Lenses of Quality

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tl:dr: Another way to think about what quality means to software development teams. A while back someone on twitter asked what does quality mean to you. To which I responded: https://twitter.com/JitGo/status/1010031582395224064 Which not…
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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…
A DevOps one liner

A DevOps one-liner?

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tl;dir You can try but you risk people either misinterpreting or making assumptions so you end up having to explain what you mean anyway. I was recently asked if I could explain what DevOps was to someone new to the software industry and…

In test column

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A colleague recently asked me why I think the in test column is a bad idea. So I had a quick search around and couldn't find anything specifically on the topic I decided to put some of my ideas down on why we shouldn't have one and instead to…

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…
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UI Automation, what is it good for? 

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TL;DR: What automation at the UI level does and doesn't give you. UPDATE: I originally wrote this back in March 2015, lost it in my drafts and found it again recently so thought I get it out there. Don’t agree then let me know in the comments. Automation…
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Mobile UI Automation

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(...from my experience) Original posted on Medium My name is Jitesh 'Jit' Gosai and I’m a Senior Developer in Test (DiT) at the BBC working in Mobile Platforms, Digital. I originally wrote this post well over a year ago (2014!) and recently…
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How to keep up to date with the testing industry?

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I recently spoke at UKStar 2018 and the team there asked me a few questions on how I keep up to date in Testing and the industry as a whole which I’ve reproduced here. What is your favourite testing book/blog? Why is this your favourite? Two…

Automating BBC iPlayer mobile testing part three: legacy vs new features

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This is the third and final part my series of posts about how the BBC iPlayer Mobile team automate their user interface testing. You can find the first part here as well as the second part here. Legacy features Vs. New features Native…

Automating testing for BBC iPlayer mobile part two: automation

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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 post will deal with automation. By creating…