Software Testing and Quality Management Blogs

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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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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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