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[Video Interview] Testing Must Change to Support Mobile & IoT

5/2/17 / by Milli d'Hangest d'Yvoy posted in Customer Experience, DevOps, Digital Experience, eggPlant range, Industry Specifics, IoT Testing, Mobile testing, Quality assurance, Software Quality Tools, software testing, Test automation, testing automation, TestPlant, TestPlant Events, User Experience, UX

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TestPlant CTO, Antony Edwards, was interviewed by Mobile World Live at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. Antony talks about the key trends in mobile and IoT, and how testing needs to change in order to be more focused on UX. 

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Testing when there are no users

11/7/16 / by Antony Edwards posted in TestPlant Events

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Gartner Symposium. I always enjoy it. Of course it's a deluge of buzzwords and bombast, but there is substance beneath, and I enjoy thinking about the implications for teams creating software in the future.

This morning I was listening to a talk from someone in the Oil and Gas industry who has actually deployed machine-to-machine, i.e. what everyone talks about as the future of Internet-of-Things but very few have any practical experience of. It was an interesting talk.

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Our third Queen's Award for Enterprise, Innovation

7/26/16 / by George Mackintosh posted in innovation, Queen's Award, software testing, Test automation, TestPlant Events

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What a wonderful July. On 14 July Antony Edwards, our CTO, and I make our way to Buckingham Palace with all the other 2016 award winners. This our third time! No less a thrill - and a particularity big deserved thrill for Antony who has led TestPlant's innovation drive and the commercial success recognising all of the new products we have introduced over recent years. One has to be discreet about visits to the palace, but HRM The Queen did grace us and so too her consort HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.
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Summer Reception 2016

6/27/16 / by Milli d'Hangest d'Yvoy posted in eggPlant range, TestPlant, TestPlant Events

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Thank you for joining us last week for our annual Summer Reception! What a lovely evening, despite the extraordinary thunder and rain, which added drama to our celebration. But the sun did eventually shine on our terrace. 

As George said in his speech, 'another exciting year... and another ahead. TestPlant's ambition to lead the market has been recognised. We have new investors, a third Queen's Award and a team of hard working people committed to scaling-up with our disruptive innovation'. 

Here below are some photos from the evening.

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Impressive and engaging talks at the Northern Lights testing conference

5/17/16 / by Gordon Mckeown posted in automated testing, defining software tests, defining test scope, Gordon McKeown, GUI testing, Northern Lights conference, QA testing, Quality assurance, Test automation, test scalability, Test tools, Testing tools, TestPlant Events, UI testing

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I recently presented at the Northern Lights conference in Manchester. This conference was hosted by the BCS (British Computing Society), and my talk was “Tools. Techniques. Trouble? Why test automation is getting more difficult, and what can be done about it.” You may have seen my blog post from ahead of the show, but if you haven’t yet, you can find it here.

I focussed on automating user interactions with the System under Test (SUT) and automating the creation of test scripts but not the automation of the testing process itself. I addressed both functional and load testing.

For those who weren’t there, here are the key points that I covered in my presentation:

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UX testing and the PARM principle: STAREAST boasted QA fun

5/9/16 / by Elizabeth Simons posted in exploratory testing, Functional testing, GUI testing, software testing, STAREAST, Test automation, TestPlant Events, UE, UE testing, UI testing, User Experience, User experience testing, UX, UX testing

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If you’re looking for fun testing, STAREAST is the place to find it. With an overarching theme of user-experience testing, the undertone of this show was definitely a fun one. Not to mention that it’s set in Orlando, FL., where you can find Disney World, Sea World, Epcot, and more.

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