Test Planning And Requirements

Shift Right to Shift Left

In the testing world, Shift Left refers to the practice of focusing on quality from the start of a project/sprint.
In practice, this means that the testing burden is placed more on the developers and analysts and less emphasis is placed on the end user. Shift Left testing tends to focus on unit testing, integration testing and API testing.

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Are HP QTP & Quality Center the emperor’s new clothes?

It may be a tale from our childhood but I can think of no better analogy for the current state of test management and test automation tools market: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Now for those of you who cannot recall the story let’s have a quick recap.

The Emperor by definition was a powerful chap and one who wanted acclamation and praise from his court.

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HMRC Software Glitch Makes Returns Taxing

Yesterday, January 31st, was the last chance for self-assessors to submit their tax return online at the website for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Even though the HMRC said only on Friday that their computer system was working well and they did not foresee the problems experienced in recent years, our majesty’s government failed to test thoroughly again!!

Apparently, accountants were having problems after it appeared that the company that supplies software which allows accountancy firms and advisors to access the HMRC website had shut its links early.

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ERP Testing Saps Resource at Marstons

When Judy Doust at Marston’s told us about her pain points with testing SAP applications, it was obvious that our unique approach to testing would be beneficial. So we put our developers to the task of coming up with an SAP solution. We’re pleased to say they’ve come up trumps and have helped the independent UK brewer and pub retailer to ease the increasing burden of SAP testing without the need for employing additional technical resources…

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Drilling deeper into the World Quality Report

Some good headlines about emerging industry trends came out of the recent World Quality Report produced by HP, Sogeti and Capgemini, but as I read deeper, some things started niggling at me, so much so that I decided they were worthy of a blog post.

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Blasting away market frustrations

Today we are officially launching Qualify to the world. Our brand new Quality Management solution aids business agility and unifies the software delivery process.

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NEWS: AppLabs and Original Software Partner to Help Clients Take the Step from Manual to Automated Testing

AppLabs sees huge value proposition for its clients with agile-friendly automation suite

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NEWS: Original Software Positioned as a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

Original Softwarebtoday announced that it has been placed in the ‘visionaries’ quadrant by leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in its recently published Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites, 31 July 2009.

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NEWS: Original Software offers ‘Escape’ for apprehensive Borland and Compuware customers

Original Software offers a swap-out promotion for customers of the soon to be engulfed companies, facing uncertainty in the future of their legacy product roadmaps.

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RIP TestPlan, Long live Qualify

Product update

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