Posts Tagged 'Ai'

Influence of AI and ML Technologies - Expert Panel Series

June 29, 2023

2023 just started, but the latest version of Open AI’s chatGPT is already disrupting industries. Transformation is taking place in sectors across the globe, promising businesses assistance in driving efficiency in operations, developing more personalized customer experiences, and gaining actionable insights from data. The use of AI and ML is exploding in every industry - from finance and healthcare to logistics and hospitality. With new, disruptive technology come challenges in compliance and risk considerations as industries grapple with the actual and potential impact. On the other end of the spectrum, policymakers and regulators scramble to catch up with disruptors and implement mitigation strategies through targeted public policies.

This webinar series will focus on the effects of AI and ML technologies as drivers of organizational change and government policy responses.


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It's a Wrap - STAREAST 2023 Recap

May 8, 2023

#TeamInflectra just finished the 2023 STAREAST conference in beautiful and sunny Orlando, Florida! This was the kick-off to our 2023 conference lineup and our 5th year in a row sponsoring and attending a Techwell event. STAREAST was full of content-rich talks, opportunities to network with patrons worldwide, and harmonious individuals under one roof learning the latest in software testing, agile, and QA.


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AI/ML's Impact on Development & Test Automation

April 19, 2023

What are AI & ML?

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) refer to the use of computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as understanding natural language, recognizing images, making predictions, and learning from experience. More specifically, “artificial intelligence” is an umbrella term that includes a variety of subcategories such as machine learning, natural language processing, machine vision, and more (similar to our basic senses).

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ChatGPT - An Ode to Inflectra

April 5, 2023

As you know, there is lots of excitement around generative artificial intelligence right now. As technologies we are both excited and slightly scared about the potential for the new technologies and what they mean for the future of work, society and business. However on a lighter note, as we celebrate spring coming to the Washington, DC area, we asked ChatGPT to write some poetry for us....


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Inflectra Partner Tour 2023: London

March 17, 2023

The Inflectra partner team has just completed stop two on our ambitious 2023 itinerary: London! (Also see Inflectra Partner Tour 2023: Mexico City)
We were enthusiastic about getting to the United Kingdom (UK). While we’ve attended conferences in Europe over the last couple of years, we hadn’t visited London since 2019. It was great to be back. The UK represents a sizable percentage of our European market, and the goal is to develop a robust partner network that can help us serve our current and future customers. The trip, and the city, did not disappoint.


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Webinar Recap: Blockchain Development & Innovation in the Banking and Finance Industry

November 2, 2022

On October 26, 2022, Inflectra and BLOOCK co-hosted the webinar: Blockchain Development & Innovation in the Banking and Finance Industry. In this webinar, August Guenther, Software Engineer at Inflectra, and Marc Baqué, CTO at BLOOCK, discussed the current state of the traditional banking and finance space, the benefits of blockchain implementation in the industry, and scenarios in which customers might find an integration between Inflectra's and BLOOCK's technologies useful. 

If you missed the webinar, we have a full recap below. 

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Insights from DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022 in Austin, TX

September 9, 2022

Our CEO Adam Sandman is a member of the DeveloperWeek network's advisory board for DevOps. One of the benefits of this role is getting to review all the speaker proposals for the DeveloperWeek Cloud and DevOps Summit conference and also attending the conference to meet the speakers, attendees and other advisory board members. In this article, Adam shares some of the insights and trends that were presented at the conference, as well as information on some of the latest Cloud and DevOps tools for developers and DevOps engineers.

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Recap: Managing A Drug Development Lifecycle

February 19, 2021

On February 18, 2021, Inflectra's Sriram Rajagopalan, Ph.D., led a discussion on the An Emerging Role of Project Management in Drug Discovery and Supply Chain. If you missed the webinar, please enjoy this recap, complete with the video recording and the presentation. 

In this webinar, the presenter covered the following topics: 

  • Key stages of drug management lifecycle 
  • Responsibilities of Project and Program Management in the drug management lifecycle 
  • Risk management and process guidance in the drug management lifecycle 
  • How to apply Agile Thinking to the drug discovery lifecycle.
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Test Automation Training While You Are Teleworking

March 27, 2020

As we discussed in our blog on Teletesting (testing while teleworking), working from home has its challenges, with difficulties in setting work/home boundaries, avoiding distractions and knowing when to take a break. However teleworking and being at home during a quarantine or lockdown is a perfect time to brush up on your skills and get some training. So, building on our new Rapise Quick Start implementation packages, we are pleased to offer some free training while you are sequestered.

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Theory Behind Avoiding Agile Failure Patterns - The Agile Webinar

January 14, 2020

In the following article, Sriram Rajagopalan - Inflectra's Enterprise Agile Champion breaks down the patterns we all should avoid in agile ceremonies. 

This blog complements Inflectra's January 9th webinar on the same topic, with the webinar recording available inside.

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Rapise Automation Scripts Coming to a Container Near You!

December 17, 2019

We are excited to announce a new beta feature in Rapise - running web and mobile tests under NodeJS. This lets you execute Rapise tests not just on Windows where Rapise is typically installed to write tests, but in other places - on Macs, Linux, containers such as Docker or Kubernetes, and build pipelines such as Azure DevOps pipelines, CircleCI, TravisCI and GitHub pipelines.

