As millennials continue to drive up the demand for an ‘always-on’ mobile eco system, mobile apps have become a natural extension of web applications. Added to that, our desire to access everything from a single device have made mobile applications a necessity that most of us need, to thrive.
RPA (Robotic Process Automation), a hot topic among CxO group discussions online seems set to thrive. According to Grand View Research, Inc., the global RPA market size was valued at USD 357.5 million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 3.11billion by 2025.
Every software application is different. As such, not all applications need to be performance tested. Additionally, the same application may not require repeated performance testing for every release/cycle. This begs the question, ‘under what conditions will an application need performance testing?’
Identifying risks to the performance of an application is a good way to start. You should look at risk factors that include the user population, application type, application technology and changes to the application features and function. Let’s look at each of these in detail.
1. User population
Individuals who use your application are crucial to helping you make the decision on its risk potential. This becomes even more important if your customer base is continually growing. You should ask the following questions:
The selection of a performance and load testing tool is not one that you can easily make. It should be chosen based on a number of factors including application type, number of users, organisational preferences, timelines, technical expertise and the IT landscape (which includes existing and future technologies such as mobile, cloud, IoT and big data).
Graduate Development Programmes are high on the agenda for many technology companies. According to recent research, there are only 170,000 suitably skilled workers available to fill the 240,000 digital roles advertised across the North each year.
Therefore, it’s important to introduce the next generation of tech evangelists. At Mastek, we’ve embarked on our graduate recruitment journey in the heart of Leeds City centre to help fill the gap in talent shortage.
In software testing, no one’s a hero without a zero defect product or service. An effective software test process is a prerequisite for developing software that’s free of bugs, fit for purpose and delivers on business objectives. Yet, despite substantial efforts to improve the quality of products, achieving zero defects remains the Holy Grail for software testers. This could be due to a variety of factors including the increasing complexity and volume of software coupled with customer expectations for more value faster.
At the Churchill War Rooms on 18 September, John Owen, CEO of Mastek, played host to guests in senior roles across government for dinner and a discussion on the topic of driving service innovation through analytics.
The advent of omnichannel shopping is proving to be both a challenge and an opportunity for retailers. While on the one hand it opens up opportunities to target customers at every stage of the buying cycle and create personalised experiences, on the other, retailers are faced with the challenge of creating an integrated customer experience. This involves delivering a digital strategy that unifies the customer’s online and in-store personas.
Are your development and testing teams struggling with poor quality software, escalating testing costs and longer time to market? As software projects increase in complexity and size, customers and users tend to get demanding in the face of the need to contain costs and release on time. This in turn makes it quite a challenge to effectively test software.
Leading by it’s example of being the home to forward-thinkers and changemakers, challenging status quo every now and then, Project Deep Blue came alive in May 2015 , as an unique initiative of Mastek, encouraging engineering students to solve social problems using coding skills; to come up with meaningful technical solutions over a course of three months. Project Deep Blue throws up challenges for participating engineering graduates, to create working solutions for real life problems from the social sector.