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test IO Shares Software Testing Insights in Latest White Paper

test IO Shares Software Testing Insights in Latest White Paper

Data reveals conversion killers, commonest crash causes, and How to Test Safely in Production

SAN FRANCISCO and BERLIN, Aug. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — , a leader in , today released a white paper based on data from tens of thousands of test cycles. The data provides insight into the most common causes of app crashes across iOS and Android devices, how to test safely in production, and the most common “conversion killer” bugs found in e-commerce tests. The paper thus serves as a guide for QA and product teams testing across a wide range of devices and user scenarios. The white paper is available as a free download at .

Why Mobile Apps Crash
test IO’s testers use real devices in real-world conditions to test mobile apps, so their findings — in aggregate — represent a picture of users’ real-world experiences with mobile app crashes. Analysis of thousands of detailed crash reports yields the following as top causes of app crashes:

  • “internet connection” (18% of mobile app crashes)
  • “device rotation” (15% of crashes)
  • “back button(s)” (25% of crashes)

Mobile apps create specific challenges for developers and testers. The discusses those challenges, as well as solutions, in more detail.
           
How to Safely Test in Production
The white paper documents that a surprising number of tests now occur in production rather than in staging environments. A key enabler: speed. When customers run tests optimized for speed in production, 90% of the critical bugs are found within two hours. Even in tests not optimized for speed, 70% of the important bugs are found in the first two hours; this enables organizations to test real user experiences on real devices without slowing down release pipelines.

For the largest teams, testing with their own employees or enabling toggles on external releases may be enough to control the risk of rapid software releases. The white paper discusses these and that allow organizations to keep the production train running while managing quality risks.

The Biggest Threats to Conversion Rates
Similar to test IO’s investigation into bug crashes common to mobile apps, a look at the issues found around conversion rates reveals that the commonest “conversion killer” bugs occur in:

  • Payments (36%)
  • Shopping Cart and Pricing (10%)
  • Shipping and Validation (8%)
  • Buttons (i.e. back button, 5%)

By using skilled human testers to ensure the validity of complicated interactions, such as beginning the payment process to checking out of the cart, organizations can focus on creating automated tests for the commonest use cases. In our analysis of each grouping of bugs, the paper provides for how to address conversion killers in development and testing.

About test IO
test IO specializes in crowdtesting for agile software development. Hundreds of customer-obsessed organizations–and their developers, quality assurance engineers, and product managers–rely on the power and flexibility of test IO’s self-service crowdtesting platform to ship their software faster with the quality their customers demand. Founded in Berlin as testCloud in 2011, the company has offices in Berlin and San Francisco.

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Docomo, Marubeni Software to offer Evernote Business in Thailand

NTT Docomo, Evernote and Thai company Marubeni Software & Technology (MSTT), a subsidiary of Marubeni IT Solutions, jointly entered into a distributor agreement in southeast Asia for Evernote’s cloud business service, Evernote Business. MSTT will begin providing the service to customers in Thailand on 20 July.

MSTT and Docomo, through its Thai-based subsidiary, Mobile Innovation (MI), will join forces to provide installation and operation support as well as convenient billing options for Evernote Business. MSTT will leverage its expertise in enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI) software and IT infrastructure construction to propose products using Evernote Business for a range of business problems.

Customers in Thailand will be able to pay for the monthly service via credit card or by invoice if they subscribe to Evernote Business via MSTT.

Docomo and Evernote began their partnership when Docomo Capital first provided Evernote with funding in 2009. Then in 2010, Docomo launched a free version of Evernote Premium, normally a paid service, for Docomo customers in Japan. Docomo became Evernote’s first reseller in 2014, and since then the two companies have been expanding the value of the Evernote cloud service in Japan.

4 weeks until The European Software Testing Awards 2018 booking deadline!

Software Testing Awards

ONLY 4 WEEKS REMAIN until The European Software Testing Awards 2018 booking deadline! Book your entries before it’s too late!

Held on the 21st November at Old Billingsgate, London, the European Software Testing Awards celebrate companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance market.

