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Original Software are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Basingstoke Town FC First Team for the 2017/18 season. Original Software are headquartered in Basingstoke so this was a great opportunity to support their local football club at this exciting time in our history, as they complete the transition to a community owned club.
The club compete at the seventh tier of English football with a dynamic squad under the leadership of their manager, Terry Brown.
On a recent training engagement with one of our customers, as is often the case, there were a selection of people with different abilities and experience who wanted to learn automation. On this specific course several of the people were automation engineers with lots of experience of coding a solution and the rest were business people with no automation knowledge.
My thoughts were that it would be easy to train the engineers but I would have to put more effort in to the business people and initially this was the case.
I’m glad to see that digital transformation is finally driving this move to more strategic partnering with outsourcers, and all I can say is that it’s about time! I also think the factory model isn’t going anywhere… it has its place in the industry. But,
if you really want to move forward, strategic partnerships have been and will always be the key to success in outsourcing.
I absolutely love reading testing blogs… they tend to focus on the future of testing and the advances we can make to get to market quicker. But, is this just a dream? The reason I ask is that I feel the frustration coming from software testers and their leaders that they are not valued when I meet with them.
I read an interesting article this week on outsourcing trends that I want to share 7 hot IT outsourcing trends and 7 going cold. I must say I feel like the industry analysts are finally getting it! Outsourcing is not a bad thing; let’s face it, we can’t be experts at everything right?
Looking down the barrel of the GDPR canon which is pointed at all of us, there are many things to worry about. And as I review these concerns my feeling swerve from concern, to panic, to optimism, through realism, doom and back to panic.
You do wonder if anyone with a commercial background was involved in thinking through the commercial consequences…
Software testing has come a long way since the great halcyon days of room-sized computing. There are more ways, and things, to test than ever before. With software technology continuously and confidently striding into the future, some test companies are paying close attention to what the trends are doing.
One of the pitfalls new testers experience often is forgetting to test their software, applications, apps, and web sites over all the platforms that they would work with. For software, web sites, and apps to compete in today’s market, the more “cross platform” they are, the more successful they will become. The term “cross-platform” or “multi-platform” is the ability for a particular program to run seamlessly on various computer platforms and/or operating systems.
The world of software testing is much more complex than most would imagine but it doesn’t have to be. When I tell friends about my days of testing computer games or interfaces for Microsoft, they think how fun that would be for a living and it would be such an easy job. While the process can be fun, there are many times and incidents where it can be challenging and involve quite a bit of work, time, and effort.