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This blog is intended for software system engineers, architects and managers or people generally interested in development, testing and integration of software systems. It is part of profiq’s community effort that has the objective of sharing knowledge and ideas about software system integration, testing and development. In addition to this technical content, we share updates about life at profiq.

Partnering with ForgeRock to deliver Open Identity and Access Management Solutions

Posted 10 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

profiq just announeced strategic partnership with ForgeRock for system integration of open-source and standard-based Access and Identity Management (IAM) products. This is a fundamental milestone in fulfilling profiq’s system integration and system testing strategy. We have spent the last 8+ years with deploying and testing ForgeRock products and their predecessors and looking forward to offering […]

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OpenAM Session Upgrade: Overview

Posted 10 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

SSO authentication introduces some technical challenges besides providing obvious benefits. Imagine for example that you need to assign different types or levels of authentication to different resources or different actions within a domain. E.g. you allow users to view information, if they successfully authenticate using user name and password, while you may require them to […]

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Knowing your subject

Posted 10 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

This article follows-up with the series of  articles about tackling test complexity, adding a view on the importance of product knowledge, when coping with the complexity of testing. Let’s assume that you understand already, who your customers are;) I managed testing of a large integrated suite of software products on one of my past projects. […]

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Software for life

Posted 10 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Software for life – that’s the slogan that we have chosen for our effort helping the Association of Voluntary Rescue Workers, Czech Republic (Asociace dobrovolných záchranářů Česká Republika, or ADZČR). That’s what we do, we help producing software for real life!

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Missing the forest for the trees

Posted 11 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Understanding customer needs for being able to do good testing sounds like commonplace that doesn’t need a special discussion. And testing projects often omit to discuss them indeed. Testing teams often start their project involvement with reading functional (or non-functional) specifications, skipping the customer view. I’m still mentioning it on the first place in the […]

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Tackling complexity

Posted 11 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Software complexity is one of the most significant challenges that a software tester may face. Testing software that is complex usually requires a breadth of knowledge and experience. The goal that the tester needs to accomplish with regards to complexity is: to test the software in a reasonable time and at a reasonable cost. As […]

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Methodoligst vs. Terrorist

Posted 11 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Do you know the joke? “What’s the difference between a methodologist and a terrorist? Well, you can negotiate with a terrorist.”. It was perhaps more true for terrorists of the 20th century than those of the 21th, but you get the point. We met a “methodologist” the other day and that gave me the impulse […]

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Life beyond work

Posted 11 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Integration, development and testing are fun, we have still lives beyond them;) We took part in the 10K run Běchovice – Prague with our colleagues and friends last Sunday (Sept/25). Great weather, so-so physical condition, killer course profile. source: http://www.pragueout.cz/articles/praha-bechovice-112-6591 You are better to save some energy for the last 2,5 km, if you aspire […]

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Valued tester

Posted 11 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Here comes a universal recipe that I often hear on software release projects that are planning outsourcing of functional testing responsibilities. Take an experienced test designer to define test cases. Then take several clickers to do the execution based on those pre-defined test cases and you are done with your testing team. A clicker is […]

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Testers’ illusions

Posted 11 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Testers often debate about testers’ place in the world of software engineering and the world’s perception of testers. Both well known names ([1], [2]) and the broader community ([5], [6]) contribute. We (testers) often get frustrated, deffensive, when non-testers say that testing doesn’t need thinking, that it is only about pressing buttons, that experience or qualification are not […]

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