Features & Interviews

Machine learning and QA: using data to super-charge testing

Shalini Chaudhari, Accenture

Artificial intelligence - the term that loosely applies to a range of technologies that mirror human cognitive functions - could be a valuable tool for quality assurance. But if AI is going to lead to a paradigm shift in the way software is tested, that shift is still some time away, according to Andreas Golze,… »

Automation specialist TestPlant hires new CEO from Plat.One

Automation specialist TestPlant hires new CEO from Plat.One

London-based test automation specialist TestPlant has appointed John Bates as CEO, replacing George Mackintosh, who joins the company board as non-executive director. TestPlant was founded in 2008 and has positioned itself as a medium-sized test automation firm, prioritising automation for mobile apps and its key eggPlant testing tool. It numbers Citigroup, Nationwide and Banco Sabadell… »

“Mini-Robots” lead the way to non-functional testing at Tradition

“Mini-Robots” lead the way to non-functional testing at Tradition

Tradition is one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, operating in the most complex financial markets, including interest rate and equity derivatives, FX and energy markets. While Tradition has built fully automated broking systems, such as its ParFX Platform, it also employs around 2,000 voice brokers in different locations around the world. So Tradition’s software… »

AWS fights to keep its lead in Cloud with serverless architecture, new tools

AWS fights to keep its lead in Cloud with serverless architecture, new tools

More financial firms are running their software from the Cloud, lowering their overhead costs by cutting their internal server, network and other hardware requirements. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) revolution has been supported by key financial regulators - including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and DNB, the Netherlands central… »

RenovITe launches REXA: automated test tool for payments platforms

RenovITe launches REXA: automated test tool for payments platforms

RenovITe, a California and India-based firm, which opened for business just 18 months ago, has developed automated testing tools in parallel with its core RIPPS processing system. The firm’s latest launch is REXA, a test automation tool for banks and other financial firms looking to automate their payments apps in an agile environment. We spoke to… »

Three predictions for 2017 — with best wishes — from QA Financial

Three predictions for 2017 — with best wishes — from QA Financial

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future," said Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist. Predictions are, however, a journalistic tradition at this time of year, and it we feel it's our duty to do our best to summarise what we believe 2017 will hold for our readers. We've settled on three. 1 - Automation will… »

CA Technologies: Virtualization will be the key to continuous delivery

CA Technologies: Virtualization will be the key to continuous delivery

CA Technologies, the New York software firm that provides tooling for continuous delivery, counts all of the UK’s tier one banks, and many of its tier two banks among its customers, according to Robert Coleman, the firm’s chief technology officer for the UK and Ireland. In an interview with QA Financial, Coleman said that an… »

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

When the UK’s Metro Bank moved its app development and testing to the Cloud, it hired Rackspace and dropped AWS, the global market leader in cloud services. David Young, Metro Bank’s CTO, explains why. Metro Bank, a UK commercial and retail bank founded in 2010, has achieved significant operational efficiencies, as well as enhanced its… »

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