Month: May 2018

Whiffs of revolution are in the air. There’s talk of test automation engineers taking to the street …

“Don’t take our jobs !” “I want to code, you can’t stop me !” “Automation isn’t meant to be easy – that’s why you need me !” In the same way that in some parts of the United States, idiots

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QC/ALM Users – Treat Yourself and Halve Your Costs

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Time to treat yourself.  Open the box to  a modern future proofed ALM solution Yours with no CapEx and tied up with a guarantee to halve your current ongoing costs. Find out how here.

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Testing code by writing more code! I don’t mind crazy but this is insane

Cartoon man drowing in a sea made of binary code

You may have built that application inhouse, you may have purchased a COTS application like SAP, Microsoft Dynamics or Salesforce, or you may be consuming that application in the cloud. However acquired, the fact is that the application will comprise

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Fake News! “Automation can Replace UAT”

Man holding mobile phone with Fake News headline

Manual testing is tedious but can you really get rid of UAT by adopting automation? It’s a great concept but can you really leave the Subject Matter Experts alone so they can get on with their day jobs? Reality Check:

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Fake News: “I can’t code, so I can’t automate”

Man with tablet and Fake News coming off

Fake News seems to permeate through all walks of life these days, not least in the world of software testing. Over the coming weeks we will expose  the most common misconceptions and share the facts, enabling you to make informed decisions

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Test Automation Reality Check: Microsoft Dynamics AX user automates 40 processes in 15 days

Two men in plumbers merchant

With the help of solutions from Original Software  and without any need to invest in costly specialist programming skills this major UK merchanting business has hit the ground running on their road to test automation, converting 120 recordings into scripts,

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The test automation silver bullet – Myth or Reality?

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Well obviously it’s a myth.  But that said, why do many still seek it?  It is still perceived to be the Holy Grail of testing and keeps millions of people in gainful employment every day and to an extent that

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ERP Applications – putting off those changes is like driving on a flat tyre

car with flat tyre

This is probably not the perfect analogy, because at some point you will have to stop and change the tyre. But it may be if you don’t do it quickly, there will be a much nastier outcome and expense. The

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Major Infor M3 Account gains significant efficiencies by tackling Application Quality

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Last month I was in Denmark at a leading European carpet manufacturer to train and consult on Qualify, our application quality management solution and TestDrive, our 100% code-free test automation product. Their business systems are a mix of Infor M3

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HP QC/ALM Survey – CIO’s questioning cost increases

2017 was the year HP themselves moved on from QC/ALM through their disposal of this business to the British company, Micro Focus. These venerable products have only evolved slowly but they have been re-branded many times and you may know

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