Leaders in software testing

Publications

Leaders in software testing

Publications

This page contains an overview of publications by Polteq employees ordered by appearance date.

The Magic of the Mobile Numbers - testing with the power of analytics

The Magic of the Mobile Numbers - testing with the power of analytics

White paper by Marc van ‘t Veer following his presentation at EuroSTAR 2017.

Analytics is an essential skill to become a more efficient and effective tester. Marc describes on the basis of a case the need for analytics, define analytics, explain an analytics model and the multiple feedback loops. In more detail he explains how-to validate the recorded data, the use of dashboards and baselines to signal change and formulating smart questions to guide the search for meaningful patterns. Finally, he discusses how telling compelling stories helps the development team to make effective decisions.

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Learn Development Practices To Improve Your Test Automation Code

Learn Development Practices To Improve Your Test Automation Code

Test consultant Jeroen Mengerink wrote an article which will help you improve your test automation code.

Test automation is a prominent part of testing. To improve your test automation code, you should look at development practices. Creating clean code is a good practice to improve the maintainability and readability of the test automation. However, writing clean code is difficult. You will need a lot of practice to properly create clean code, but the topics in this article by Jeroen Mengerink will help you along the way. Keep in mind that test automation is software development. So why not use good practices from the field of software development?

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Testing mobile apps

Testing mobile apps

Polteq’s mobile app expert Marc van ‘t Veer is co-author in the 16th edition of the Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Together with Julian Harty he wrote an article on testing mobile apps.

The Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comprehensive handbook for beginners and experienced players in the mobile business and contains more than 270 pages about creating app concepts, mobile UI and UX design, coding and app marketing.

Read the complete article by Julian Harty and Marc van ‘t Veer…

Cloud-Services testen

Cloud-Services testen

Cloud-Services testen - Duits - German

The book “Testing cloud services” is now also available in German.

How Testers Can Add Value Earlier in the Development Lifecycle

How Testers Can Add Value Earlier in the Development Lifecycle

Before you can achieve continuous delivery, you need to first start implementing continuous integration. Some say CI is just for developers, but testers also play their own important roles. This article describes solutions that will help you add value to the development lifecycle—whether you work in an agile, DevOps, or traditional context.

Read this article by test consultant Antoin Boerboom on StickyMinds (published July 20, 2015).

Book

Book "Testing Cloud Services" now also available in Chinese

Cloud Testing in Chinese

The book “Testing Cloud Services: How to test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS” is now also available in Chinese language.

How can you manage a mobile app test phase?

How can you manage a mobile app test phase?

Testing mobile apps is about the conditions surrounding the test. You need to have an idea on which device, by whom, in which environment and which test need to be executed. In “How can you manage a mobile app test phase?” Marc van ‘t Veer focusses on how you can coordinate the mobile app test phase.
This article, written by test consultant Marc van ‘t Veer, was published in the June edtion of Testing Circus.

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Software testing landscape shifting

Software testing landscape shifting

“Software testing is increasingly moving towards a continuous delivery phase where more and more companies are going live on a daily basis.” In this interview on ITWeb, Ruud Teunissen explains how the landscape of software testing is shifting.

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A peek at the future of software testing

A peek at the future of software testing

“It is an interesting time to be a software tester, as the speed at which technology is evolving means that the future is changing rapidly”. Interview with Ruud Teunissen on ITWeb.

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The birth of TMap for testers

The birth of TMap for testers

The pressure on the IT industry to “perform” – deliver the right quality at the right time within budget – also puts pressure on testing. That’s why a toolbox with everything a modern tester needs is essential. This article on ITWeb is based on an interview with Ruud Teunissen, during his visit to IndigoCube, South Africa.

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Transitioning to Agile / SCRUM

Transitioning to Agile / SCRUM

An increasing number of companies are using Agile/SCRUM to implement their software. It is quite a shift from traditional/waterfall development to the more flexible, less documented Agile/SCRUM approach. The transition often proves to be a challenge at some point. In this article in Testing Circus edtion 12, December 2013, Jeroen Mengerink, test consultant at Polteq, describes the impact of the transition on testing.

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Information gathering techniques

Information gathering techniques

Steven Wierckx, technical test consultant at Polteq, wrote an article about information gathering techniques, which has been published in issue 7 of PenTest Magazine, ‘Renaissance of the Reconnaissance’, November 2013.

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eBook Testing Cloud Services

eBook Testing Cloud Services

E-book Testing cloud servicesThis eBook provides an introduction to testing cloud services and gives an impression of the general strategy for coping with the introduction of cloud services from risk and test perspective. It includes introductory text as well as detailed information from the book so that the reader gets an idea about the benefit the book can have.

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How to test refactoring?

How to test refactoring?

A fundamental part of the Agile methodology is refactoring: rewriting small sections of code to be functionally equivalent but of better quality. Don’t forget to test the refactoring!
This article by Jeroen Mengerink has been published in Agile Record nr. 16, November 2013.

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Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS

Testing Cloud Services: How to Test SaaS, PaaS & IaaS

Testing Cloud Services

 

Test automation and the use of design patterns

Test automation and the use of design patterns

Roy de Kleijn, technical test consultant at Polteq, wrote an article about test automation and the use of design patterns, which has been published in the Selenium WebDriver issue of Software Developer’s Journal.

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A get-started guide to behaviour driven development for testers

A get-started guide to behaviour driven development for testers

Roy de Kleijn, technical test consultant at Polteq, wrote a tutorial and get-started guide to behaviour driven development for testers, which has been published in the June issue of Professional Tester.

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What is testing in production and why should it be performed?

What is testing in production and why should it be performed?

This article is written by Marc van ‘t Veer and is published in nr. 20 of the magazine Testing Experience, one of the world’s leading English language magazine for software testers and test managers.

Based on the experience from a project without TiP, reasons are given why the DTAP model is not suitable for testing modern public online services in the cloud. Apart from TiP being necessary, this paper also argues that TiP should be a regular test level.

By comparing a test and the production environment, a view is given on how testing in production should be perceived as normal. Additional to this, a definition of TiP is given and the paper ends with questions for future research.

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Growing need for technical testers

Growing need for technical testers

This article is written by Jeroen Mengerink and is published in the “TestKrant” of July 2012.

The world changes and this sets new requirements for testers, especially the technical aspect of testing. Cloud computing enables us to use functionality from the cloud. For cloud computing we need to test if the functionality of the cloud service correctly supports the business processes, but we also need technical tests to check if the service correctly integrates with the existing systems. We also need to monitor the service in production by using test automation, which needs technical skills.

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