The European Software Testing Awards have been launched to recognise the tremendous efforts of individuals and teams when undergoing digital transformation projects – whether they are small and bespoke, or large complex initiatives.

It is open to all individuals and businesses aligned with software testing and quality assurance, irrespective of a business or project size.

However, all entries must have an affiliation to Europe – for example, if you are an Indian-based business, provided your project was on behalf of a European business or was conducted in Europe, then your entry will be accepted.

WHY ENTER?

Winning one of The European Software Testing Awards gives a seal of approval to your activities and is a sign of quality and high standards within your business; can boost your brand awareness and promote your business; recognises the hard work and achievements of your employees, helping to boost staff morale; can impress your business partners, clients, investors and potential investors and boosts your hiring stature within the market, helping to attract the very best talent.

Not forgetting, winners will be mentioned in the TEST Magazine and Software Testing News coverage of the awards, and receive exposure amongst 35,000+ IT professionals in our vast and growing network!

The European Software Testing Awards evening really is a great way to learn, to network and enhance professionalism with others from the software testing community

The booking deadline is 14th September…

SO ENTER NOW!

Not forgetting, we at 31 Media would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors Capgemini, Infosys, KPMG, Sandhata and UST Global for their support and continued excellence in the field of software testing.

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Global Software Testing Market Trends and Outlook 2018: IBM, Wipro, Cognizant, HP, Infosys – Market Global News

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BU Spark! teams up with Red Hat, hosts software design workshop – The Daily Free Press

Boston University Spark! and Red Hat Inc. co-hosted an interaction design bootcamp for students and fellows. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELYSE CAROLYNN BUSH

Students traveled across Boston to its Fort Point neighborhood to attend a BU Spark! workshop about interaction design Friday. There they delved into interaction design and explored how to develop user-friendly software.

BU Spark! and Red Hat Inc. hosted the Interaction Design Bootcamp jointly at Red Hat’s Boston office. BU students and Spark! Interaction design fellows attended.

Red Hat is a software company that specializes in information technology and has a research relationship with Boston University that includes educational elements. The programs taught by Red Hat focus on user experience design, one of Red Hat’s specializations, .

“[Spark! was] looking for a little bit more coverage on user experience,” Colleen Hart, a user experience designer at Red Hat, said. “They don’t have a specific major around user experience or human factors and were looking for a bit of exposure to that.”

User experience design, also referred to as interaction design, is a consumer-centric discipline in technology. It focuses on making technological products as intuitive as possible. There are many areas of interaction design, including visual, front-end development, user testing and research.

Friday’s workshop focused on the intersection between computer science and graphic design.

“I think both groups wanted to learn a little bit more about that user interaction and the user design process, how to think about user-centered design when looking at products,” Hart said. “Graphic design students can get a little more of the technical side, and just get a more creative mindset on that process and vice-versa, to help collaborate the groups.”

In the program itself, students used the design-thinking model to develop an on-campus laundry service. The design-thinking model, an essential element of interaction design, features five steps.

First, the developers hone in on the needs of users and later define any problem customers face with the design. Then, they brainstorm solutions. The developers make a prototype of their ideas and move on to user testing.

Ben Lague, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, attended the Interaction Design Bootcamp and said he appreciated the collaborative element of the workshop.

“We started brainstorming different solutions to how this product would work, and then from there, figuring out the different features … and putting them all on sticky notes,” Lague said. “We were grouping them together, trying to find commonalities between them.”

After this collective brainstorming session, they began developing prototypes. Because the program was only three hours long, attendees didn’t have time to receive feedback and redevelop their products, but future sessions will enable that.

Red Hat and Spark! will host three additional sessions where they will organize a product review clinic and form a career panel for students to learn more about interaction design professions.

Both Natalie Wong, a senior interaction designer at Red Hat, and Ziba Cranmer, the director of BU Spark!, felt that this program was essential because of the applicability of user experience design.

“Especially in the world that we live in, we’re interacting with machines, software, so much more now,” Wong said. “It’s becoming our lifeblood, and it’s important to have these software applications or even machines to be able to interact with users in a more usable, friendlier, natural way, just to make our lives easier.”

