CYCLE BLOGarticles and information about continuous testing and behavior-driven development
Evan Edwards is the Vice President of Engineering for Tryon Solutions and oversees the development of Cycle, our behavior-driven test automation solution that allows all personnel to join the testing fold and helps implementation teams to deploy with...read more
In the 1970s, 1980s and well into the 1990s, software developers wore countless hats. As the IT industry evolved more specialized roles were created, like the QA Tester and Developer in Test, and more recently, the Test Automation Engineer. Very small teams creating...read more
In the world of software testing there are a handful of frequently misused terms. Prior to my testing terminology enlightenment, I would often use the word “bug” as a catch-all for everything that went wrong with an application. I’ve since seen the “error” (another...read more
If you’re in the test automation business then you know the importance of writing tests that last beyond a single testing life cycle. Despite our best efforts, test scripts can break and will sometimes need maintenance - which is why this wasn’t titled “Three...read more
We've updated Cycle to v. 2.2.1. This minor update to our most recent 2.2.0 release includes bug fixes and improvements, as well as some new functionality we were able to squeeze in for our terminal users. Existing Cycle customers can download it now from...read more
With February upon us, it is time to celebrate the 8th birthday of one of the most influential pieces of open source software, Jenkins. Few tools have become as ubiquitous across projects as this automation server. Jenkins augments software groups the...read more
Welcome to our first release of 2019! Read the post below for a summary of changes, or click the links to go straight to a section. Introducing Cycle ProjectsBlacklisting VariablesLine Wrapping SettingNew MOCA Step - Deleting a FileMiscellaneous Bug Fixes...read more
Black-box testing is a method of software testing that examines the functionality of an application without peering into its internal structures or workings. This method of test can be applied virtually to every level of software testing: unit, integration, system and...read more
In a previous blog post, we covered Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning and their differences. Now, we’ll discuss planning a roll-out of machine learning within your organization. Once you have determined that you are ready to deploy machine...read more
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It's an old adage, however, in the case of your test automation strategy, it may not always ring true. In the midst of juggling looming deliverables, servicing the needs of corporate stakeholders, and maintaining the...read more
Essential Checklist for Deciding Which Tests to AutomateTo automate or not to automate? That can be the question a lot of test professionals ask themselves. When deciding which test automation solution(s) your team adopts, which tests do we focus on automating and...
What We Covered: High level explanation of Cycle as a behavior-driven test automation solution Overview of advantages including collaboration, lower maintenance, streamlining, and how Cycle is used to mitigate deployment risk Overview of Cycle interface, syntax, key...
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Who Should Watch: Chief Information Officer Chief Technology Officer Developers Business Analysts QA Team Project Managers What We Covered: How the feature upgrades will increase productivity and decrease system downtime More Modern UI/UX. A new Inspector Panel,...
In this case study, we look at how Cycle was used to save a 3PL time and money by testing their heavily-customized Warehouse Management System (WMS) upgrade.