Top Three Takeaways for Test Architects From Gartner Symposium 2017

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

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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, QA testing, software testing, testing best practices, software development

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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 Agile testing, App testing, software testing, Testing, testing best practices, test teams, testing strategy

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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, eggPlant range, IoT Testing, Quality assurance, Software Quality Tools, Test automation, testing automation, TestPlant Events, User Experience, UX, Industry Specifics, Mobile testing, software testing, TestPlant

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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 AngularJS, eggPlant Functional, Test automation, software testing, Testing, Using eggPlant

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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 GUI testing, Test automation, test automation project, deploy test automation, Knowledge Base, 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 innovation, Queen's Award, Test automation, TestPlant Events, 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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Gherkin Support in eggPlant Functional v16.1

7/19/16 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in App testing, Application testing, automated testing, Cross-Browser, eggPlant, Pokemon Go, Test automation, Test Tool Design, Testing tools, Uncategorized, Automated testing tools, Functional testing, Gherkin, Mobile testing, software testing

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TestPlant released eggPlant v16.1 this month, and I’m writing to talk to you about my favorite of the marquee features: support for Gherkin, the language of the Cucumber BDD framework. (Cue the vegetable puns!) Throughout our internal beta and in our v16.1 webinars, I’ve heard some great questions about Gherkin and our implementation of it that I’d like to share here. (I will also unabashedly share my preoccupation with Pokémon Go.)

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eggPlant Functional v16.1 new features make scripting easy for enterprise test deployments

7/6/16 / by Elizabeth Simons posted in eggPlant Functional, GUI testing, image based testing, Interface testing, Source code management, Test automation, Test Tool Design, UI testing, Functional testing, Gherkin, Software test automation, software testing, Using eggPlant

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eggPlant Functional v16.1 is now available! Upgrade or download it to try out the new features today.

The eggPlant Functional v16.1 release is packed with features and updates that make setup and scripting easy for enterprise test deployments. ‘What kind of good stuff is this?’ you ask. Let’s dig in to find out…

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Getting started with performance testing: Round two!

5/24/16 / by Elizabeth Simons posted in automated testing, Automation testing, eggPlant Performance, Load testing, Load testing tool, load testing tools, Performance testing tool, QA tool, Stress testing, Test automation, testing automation, Testing Best Practise, Testing tool, Testing tools, Performance testing, Software load testing, Software test automation, software testing, Stress testing tool, Testing, Testing Methodology, Using eggPlant

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Some of you may have attended our “Getting Started with Performance Testing” webinar a couple of weeks ago. The event was such a success, we’re doing it again! For those of you who missed it, make sure to sign up for the next session here. In the meantime, I’ll give you a taste:

In this webinar, we will run through the basics of performance testing. For a lot of folks just introducing test automation into their company (or even those who are already doing functional test automation), performance and load testing can be daunting.

To help alleviate the stress and clarify some first steps, we decided to run this webinar to help break down the basics for getting started. Steps for getting started include planning and preparation, test architecture, constraints, test creation/ recording, execution, and results.

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