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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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Cut your manual testing time by 50%

..and make space for other pursuits! Manual testing still accounts for  at least 80% of software testing carried out today. There are ways of making it.. er, less manual and critically without compromising on quality. If we told you our

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Is this TSB’s Ratner moment?

The dramatic fall in value of the high street jewellers in the early 1990s is widely attributed to the comments of its chief executive Gerald Ratner, who in a speech referred to its products as “total crap”. He then went on

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Fake News! “Automation can Replace UAT”

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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Tasty Biscuits for User Acceptance Testing

Biscuits. The answer is biscuits

On hearing that word I was reminded of the endearing broadcasts and interviews with Jess Thom, a lovely lady who spoke about Tourettes syndrome. Her inspiring frankness and humour helped me gain a sympathetic understanding of some of the challenges

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How to Test End to End Including IBMi 5 x Faster

This venerable machine is the application backbone of many companies core systems even as they increasingly surround it with modern user interfaces and applications running on Microsoft, Oracle or other technology. So if your strategy involves this best of breed

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Lets talk about…User Acceptance Testing

This white paper is based on conversations between Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software and Jim Trentadue who has held a number of senior QA roles, amongst them  Corporate Vice President of Quality Assurance at New York Life Assurance. In

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