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The digital government revolution

Monday, March 09, 2015
Congratulations to the gov.uk Digital Marketplace for a world-leading transformation to modern, digital government with the publication of the latest version of G-Cloud

Raising the profile of performance!

Monday, November 24, 2014
When performance profiling is used as part of the daily build process, it becomes easier to instantly highlight any small performance issues early on in the process – long before it even reaches the NFT team.

Are Bugs in Production a Testers Fault?

Monday, November 03, 2014
Back in the day there was plenty of opportunity for a blame culture to exist in software development projects. Traditional methodologies encouraged rigid process, something along the lines of: develop, build and then finally, test. Inevitably, when following this process, milestones (in the lengthy project plan) were rarely met, meaning ‘slippage’ occurred at various stages, and activities, planned for the later phases of the project, were squeezed for time.
The multitude of smartphone and tablet devices now entering the marketplace means there’s plenty of choice for consumers, but it also presents a mammoth headache for digital project teams creating website or mobile apps. The biggest concern is the testing overhead, particularly in terms of regression as the functionality grows.

The Modern Day Tester

Monday, November 03, 2014
The technology landscape is presenting fresh new challenges for testing teams. While modern testers are required to possess the same set of strengths and skills that have always been important in this field – namely diligence, organisational prowess and a keen attention to detail - they must also evolve with the times and adapt to our ever changing world.