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Webinar #Recap: AI in Test Automation

August 8, 2019

We have now completed our webinar series called: Test Automation, Demystified with a live webinar on AI in Test Automation. 

If you missed the webinar, here is a recap of the most important take-aways:

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Webinar #Recap: Scenarios, or Why Some Automation Projects Fail

July 25, 2019

Summer months are not a deterrent to our loyal webinar attendees who showed up in large numbers for today's live webinar called: Scenarios, or Why Some Automation Projects Fail, from the series Test Automation, Demystified.

If you had other fun summer activities interfere with this webinar, here is a recap. 

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Why Executives Need to Understand Program & Project Management?

December 17, 2018

As a firm believer in continuous improvement, I have always been monitoring the external environment to find new trends and equip myself with this knowledge. One of these interests was understanding more about Program and Portfolio Management.

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We've Built an AI-Powered Robot for Salesforce with Rapise - A Webinar Recap

December 17, 2018

Our last free webinar of 2018 had an ambitious goal: to use Rapise to build an AI-powered robot that can mine Salesforce contacts from email signatures. The presenter was Inflectra's senior automation architect - Denis Markovtsev who showed us how to design a robot that can read emails from Exchange mailbox, send emails to a third-party Machine Learning powered REST service for contact extraction, and how to create new contacts in Salesforce via the UI.

Some of you may have missed the webinar, so we made a recording for you, which is enclosed.

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Preventing Scope Creep, Grope and Leap from Killing Your Projects!

December 11, 2018

One of the major reasons that software projects are cancelled, fail to deliver the expected value or experience massive cost / budget overruns is due to a failure to grasp the risk and issues associated with managing the scope. This article describes the three most common types of scope management failure with suggestions of how to avoid such a fate.

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SpiraTeam: Frequently Asked Questions & Best Practices

February 13, 2018

We recently surveyed one of our key training partners - Agile Training Champions, and asked them to let us know what were some of the most common questions about SpiraTeam that people have, as well as some of the best practices they recommend. In this article, we cover some of the items that frequently come up during training, so that you can benefit from them.

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Migrating from Legacy Test Management Tools Such as TestRail to SpiraTest

December 6, 2017

We always want to make things easy for our customers, and many of our recent customers have been looking to move to SpiraTest for their test management because they are excited about the new exploratory testing features, easy to use drag-and-drop user interface, integrated requirements management, and the powerful reporting and analytics. They are also concerned that their old legacy test management tool will no longer be supported or developed due to a recent company acquisition (TestRail by IDERA, HPE by Micro Focus, etc.). So to augment our line up of migration tools that we already have for HP ALM, Microsoft Test Manager, Excel, Word and Google Sheets, we have added a  new migration tool to streamline switching from TestRail to SpiraTest.

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Work Smarter & Faster with JetBrains Plugin for SpiraTeam

August 24, 2017

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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How Many Tools Does It Take to Set Up A TestOps Environment With Selenium?

August 3, 2017

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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Meeting the Inflectra Community in London

March 24, 2017

This week we had the pleasure of holding our inaugural user summits in several key cities in Europe. We had events in London, Zürich, and Mannheim, with customers coming from across the UK, Switzerland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. We met lots of fantastic customers, had great conversations and got lots of valuable feedback on the development roadmaps for our products. In this article we will present some of the ideas and feedback from our event in London.

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Getting Smart With Inflectra

February 13, 2017

Remember when we asked you for your ideas for how we can help your career? Well, we had a great response, and the clear winner was for us to provide tools to help you become trained and certified in our products. Working with our colleagues at Agile Training Champions, we have developed an initial course list for our products.

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Inflectra Gives Back! Agile Training Champion at Your Service

February 1, 2017

As part of Inflectra’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, we are developing fresh and innovative approaches to giving back to our global user community as well as to our local community in DC metropolitan area.  

Along with our internship program, announced in January 2017, Inflectra is expanding its training capabilities in order to offer our fans an array of virtual resources to meet their software development needs. Furthermore, while our users are spread widely across the world, we, at Inflectra, see a great value in forging North to South cooperation and skills-transfer to build our follower base in the global South. In an increasingly globalized world, we are using multiple social media channels to reach and engage tech-savvy youth of various backgrounds everywhere.

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How to Succeed with Software Tools – Part 4

December 29, 2014

In this series of blog articles we examine some of the essential factors required for the successful implementation and use of software tools. Read More

How to Succeed with Software Tools – Part 2

December 10, 2014

In this series of blog articles we examine some of the essential factors required for the successful implementation and use of software tools. This week we look at the need for continual post-implementation adaptation and refinement. Read More

Agile Techniques in Maintenance Environments

March 4, 2014

I'd like to address the question, 'Can Agile techniques be used in maintenance environments?' The short answer is, 'yes', and the long answer is, 'yes, sort of.' The reality of the situation is far more nuanced than either of those answers, so let's look at the issues in more detail. I don't intend to make this a comprehensive review, but just brief look at some of the issues to get us going. Read More

Losing Data Wasn't One of the Requirements....? Oops!

February 11, 2014

Library users who spent many hours, perhaps over many years, saving their favorite titles for future reading enjoyment, suddenly found that after the upgrade of the Washington, DC library catalog system, all their favorites were gone. Vanished. Not a trace!

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