Month: July 2018

10 Black Holes to avoid for successful application delivery. No.4

Black Hole No. 4: Lack of control   Obi Wan: But you cannot control it. This is a dangerous time for you, when you will be tempted by the Dark Side of the Force. Delivering high-quality applications on time and

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“Lord what fools these mortals be”

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….Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream A line from the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare. A mischievous fairy, Puck, addressing his king, is commenting on the folly of the human beings who have come into his forest. Well here’s a

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Manual testing is intrinsically flawed

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Manual testing is intrinsically flawed, primarily because one test cycle is almost never enough. Manual testing is performed by humans and humans have a finite capacity for repetition. When an application is first delivered, the test team will commence their

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Why is manual testing so…. manual?

Application software has always contained bugs and will continue to contain bugs for as long as developers exist. So, from the moment that the first application program was run by Tom Kilburn on 21st June 1948 (to calculate the highest

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Your business is agile, your development is agile, so why isn’t your test automation?

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Everyone knows that UI test automation takes months or years. Just imagine what your world would look like if you could do this in weeks. Legacy automation tools need to be coded, requiring specialised skills and projects take many months to complete.

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Webinar: Welcome to a new world of application quality management

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Legacy ALM users are on the move, seeking a more modern cost-efficient platform. Join us for this 30-minute on-demand webinar where we will show you what the powerful new world of AQM can look like, future-proofed fully configurable with much

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Webinar: Testing ERP Applications, building a roadmap for success


This  30-minute webinar looks at the Who, Why, How, Where and When of managing your next ERP upgrade, patch or greenfield implementation. John Miner, Head of Operations, Americas , highlights the pitfalls and priorities, shares real-life customer experiences and introduces

Fake News: “Test automation is too expensive.”

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Many automated testing tools require a significant investment while there are others that are available as “freeware”. However, the true cost of these tools lies not so much in the price tag, but in the time and effort needed to

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