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Danny Crone

Danny Crone
Danny Crone is a Technical Director at nFocus Testing. Danny has been in Software Engineering for over 23 years. Although, he is a developer at heart, most of his IT career has been spent in Quality Assurance.
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Test Automation Approach - The Long Wait Is Over!

Posted by Danny Crone on 13/02/2019

From ALongBit to AShortBit: Enhancing Test Efficiency in DevOps

Even today, in the modern world of DevOps, I see this all too often in automated test code for regression tests:

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Topics: Software Testing, test automation, Test Automation Approach

Modern Development QA and QC

Posted by Danny Crone on 13/07/2017

From Technical Director's Perspective 

I am very fortunate to have spent time on many projects/products with lots of customers and so I wanted to write a series of articles to go through my experiences and what I have seen. This blog is the first in the series and will look at modern development, quality assurance and quality control.

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Topics: Software Testing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance

DevOps & Testing...It's Not Just About Automating Tests!

Posted by Danny Crone on 11/08/2016

Supporting DevOps through Testing

nFocus' Techncial Director Danny Crone recently recorded a webinar covering Test Automation in DevOps. Here's the transcript of the session - "Supporting DevOps through testing".
"Let's start with the aims of DevOps. It's certainly a culture and a practice that accentuates the collaboration and communication of software developers and other IT professionals. While still being important to automate the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes; it certainly tries to foster both a culture and environment where building testing and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently and more reliably.
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Topics: Software Testing, Testing, DevOps and Testing, test automation, DevOps

Agile Test Strategy: When Scrumming, People Do Testing Wrong

Posted by Danny Crone on 19/04/2016

Identifying Common Themes in Scrum Testing

So I get to see lots of different organisations all trying to implement Scrum to varying levels, several themes come out:

Firstly, testers are sometimes excluded from certain activities/events or aren’t given an equal voice in the team. Sometimes they don’t understand that they have an equal voice that needs to be heard. The “Development Team” is supposed to be cross-functional which means that it should have testing or testers in it, don’t get me started on why we decided to call it the “Development” team.

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Topics: Agile,, Scrum, Testing, Agile Test Strategy

Agile vs Scrum

Posted by Danny Crone on 5/11/2015


During the last couple of months the nFocus team have enjoyed meeting hundreds of IT professionals at a series of events that include the IP Expo, Test Expo and many more. Whilst manning a stand for several days is exhausting on the legs, it is made worthwhile by the interesting (and sometimes bizarre) questions we’re asked. As you would imagine, the common themes included how testing fits into DevOps and interestingly Agile vs Scrum. This article is going to focus on the latter.

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Topics: Agile vs Scrum

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