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July Product Release and Customer Webinar

Latest customer newsletter now available on the customer portal.  Get the details of the latest product updates. Don’t forget to register for the webinar to get the lowdown on  all the new functionality.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share

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Test Automation – in the pits or podium finish?

Yesterday’s British Grand Prix saw a collision between Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, which was instrumental in deciding the outcome of the race. Both managed to continue but Verstappen commented afterwards he was lucky to get his car across the

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Lawn mowers – hand push or self-propelled?

Testing your next SAP upgrade – manually or using code free automation? Thoughts from the ASUG Wisconsin summer chapter meeting Ever raced lawn mowers before? No neither had I but after visiting the museum at Briggs and Stratton HQ in

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User Acceptance Testing/UAT Survey Report

Having recently held a round table on the topic of User Acceptance Testing which created a fair amount of interest, I thought it worth sharing the highlights from a recent UAT survey we carried out. The results were split into two reports

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Successful regression testing with business users

Regular regression testing is core to finding critical defects and unwanted changes before going live. A business without regression tests is a business teetering on the edge of an abyss! A successful regression test pack must easily evolve as the

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Automated Regression Test

Automated Regression Test for 2019

An automated regression test brings so many benefits: reduced risk; faster time to market, not to mention keeping the audit and compliance departments happy. New technology enables automation to be created quickly either from scratch or from prior manual tests,

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Upgrade and Patch Best Practice Wall Poster

Feel the love with this upgrade and patch best practice wallposter – It’s always important to feel loved but even more so this time of year. To show you how much  we care, we’d love to send you one of our

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Red Heart on its side- do you love your IBM i

Do you still 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, 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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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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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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How the Grinch stole scripting

“Every Tester in Testville liked testing a lot. But the Grinch, who sat north of Development – did not. The Grinch was a Tester and he hated the whole damn lot! Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows

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