California-based Zurb is turning the dry science of usability on its head by using Twitter and Facebook APIs to socialize user testing.
User testing has long been the domain of usability experts who utilize carefully controlled focus groups, panels and one-on-one interviews to assess software and websites. Zurb’s suite of socially connected testing products let anyone quickly and easily create a test and gather insights from Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
The latest Parasoft SOAtest release introduces artificial intelligence to convert manual UI tests into automated, script-less API tests. The tools works as a simple browser extension to streamline the development workflow. Smart Generator monitors underlying API calls during manual testing.