August 20, 2019, by
[Whitepaper]: (Agile) development needs (agile) testing and one-team vision

In this whitepaper, let me explain you my top 10 tips for implementing agile development with a focus on delivering software continuously with quality.

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August 12, 2019, by
What test expert do you need for explorative testing

In the last article, I explained the difference between explorative testing and ad-hoc testing. In this article, I will name some skills that are needed and recommend for explorative testing.

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July 22, 2019, by
Webinar: How will AI support testing activities?

Artificial Intelligence promises to support us in many activities. Will it also be able to support testing activities? Yes, it will! In this webinar, we will look at the various testing activities and how AI is, or will be, able to support testing.

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July 19, 2019, by
E-learning Strategies for Software Testing Professionals to IoT Testing Professionals

Recently, I conducted an online survey to evaluate and compare the general learning profile and the role-based learning profile of Software Testing Experts in their individual role. See the results in this blog.

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July 16, 2019, by
Famous Last Words

With ever-increasing agility and automation supporting a move to continuous deployment, the role of the tester is becoming increasingly important as we transition from control to assurance.

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July 12, 2019, by
Testing times

Developing more complicated systems including AI means in principle that there will be longer periods of testing. Agile can help to shorten that and does a great job in that.

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July 11, 2019, by
DevOps and the road to Nirvana

In Buddhism, Samsara means the endless cycle of death and rebirth. Life is seen as a circle where death is only a gate to rebirth and beginning a new cycle. The Buddhist say that Samsara is suffering. We cycle through this endless path of suffering over and over again. Same cycles repeat until we can’t tell them apart. Feeling like you have already lived this moment. Sound familiar?

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July 9, 2019, by
Multi-domain operations & cross-domain information flow

It is amazing if you think where we have got to in technology over the last few decades, so too in testing. When I started testing in the previous century it was all about squashing bugs during different types of test phases.

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July 2, 2019, by
The small difference between Explorative testing and ad-hoc testing

In the world of testing, a number of different test methods are available. The most used solution is the structured test method. But this is not all. In my project, I had a discussion about the difference between explorative testing and ad-hoc testing. Is there a difference and when should I use either solution?

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July 1, 2019, by
A non-technical history lesson

I have the good fortune to work in the centre of the City of London and history is all around me. For me, and a history buff, it’s brilliant.

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June 19, 2019, by
The Testing Bucket List

Seeing how much the world of IT and testing has changed in the last 10 years, got me wondering what sort of testing bucket list I would draw up for the next ten years.

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June 17, 2019, by
Two-Dimensional Test Data: Bring Test Process and Test Execution Data together in Synergy with cognitive QA

With the advent of AI systems being utilized to aid testing, the Testing sphere will be undergoing a massive shift where the Data used as the source for AI-based testing systems becomes critical.

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May 30, 2019, by
Who tests the Robot?

Recently I have been set the challenge of trying to work out how to test robots and how to test (an) artificial intelligence. You’ll be pleased to know there are no spoilers in this as, well quite frankly, it remains a work in progress. Under duress, I would say my current thinking focuses on how predictable a robot should be, and how the concept of ‘expected results’ falls apart with artificial intelligence.

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May 29, 2019, by
Incremental Test Automation Development – Synergies with Non-Test Automation Engineer Activities

In this article, I assume the basic example of a TAS SLDC being applied synchronously to the SLDC of a System under Test (SUT).

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May 24, 2019, by
Avoiding Complexity and Chaos

Software development (but also the development of Machine Learning and AI) is combat against chaos and complexity. It is bad enough when software becomes chaotic and does unexpected things, but it is even worse, when software becomes too complex to be fixed.

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May 14, 2019, by
Unintentional bias in training data

One of the things that are important to consider when you’re testing artificial intelligence is the possibility that you have unintentional bias in your training data. Because if there is, you’ll end up with a biased system… So, how can this happen and what should you look for?

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May 13, 2019, by
Webinar: DevOps oriented Test Architecture Model

In this webinar, we will discuss the Test Architecture Model in DevOps and walk you through the holistic planning approach, multi-level automated test process in an IDE/CI/CD development pipeline.

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April 22, 2019, by
Test Automation Meters

Test automation is preventive in nature. It is supposed to prevent bugs from getting into production before they can be detected. In the best case, test automation is invisible to the end user. So how do you evaluate something that shouldn't even appear?

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April 18, 2019, by
Testing AI solutions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in one guise or another is beginning to permeate our everyday activities.  Whether it’s a visit to the doctor’s office to get an initial diagnosis of eye problems or trying to find a new job, AI is either already making decisions on your behalf or will be in the not too distant future.

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April 17, 2019, by
The future of software testing – QA innovation and test automation

Sogeti's annual TextExpo event discussed the future outlook for the software testing industry, led by top professionals in the field. Read about my compilation of how artificial intelligence, machine learning or intelligent systems affect testing now and in the future.

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April 10, 2019, by
Benefits of a Generic Test Automation Architecture

The usage of the gTAA constantly delivers a good overview which technologies and implementations have to be implemented in which spot in or inter between the TAA layers.

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April 3, 2019, by
To Test is Human

We all know the highly advanced algorithm Google employs to test the millions of pieces of content pieces submitted on its platform every day. But, recently an article mentioned that Google is now planning to hire human readers in the backend to ensure the quality of the content. This strengthened my belief in human testers, who still have an important place in the testing value chain, in spite of growing concerns that automation will take over the role of human testers.

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March 27, 2019, by
System-Test: User story Acceptance Test Strategy

This is the next blog in our practical “Guideline for the Standard Test Levels” used in agile SW-Projects from Sogeti Testlab Hub Stuttgart. In this blog, we want to talk about the user story acceptance test strategy.

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