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4 technology trends that will affect QA testing in 2018

Posted by Tony Dolan on Dec 15, 2017 11:56:05 AM

Technology is rapidly changing the way we live our lives. It has a knock-on effect on many things, but what does it mean for you and software testing? Here we take a look ahead to see what the world of QA can expect in 2018.

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Topics: Crowdsourced Testing, QA, Software Testing, qaops

Why the human touch is still crucial in automated software testing

Posted by Tony Dolan on Dec 8, 2017 2:11:08 PM

It’s Friday night and I’m running late. I need to pick up some groceries and a bottle of wine on my way home. Like most of my trips to the supermarket, I want to be in and out as quickly as possible. The fact that I’m running late only heightens the need for a swift getaway.

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Topics: Crowdsourced Testing, QA, test automation

How to prevent a £212 million bug

Posted by Fahim Sachedina on Nov 30, 2017 10:10:56 AM

I couldn’t believe it happened - as I sat down at my desk, I opened my laptop and I was hit with the news I knew the cryptocurrency community had been dreading might happen eventually.

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Topics: Crowdsourced Testing, Software Testing, bugs, Cryptocurrency

Doing Agile Testing Properly: How Metrics Can Help

Posted by Nick Roberts on Nov 21, 2017 12:28:36 PM
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Topics: QA, agile testing

Why agile testing that microphone was critical

Posted by Nick Roberts on Nov 15, 2017 1:32:06 PM
We sat there in complete disbelief. Here we were at a mega event watching a large brand deliver the end of day keynote. The speaker got on stage and took to his speech. Pop. He started to speak and got through a few more sentences before the POP. Again. Once that second and third pop hit, the event production team got into high gear with their agile testing. But could they fix it in time...
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Topics: Crowdsourced Testing, QA, Shift Left, qaops, agile testing

What CTO's MUST know about QA in 2018 [infographic]

Posted by Nick Roberts on Nov 7, 2017 5:51:58 PM

CTO’s must think about 2018 as the year they focus on QA as a pathway to growth. QA presents an opportunity to deliver exceptional experiences for customers. Yet many CTO’s are unsure of what they should be doing with their QA. Here are the current trends from the World Quality Report that will shape 2018.

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Topics: Crowdsourced Testing, Exploratory Testing, QA, mobile testing, qaops

Regression Testing While Cooking a Curry

Posted by Nick Roberts on Nov 1, 2017 6:20:19 PM
I was perplexed . In front of me stood all of the ingredients that I needed to make a fantastic curry (if anyone wants the recipe just drop me a line in the comments below) . The recipe called for specific amounts of pretty much all of the main ingredients except for the spices ! My partner had delivered to me instructions that contained the main parts but was missing the key component - the spice measurements ! I began to think about how closely my cooking process was mirroring regression testing with a hint of functional testing thrown in for good measure . Be warned there may be food related puns in the rest of this blog (don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
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Topics: Exploratory Testing, QA, Software Testing, test automation

Does your QA save lives? [Upcoming Webinar]

Posted by Nick Roberts on Oct 25, 2017 5:24:12 PM

We were sitting there in a room trying to work out how on earth this was even practical. The biggest concern they had was he might get stopped by airport security and held up. Nobody could afford a screw up at this point but what else could they do?

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Topics: QA

Why is this hairdresser so slow?

Posted by Nick Roberts on Oct 16, 2017 3:56:48 PM

I just couldn’t figure it out. I sat there in amazement as I watched customer after customer come in and out of the salon while I waited patiently. My frustration levels began to rise until I finally left my appointed time and went across the street to get my hair cut.

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Topics: QA, Software Testing, Shift Left

Pixels and iPhones: Testing on New Devices

Posted by Fahim Sachedina on Oct 10, 2017 11:51:07 AM

The last six months of the year always seem to be an interesting time for developers and early-adopters of new devices. This week, Google launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL - this time last month we were debating what Apple will reveal in their annual September launch (they blessed us with three new devices, which I’m sure hasn’t passed you by).

When new devices launch for the first time, developers usually scramble to test their app or website on these devices before early adopters of new gadgets find any critical issues that haven’t been picked up on. Apple is moving into a territory now which used to be wholly owned by android fragmentation - they’ve introduced devices which require careful planning between the variations.

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Topics: Exploratory Testing, QA, mobile testing

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