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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

No Code Web Development - Is No Code Coding devaluing Developers?

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 20/04/2021

No Code Web Development - Is No Code Coding devaluing Developers?

Way back when I was learning to use computers and write my first code, we interfaced with our computers via the command line and wrote our code in BASIC. I even remember saving my programs onto cassette tapes before my school upgraded to the much easier to use, 5-1/4” floppy disks.

This was before the concept of a mouse and long, long before the Graphical User Interface was a thing. It wasn’t quite the dark ages but if that’s the image you are conjuring up, you’re probably not far off! 

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Topics: Software Testing, Technology, User Acceptance Testing

Returning to the Office - Surprising Things that I Miss

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 6/04/2021

Returning to the Office - Surprising Things that I Miss

My normal weekend routine is to get up early and make a large coffee. Then I crawl back into bed with my iPad and start writing. In addition to this blog, I’m also working on two novels, so I rather enjoy the peace and quiet of weekend mornings to hammer out as many words as I can on my various projects. However, as a writer, I’m also an expert procrastinator (comes part and parcel with the job title) and my procrastination tool of choice this morning, was sleeping in late followed by a McDonalds!

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Returning to the office

UAT: Ring Fencing Resources

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 18/11/2020

Today we welcome back our popular guest author, Renée Mineart.

There are many, many challenges in developing and delivering a successful application. That’s what makes it interesting, if you ask me. One of the greatest of these challenges, in my experience, is time management (apart from a planet wide pandemic of course!).

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Resourcing

Sorry, did you say puppies?! An Alternative Intro to Testing

Posted by Jane Kelly on 11/11/2020

Today we welcome back nFocus’ Jane Kelly with a blog on software testing and puppies!

Rather an odd combination isn’t it? The idea came about as my young daughter asked me what a blog was, and then what I was writing about. She suggested that someone should write a blog about testing and puppies, as she has been puppy crazy since a toddler.

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Topics: User Acceptance Testing, softwaretesting

User Acceptance Testing in a Virtual World

Posted by Renée Martin on 22/09/2020

Today we welcome back our popular guest author, Renée Elizabeth Mineart.

If I were asked to encapsulate what makes humans unique in a single sentence, I’d probably say: “...our ability to achieve the impossible.” This trait is often best demonstrated when we are faced with adversity - a planet-wide pandemic, for example.

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing

Why is UAT Important?

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 21/04/2020

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is a vital step in the successful release of any new software. But why? Why is this one stage so important?

I live in the far back corner of a housing estate situated behind another housing estate. If I want to go into the city near where I live, I have to drive through both housing estates and no matter which way I go, I have to drive over at least eight speed bumps.

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing

3 Lessons I've Learnt To Achieve Successful UAT

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 3/03/2020

One of the perks I’ve enjoyed about being a consultant is that I’ve been able to work in a number of different organisations in a range of roles. I’ve had the pleasure of working in some very small private companies to massive companies with offices around the world, as well as a number of public and government organisations, again both large and small. One would think that each of these different environments would have their own unique challenges, and they do to a certain degree, but you’d be surprised how many things are exactly the same across the board.

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing

How UAT Might Fit Into Agile

Posted by The nFocus Team on 12/12/2019

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development is based on twelve principles:

  1. Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of valuable software
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even in late development
  3. Deliver working software frequently (weeks rather than months)
  4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, UAT

UAT Testing Steps - Do you Test like a User?

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 15/01/2019

UAT Testing Steps - Do you Test like a User?

If we were to visit the town where I grew up, I could take you to any place in that town without having to use Sat Nav. I wouldn’t even have to glance at Google Maps to find my way.

You can probably say the same about where you grew up. However, if you hop in my car and we go to a city I’ve never been to before, then I’m going to need some help. Sat Nav, Google Maps, directions, post code…and still, there’s a chance I’ll make a wrong turn along the way.

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, UAT

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