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Bizcamp Talk

I gave a talk at Bizcamp this year on how to get the most out of your software testing. This was an interesting challenge as the I wasn’t speaking to software testers but developers. How could I help developers and small companies test better? I decided to go down the path of identifying typical traps […]

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Walking the walk, but can you talk the talk?

In my experience, selling testing is a lot harder than testing. Despite being Irish, “the gift of the gab”  eludes me, often leaving me tongue tied and twisted when selling my wares. Its one of the reasons I have got myself a business mentor.  His main focus has been for me to understand my ‘product’ […]

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Changing the Goal Posts

I got a chance to watch some Gaelic Football recently as my two sons have started playing hurling and gaelic football.  Hurling is a fairly ferocious sport where everyone goes for the ball with hands and sticks. Gaelic Football gives the appearance of being a far kinder sport. However, the Australian version (aka Aussie Rules), […]

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Test Tools for Covert Operations

I have one of my clients to thank for this tip. I was performing some software testing recently on a product that had both a software and hardware element to it. The unique setup of the laptop, and  peripheral equipment meant I that there was only one test environment available.  I was fortunate not to […]

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In search of the ultimate bug tracking tool

As many of you know, I’ve been on the hunt for a bug tracking tool for a while now and I’m glad to say the hunt is over. I needed this bug tracking tool to meet some key criteria. 1) It had to be easy to install. Startups don’t always have a reputation of up […]

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