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“On my twelfth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 12 coders coding… top guys from Borland!”

What better way to end our 12 day ditty than with a photo of some unsung heroes of Borland – the coders like me who work day and night (OK, just daytime for me these days). It’s easy to forget … Continue reading

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“On the eleventh day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 11 tweeters tweeting…I take my hat off to you all.”

As you well know I’m a tweeter myself – @Frank_Borland – so although I appreciate the efforts of everyone, I decided to give a shout out to some technically-inclined tweeters. Like me they’re developers, technology lovers, coders and testers to … Continue reading

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“On the tenth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 10 software failures… costing millions (hopefully not on your watch :-).”

Once again financial institutions feature in this top 10 of 2012 at http://www.testmagazine.co.uk/2012/12/the-highest-profile-software-failures-of-2012 but glitches and bugs can strike any size of development project as we all know. You would be unlucky to lose quite as much as the trading … Continue reading

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“On the ninth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 9 mobile apps… and not an Angry Bird in sight.”

Where would be without them? From addictive games to must-have productivity tools, apps are driving the explosion of mobile devices worldwide. The best mobile apps increasingly have features that are unique to the environment, so they are far more than … Continue reading

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“On my 8th day of Christmas, I give you… 8 bloggers blogging… or that’s 9 if you include me.”

I love a good blog, especially when it’s about test driven development, mobile development or getting our heads around agile. Here are my top 8 sites where I keep up with your views in the development community. They range from … Continue reading

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“On the seventh day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you…” : 7 agile myths… and the real truth behind them:

My new colleague Julian Dobbins has it right – ‘agile’ can mean different things to different people. Just this lack of a clear definition has probably helped create some of the myths surrounding agile development methods. Here are seven of the most common, … Continue reading

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“On the sixth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 6 mobile trends”… these are sure to keep testers busy in 2013:

We all need to keep up with mobile trends if we’re going to develop successful apps. So to deliver the innovations and quality our customers expect, testing has to keep up too. Here is a link to Techiestuffs ‘Top 6 cutting edge … Continue reading

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“On the fifth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… Five I-D-E’s… check out my favorites, and tell me yours:”

We programmers live with them every day, so they had better be good. Some love Eclipse, some can’t do without Visual Studio. What’s for sure is that you want your IDE to work as you do – and the folk at … Continue reading

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“On the fourth day of Christmas, Frank Borland gives to you… 4 Frank USBs, worn with real style!”

Give it up for (left to right) Alex Coric, Samantha Koh, Bruce Craig and Greg Wright, joining my long list of Frank lookalikes. These guys are the backbone of Borland’s sales and marketing activities in Asia Pacific and I hope … Continue reading

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“On the third day of Christmas Frank Borland gives to you… three great testers:”

If you want to know about rapid software testing, the man to follow is Michael Bolton. He’s the first of my chosen three great testers to feature. Michael travels the world teaching the craft of software testing to businesses and … Continue reading

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