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Regression testing in weeks, not years?

  I was talking to a testing manager yesterday about their mix of manual and automated testing.  They have managed to achieve 60-70% automation of the areas they targeted.  A fact we all agree is pretty good. This of course

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Test Automation- the need for speed

By freeing automation from the burden of a script based on code, we can begin to imagine a solution that could be used by subject matter experts and not limited to frustrated developers, a solution that could adapt to changes in the application under test. www.altimetergroup.net/ The way we

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Why is test automation so cumbersome?

“The biggest barrier to test automation remains the level of maintenance required to sustain it.” Software test automation has been available for over a quarter of a century but the practice has a mixed track record and often falls into disuse due to

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Regression Testing. Love it? Loathe it? Need it?

Your business lives in a risky, complex world and you know you’ve got to regression test…………..but it’s a pain! So, what are your options? Test manually: It’s not easy and is time consuming, tedious, doesn’t scale, is not repeatable and

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Test automation success at Edrington

Hear Alistair Norrie, Business Technology Programme Manager share in three minutes how Edrington successfully automated their testing processes, enabling a modernisation that effected more change in twelve months than had taken place in the previous ten to twenty years. You

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Regression Testing Automation Presentation

Great day attending ASUG Philadelphia

Great day attending an ASUG event at SAP headquarters. Great presentation by Marc Croquette from CertainTeed Corporation. Marc’s expertise spans 6 SAP implementations in 5 countries.  In this presentation he highlighted his team’s usage of Original Software for SAP Application

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Orthodontic laboratory gets teeth stuck in to Qualify

Frustrated with the restrictions of an expensive industry specific software this leading orthodontic laboratory turned to Qualify from Original Software for a significantly more configurable solution and have cut their costs to boot. Not only do they have an easy

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“Lord what fools these mortals be”

….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

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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