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 […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by John Wyer.
Meir ‘Manny’ Lehman was a professor at the Middlesex University School of Computing Science who, alongside Hungarian computer scientist László Bélády set out Lehman’s laws of software evolution. These attempted to establish the eight constants that define software change. They included ‘increasing complexity’, ‘continuing change’ and ‘declining quality’. Many of Lehman’s Laws may sound wearily […]
Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by Harris Hartsiostis.
If your business is testing mobile apps, you could be sailing on choppy waters. Maybe you get a sinking feeling when thinking about challenges such as browser compatibility, network conditions and the proliferation of hardware devices and operating systems? Perhaps you’re battening down the hatches against the server and device issues that can affect application performance […]
Posted on 11. Jul, 2014 by Chris Livesey.
In these blogs, we have identified the pressure points within the market and the trends that will define the future direction of the software supply chain. We have supported our views with independent research. So, having identified these pressure points, how can Borland Software help relieve them? This blog is all about describing the specific […]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2014 by Frank Borland.
For a company built on bras, M&S seems to have ‘underwired’ their website… Woah. Soccerball. I now totally get it. Having given up trying to watch the World Cup on ITVPlayer I caught the Belgium vs USA game on the BBC. ‘Cause when you want a service you can trust, you head for the mothership, […]
Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by Chris Livesey.
Last week, I took a look at how CIOs see the world. Let’s take the Borland Software perspective and examine how the process is defined, where ideas turn into assets – and where they might become liabilities. The initial value creation stages identify and refine your value-creating concepts and ideas. It’s where the need for […]