Test Analytics: Part 2

Unlike with manual testing, it is a given that automated test suites are by nature, only going to detect defects within the bounds of the validations they have been setup to perform.

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Adam Smith
Test Analytics: Part 1

Here at Piccadilly Labs, we don’t write much code, but when we do it is usually to test that things work properly.  Building tools to accelerate and improve manual testing is a pretty important part of every test specialists’ tool kit.

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Adam Smith
Agile Test Data

The trend in agile testing and test automation over the last decade has been increasingly towards frameworks that allow tests to be specified in a domain specific language (DSL). It was recognised some time ago that traditional automated test approaches have a “representation problem”, in that they are difficult for non-technical stakeholders to review and input in. Forming a common language in defining test scope and processes is critical to the success of a testing strategy.

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Adam Smith
API Banking

API Banking is the latest buzzword in the consumer banking industry. Like many buzzwords, it’s not quite as revolutionary as it sounds – APIs have been around since the 60’s and banks have been using them just as long. What it really means is providing access to the data banks hold about consumers, to trusted third parties, via a real-time technical interface. This builds on concepts introduced in the early 2000’s, as Software as a Service started to emerge.

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Adam Smith