A Truly Intelligent Cloud-based Software Testing Platform


As any good Chief Marketing Officer knows, there are a few genuinely exciting recognitions that companies hope to receive. Among those is a mention in Gartner’s Cool Vendor report. Gartner’s Cool Vendor research is designed to recognize interesting, new, and innovative vendors, products, and services. 

Functionize, the creator of the first truly intelligent cloud-based software testing platform for teams of all sizes and skillsets, announced that Gartner named the company a Cool Vendor in the May 2020 Cool Vendors Agile and DevOps research. According to the Cool Vendors in Agile and DevOps report, “cloud-native technologies, AI-enabled test automation and programmable infrastructure transform the way organizations develop and deploy applications. I&O leaders working with application leaders in DevOps teams must consider these four Cool Vendors that simplify the adoption of these technologies.” 

The Gartner report states that “building cloud-native applications requires additional tooling and knowledge, adding complexity to existing continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and restricting DevOps teams’ productivity. Many organizations struggle to achieve their desired release frequency and cycle time due to software testing constraints.” 

“As companies become more agile, the maintenance associated with traditional automation becomes a bottleneck that prevents them from achieving the release speed they’re after. Couple that with the challenges of scaling across all browsers, including mobile, and many teams simply can’t run their tests fast enough to plug in to a CI/CD pipeline”, says Elise Carmichael, VP of Products at Functionize. “ML is changing the way companies think about testing with improved execution times and stability in tests making the dream of continuous testing in the pipeline a reality.”

Founded in 2014, Functionize delivers an intelligent testing platform that incorporates AI and machine learning technologies to automate the painstaking software testing process. They work with teams to improve test creation, eliminate test flakiness, and accelerate releases. The Functionize cloud-based platform enables enterprise teams to rapidly accelerate software development while eliminating traditional test scripts, test maintenance, and the need for a large QA team. 

Their testing platform is designed with all levels of testers in mind. They provide rich features to tune tests for the most complex scenarios. Running in their test cloud provides an elastic scale to handle continuous testing in the CI/CD pipeline or large regression suites. Meanwhile, the deep machine learning engine is modeling applications and dynamically updating tests as the UI changes, saving the aggravation of constant maintenance.

For more information on Functionize’s intelligent testing solution, please visit https://www.functionize.com/.

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Steven Bowcut, CPP, PSP is an award-winning journalist covering cyber and physical security. He is an editor and writer for Brilliance Security Magazine as well as other security and non-security online publications. Follow and connect with Steve on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.