The September 2017 issue of TEST Magazine focuses on its top 20 leading providers, reveals how digital transformation investing into high-profile projects can prove beneficial to a company’s brand by increasing confidence in digital transformation as a whole; as well as strategies that focus on small, tangible and visible goals for financial and organisational backing.
DOES AI REPLACE OR ASSIST?
To find out what effect AI has on tech-savvy individuals, Test Magazine reporter, Leah Alger, receives vitalizing views from an array of software testers.
THE RACE AGAINST TIME: GDPR AND ITS IMPACT ON TEST MANAGEMENT
Santhosh CV, practice manager, Quality Engineering and Transformation (QET), Nordics , TCS, explores why GDPR is an important piece of EU law making which will have a major impact on the software testing world.
RISK MANAGEMENT: IS YOUR SOFTWARE PROTECTED?
Nadine du Toit, Head of Managed and Professional Services at DVT Global Testing Solutions, argues that software risk management is vital and that traditional insurance morphs into a different paradigm when applied to software.
APPIUM AND MOBILE TEST AUTOMATION: 3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN GETTING STARTED
With all the industry buzz around Appium, what do enterprise mobility teams need to consider when getting started using this test automation framework? Dan McFall, President of Mobile Labs reveals the top three areas that mobility professionals must consider to be Appium ready.
TEST AUTOMATION: THE RIGHT WAY IS UP
DevOps is driving the adoption of wider test automation, argues Jonny Fletcher, Test Architect, ROQ.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REQUIRES A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO QUALITY AND FOCUS ON USER EXPERIENCE
Yoav Ziv, Amdocs Head of Testing, perhaps more than most, knows about the importance of software quality. A 20+ year veteran of the telecom business, Yoav now leads the team that helps guide Amdocs’ customers through the challenges of adapting quality processes to the demands of the digital age.
MACHINE LEARNING AND SOFTWARE TESTING: PARALLEL LINES OR DESINED TO MEET?
Assaf Dudai, Head of Content at BrightInfo, highlights how software testing can benefit from machine learning.
ERPS AND AUTOMATION TEST DATA
Automating an ERP product has a profound impact on the automation architecture. In his experience, Ali Khalid, Automation Lead at Asset Works, says one of the most challenging aspects is test data. The highly complex and integrated business logic of ERPs coupled with configurable workflows makes ERP’s test data very difficult to manage. Here, Khalid explains different methods of handling test data, some of which would work well for less complex applications.
EXPLORATORY, AGILE AND AUTOMATED: THE TESTERS CHALLENGE
Exploratory testing has been around since 1984. But how does it fit into today’s world of software development? Is it an alternative to agile testing? Or does it complement it? Where does automation fit in? Mark Thomas, CEO and experienced developer of Coderus, gives us his thoughts.
PROTECTING AND CONNECTING THE MONEY
Andrew Holt looks at the important relationship between software testing and financial services companies .
PART OF THE ACADEMY
Being a test professional means having to be creative, distil fact from fiction, articulate impacts and analyse patterns. In an attempt to focus and expand on these qualities, Mark Galvin, Systems Assurance Manager, developed and created the University of Cambridge IT Academy. He shares his thinking and the benefits for the industry here.
TESTING: THE KEY TO AGILE SUCCESS
Dean Vittum, Senior Technical Sales Engineer at Applause, argues that a commitment to agile is an investment worth the effort
SOFTWARE TESTING CONFERENCE (NORTH)
Two years ago we launched the ‘Northern’ conference in the beautiful city of York to help those within the community that were located further afield, and what a success it has been.
Our main aim throughout through conference is to bring together the software testing and QA community and as such professionals that recognise the crucial importance of quality within the software development lifecycle will attend this wonderful event
In the magazine you will find a welcome programme, a list of sponsors and speakers, and the floor plan of the conference.
20 TESTING PROVIDERS
Following on from previous years, the 20 Leading Testing Providers 2017 guide outlining different, selected software testing and quality assurance products and services was published in the September 2017 issue. The software testing landscape changes rapidly and we find that an annual update on the marketplace is a good starting place as you consider purchase decisions going forward.
ABOUT TEST MAGAZINE
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Written by Leah Alger