• 26 Apr 2012

    Telerik Test Studio versus Microsoft Test Manager

    I was working in the lab, late one nightI've been using Visual Studio and Microsoft Test Manager together for a while. The integration between Microsoft Test Manager and Visual Studio was a plus and ‘somehow’ made my test execution and automation quicker - not easier - but it does have great benefits.

    So Telerik Test Studio came along, was very promising, as a tester I’ve decided to give it a try. I must admit, I was impressed. Not just for all the extra features, but more by the fact that was really reliable.

    So, which one to use? Based on the experience that I had with both I came with the following conclusions:

    Telerik Test Studio:

    • Telerik Test Studio is a flexible tool for non technical people who want to explore the automation world in more depth. This doesn’t mean that you cannot go wild with codes and etc; is possible to create custom-coded steps.
    • The UI is very logical ...
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    • Testing
  • 25 Apr 2012

    Test Studio for iOS

    iPhone-iPad-with-appsYesterday afternoon Telerik held a webinar for one of their products soon to hit the market. Test Studio for iOS is an automation tool that allows you to actually create automated tests for iOS applications on the device itself using manual touch input. There is a definite gap in the market for such a product given the growth in the mobile applications market (especially that of iPhone). In my experience there aren’t many companies out there that offer a similar solution to this and certainly not one that is not as easy to deploy as this.

    Some of the features that really stood out to me were:

    1. The tests are not co-ordinate based – because all the steps are based on Element Locators this means that the same tests can be used to test the application on iPhone and iPad. The use of Element Locators also means that ongoing maintenance ...
    Category:
    • Testing
  • 19 Apr 2012

    Reflecting on Sitefinity & Beyond 2012

    On Tuesday 17th April Telerik hosted Sitefinity & Beyond, their first conference for Sitefinity users, partners and developers. As Gold partners we eagerly signed up, and three of the team including myself went along for the ride.

    Hosted in London’s stunning British Museum, we were surprised to see delegates from all over Europe: Germany, France, Italy, Finland and many more countries. It was very well attended and our hosts put on a varied show. I’m going to go through the sessions and summarize my feelings on each one.

    Sitefinity 5.1 Preview

    Ivan Osmak took us through a comprehensive tour of what we can expect in the upcoming Sitefinity 5.1. Don’t expect mind-blowing bells and whistles, it’s all about performance and stability in the latest upgrade. There’s also a Syncfusion-style service that converts files to PDF on the fly and by extension allows full text searching of the content. ...

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  • 18 Apr 2012

    To Sitefinity... and Beyond!

    Yesterday three of the Light Speed team including me went to the Sitefinity & Beyond conference in London. It was an inspiring and thought-provoking show and the first of its kind that Sitefinity have offered. I'll be covering off the main topics and my review of the day in a later post, but here's a couple of snapshots that illustrate the day.

    hristo-borisov-business-analysis

    Hristo Borisov led a seminar in building feature-rich custom modules. He also put this true fact on the screen!

    Alex_takes_a_break

    Our front-end developer Alex takes a break. Isn't it amazing how much caffeine helps knowledge intake!

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  • 13 Apr 2012

    Why so Blue?

    I still remember the first time I used Instagram. The retro vibe inspired me, the whole exclusivity feeling, the ability to show that I was part of that small group of people that could achieve such a great transformation into my pictures, was a great feeling.

    Suddenly it wasn’t just me posting those unique pictures on Facebook, the feeling of exclusivity was gone, but I was still excited about the whole retro vibe until Social Network pages were overloaded with those types of pictures. Suddenly the retro vibe wasn’t different and inspiring anymore, it turned into just common pictures.

    Thinking about it isn’t that the same feeling that everybody once experienced when using a social network for the first time? 

    In the beginning it is great, everything is new, the learning curve, the new feeling. Everything is great until you start to see the same things, from the same people, ...

    Category:
    • Software Applications

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