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Testing Software with Artificial Intelligence

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 07, 2018

Advances in computer vision algorithms and the application of modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques have made writing visual tests practical. With AI in testing, autonomous testing becomes possible. The boring and rote tasks will be delegated to the AI so that the tester can do the thinking.

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Automating Visual Testing with Appraise

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 03, 2018

Developing applications where the look and feel is key for success might help to automate visual testing. Appraise, an open source tool on Github licensed under MIT, applies the approach of specification by example to visuals. It helps teams to review and approve changes to web pages using visual inspection.

JavaScript Follow 381 Followers

WebAssembly Studio: An Online WASM IDE Tool from Mozilla

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 13, 2018

WebAssembly Studio is an online tool developed by Mozilla and used to compile C/C++ and Rust code into WASM.

DevOps Follow 815 Followers

DevOps Workbench Launched by ZeroStack

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Private cloud provider, ZeroStack, has announced a self-service capability from which developers can create their own workbenches. Forty developer tools from a mix of open source and commercial providers are available to users of the DevOps Workbench through Zerostack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform.

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How Do We Automate Testing?

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

Test automation will demand time and attention, but when done the right way, is worth the investment. Don’t overdo automation; instead, focus on the needs and requirements. Having clean and easy-to-read code is very important to keep your test suite maintainable.

Mobile Follow 151 Followers

Android Studio 3.0 and Oreo 8.1

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Google has released the stable version of Android Studio 3.0 and a Developer Preview of Android Oreo 8.1.

Culture & Methods Follow 663 Followers

How Testers Can Become More Technical

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 15, 2017

Testers who are able to successfully apply technical techniques of the testing craft during testing are more valuable; they increase both the quality and productivity of their teams. To become more technical, testers can learn something about code, and they should know how to manipulate and parse text files and how to use the most important analysis tools for their application platform.

Development Follow 602 Followers

Atlassian Announces Bamboo 6.0 and Bitbucket Server 5.0

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 01, 2017

Atlassian annouced new versions of Bamboo and Bitbucket Server, two tools aimed to support DevOps in enterprises. New functionalities include configuration as code, enhanced build control, and build progress monitoring.

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Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  May 18, 2017 1

Announced during Google I/O 2017, Android Studio 3.0 adds full support for Kotlin which is to be moved from JetBrains to an independent non-profit organization for future development.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 864 Followers

Data Preparation Pipelines: Strategy, Options and Tools

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Apr 16, 2017

Data preparation is an important aspect of data processing and analytics use cases. Business analysts and data scientists spend about 80% of their time gathering and preparing the data rather than analyzing it or developing machine learning models. Kelly Stirman spoke last week at Enterprise Data World 2017 Conference about the data preparation best practices.

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News in Graphics: Xamarin Kimono, Google Guetzli and Draco

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Xamarin has open sourced a tool for editing SkiaSharp objects, while Google has reduced the size taken by 2D JPEG and 3D graphics.

Culture & Methods Follow 663 Followers

Yahoo! Screwdriver–A CD Tool That Scales

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 13, 2017

Yahoo! has open sourced Screwdriver, their CD tool used internally in production.

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JetBrains Rider: A New .NET IDE Based on IntelliJ and ReSharper

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 22, 2016 4

JetBrains Rider was introduced in January of this year but spent the most part of the year in private Early Access Preview, not yet ready for the public. Now the EAP has been made available to everyone who wants to see what it is like to develop for .NET on the IntelliJ platform. There are some issues to be fixed before it becomes generally available but the tool is quite stable.

Culture & Methods Follow 663 Followers

Open Source Development at the UK Government

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Nov 17, 2016 1

New code developed for GOV.UK will be open by default. Coding in the open enables reuse and increases transparency. The UK government wants to provide digital services which are so good that people want to use them; services which are leading to better interaction between the government and citizen.

Development Follow 602 Followers

New and Interesting Changes on ThoughtWorks Radar

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 12, 2016

As usual, the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar covers four areas - Language & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, Tools – each item having one of four recommendations – Adopt, Trial, Assess, Hold. This article lists only what is new and noteworthy in the respective areas.

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