test automation

The next step for House of Fraser: win control of test automation

The next step for House of Fraser: win control of test automation

Prior to its major investment in its new E-commerce platform, starting in 2016, House of Fraser faced similar challenges to many other major retailers. The Chinese-owned company found that change was slow, partly because it did not have the in-house resources to maintain control of its own software development and quality assurance processes. House of »

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 »

Video interview: Jason Anders, technology director at Fannie Mae

Video interview: Jason Anders, technology director at Fannie Mae

Speaking at the QA Financial Forum New York on November 29th, Fannie Mae Technology Director Jason Anders explained how and why the US government-sponsored mortgage securitisation agency created a centralised test data management team. In this brief video interview recorded at the Forum, Anders explains how centralising data delivery speeds up the test cycle. Anders »

FAST forward with the Credit Suisse Automation Factory

FAST forward with the Credit Suisse Automation Factory

Even for a global bank such as Credit Suisse, the transition to automated testing at scale for continuous app deployment is a major undertaking. It can’t be done in one leap. But, as the Credit Suisse’s head of technical testing, Christian Räss, will explain at the QA Financial Forum London on June 28th, the key »

SAP’s new platform is coming — at a price

  From 2025 SAP will no longer support any other enterprise resource management platform than its latest, 2015, release: S/4 HANA. Migration from legacy SAP platforms may be costly and time-consuming, but financial firms that are SAP customers should start planning now, especially because S/4 HANA — while it will be faster — will be »

Itiviti launches FIX testing tool

Itiviti, the Stockholm-based firm that specialises in financial messaging infrastructure, has launched a FIX testing system designed to run continuously to test traders’ messaging systems. Continuum has been designed to combine two technologies to test the FIX protocol, which is used by asset managers, traders and exchanges to complete orders. The first is model-based testing (testing design... »