Category Archives: Insights

Lightweight has arrived, and it’s so much better than heavyweight

I’ve often said it’s what you have under the hood that counts. Today’s software has to move away from being restrictive and complex, and instead give you the functionality you want! The power can be there too, of course, but … Continue reading

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Get out of jailbreaking – go straight to Borland

iOS 6.1 has been released and it raises the thorny issue of jailbreaking again. The unofficial stats from Apple show that iOS 6 represents 80% of the Apple market. As Hackers have only just managed to jailbreak iOS 6 with … Continue reading

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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 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 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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“On the second day of Xmas, Frank Borland gives to you… two Borland stars:”

I think these guys really are inspirational. I met with Stuart McGill once again yesterday for an exclusive interview, which you’ll soon see featured here. Stuart is General Manager of Borland, and really has a grasp of where Borland’s going … Continue reading

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Christmas with a crash? Let’s hope not

We’re all getting ready for Christmas, but not quite in the same way as QA and Test Specialists. For you guys, Christmas delivers peak loads that will push your websites to the limit. There are some harsh consumer statistics out … Continue reading

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