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IBM i Data Security. Are you playing your cards right?

hands shuffling cards in the air illustrating the scrambling of data for testing

Test Data solved in four steps 1. Extract, 2. Scramble, 3. Verify, 4. Roll-back Perhaps following on from my previous blog, you’ve got an extract of your live data, an intelligent subset that drives the key test conditions.  OK, but

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Successful regression testing with business users

Business people with technology aura

Regular regression testing is core to finding critical defects and unwanted changes before going live. A business without regression tests is a business teetering on the edge of an abyss! A successful regression test pack must easily evolve as the

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IBM i data security. Are you sitting comfortably?

Test Data solved in four steps 1. Extract, 2. Scramble, 3. Verify, 4. Roll-back The IBM i has arguably the best security record of any business application platform in common use. A great place to be if you have one. But

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Automated Regression Test for 2019

Automated Regression Test

An automated regression test brings so many benefits: reduced risk; faster time to market, not to mention keeping the audit and compliance departments happy. New technology enables automation to be created quickly either from scratch or from prior manual tests,

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“I have a Tonne of testing to do.”​ True? Maybe, but does that add up?

I heard someone say that to me recently as they entered another weekly test cycle and I pondered whether testing could be measured in Tonnes (or mass).  And since mass and energy are irrevocably connected, I wondered whether it could be

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Do you still love your IBM i

Red Heart on its side- do you love your IBM i

We still do and believe it is at the heart of many organisations world wide. We have put together a short global survey to establish its relevance today, the highlights and any challenges It will only take 2 minutes and

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US financial services company on the money with test automation

  Recently, I had the great opportunity to provide our test automation training/consulting services to one of the largest financial services holding companies in the US. This company was built on a tradition of excellence in community banking. With a

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Get the Grinch out of Testville.. and your QA Dept!

“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe test automation, he thought… doesn’t have to be so painful. Maybe automation perhaps means a little bit more!” Had our Grinch

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How a Grinch tester could ruin the winter release

“I must stop this whole thing! Why, for fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now. I must stop Testville testing… but how?”   The Grinch’s idea was to cause mayhem by letting the QA team down, forcing the project

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What turns a tester into the Grinch?

“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus; You’re as charming as an eel. Mr. Grinch! You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!” The Grinch can be identified in

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