Black Monday? Come on e-tailers. It’s time you did some shopping of your own….

Black Monday? Come on e-tailers. It’s time you did some shopping of your own….

Posted on 05. Dec, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Websites, Wang and Warcraft

Websites, Wang and Warcraft

Posted on 26. Nov, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Holy Mackerel – it’s TESTA 2014!

Holy Mackerel – it’s TESTA 2014!

Posted on 25. Nov, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Digital Technology – no longer a revolution but an evolution

Digital Technology – no longer a revolution but an evolution

Posted on 17. Oct, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Panel-beaters: the view from a TESTA judge

Panel-beaters: the view from a TESTA judge

Posted on 29. Sep, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Micro Focus: In the ‘frame for a Markie

Micro Focus: In the ‘frame for a Markie

Posted on 25. Sep, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Tried and Tested II

Tried and Tested II

Posted on 18. Aug, 2014 by .

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 […]

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How can Silk Mobile improve your mobile testing?

How can Silk Mobile improve your mobile testing?

Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by .

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 […]

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Off kilter: STV streaming fail provokes fierce debate

Off kilter: STV streaming fail provokes fierce debate

Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by .

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 […]

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