Inflectra | Archive for August 2017

Archive for August 2017

When Selenium IDE Doesn't Work, SpiraTest Comes to the Rescue!

We heard from one of our customers recently that due to breaking changes in the Firefox plugin model, Selenium IDE will no longer work. This somewhat sad news took us by surprise since we didn't realize that Selenium IDE had not been migrated to the new WebExtensions plugin architecture. Hopefully that will happen, but in the meantime, we have some good news!

SpiraTest and RemoteLaunch already provide a solution.

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The Curse of the Middle Choice - Why SpiraTeam Has 4 Priorities

Customers sometimes ask us why we chose four priorities, severities and importance values in SpiraTeam. Now you can of course customize the system to change the priorities and severities but this article explains why we chose four and why you might want to keep them.

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Work Smarter & Faster with JetBrains Plugin for SpiraTeam

At Inflectra, we want to make your lives as easy as possible, so you can get back to developing. That’s why, with the help of our intern, Peter - we’ve built plugins for SpiraTeam - our flagship ALM platform, that work with your favorite IDEs. You don’t have to worry about switching windows between the browser and IDE just to track what you have to get done. Jetbrains has a wide variety of popular IDEs for different languages (like IntelliJ for Java, PyCharm for Python, WebStorm for Javascript, and PhpStorm for PHP), and we are pleased to announce a brand new SpiraTeam plugin to help you work smarter and faster for all Jetbrains IDEs.

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Putting the Balance Back into Business - The Inflectra Way not the Wall Street Way

When we started Inflectra 11 years ago we decided that we wanted to create a different kind of company. Instead of chasing Venture Capital firms with the latest hot idea, we focused on listening to prospective customers' needs and building great software. Over the past eleven years we have consistently focused on these three things: Craft, Customers and Culture. So we decided it made sense to take a step back, look at our core values and make sure they truly spoke to these tenets.

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You Did Not Know It Was Called Black Box Testing

Have you ever wondered about what it is called when you test a system by interacting with it solely through external interfaces, without looking inside?

Wonder no more – it is called Black Box Testing!  

So, when do you use black box testing? What are some of the approaches in the black box testing? Which elements of software's design may help you make black box testing more effective?

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From Our Partner: Test Cases in Word or Excel?

We all agree that recording your test cases, as well as the whole software testing space, in general, has come a loooong way. But sometimes you may still find yourself in need of migrating your #awesome test results into a legacy tool with a limited scope, such as excel or word. 

And while we, at Inflectra, are avid followers of the continuous delivery and integration philosophy, we just can't do it all on our own. So, with the help of our partners, we are making our products more inclusive, bringing more and more features that, hopefully, make testers' lives easier, while saving time and optimizing results. 

So without further ado, let us introduce the WorX plugin for SpiraTest from autom8 - our partner in New Zealand!

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The Top 3 Tools In Automated UI Testing for Dynamics AX

Ever wonder which automated UI testing software to use for Dynamics AX ?

We have a review that compares the three top tools on the market: Visual Studio Coded UI, Rapise and AXeptance. Read how each of them fair when tested against the following five criteria:

  1. functionality
  2. ease of use & maintenance
  3. date-driven testing
  4. reliability
  5. speed
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How Many Tools Does It Take to Set Up A TestOps Environment With Selenium?

We set ourselves the challenge. If we want to use JavaScript (arguably the most popular programming language in 2017) and Selenium WebDriver to create an integrated testing framework (often called Testing Operations or TestOps for short), how would we do it, and what tools would we need?

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Speeding Up Software Testing with New Eclipse Plugin for SpiraTeam

At Inflectra, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your tasks, bugs, and requirements, so you can get back to developing. That’s why we develop plugins that work in the IDEs you use the most. Eclipse remains the most popular Java IDE on the planet, and we are happy to announce a new version of our Eclipse plugin.

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Rapise 5.2 Now Available

We have big news - Rapise 5.2 is Now Released! Our automation development team has been working to add the remaining features needed for full scriptless test automation using Rapise Visual Language (RVL) and now it is here!

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