Beth Romanik is online editor for TechWell, reading and publishing articles for StickyMinds, AgileConnection, CMCrossroads, TechWell Insights, and Better Software magazine. She has worked for several other newspapers, magazines, and sites of all kinds. Beth is excited about new developments in technology, but she'll always have a soft spot for paper and ink.
Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Software architect and trainer Steve Smith, founder of Ardalis Services, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed producing testable code, writing maintainable tests, and boosting employability.
Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Larry Maccherone, senior director at Comcast, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed what DevSecOps means, how to get started with security, and the changing role of security specialists.
Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Raj Subramanian, who works with self-healing, AI-based test automation, hosted this Slack takeover to discuss all aspects of AI: testing it, its biases, where it is now, and where it's going.
Many teams are embracing new practices, and several of last year's most-read stories reflect that, with topics such as AI, DevOps, and continuous testing. But it looks like lots of teams also want to get back to basics, because guides to tried-and-true agile and testing methods also ranked high. Check out the roundup.
Startup Test.ai is a system for AI-powered user scenario testing for mobile and web apps that uses bots, not humans, to develop and run test scenarios. It just secured investor funding, so Test.ai is on its way toward its goal of testing every app in the world. CEO Jason Arbon talks about the future of testing and AI.
Some tech companies have created their own automated managers—software that can handle administrative and workflow processes typically presided over by humans, but in a fraction of the time. With so many typical management tasks able to be automated, are bosses going to land on the endangered species list? Not so fast.
Microsoft has called for federal regulation of facial-recognition software, arguing that such artificial intelligence abilities are too significant and potentially dangerous for its purveyors to police themselves. The move comes amid public criticism of several tech giants over their use—and misuse—of the technology.