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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • EuroSTAR

    Testing AJAX Dynamically Loaded Elements

    I've posted up two short videos covering a typical AJAX testing scenario: the elements you need to interact with haven't yet been created - they're wa...

    • 31/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Pursuing a Quality Programme…(2)

    Last May I wrote a blog about persuing my own quality programme for EuroSTAR (/blog/2011/5/19/pursuing-a-quality-programme.aspx), since then I've been...

    • 27/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    We’re excited about Test Lab

    Red Gate's ethos has always been to create ingeniously simple software in an enjoyable atmosphere. We'll get that done by having the opportunities and...

    • 26/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Move towards the Higher Levels of QA Maturity

    Software testing and quality assurance has assumed huge significance over the past few years and the reasons are plenty like superior quality, minimiz...

    • 26/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Eat your greens, or there is no pudding

    Ask anyone who works with me what makes me happy, and they will tell you, "Being miserable". I love bearing bad news, Oh, I pretend I am concerned abo...

    • 25/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Understanding Validation Content Element Types

    To demonstrate the differences, I'll use the same example HTML I used in my previous post about working with test-hostile UIs. If I select the firs...

    • 25/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Test Management Does Not Mean Just Simple Test Execution

    Ensuring customer satisfaction and beating the competition have always been a challenge, and the intricacy is further increased with today's complex s...

    • 25/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Traceability within an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution.

    When organizations fail to deliver quality software on time and on budget, it is typically not because any individual is dysfunctional, but because th...

    • 19/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    As technical issues can be life-changing, where next for test data management?

    Read any statement made by an organisation after a blunder has occurred and it is easy to marvel at the judicious use of bland phrasing. In 'cris...

    • 18/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Why attend a conference?

    Last week I read a nice blog by Huib Schoots. He raises the question: "Why go to the EuroSTAR conference". In his blog he states that attending confer...

    • 18/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Enterprise SaaS Deployments Need Effective Testing and Quality Assurance

    The adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) continues to grow across various business processes like CRM, sales automation, HR operations, workplace ...

    • 18/08/2011
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    What is the EuroSTAR TestLab 2011?

    The idea behind the TestLab comes from Bart Knaack and James Lyndsay. At a conference they had articulated "Why don't people test at a test conference...

    • 18/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Finding Porcini

    A couple of weeks ago I found myself in southwestern France, a region which - at the time - was being struck by a unseen spell of global wetting. Su...

    • 17/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Outsourcing Regression Testing to Experts – A way to improve your software’s quality

    In this agile world, where the clients' requirements changes almost every day, it becomes extremely important to keep an eye on the quality of the app...

    • 17/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Risked Based Testing & Web Analytics

    Web analytics involves collection, measurement and analysis of metrics related to end user activity on a web site. Modern web analytics systems like O...

    • 16/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Inspiration

    On one hand testers must focus on fitting standard software in the organization. Standard software doesn't mean that it has not to be adjusted to fit ...

    • 15/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Selenium 2: What is it?

    A Selenium 2 has recently been released. With this release my fellow Selenium Committers are really excited to be releasing one of the best browser au...

    • 15/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Compliance & Software Quality Assurance

    Software compliance in a regulated environment is a serious business concern and is no simple matter. Companies are faced with an ever increasing numb...

    • 15/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    What is the point of a Gate if there is a chuffing great hole in the fence?

    Last year, as I drove through the beautiful Alentejo on holiday, the current Mrs Simms pointed out a rather ornate wrought iron gate built on the side...

    • 12/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Keep Your Tests DRY

    If you're not already familiar with the SOLID principles authored by "Uncle Bob" Martin, then take some time to read up on them. These principles are ...

    • 12/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    How did you miss that bug?

    "A nickel for your thoughts." How many times have you heard of this phrase? Admittedly, I have heard less of that one over the years, but it is utt...

    • 12/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Planning within an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution.

    We plan because we want to know when we are done. The only way to know when the work is truly complete is to ensure the plans are fully integrated wit...

    • 10/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Do we need a TEST Consultant or a Test CONSULTANT?

    An often seen career path in testing is Test Analyst - Test Manager - Test Consultant. An advantage of career paths like this is the deep knowledge th...

    • 10/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    How to Effectively Deal with the Business Risks of Migrations?

    Reasons might be plenty for organizations to take the migration route such as to minimize costs, boost performance, hardware or software end-of-life, ...

    • 09/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Application Security Testing is Assuming Significance More Than Ever

    The applications security landscape is becoming more sophisticated as the days pass on, while hackers are no way short in exploiting the vulnerabiliti...

    • 09/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    US Deadlock is the next crisis data management?

    The hubbub surrounding the US Government's impasse over raising its debt ceiling has made many of us aware of the mind-numbingly huge sums of money in...

    • 08/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    How Fast is the Cloud?

    We've been working on some research into the relative performance of various cloud offerings over recent weeks and I thought that it might be interest...

    • 03/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Follow up to Maintainable Automation

    Brittle tests duplicate workflows and UI locators across many tests, forcing you to change hundreds or even thousands of tests when one webpage change...

    • 03/08/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Test the Compatibility and Readiness of Your Applications

    With the increasing pressure on enterprises to reduce costs and stay ahead of the competition, adapting to latest technologies has become imperative f...

    • 02/08/2011
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