Cranmer emphasized the importance that technology remains accessible and consumable for customers.

“It’s become intuitive because we’ve developed all of these patterns,” Cranmer said. “When you’re sending so much information at people, you need to give them an experience that allows them to access it.”





3 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Improving Software Quality

Marc Andreessen famously said that software is eating the world. This notion, that every company must become first and foremost a software company, is hardly a radical notion these days.

However, even as businesses across industries have invested deeply in their software capabilities, they are now struggling with the complexities of modern software development and deployment — software is more distributed, is released in a continuous fashion, and increasingly incorporates aspects of machine learning into the code itself, making the testing and QA function all the more challenging.

Today most enterprise labs require engineers to write testing scripts, and their technical range of skills must be equal to the developers who coded the original app. This additional overhead in quality assurance corresponds with the increasing complexity of the software itself; current methods can only be replaced by systems of increasing intelligence. Logically, AI systems will be increasingly required to test and iterate systems which themselves contain intelligence, in part because the array of input and output possibilities are bewildering.

AI in software testing is already being applied in a variety of ways. Here are three areas in which AI is making the most immediate impact:

Regression Testing

One aspect of testing that is particularly well suited for AI is regression testing, a critical part of the software lifecycle which verifies that previously tested modules continue to function predictably following code modification, serving as a safeguard that no new bugs were introduced during the most recent cycle of enhancements to the app being tested. The concept of regression testing makes it an ideal target of AI and autonomous testing algorithms because it makes use of user assertion data gathered during previous test cycles. By its very nature, regression testing itself potentially generates its own data set for future deep learning applications.

Current AI methods such as classification and clustering algorithms rely on just this type of primarily repetitive data to train models and forecast future outcomes accurately. Here’s how it works. First, a set of known inputs and verified outputs are used to set up features and train the model. Then, a portion of the dataset with known inputs and outputs are reserved for testing the model. This set of known inputs are fed to the algorithm, and the output is checked against the verified outputs to calculate accuracy of the model. If the accuracy reaches a useful threshold, then the model may be used in production.

Machine Vision

Getting computers to visualize their environment is probably the most well-known aspect of how AI is being applied in the real world. While this is most commonly understood in the context of autonomous vehicles, machine vision also has practical applications in the domain of software testing, most notably as it relates to UX and how Web pages are rendered. Determining if web pages have been correctly rendered is essential to website testing. If a layout breaks or if controls render improperly, content can become unreadable and controls can become unusable. Given the enormous range of possible designs, design components, browser variations, dynamic layout changes driven, even highly-trained human testers can be challenged to efficiently and reliably evaluate rendering correctness or recognize when rendering issues impact functionality.

AI-based machine vision is well suited to these types of tasks and can be used to capture a reviewable ‘filmstrip’ of page rendering (so no manual or automated acquisition of screen captures is required). The render is analyzed through a decision tree that segments the page into regions, then invokes a range of visual processing tools to discover, interrogate, and classify page elements.

Intelligent Test Case Generation

Defining software test cases is a foundational aspect of every software development project. However, we don’t know what we don’t know so test cases are typically limited to scenarios that have been seen before. One approach is to provide an autonomous testing solution with a test case written in a natural language and it will autonomously create the test scripts, test cases, and test data.

Among the diverse techniques under exploration today, artificial neural networks show greatest potential for adapting big datasets to regression test plan design. Multi-layered neural networks are now trained with the software application under test, at first using test data which conform to the specification, but as cycles of testing continue, the accrued data expands the test potential. After a number of regression test cycles, the neural network becomes a living simulated model of the application under test.

As AI becomes more deeply embedded in the next generation of software, developers and testers will need to incorporate AI technologies to ensure quality. While it may be a frightening prospect to imagine how a program could train itself to test your apps, it is as inevitable as speech recognition and natural language processing appeared to be a few years ago.

About the Author

Jon Seaton is the Director of Data Science for Functionize, providers of an autonomous software testing platform that incorporate AI and machine learning technologies to automate software development.

