Category Archives: Software Testing

Notes from SoftTest “Kick Starting Automated Testing”

Belfast 19 Sep Paul Gerrard’s talk was a call to review requirements. He distinguished definitions of Check vs Test. In Safety tests, they speak of a check for the part being “in good working order” Look up Behaviour Driven Devt … Continue reading

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Kick Starting Automated Testing – 19 Sep programme

SoftTest Ireland Inaugural Conference 19th Sept 2013, The Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. Booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/6793478477/eorgf Programme Sessions Time Main room (Titanic 1&2) Syrian Venetian 0830 – 0900 Registration and Coffee 0900 – 0915 Opening remarks Brian Lambert – Chair, Softest … Continue reading

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Conference : Kick Starting Test Automation, Belfast

SoftTest Ireland, the community for software testers in Ireland, is pleased to announce its inaugural whole day event. The focus of this conference is Automated Testing and will provide a platform for delegates to learn strategies, techniques and practices from … Continue reading

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Reinhart & Rogoff: The Austerity spreadsheet error

We’ve discussed this on the yahoogroup of the European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group, of which I’m the current chair. Here’s my summary of The Spreadsheet Error Heard Round the World, with my commentary followed by the background. 1) The authors … Continue reading

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Excel 2013 Inquire first looks

The Inquire Addin is better than nothing, but it seems to be only useful for small spreadsheets. For example, the Workbook Analysis Report lists all formulas individually, with no concept of how the same formula in relative terms has been copied … Continue reading

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EuSpRIG 5-6 July Manchester

I’ll be at the annual conference of the European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group in the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK, on 5 & 6 July. The programme has been announced. Jothi Philip, Financial Services Authority, UK, will talk … Continue reading

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SoftTest 1/2 Day Exploratory Testing Workshops, Dublin & Belfast

This half day workshop by Anne-Marie Charrett takes testers through the concepts of Exploratory Testing in a practical way. It investigates what Exploratory Testing is, examines its benefits and looks at some practical techniques and tools you can use in … Continue reading

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Talk at SoftTest 26 Jan 6pm Dublin on “Test Centres of Excellence”

http://softtesteventjan2012.eventbrite.co.uk/ Annex meeting room in the Central Hotel, 1 – 5 Exchequer Street Dublin 2 Thursday, 26 January 2012 from 18:00 to 20:00  Too often companies are relying on hard work, experience and luck rather than planning and executing tests … Continue reading

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