software testing

Chaos engineering service Gremlin raises $18M, launches new resiliency tools

“Slack is down.” It’s a headline we have had blaring at TechCrunch on numerous occasions (mostly because we actually get work done when not distracted by a constant waterfall of GIFs). But S

Google brings vulnerability scanning to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform

Google today announced an important update to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform that brings vulnerability scanning to all container images built using the service. Container Registry vulnerability scanni

Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege es

Mabl announces $20 million Series B to bring automated QA to enterprise customers

Mabl, a Boston-based startup from the folks who brought you Stackdriver, wants to change software testing using machine learning, and today it announced a $20 million Series B investment led by GV (fo

SmartBear expands software testing market reach with Zephyr acquisition

When a couple of long-established players are competing hard in any given market, one easy way to expand that market is to simply combine forces. That’s what SmartBear Software did today when it

How reinventing software testing can transform your business — and change the world

Todd Pierce Contributor Todd Pierce is the former chief digital officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former executive vice president of operations and mobility for Salesforce.com. S

Mobile application testing service HeadSpin launches from stealth

HeadSpin, a mobile application testing service, launched today to give developers a one-stop shop for quality assurance and control for mobile application development. The company’s co-founder

Insight Venture Partners invests $165 million in automated testing startup Tricentis

Tricentis, a startup that helps enterprise development teams automate software testing, got a bushel of money today from Insight Venture Partners — $165 million to be exact. As part of the de

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 bri

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 te

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 p

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 devel

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 p

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 o

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 Ur