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12 January 2021
Supermarket websites struggle amid latest lockdown
Richard Mort, Edge Testing
Supermarkets' online shopping operations have come under strain with customers rushing to book deliveries as the new coronavirus lockdown began.
24 September 2018
Are you fed up re-running regression tests?... Why not try automation?
James Stone and Bruce Russell, Test Consultants, Edge Testing
So, you're fed up re-running your regression suite every week. What are you going to do about it? We explore the fundamentals of automation testing by applying it to web based applications that we are testing.
19 July 2018
The Defect Dichotomy (A whimsical look at the mind of a tester)
Tommy Cowan, Test Consultant, Edge Testing
Every project has deadlines and milestones. I think I readily endeavour to understand 'The Big Picture'. Swept up in the wave of optimism that is surely prevalent at the start of all projects, I always seem to embark with the mindset that deadlines are paramount and achievable. In my mind as a tester, there exists a war. The opposing factions: “The Deadliner” versus “The Perfectionist”...
29 May 2018
Impacts of GDPR on Software Testing
Rohini Bhat, Test Consultant at Edge Testing
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. The GDPR assures data protection and privacy to all individuals within the European Union and aims to give people more control over how their personal data is being used by organisations. So how does GDPR affect testing and what processes should companies have in place to adhere to the stringent rules that GDPR introduces?
26 April 2018
Fussy Hornets – Legacy is alive and well and still stinging!
R.Mort (Old CICS Cobol Programmer) a.k.a. New Business Director
Legacy demands greater, stronger test discipline. If you get a web test wrong the worst that happens is typically a tweak of the test script and a retest – all possibly achieved in a few minutes. Get it wrong in a legacy batch run and you’ve potentially lost a day! That means understanding the system from both technical and business angles (with potentially out of date documentation), understanding how the data behaves, working out where and when within the system you will get measurable results, a greater focus on starting point data and a strong understanding of the (usual) scores of interfaces sitting behind the scenes. What’s not to like?
21 March 2018
How Much Testing is Enough?
Cameron Farooq, Test Analyst at Edge Testing
Technology has evolved and is continuing to evolve in such a way that we are becoming increasingly dependent on it for our day to day lives. Software Code is now present in almost all devices we use, such as games, mobile phone apps and electronic control modules in cars.