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How Much Collaboration Is Too Much?

5/17/18 / by Jeannette Smith posted in software testing

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Note: Test engineer Reena Kuni and software engineer Bekki Freeman also contributed to this blog.

On the Eggplant Functional team, the relationship between Dev and QA is very collaborative. We work closely together, use our Slack channel to organize regular walk breaks together, and frequently talk about ways to increase product quality.

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Works on My Machine

4/4/18 / by Bekki Freeman posted in Quality assurance, UI testing, User Testing, software testing

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Note: Test engineers Reena Kuni and Jeannette Smith also contributed to this blog.

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A Modern Testing Perspective, Plus Cool New Features in iOS Gateway 5.0

2/21/18 / by David Vernon posted in software testing, User experience testing, continuous delivery

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This blog is only partially about our newest iOS Gateway 5.0 release with device and simulator support for Touch ID and Face ID (which is super cool, but more about that later). It’s also a blog about how testing has changed — a lot — in a short amount of time.

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Top Three Takeaways for Test Architects From Gartner Symposium 2017

11/14/17 / by Antony Edwards posted in software testing, User experience testing, artificial intelligence

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The annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, Spain, is a great pulse check for what's on the minds of CIOs in large companies (like banks, utilities, telcos, governments). It's not necessarily the place to see the absolute latest technology, but it is the place to see what organizational problems CIOs are trying to solve with technology, and what companies are rolling out next year.

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Six Reasons Why We Need Dedicated, Professional Testers

11/7/17 / by Antony Edwards posted in App testing, software testing

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In my last post, I described a test team structure that I've seen several companies (which I think are real thought leaders in testing) successfully implement over the last few months. Included in that structure is the sometimes controversial statement that scrum teams should have dedicated, professional testers; that is, we shouldn’t make developers responsible for all testing (though they should be responsible for white-box unit testing).

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One Question Test Leaders Struggle to Answer

10/24/17 / by Antony Edwards posted in App testing, software testing, Automation Testing

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How should we structure our test team? This is probably the most common question I hear when talking to test leaders about what's on their minds.

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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, IoT Testing, Quality assurance, Test automation, User Testing, Mobile testing, software testing

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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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Yes, eggPlant Functional Supports AngularJS 

10/31/16 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in Test automation, software testing, Automation Testing

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For a lot of testing tools, the question of AngularJS support is complicated. Depending on your source, you’ll get something between a no and a sort of; which is why I’m happy to give eggPlant Functional an unequivocal yes.

 eggPlant Functional doesn’t need an AngularJS extension. For code-level tools, a new development framework requires a new test framework. However, because eggPlant Functional works by finding elements on the screen instead of in your code, there is absolutely no difference between testing AngularJS and any other web technology.

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NEW WHITEPAPER: Setting up a successful test automation project

7/26/16 / by Antony Edwards posted in Test automation, software testing

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We have just released a new whitepaper about how to set up a successful test automation project based on our experience of working with hundreds of companies to successfully deploy test automation

Test automation can deliver huge benefits in terms of time-to-market, quality, productivity, and auditability to almost any team creating or deploying software. For example, TestPlant has worked with a leading global news publisher to reduce their app update cycle from three weeks to two days, a major UK bank to reduce post-release defects by 65%, and one of the world’s top five retailers to double the number of apps they are delivering without increasing the size of their test team. These stories are not uncommon – test automation really has delivered amazing benefits to lots of companies.

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Our third Queen's Award for Enterprise, Innovation

7/26/16 / by George Mackintosh posted in Test automation, software testing

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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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