Pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College have recently created their own Homework App which will be launched throughout the school over the coming weeks ready for the next academic year. Read more »
In addition to developer-drive unit and integration testing, it is very important to create realistic data sets for acceptance / gui / performance / “ility” etc testing. Creating such a realistic data set is challenging. Realistic data is not ideal data. It is frequently “invalid” data that should not even be in the system in the first place. This is especially important when dealing with legacy systems with poor data controls or systems where there are several sources of input for data. The most frequently encountered data repository for McKenna Consultants is a classic relational database. Read more »
Rather than fork out for expensive Kanban software, the Yorkshireman in me felt that I could do some magic with a web cam, Google and a Raspberry Pi!
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The transition from being a waterfall tester into being an Agile tester can be a rocky road for some! Over the years, McKenna Consultants have developed a wide experience of Agile testing. Read more »
I’ve written before about the dangers of complacency in an Agile environment. Once you have established daily scrums, Kanban boards etc, it’s very easy to stop asking bigger questions about your software development process. One of my favourite concepts in Agile to examine closely with a team is the Sprint (AKA Timebox or Iteration).
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Most of us don’t have the luxury of working on only greenfield projects that are not yet in production. Most of us don’t get to work in an ivory tower separated far from the madding crowd. Read more »
We at McKenna Consultants get asked a lot about building “Apps” for mobile devices. Mostly we get asked to build iOs Apps (iPhone and the iPad), but the world is waking up to the 300,000,000 Android devices that are out there too! Read more »
A Harrogate businessman helped save the life of a local woman on a charity trek in Peru by running 1,000 metres down the climb to enable her to take in more oxygen. Read more »