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Is Automated Functional Testing Really Worth It?

Aug 09, 2016 | by Clay Schumacher, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

Like it or not, developing mobile apps is no longer the wild west - domain of startups, dorm dwellers and cowboy coders. It's a professional business with enterprise grade infrastructure and continuous integration and delivery systems. One part of this that has really taken off is automated functional testing, also known as UI testing, and often discussed as part of the practice of Behavior Driven DevelopmentAndroid and iOS now both have their own bundled frameworks for performing this testing, as well as other alternatives such as Calabash.

One question that has plagued owners and managers is, "Is automated functional testing really worth the investment?"


Meet Our Team: Samuel Thurston

Aug 04, 2016 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Meet Our Team

Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick.

Today I'm interviewing Samuel Thurston (or Sam), Software Engineer, and Cloud Services expert. Read on to learn more about what's new with cloud technologies and why Sam enjoys working in this space.


Success Stories: MediRevv

Aug 02, 2016 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Success Stories

Managing $112 million of insurance receivables is no easy task. Coralville based, MediRevv, needed a full end-to-end solution - incorporating data from several sources to real-time reporting - to successfully handle the load. They required a tool that allowed the insurance specialist to focus on the process of working the next insurance claim, rather than spending time filtering, sorting, loading, etc. within a traditional work queue to find their focus. 


Fragile or Antifragile: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Jul 28, 2016 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In my last post, I discussed the opposite of fragile: antifragile. This is the core theme of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder.