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Chris George

To Automate or Not To Automate…Is that the Question?

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We all know that test automation i.e. the ability to run a bunch of tests automatically, not manually, and then release based on the results, is a good thing, don’t we? Effective automated tests provide insurance that the areas of your product that are tested are not broken from one build to another. It doesn’t […]

22 February 2013 11:30 pm by
Chris George

Agile Testing Days 2012 – My Thoughts

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Way back in my first post about Agile Testing Days 2012, I tried to explain my thoughts and journey leading me to attending this conference. I didn’t really know what, if anything, I would get out of this, but felt that I should at least try it once! Was it worth it? You bet your […]

21 December 2012 3:23 pm by
Chris George

Agile Testing Days 2012 – Day 3 – Agile or agile?

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Another early start for my last Lean Coffee of the conference, and again it was not wasted. We had some really interesting discussions around how to determine what test automation is useful, if agile is not faster, why do it? and a rather existential discussion on whether unicorns exist! First keynote of the day was […]

12 December 2012 10:13 am by
Chris George

Agile Testing Days 2012 – Day 2 – Learn through disagreement

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During Day 1 I kept on reading tweets about Lean Coffee that has happened earlier that morning. It intrigued me and I figured in for a penny in for a pound, and set my alarm for 6:45am. Following the award night the night before, it was _really_ hard getting up when it went off, but […]

5 December 2012 9:04 am by
Chris George

Agile Testing Days 2012 – Day 1 – The birth of the #unicorn…

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Still riding the high from the tutorial day, I arrived at the conference venue eager to get cracking with the days talks. The opening Keynote was “Disciplined Agile Delivery: The Foundation for Scaling Agile” presented by Scott Ambler. The general ideas behind the methodology such as not re-inventing the wheel, and being goal driven, not prescriptive […]

4 December 2012 2:46 pm by
Chris George

Agile Testing Days 2012 – My First Conference!

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I’d like to give you a bit of background first… so please bear with me! In 1996, whilst studying for my final year of my degree, I applied for a job as a C++ Developer at a small software house in Hertfordshire  After bodging up the technical part of the interview I didn’t get the job, […]

4 December 2012 1:58 pm by
Chris George

Antenna Aligner Part 10: Updates and emails…

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Since my last post back in July, I’ve not done huge amounts of work on my app for two reasons. Firstly, no time! Secondly, I wanted to leave it out in the wild for a while and see what happened. Well, what happened?  over 1,300 users, that’s what’s happened!  This uptake is beyond my wildest […]

13 November 2012 2:18 pm by
Chris George

“It’s only test code…”

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“Let me hack this in, it’s only test code”, “Don’t worry about getting it reviewed, it’s only test code”, “It doesn’t have to be elegant or efficient, it’s only test code”… do these phrases sound familiar? Chances are if you’ve working with test automation, at one point or other you will have heard these phrases, […]

9 November 2012 3:30 pm by
Chris George

Antenna Aligner Part 9: Progress and Updates

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It’s been a while since my last post, and things are going well. I’ve currently got over 260 users, and some really positive feedback! I’ve also had a few support emails what I have addressed in version 1.0.2. The most interesting issue was the behaviour of the app when the gps was not enabled. In […]

16 July 2012 7:31 am by
Chris George

Antenna Aligner Part 8: It’s Alive!!!

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Finally the day has come, Antenna Aligner v1.0.1 has been uploaded to the AppStore and . “Waiting for review” .. . fast forward 7 days and much checking of emails later WOO HOO! Now what? So I set my facebook page to go live  https://www.facebook.com/AntennaAligner, and started by sending messages to my mates that have […]

18 June 2012 9:01 am by
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