November 4, 2015

The 2015 BAQ Conference and Career Paths for QA Engineers

This September Lviv hosted the BAQ Conference (Business Analytics and Quality Assurance) bringing together quality assurance engineers and project managers. It was a new and unique conference for the Western region of Ukraine, gathering business analysts and professionals in software testing. The conference was intended for experienced specialists wishing to present and discuss new ideas…

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July 23, 2015

Quality Booster: Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Let’s start with an assertion that needs no proof: everybody likes to see progress in what they are doing. After a hard day on a construction site a carpenter can see results of his work, an artist can see her sculpture taking shape through her efforts, a teacher can sense his students making progress. Any of these can present the results of…

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July 9, 2015

Rush Hour in Vietnam: Teaching Us About Business

First time visitors to Vietnam universally take notice of the heavy rush hour traffic in Ho Chi Minh City and other big cities across the country. The mass of cars, taxis and scooters looks like a crazy mess, especially for those of us accustomed to driving in western countries. Lane markers are suggestions only. Traditional right of way rules for…

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June 4, 2015

Creating Value

Until they were acquired by Facebook last year, I was a big fan of the Canadian digital agency Teehan-Lax. Of course their design work drew me, as did their famous (and famously free) iOS and Android PSD files, but what really kept me coming back to their site was how Jon Lax, one of Teehan-Lax’s founders, wrote about…

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May 12, 2015

HTML5 for Mobile – Will One WebView Ever Rule Them All?

HTML5 is no longer a new technology. But despite having been around a few years, its potential has never been fully realized, especially on mobile platforms. Since its introduction something has always been missing, preventing HTML5 from ever being fully embraced as a serious platform for mobile app development. First it was the lack of implemented standards – I remember checking…

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