software testing

  • Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round

    Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round

    Sauce Labs, a cloud-based software testing service, announced a $70 million round today. The investment is more than double the $31 million the company had raised across four previous rounds and brings the total investment to $101 million. Centerview Capital Technology, IVP, and Adams Street Partners all participated. Under the terms of the deal, Buno Pati, partner at Centerview and… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Project Springfield helps developers find and squash bugs

    Microsoft’s Project Springfield helps developers find and squash bugs

    Microsoft today announced a first preview of Project Springfield at its Ignite conference in Atlanta. The cloud-based tool aims to help developers find bugs in their applications by combining fuzz testing, an automated way of testing code by throwing semi-random input at it, with artificial intelligence tools that allow the tool to ask smarter what-if questions when it looks at potential… Read More

  • Right-sizing the development process for startups Crunch Network

    Right-sizing the development process for startups

    As the co-founder of a “142-proof” software development agency in the Silicon Valley catering to pre- and post-money companies, I’ve observed quite a bit of variance when it comes to the development process. The capabilities range wildly, from hack-and-slash “oh shit commits” all the way to buttoned-down tests and infrastructure that makes us all giddy when we see it. Read More

  • Testlio raises $6.25M to expand its testing-as-a-service empire

    Testlio raises $6.25M to expand its testing-as-a-service empire

    Mobile testing startup Testlio today announced it raised a $6.25 million round of funding led by Altos Ventures and Vertex Ventures. The company is aiming to make it easy to do QA for mobile app developers, making it easier to test their apps on a variety of devices in a variety of circumstances. The company also plans to move beyond purely mobile testing. Read More

  • Software Testing Tool Developer QASymphony Raises $5M

    Software Testing Tool Developer QASymphony Raises $5M

    QASymphony, which makes software testing tools like qTest, has raised a $5 million Series B. The company, which has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will use the capital on product development and marketing. Read More

  • German Crowd-Sourced Software Testing Firm Adds Cloud Product

    German Crowd-Sourced Software Testing Firm Adds Cloud Product

    Testbirds introduced a new cloud testing product today they are calling TestChameleon. The German company to this point has been known for offering crowd-sourced software testing. They have a group of 50,000 testers who will put your mobile apps and software through its paces and report back to you with the results. Each typically involves 25-50 testers looking at a specific problem, but… Read More

  • German researchers develop "EmoGlove" to simplify software testing

    A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Germany developed a sensor glove that is supposed to help companies evaluate the quality of software applications. Bodo Urban, the head of the 25 researchers involved in the project, says his basic goal is to improve the relation between man and machine with the so-called EmoGlove. The technology helps to track… Read More