Continuous Delivery

3 Barriers to Continuous Delivery

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What is Continuous Delivery? Continuous Delivery is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles. This ensures that this software can be reliably released at any time. Sounds pretty great, right? New features can be added quickly and there is always a usable release ready to go. So why are only […]

Retail

Are you prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

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  Black Friday in the UK and Ireland differs from the U.S as it takes place over a week. In 2016 ‘Black Friday’ took place from Monday 21st November to Monday 28th November. An estimate of £6.5bn was spent online within this week – £1.23bn being spent on Black Friday itself. There was a 12% […]

A word from our Boss

Change is the only constant!

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Autumn has arrived reminding us of how change is the only constant.  This is definitely a challenge for all of us in the IT sector. The pace of change for our sector is unrelenting and the opportunity for growth is continuous. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are weeks away.  This event has seen year on year increases […]

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A word from our Boss – The need for speed!

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Happy summer to you all! It’s hard to believe we are halfway through 2017. Most of us are recalibrating our business plans for the remainder of 2017 and looking at taking some breathing space to recharge the batteries for the remainder of the year. Many businesses struggle to find the right QA approach to support […]

Retail

Black Friday and the Increasing Importance of Mobile Testing

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Christmas shopping season has well and truly started. Stats from Black Friday show that more consumers are skipping bricks and mortar stores for shopping online. We’ve talked about the importance of making sure a site can handle the increase in traffic that Black Friday brings, but we also need to talk about the importance of […]

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How much do you plan to invest in QA?

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According to the 2016 State of Testing Report, 66% of IT organisations report that Quality Assurance Budgeting is a challenge for them. The biggest challenge I hear is: “how much should I allocate for testing/QA?”. My usual response to this (based on my 20 years of experience successfully managing hundreds of QA efforts) is plan to invest […]

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A word from our CEO

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Hello It’s hard to believe we are in the final quarter of 2016.  We have a couple of milestones to celebrate in Q4:   Celtic Testing’s 3rd anniversary in November. We are the first QA & Testing consultancy in Ireland to achieve Silver Partnership with the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). We are also delighted […]

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The Cost of Defects

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QA / Testing has two purposes: Find Defects. Prove to Stakeholders that their product functions/performs as designed and meets an acceptable ‘level’ of quality. This ‘level’ is defined in the clients or projects test strategy and is dictated by the client’s appetite for ‘Risk’. In a waterfall SDLC project, functional end to end defects are […]