. Imagine this conversation between colleagues: “We are DevOps pioneers,” my colleague says, swinging his arm towards the Dell Inspiron that hums away on the edge of his desk. On the screen, a mass of red boxes blinks into life whilst a cartoon man, grinning in a bowtie, watches on from the top left. “Nice. What does it do?” asks Kelly from the test team. “Checks out our code and builds it...” A pause, I assume for ... SEE MORE
In 1872, American George Brayton invented the first commercial liquid-fuelled internal combustion engine. In 1876, Nikolaus Otto, working with Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, patented the compressed charge, four-cycle engine. In 1879, Karl Benz patented a reliable two-stroke gas engine. Looking today at the advances seen in passenger vehicles, Brayton, Otto and Daimler could never have imagined a time when automotive technology would be this advanced. Within 150 years the motor ... SEE MORE
Very few people love testing, but technology has come a long way since the days when tests needed to be written manually one by one. Requirements-based testing however, tends to act as a sticking point when teams start to investigate how they can increase their levels of test automation. With AI development progressing rapidly it is likely that one day machines will be able to comprehend software requirements written in natural language and create and run the necessary requirements-based ... SEE MORE
Put simply structural, or code, coverage is the amount of code that is covered in execution by a single test or collection of tests. For a procedural language like C, you can identify a function of interest, run some test cases on this function, and then measure what proportion (expressed as a percentage) of the code has been executed. The general rule is that the higher the coverage achieved, then the higher the confidence that it has been thoroughly tested. Measurement of ... SEE MORE
The ability to produce reliable technologies that rapidly follow market trends creates a competitive advantage in the digital world. Part of being a technology company is about producing reliable technology at a rapid pace. At the same time, we cannot sacrifice code quality just to deliver slightly faster. One of the primary tools for ensuring code quality while maintaining a rapid release schedule is writing good tests. Like any other skill, test writing is best developed through practice ... SEE MORE
Today software quality company, QA Systems, has announced the anticipated release of Cantata version 9.0. This is a major new release of the Cantata unit and integration testing tool for C and C++. This version introduces support for Test Driven Development (TDD), by automating test script generation from header files. The cutting-edge Cantata Autotest feature has been extended to cover C++. New Build Variant Code Coverage has been added to explicitly measure and combine executions over ... SEE MORE
QA Systems are pleased to announce the selection of GCOM Technologies as appointed sole reseller for QA Systems software quality solutions for Taiwanese markets. Andreas Sczepansky, CEO at QA Systems commented “We are pleased to welcome GCOM as a new reseller for QA Systems. They are an established provider of software development solutions in Taiwan and have a lot of experience and expertise to offer. We look forward to working with them to provide customers in Taiwan with the best ... SEE MORE
For adopting and promoting new technologies, and integrating software into user facing systems, the automotive industry has been well ahead of the curve. Considering the advances still to come, it could very well stay in the lead for decades more. Systems such as traction control, ESP and ABS (developed in Formula 1) have improved the performance and safety of passenger vehicles for years now. However, on a few well-publicised occasions, software safety issues in road vehicles have made the SEE MORE
It’s all about change… and this is a very common question I get when talking to my clients. What are my options to maintain my existing tests when the source code has been modified? Some of my interlocutors are pointing out that they had to refactor their software, some others will talk about redesign efforts. SEE MORE
QA Systems, the provider of software quality solutions to safety critical markets, today announced the appointment of TEKTRONIK, a leader in hi-tech electronic technologies in the Turkish electronics and Services sector, as its representative company in Turkey. Yavuz Korucu, Director at TEKTRONIK explained “We are very pleased to partner with QA Systems so that we can offer the Cantata unit and integration test framework with powerful support to help our customers in automating their ... SEE MORE