The path to success: IT Lessons learned outdoors and their place in the enterprise

The path to success: IT Lessons learned outdoors and their place in the enterprise

Posted on 29. Jan, 2015 by .

Ed Benton talks us through some IT lessons learned on the hiking trail: Hiking and other outdoor activities are very popular among those who work in IT. Perhaps due to the break from screen fatigue, or the relaxation brought by a low-tech environment – IT professionals are getting out in the wild more than ever before. […]

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Borland Silk Mobile and the art of functional testing

Borland Silk Mobile and the art of functional testing

Posted on 28. Jan, 2015 by .

The rise of the mobile device The rise of the mobile device has been stratospheric in the last decade. Cisco Systems predicts global mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold by 2017, with more than 10 billion mobile-connected devices in comparison to a projected population of 7.3 billion people. Given statistics like this, it is of […]

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2014 & Frank’s Favorite IT Fails of the Year

2014 & Frank’s Favorite IT Fails of the Year

Posted on 13. Jan, 2015 by .

2014 wasn’t a good year for some of the big online providers. Frank calls out some of the bigger IT fails & names to sit on the naughty step. Hmm. 2014 was a bit ‘404’ for Frank. No news on the Eagles reunion. Nothing from back from Queen about that vacant singer’s job. Man, what’s keeping them? […]

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How the Glitch stole Christmas!

How the Glitch stole Christmas!

Posted on 17. Dec, 2014 by .

  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?

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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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