Customer Experience – And Tweets!

Our marketing sucks! We once put down a series of tweets (140 character limit – then) around customer experience! I don’t think we played this back at all. I find that this is still so relevant in the current context of releasing fast, focus on customer experience, that I thought it was apt to wipe Read more about Customer Experience – And Tweets![…]

The Design Of Everyday Tests

(Title Inspired By Donald Norman’s book – The Design Of Everyday Things) I had an opportunity recently to attend  a Design Thinking workshop by David Webster of IDEO. Amongst the attendees that comprised Product Managers, Copywriters, Graphic Designers, there was me, the lone software test consultant. Most people there built, I helped design better tests Read more about The Design Of Everyday Tests[…]

The Sameness Of The Same!

We recently interacted with two customers – one a product company that had a set of legacy products, with not sufficient product knowledge across the teams, but were, however, continuing to deliver product releases. The teams had to deal with regular releases every three months, and the perception was that the lack of adequate testing Read more about The Sameness Of The Same![…]

In The Era Of Digital Transformation, Are We Ready With Secure Solutions

In the third of our test talks, we were happy to host Priya Madhavan. Priya spoke on how we should design and test and keep safe our applications in this age of cybercrime and cybersecurity. Priya is an expert in the area of Integration and in her role as Security Services practice head in her company, Read more about In The Era Of Digital Transformation, Are We Ready With Secure Solutions[…]

Some Test Organizational Challenges Faced – It’s Never Too Late To Learn!!

One part of what we do, at Last Mile is to meet with organisations, and spend time with their testing teams (leadership to execution folks) with a view to getting insights into the issues and problems they face. These discussions are usually open discussions, spent understanding their organisation, and sharing our views and observations, having Read more about Some Test Organizational Challenges Faced – It’s Never Too Late To Learn!![…]

Block Chain & QA

So much hype and buzz around bitcoins (the misnomer for blockchain), that one  forgets that blockchain extends to beyond just cryptocurrency, and is poised to be the new way that secure transaction applications can be built. In the first of Last Mile Consultant’s testing talks in the series Tete-A-Test, here is C Rajeshwar Rao or CRR Read more about Block Chain & QA[…]

AI & QA

How does one leverage Artificial Intelligence in Quality Assurance / Testing? How does one test AI applications? If you are a tester, test manager, test enthusiast who is trying to find some answers, here is a short talk (which runs for a little over an hour), that will bring in this perspective. The talk is Read more about AI & QA[…]

Don’t Fall Into These Traps When Planning Your Automation Strategy

Author : Tejaswini Simha’s experience with test automation and some of the expectation challenges that need to be managed Knowledge of UI test automation tools is all that the test automation team needs Not to go into the should testers have programming skills debate – but programming is an essential skill if you need to Read more about Don’t Fall Into These Traps When Planning Your Automation Strategy[…]

The Emotional See-Saw Of A New Back-To-Work Mother

 Author : Thejaswini B Well, hi there. I’m Thejaswini. I am a Test Engineer working for Last Mile, and more relevant to the topic, I am a new back to work mother. In fact, I am a new mother on the whole, our son Vihaan, having just turned one year old last week. After the Read more about The Emotional See-Saw Of A New Back-To-Work Mother[…]

Under The Hood of Testing Big Data Applications

Author : Venkatagiri P The Internet is filled with a lot of information on what big data is, the tools that are used to capture, manage and process big data sets. However, there is limited content available when it comes to devising a test strategy for big data applications or how big data needs to Read more about Under The Hood of Testing Big Data Applications[…]