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A Senior Test Consultant’s View of TestExpo 2016

This is my first blog as senior consultant so apologies if I may come across a little unsure. It was funnily enough my first event as an exhibitor as well. It was an exciting day at TestExpo 2016 held in London on 12th October. Our company Infuse was exhibiting in the...

How Agile Development and DevOps are Driving Agile Testing

2016 has been my first year in the testing industry.  Prior to that, I was in the software development industry. For the most part, these industries share more similarities and differences, as they (should) go hand-in-hand. However, I have noticed that the testing...

Lessons Learned as a Junior Tester

As a relatively junior tester, I wanted to share a few of the lessons that I’ve learned so far—the good, the bad, the unique and the likely familiar. So far, I’ve learned more than I could possibly have imagined. It has been a challenging and a very enjoyable roller...

Agile Testing Round Table Session: A Recap

Notes from the 15th Annual Next Generation Testing Conference I had the good fortune to host a round table session at this year’s Next Generation Testing Conference. There were several concurrent round tables on: Implementing Agile Mobile Test Strategy (hosted by Mark...

How to up your testing game

As IT teams become increasingly agile, you may be feeling that, as a tester, you should be keeping up and providing a more rounded contribution to your team. An interesting article by tester-turned-developer Andreas Grabner offers four ways you can ‘level up’ your...

Dealing with practical risks in an agile team

Agile is all about controlling and minimizing the typical risks of conventional software development techniques.’ – Nishi Grover The great thing about working in an agile team is the flexibility and versatility it can provide. Moving to an agile approach can maximise...

Using the silo effect to your advantage

The silo effect can be a common feature of many modern businesses, including software and testing companies, but while it can cause issues, how can you make the most of the challenges and opportunities it presents? An insightful article by Jon Hagar reveals the pros...

Issues opening Oracle EBS forms

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is one of the primary applications useMango™ targets for testing and it does it well, provided the forms actually open. When developing useMango™ we have found that one of the major pains of getting tests to run reliably lies withing...

Pitfalls of Filebeat+Logstash+Elasticsearch+Kibana stack

We’re doing some pretty exciting stuff in the useMango™ team right now, starting as far to the left as you can, shift-wise, and setting up a full Docker+AWS+Elasticsearch+Reporting+Jenkins+CI+CD stack. Yes, that’s a lot of moving parts but having all those wheels in...