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Benefits of effective 'User Acceptance Testing'

Posted by Richard Turrall on 29/11/2021

Benefits of effective 'User Acceptance Testing'

The role of UAT and how it can be an important driver for quality and continuous improvement. How UAT is often misused or misrepresented - its usefulness and its limitations.

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, UAT

Logical Thinking: 'It's only logical, Captain'

Posted by Tony Simms on 29/11/2021

Logical Thinking: 'It's only logical, Captain' 

Being a tester requires a whole mix of skills. Nowadays, it requires as many soft skills as it does technical skills. For example, a tester should not just have the ability to find defects, they should also have the ability to present their findings.

One incredibly important attribute a tester must have and develop is logical thinking or an ability to think logically. 

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Testing Techniques, Tech Roles

Test Requirements - When the Answer is more important than the Question

Posted by Tony Simms on 12/11/2021

Test Requirements - When the Answer is more important than the Question

Sometimes, testers are required to think outside the box. Maybe they don’t have test requirements or don’t have sufficient data; or maybe it’s simply a case of unscripted, exploratory testing. Whatever the reason, they are expected to use their testing superpower to interrogate the system and provide some answers…

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Requirements, Test Insights

Test Analyst Interview Questions & ‘Tricks’

Posted by Richard Eaves on 2/11/2021

Test Analyst Interview Questions & ‘Tricks’

Aftermath of the Halloween, I thought it would be good to consider if there are any ‘tricks’ to a successful interview? Over the past few months, I've drafted a selection of interview question templates to standardise the nFocus interview process. As part of this process, the templates have been used successfully to identify quality test resource for several clients who are now part of the nFocus team. Congratulations to those now hired!

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Topics: Software Testing, Quality Assurance, Interview Questions

DevOps Process Flow - 8 Stages

Posted by Jane Kelly on 20/10/2021

DevOps Process Flow - 8 Stages

The words DevOps Process Flow refers to the continuous momentum achieved using the blended functional pipeline activity performed by a dynamic team. The team will typically be made up of solution architects, programmers and testers, plus other key roles. There are of course distinct activities which drive any substantial delivery. There are 8 core stages to a successful DevOps.

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Topics: Software Testing, DevOps and Testing, DevOps

Purpose of Software Testing = Success

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 12/10/2021

Purpose of Software Testing = Success 

"Why should we care about Software Testing?" is a common question asked of software testing, especially in companies that are becoming more mature in their software development. Perhaps when the company was only managing one or two small websites, testing wasn’t a major consideration and developer testing was adequate. However, as the sites grow and the company starts to develop more advanced applications, then testing needs to become more of a priority.

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Web Accessibility

Applying the 7Ps Framework to Testing in an Agile Environment

Posted by Tony Simms on 21/09/2021

Applying the 7Ps Framework to Testing in an Agile Environment

If you are looking to find a way to capture the essence of what your testing within an agile project should look like, the 7 Ps approach can work really well. Not only can this approach help you to define the essence of your testing without being overly prescriptive, it has the added benefit that it can be used to involve all stakeholders, either in single or multiple sessions.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, Testing Techniques

DevOps Teams - GitLab's 2021 Global DevSecOps Survey Feedback

Posted by Mark Didehvar on 7/09/2021

DevOps Teams - GitLab's 2021 Global DevSecOps Survey Feedback

Is your organisation taking a long time to implement DevOps?

Don’t worry, you are not alone! GitLab held a survey for the fourth year in February-March, they asked DevOps teams to tell the truth about their practices, processes, challenges and careers. I have no doubt that many of you will recognise the results of the survey within your organisation. 

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Topics: Software Testing, DevOps, DevSecOps

Software Testing Framework: How-to Guide

Posted by Jane Kelly on 16/08/2021

Software Testing Framework: How-to Guide 

Welcome! Today, I am going to blog about the things to consider when setting up software testing as a framework within an organisation with no existing test capability. Read on, to learn more…

A great starting point is the who, why, where, what and when approach. These things will enable you to create a plan about how you begin and what else you need!

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Automation Frameworks, Software Test Plan

'Tee-rific’ Steps to Creating a Test Automation Framework

Posted by Ryan Dudley on 10/08/2021

'Tee-rific’ Steps to Creating a Test Automation Framework

Hi, my name is Ryan Dudley and I’ve been working with nFocus now for nearly 8 years, starting my journey as an apprentice. Now I class myself as a budding Technical Tester, which is not an easy role. My day-to-day tasks at the moment consist primarily of manual testing, but at any given opportunity I like to be able to do automation. As there was no capacity for me to do this on my current project, I decided to do something within my own time and challenge myself to do something which I had not done before which was choosing a test automation framework and starting from scratch.

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Topics: Software Testing, test automation, Test Automation Frameworks

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