Mindmap of SCRAF model

Why do we respond the way we do in social situations?

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A colleague recently shared an article with me called Managing with the brain in mind. It argues that the workplace is experienced by employees as social structure first then a workplace and that keeping this mind might lead to better employee…
Tech wall at the design museum

Building Quality in via Testability

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7 minute read Back in March 2018 I visited The Design Museum in London and came across the above installation. What you can see is technology design classics all the way from the first transistor radios on one side to the very first digital…
Wrong way sign

The unintended consequences of automated UI tests

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Whenever I see people talking about automated testing I always wonder what type of testing they actually mean? Eventually someone will mention the framework they are using and all too often it's a UI based automation tool that allows tests…
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Junaid Valimulla: Are we nearly there yet?

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Guest post from Junaid Valimulla currently working as a Senior Test Engineer who is continually learning and honing his craft. I first met Junaid back in my Sony Ericssion days as a Test Analyst and was always impressed with his ability to pick…

How to break the rules?

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Dan North gave a really interesting talk at last years GoTo Conference called How to break the rules. He takes Eliyahu Goldratt 4 steps of how technology is adopted which he presented in a series of lectures he gave on why people didn't take…

Automating testing for BBC iPlayer mobile part two: automation

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Originally posted on the BBC website 30 June 2014 This is the second part of a three post series exploring how the BBC iPlayer Mobile testing team has integrated automated user interface (UI) testing into their development practice. This…
3 Amigos gather around a BBC iPlayer screen

Automating testing for BBC iPlayer mobile part one: 3 Amigos

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Originally posted on the BBC website 30 June 2014 In this three part series of blog posts I will be exploring how the BBC iPlayer Mobile team has integrated automated user interface (UI) integration testing into their development practice. I'm…