Manual Testing

We Shouldn’t be Scared of Software Testing Tools

Hand Tool

What is a tool? Something that is used in performing a task or an operation, a means to an end. Tools differentiate us from the rest of the animal kingdom.

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Test Automation Day

On June 21st, CKC Seminars organised the second edition of Test Automation Day.

A very successful conference day with more than 180 enthusiastic Test Automation professionals!

The keynote presentation by Scott Barber answered the question “The Future is Cool, but Does it Add Value?”, whilst Walter Belger presented the ins and out of Security Testing.

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Original Software Jump Start Quality Automation at TestExpo

The industry thought leaders in application quality, present a strategy for moving into software test automation with less stress!

20th June, 2012 – Original Software, a leading vendor in Application Quality Management (AQM) and Automated Software Quality (ASQ) solutions, today announced its attendance at the TestExpo event where, one of the company’s leading application quality experts, Jonathan Pearson, will be presenting a conference session on the subject of moving from manual testing to automation.

TestExpo is a free event aimed at everyone with an interest in software quality.

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Affymetrix Chooses Original Software to Support its Centre of Excellence for Software Testing

Microarray technology firm claims TestDrive as the only software testing solution to support its heterogeneous mix of business applications

Feb 2, 2012, – Original Software, a leading Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFX), to support a strategy of building an AQM Centre of Excellence for the provider of genome-wide analysis tools. Original Software’s solution suite has been selected because of its ease of use and ability to support the FLEX technology that is used within Affymetrix’s hosted HR application.

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Software Testing Resolutions for 2012

It’s always amazing how every year the month of January sparks the desire in many people to reflect on past promises, challenges and successes. Once the moment has gone, a sense of clarity and a surge of determination takes root, and a new list of promises kick-starts a change and a passion to do well for the new year ahead.

Although this helps set about many good changes, trying to stick to these promises can sometimes prove quite a challenge!  How many of you can relate to the the goal of, “I shall join the gym and get fit and healthy”?

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Original Software Helps Customers Achieve a Quick ROI

AQM vendor bucks conventional tester wisdom which says that achieving quality is difficult

15th December 2011, – In its annual round up and planning for the year ahead, Original Software, a leading Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, renowned for its innovative technology, reveals how it continues to break the mould in application quality, by driving down the cost and risk of software delivery projects. Several customer examples confirm how the software vendor has helped deliver a proven ROI in months rather than years.

Coca-Cola, a global leader in the beverage industry, often reluctant to comment on the IT suppliers it uses, needed a solution which would enable them to build rapid and maintainable automation.

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Original Software Enhances Support for .Net Development Teams

The open platform provided by Qualify, a complete Application Quality Management solution, makes integration with 3rd party tools, such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 seamless and uncomplicated

15 November 2011 – Original Software, a leading Application Quality Management, (AQM) vendor, announced today that Qualify, its solution for managing the quality lifecycle of any application, has added Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010, to the list of 3rd party point solutions that it works with. TFS is a Microsoft tool used to support Visual Studio .Net developments. Qualify already integrates with defect tracking tools, such as Bugzilla and JIRA, as well as the open development platform, Eclipse.

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Microsoft Joins Testing Hall of Shame

Microsoft shot themselves in the foot with this embarrassing blunder that has definitely qualified for a spot in our Software Testing Hall of Shame!

A Microsoft antivirus definition file was the cause behind Google Chrome’s browser to disappear from users’ PCs!

Scores of users reported the deletion of the Google Chrome browser from their PC after running Microsoft’s Security Essentials.

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Throwaway Test Automation?

There comes a time in every Software Tester’s career when test automation seems desirable. A QA utopia of shorter testing cycles and applications delivered on time! But unfortunately for most, that dream of application quality, as a result of more efficient testing through automation, has become more of a burden than a helping hand.

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Tesco Bank Should Have Tested on IE9

The news on CIO’s website of Tesco Bank having to issue emergency guidelines for Internet Explorer 9 users, made me chuckle.

Either testing on multiple browsers wasn’t carried out in full or the testing technology being used didn’t support IE9. Either way, Tesco Bank will be entering our ‘Software Testing Hall of Shame’ this week.

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