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Monthly Archives: December 2016

LogiGear Magazine – December 2016 – Riding the new software testing wave: SMAC

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LETTER FROM EDITOR – DECEMBER 2016

Our plan for the December LogiGear Magazine was to have a forward-looking Trends and Challenges issue. However, whilst assembling our September issue on SMAC, we realized the momentum SMAC was gaining in the industry. We had a large amount of content on our hands from a range of excellent contributors. Thus, we decided to split the SMAC stack in two parts: Part 1: Social and Mobile in September and now, Part 2 Analytics and Cloud in December.

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HOW TO TEST YOUR DATA WAREHOUSE

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By Evgeni Kostadinov

To start with, we need a Test schedule. The same is created in the process of developing the Test plan. In this schedule, we have to estimate the time required for testing of the entire Data Warehouse system. There are different methodologies available to create a Test schedule. None of them are perfect because the data warehouse ecosystem is very complex and large, also constantly evolving in nature. The most important takeaway from this article is that DW testing is data centric, while software testing is code centric. The connections between the DW components are groups of transformations that take place over data. These transformation processes should be tested as well, to ensure data quality preservation. The DW testing and validation techniques I introduce here are broken into four well defined processes, namely:

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2017 Editorial Calendar and Submission Guidelines

LogiGear Magazine Calendar 2017

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STRATEGIZE YOUR ’MOBILE APP TESTING’ WITH ’M-ANALYTICS’

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By  Deepanshu Argawal

Convergence of Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, & Cloud [SMAC] is one of the hottest trends these days. It is a major business agenda forcing organizations to rethink their strategies and increase technology investments in this direction.

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BENEFITS OF MOBILE APP TESTING IN THE CLOUD

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By  Deepanshu Agarwal

The mobile application ecosystem is very dynamic. OEMs are launching new devices and new customization, and new OS versions are delivered every now and then. This is the constant challenge that most enterprises face.

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THE A&C OF SMAC: ANALYTICS AND CLOUD

infographicBy Michael Hackett

In the last issue on testing the SMAC stack we talked about the social and mobile aspects of testing.  We will be referring to them in this article. In this issue part 2, we focus on the Analytics and Cloud aspect. The goal of this article is to understand a simple landscape of analytics and cloud.

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LEADER’S PULSE: THE CHANGING DYNAMIC OF MEASUREMENT AND ITS COMPETING FORCES

Above angle of mature business partners hands during analysis of marketingBy Michael Hackett

I have been leading and managing software projects for a long time. Measuring the product and process has always caused great consternation. At its worst we measured everything that we could possibly measure.  We measured so many things that, in the end, I always doubted whether it led to higher quality software, or process improvement, when in actuality it  was to make managers feel “safer”.  Of course someone always had to keep track that the bugs got closed and the priority of deferred bugs, but in most cases the extent to which companies tracked and made reports on those bugs was far greater cost in time than the benefit we got from them.  I remember the days when Friday afternoon was compiling all kinds of numbers and measurements and metrics. All the test case and bug measures. Test cases executed, tests yet to execute. Automation runs. Passes and fails. New bugs open, bugs close rates. Find fix rates. Metrics reports turned into dashboards distributed to the team- ignored by most. Few metrics on the dashboard were even discussed. Did it really lead to higher quality?

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming software test-related conferences

 

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Webinar: Not your Mother’s Game Testing

Michael Hackett and Stephen Copp

Anki’s Stephen Copp and LogiGear’s Michael Hackett discuss the new reality of game testing, the skills involved and where game testing is going in an online webinar that happened earlier this month.

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