Posted on 17. Dec, 2014 by Frank Borland.
How the Glitch stole Christmas! Frank Borland gives his own unique take on q recent high profile software glitch or two. What does the legendary old Developer conclude?
Posted on 05. Dec, 2014 by Neil McMurtry.
Some customers prepared for Black Friday by camping outside the shops, but some major online retailers were sleeping on the job on Cyber Monday. Online sales were up again this year, but not for everyone. A lack of preparation – namely robust load and performance testing – meant that instead of offers, some customers just […]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2014 by Frank Borland.
Apparently, it’s no longer cool to use the word ‘wow’ as an adjective. It’s probably not cool to say cool, either, but Frank stopped caring about being cool when he stopped being cool. Man, 1985 was a long time ago, wasn’t it folks? No, these days, the only wow factor Frank cares about is WoW […]
Posted on 25. Nov, 2014 by Steve Moore.
And so to TESTA 2014, which this year took place in the heart (or at least the heartland) of the UK’s financial marketplace: Old Billingsgate in the City of London was once the largest fish market in the world and, for one night only, became an important commercial hub in an entirely different way. Because […]
Posted on 17. Oct, 2014 by Jonny Crawford.
The somewhat endless talk is over and the paradigm shift to cloud, mobile and web technologies; rather than being a revolution is now an evolution and is being used to enhance and engage customer experiences and it is everywhere you look. There are two major trends that have emerged over the past 2-3 years that […]
Posted on 29. Sep, 2014 by Mark Conway.
I have just come back from the judging round of the European Software Testing Awards 2014 (TESTA) and it’s refreshing to see so many people bringing innovation to a discipline that is more important than ever. It’s fair to say that testing isn’t perceived as one of the ‘sexiest’ areas of the development cycle and […]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2014 by Mark Plant.
Guess which decades-old technology just got us nominated for an award at the cutting edge of digital marketing? Our little tribute to big iron, namely IBM Mainframe’s 50th Birthday made the Best Social Campaign short list for an award in Eloqua’s Modern Marketing Experience awards. The what? It’s an annual hat-tip to the cream of […]
Posted on 18. Aug, 2014 by Mark Plant.
Part Deux ‘For the last 6 weeks, a team of our interns have been working on a software project that is primarily targeted at non-Programmers. The team would like to do some usability testing, and for that we are looking for 6-8 outside Development to take part’ – was the opening line of the email […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by Helen Withington.
How to avoid a downtime nightmare No-one wants their app to crash BBC iPlayer-style. It’s a tester’s worst nightmare when hundreds, let alone millions, of users are let down by their favorite app, causing uproar throughout the media world. There must have been a gap in the quality testing process… All you need to do […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by Chris Livesey.
It has all the hallmarks of either an Alex Salmond or Alistair Darling masterstroke. When the only live stream outside the Saltire state failed, it either proved that Scotland looked after its own, or was a bit hopeless. So, like the first round of the debate itself, nobody won. The problem was that because the […]