A new approach to automated testing

Everyone is familiar with the phrase time is money. Your time has a cost associated with it.

Nearly all software teams could benefit from additional time and money. Spotter can’t give you money for software development, but it can provide much-needed benefits.

Automated Testing is Actually Mostly Manual

As an industry, we call it automated testing, but building out and maintaining the tests is a decidedly manual process. It’s the cost of this manual effort that forces teams to settle for either less test coverage or slower development times.

According to industry analysists, we are on track to spend $12.6B on software testing tools in 2019. However, on average, we only automated the testing of 40% of our software’s functionality. The same report predicts that we will spend more than twice as much by 2024. Will that result in twice the average functionality coverage?

While $12.6B is a seriously large amount of money, it is dwarfed by the cost of the testing teams themselves. Unless new testing tools radically alter the productivity of our testing teams, team size will continue to be what holds us back from achieving the test coverage we need.

A Fundamentally Different Approach

With Spotter, we are taking a new approach to software testing - the radical one needed to enable teams of any size to achieve both the end-to-end and the regression testing they need - by removing nearly all of the manual effort existing tools require.

We like to think of this new approach as "automatic testing."

With Spotter, increasing test coverage no longer means slower development times or increasing the size of your team. With Spotter, time and budget can be shifted from testing to development without sacrificing test coverage or overall quality.

Curious? Skeptical? Need to See to Believe?

Sign up for a demo today to see automatic testing and the benefits of Spotter for yourself.

Thad Parker - Founder/CEO

Welcome to Elevon Spotter

Welcome to Elevon Spotter.

Mission

We here at Elevon created Spotter after years of being frustrated with how we were expected to do software testing. We weren't willing to accept that:

  • we needed to build an extremely fragile second app to test our primary app
  • make ship/no ship decisions without knowing the exact state of the code we were about to ship
  • we never have the time necessary to do proper regression testing
  • end-to-end testing was never really end-to-end
  • our testing teams shouldn't spend as much time fixing existing automated tests as creating new ones
  • our mobile app, web apps, and API's all required different testing tools

Our goals for Spotter are:

  • make end-to-end testing really end-to-end
  • make regular complete regression testing plausible
  • make end-to-end and regression testing automatic - not automated
  • no need to write code or maintain thousands of individual tests
  • fix the test data problem
  • seamless integration into a CI/CD pipeline
  • one test platform for all your apps and APIs

How we do it

We believe that we should let the testing software do what software does well, so we humans can focus on what we do well. That means making the software find changes and letting humans determine if the changes are correct or not.

Other testing tools rely on humans to think of all of the ways that software can break and then describe the desired behavior to the software in enough detail that the software can then figure out if the software's behavior is correct. We think this is nuts.

Every feature of Spotter is designed to shift the burden off of the tester and on to Spotter.

Join Us

We hope you will join us on our journey to bring common sense to software testing. Sign up for a demo today to see how Spotter can handle your regression testing needs.

Thad Parker - Founder/CEO