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[…]

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[…]


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[…]

What Guides Us?

Author : Diwakar Menon Today’s newspaper article about the sentencing of a former VW executive in the now famous Dieselgate scandal, brought back memories of a talk that my colleague Sridhar Parthasarathy gave at QAI’s  Software Testing Conference, back in 2015. [The slides can be accessed here] He raised the bogey of ethics in software Read more about What Guides Us?[…]

Automating Peer-To-Peer Communications (Part 2 of 2)

Author : Tejaswini Simha In the last part we covered the challenges and architectural approaches for automating  the call dispatch workflow for a Push To Talk service provider. In this part, we cover the setup, design & exeuction…. The Setup The test execution server (Machine 1) hosts the Selenium Grid hub and the Appium / Read more about Automating Peer-To-Peer Communications (Part 2 of 2)[…]

Testing is dying. Should I look for another career?

It has become quite fashionable to stand on podiums and announce “Testing Is  dying!. All of life is going to be automated! There will be no need for testers in the future.” I think reports of testing’s (impending) death are grossly exaggerated! Sure, RPA and AI are displacing people in jobs with repeatable, predictable outcomes. Read more about Testing is dying. Should I look for another career?[…]

The War Within

Quality Is Dead. Long Live Fixes! The Agile, DevOps or DevTestOps transformations are yielding to mindsets of “let’s get the release out at the end of the sprint” ; “Let’s deprecate those functions that we don’t think are ready” ; “Let’s bother about technical debt later” ; “Let’s equip ourselves to fix it, should it Read more about The War Within[…]

Delivery Assurance

Delivery assurance, has been defined as a methodology employed in projects to monitor the project process to provide a clear indication of the status of that project at any given time. Taking that in the technical direction, and with release assurance being the core focus, our Technical Delivery Assurance service helps create an early warning Read more about Delivery Assurance[…]

Crystal Gazing – A Look At Trends In Software Testing (2017)

Given the Indian penchant for ‘Chai’, let’s do a bit of tasseomancy and gaze into those tea leaves for a bit of an understanding of where we at Last Mile believe that the testing industry will be trending towards. Let’s get some of the obvious out of the way first. From  a process perspective, speed Read more about Crystal Gazing – A Look At Trends In Software Testing (2017)[…]