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Why Computer Software Firms Rate As Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks

Investors looking for top artificial intelligence stocks should focus on computer software vendors Salesforce.com (CRM), Splunk (SPLK), Zendesk (ZEN), Appian (APPN) and Twilio (TWLO), because they can move quickly to improve existing products by layering on AI tools, says an analyst.

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William Blair analyst Bhavan Suri also includes Amazon.com (AMZN) in his list of artificial intelligence stocks. Amazon utilizes AI in consumer-facing products such as smart Echo-branded home speakers. It also uses AI in cloud computing services.

Suri estimates the value-added AI software market will grow to $15.07 billion by 2020, up from $1.56 billion last year.

“It is still early to gauge which companies can best leverage machine learning to create new revenue opportunities,” Suri said in a note to clients. “In our coverage universe we tend to favor a few application vendors, including Amazon, Appian, Salesforce, Splunk, Twilio, and Zendesk. Still, we expect AI to be an important aspect of the story for other vendors we cover, such as Alteryx (AYX), HubSpot (HUBS), and Tableau Software (DATA).”

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He says in other markets companies need to build AI products from scratch.

How AI Works

AI involves computer algorithms — software programs that aim to mimic the human ability to learn, interpret patterns, and make predictions.

“Since these technologies can be used in many different applications and industries, we expect AI to ultimately take the form of both a feature in enterprise software applications and as stand-alone products,” added Suri. “We expect AI as a feature to be more prominent, because application vendors should be able to quickly build associated capabilities directly into their existing offerings.”

While Suri follows software firms, chip makers such as Nvidia (NVDA) are also among the top AI stocks to watch.

Amid a broad sell-off in technology stocks this week, many computer software firms have taken a licking. The software sector trades at a high multiple to estimated revenue growth. That’s one financial metric analysts watch.

Salesforce.com, though, is holding up better than most enterprise software stocks. Salesforce.com still trades above its 50-day-moving average.

Splunk, a database and security software firm, has dipped below its 50-day line. So has Zendesk, a provider of customer-support software.

Salesforce.com closed up 1.4% to 135.12 on the stock market today. Amazon rose 2.5% to 1,701.45.

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Top Washington, D.C. Web Design Firm Awards Held for October 2018 by 10 Best Design

Top Washington, D.C. Web Design Firms

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10 Best Design is pleased to present the winners of its Best Washington, D.C. School awards granted for October 2018, choosing Blue Water Media as the leader in this category.

Determining which company is the top Washington website design agency could be a daunting challenge for a CEO or the owner of a small business. Researching different firms, sorting out each firm’s specialty and deciding on one could take a lot of time and energy. One of the easiest ways to find the top Washington, D.C. website design firms is to use the new monthly awards list created by the 10 Best Design listing agency. As a new monthly awards category, the purpose of listing the honorees is to facilitate the selection of the best web design firm.

The Blue Water Media firm also earned honors for being one of the top Washington Website design agencies. Blue Water Media’s staff has also earned a 99 percent customer satisfaction rating from its past clients who have contracted with them for site upgrades and design services. Blue Water Media is a large firm with up to 250 website developers. Best known for their responsive site design services, Blue Water Media also works to ensure that the sites their staff builds include essential marketing services that are designed to perform to the highest of industry standards.

Another firm that received honors as a best firm for designing sites is Materiell, a top web design firm located in Arlington, Virginia. Materiell has a staff of up to 50 full-time programming and web development experts. Materiell is known for expertise in enterprise architecture and eCommerce platforms. The firm is also adept at including SEO into its site design services. The sites built by the staff at Materiell are easy to navigate and provide consumers with information that is easy to find. Materiell has attained an astounding 99 percent customer satisfaction rating for its services.

A third firm that has been honored with this new monthly award for Washington, D.C. website design companies is Chief. This firm has a 93 percent customer satisfaction rating for its website design services. Chief is a first-rate web design firm with up to 250 full-time programmers and web developers working there at any given time. Chief is well-known for its responsive site design services. They work to ensure that the sites they complete perform spectacularly on all of the device types and operating systems that consumers are likely to use.