Different Tiers of Performance Test

Recently, I was involved in the performance testing of several different projects at Caplin and for our customers. What I have noticed is that when we do functional testing we have different tiers of functional tests like Unit test level, Acceptance ...Read More

HackDay 6 – Hack-o-ween roundup

Last Friday saw another 24-hour coding-fest at Caplin HQ. All engineering staff were asked to form teams for a start on Thursday lunchtime and build something cool to demo on Friday afternoon. For a number of people furiously working on their ...Read More

Find bugs automatically with Git and BladeRunnerJS

Fixing bugs is often a long and frustrating process. Especially if a bug sneaked into the code base some time ago, it's not really obvious and has only now been discovered by accident. Sometimes developers will just fix a bug and ...Read More

Testbash 3

There were two days of workshops ahead of the conference day, and a 'Meetup' on the Thursday evening, which meant attendance at the 6.30am run by the pier was limited to 10 of the several hundred QAs and testers in attendance. The conference day ...Read More

QCon 2014 – Day 2

It's day two of the conference talks at QCon. The day started with a gentle look back at some key figures and ideas in the history of software development, reminding us to enjoy what we are doing. It ended with a ...Read More

QCon 2014 – day 1

Another year, another QCon. Only this year it’s different as Caplin is also an exhibitor with our BRJS stand on the 5th floor, sandwiched between Google and Atlassian. We are lucky to have such nice neighbours, and saw a steady stream ...Read More

Agile Testing and BDD Exchange 2013

We had been to this one-day conference a couple of years ago, and were keen to go again. Especially as Chris Matts was on the speaker list. It was his work as a BA working with Dan ...Read More

Code Coverage – What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing! Say it again! That is certainly the response I got when I asked an architect about code coverage. And it also seemed to be the conclusion from a long email thread/discussion we had here last year. And it was the response ...Read More

How do You Test in Agile Environment?

Testing in any industry means a product is built and tested. Take for example, a car tested against wet road surfaces or for maximum speed etc. This is known as “Quality Control”. The term “Quality Assurance” however is a much better fit for software ...Read More