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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.

Could Agile software companies benefit from hiring an international software engineering team? Consider the pros and cons

Posted 2 years ago by Anke Corbin

Profiq’s co-founder and CEO, Gabor Puhalla, recently published an article on LinkedIn to offer his personal insights on how Agile software companies could benefit from hiring outside engineering teams. Gabor explores the key considerations in his post, “Could Agile Software Companies Benefit From Hiring An International Software Engineering Team? Consider The Pros And Cons”. Gabor […]

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Knowing your subject

Posted 6 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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Missing the forest for the trees

Posted 7 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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How to test your OpenDJ plugin

Posted 7 years ago by Nemanja Lukic

A problem you might face while extending the OpenDJ functionality with a plugin is to develop proper unit tests. OpenDJ comes with a set of tools to facilitate the testing, but since they are tightly integrated within the build framework, you might find it difficult to execute your unit tests from outside of the framework. […]

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Tackling complexity

Posted 7 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 7 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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Valued tester

Posted 7 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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