Swinging by at CeBIT 2015

One of the world’s most popular computer expos, CeBIT will be taking place between 16 and 20 March this year, in the traditional venue of the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. We have appointed Alex to swing by to see the latest IT trends and product innovations at CeBIT 2015. If you are also planning to attend… read more

Ale speaks about testing skills at Copenhagen Context 2015

Our Alexandra Casapu will be sharing her reflections on the heuristic nature of testing skills at Copenhagen Context 2015 on Friday, 27 February. Ale’s presentation, “Painting like an engineer – skills in testing”, draws on her actual testing experience to highlight the significance of skills in testing, and of the active acknowledgement of this fact…. read more

Altom at IMWorld 2014

On 8-9 October 2014 we will be getting up to date with the latest trends and newest technologies in the industry at the Internet & Mobile World event at Romexpo Bucharest. We are excited to be attending one of the largest digital industry events in Romania. You can find us at stand 20!

Writing tests with BDD

1. The four Ws of BDD

1.1. What ?
BDD (Behaviour-Driven Development) is a concept in which acceptance tests are written as examples that anyone on the team can understand. The process of writing those examples is a collaborative effort of the developers, testers, and the business owner (“los tres amigos”). They decide together if the thing they set out to be built is the right one, before starting implementing it. In doing so, a deliberate effort to develop a shared, ubiquitous language (used and understood by everyone involved in the project) for talking about the system is created.
BDD scenarios are built around…

SBTM with iTester and Google Drive

SBTM (Session-Based Test Management) is one of the ways of structuring exploratory testing. There are several tools that help you implement SBTM in your testing work. At Altom, we have developed a couple of our own tools to help us manage our exploratory testing, each suitable for different needs. One of these tools is iTester, which should be useful in case you are running a test session in an environment where using a computer is not practical, while your iPad or iPhone is close at hand. There is also an equivalent for your Google Drive: the SBTM Session Template which allows you to record your sessions straight from your browser, without installing any additional tools.