Category: Industry Blogs

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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Script Maintenance Kills Test Automation

If there is one thing that kills test automation it is script maintenance. It is essential to minimise this for longer term success.  It is massively important in Agile methodologies as there is simply not time to have a long-winded

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Test Automation – the “Where are we?” question

woman looing at signpost wondering where we are

Just like in the old joke about asking for directions which earns the response – “If I was going there, I wouldn’t start from here.”  If you don’t know where you are, how you do things now, understand what, why

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Test Automation, Whose job is it?

Easy. It must be the QA team, the responsibility of the QA manager surely? Mind you, the QA team are not usually responsible for bug creation, so the developers must play a role. And the Shift Left argument proposes that

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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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The Famous Grouse effects significant modernisation in project delivery

A wee tipple of a video that will warm the hearts of anyone seeking to automate their testing processes. In less time  that it takes to knock back a dram, hear Alistair Norrie, Business Technology Programme Manager share how Edrington,

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“Captive, bound and double-ironed”- Jacob Marley’s ghost, or UAT with an SME?

skull suggesting ghost of Jacob Marley

Are your Business Users doomed to the same fate as Jacob Marley, the chained and tormented ghost in Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”? “Captive, bound and double-ironed “ and dragged away from their day jobs to go through tortuous repetitious

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