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The Opportunity of Web Accessibility

Initiating our first internal project at System Verification Germany

In these digital times, it’s all about new technologies, speeding up processes, gathering information easily, and managing our duties as fast as we can in just one click - anytime and everywhere we want. Since usability is stated as crucial for digital success, we are all experiencing its benefits and advantages.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, not to everyone.

Due to disability, a large number of people are excluded from these advantages and thus, are excluded from our new digital society. Web Accessibility is not only necessary for about 30% of the people, but also part of human rights. Therefore, the EU enacted accessibility regulations: the EN 301459 including the Web Content Accessibility Guideline, which precisely states how to meet compliance with these regulations. The German government integrated this regulation and added 38 issues to the existing 60 WCAG guidelines in the BITV. Since these 98 aspects mentioned, cover a wide range of topics and we as a QA Company are driven by continuously improving software and expanding our knowledge, we decided to take the BITV test ourselves.

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Performance testing

Performance Testing is a software testing process used to evaluate a software application's speed, response time, stability, reliability, scalability, and resource usage under the expected workload. 

Performance tests are typically executed to examine speed, robustness, reliability, and application size. Performance testing goals include evaluating application output, processing speed, data transfer velocity, network bandwidth usage, maximum concurrent users, memory utilization, workload efficiency, and command response times. 

Shortly, the goal of Performance Testing is not to find bugs but to eliminate performance bottlenecks. 

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I am your worst nightmare - Let us talk about something scary!

I have said it before and I hate to say it again, but I have been working for 25 years in the software industry, but I have seen fairly small improvements over the years. It has been said that it is a young discipline and therefore it is prone to failure, and everyone needs to learn from their mistakes. Over the years a number of different methods, tools, processes, etc. have been presented to help us improve but still I hear more stories about projects that have quality problems and run over budget and time, compared to projects that succeed to meet their initial frames.

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Can you trust a tester?

I have worked in the software QA business for more than 20 years, helping clients with software testing and test management primarily. Something that I find interesting is when I can see connections between the IT business and other industries. Today I would like to discuss one of these topics. It’s one that came to mind in the light of a notable medical scandal.

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The tale of our first year in Jönköping

The Tale of The Castle at the Shores of Lake Vättern.

One morning in early August 2021, in the midst of the Corona pandemic, two noble, hopeful and somewhat nervous QA knights met in a parking lot outside a furniture store in Jönköping. They arrived in their graceful gray steeds (also known as “cars”). One of the steeds was a rental vehicle, with a dubious smell from the carpets. The other steed simply reeked of horses. But that did not stop the two knights from embarking upon their new adventure.

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World QA Day

Quality Assurance, or QA testing, is an important step in the software development process. By discovering defects early in the development cycle, QA testing will save time, money, and frustration. Faster and more frequent software releases create room for error, which makes quality assurance a vital part for the success of any fast-paced development. With QA being the core business of SYVE, we are naturally excited to recognize and celebrate World QA Day.

 

A person that haput his heart into QA over the years is our CEO of System Verification Sweden, Fredrik Grimsberg.

 

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Agile Regression Testing: How to Do It Well

Have you ever wondered what agile regression testing means and how to do it well in the IT industry? Whenever we introduce new functionality or an improvement, we need to make sure that existing functionality is not broken, which is something we achieve by regression testing. In agile, code updates happen more often so regression testing is of big importance, it must be effective, have good coverage, and prevent shipping any critical bugs to production. Today, our colleague Dalila Terzić, who is in the position of Technical Test Lead and has been in our team for more than four years, will talk about the significance of regression, which is a very important part of the testing process in order to improve your knowledge about the system under the test and have a more effective business in the QA world.

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