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Our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Innovation

What a wonderful July. On 14 July Antony Edwards, our CTO, and I make our way to Buckingham Palace with all the other 2016 award winners. This our third time! No less a thrill – and a particularity big deserved thrill for Antony who has led TestPlant’s innovation drive and the commercial success recognising all of the new products we have introduced over recent years. One has to be discreet about visits to the palace, but HRM The Queen did grace us and so too her consort HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.
 
And then on 21 July, ten of us were invited to receive the Queen’s Award crystal bowl and the scroll signed by The Queen and the Prime Minister – note, David not Teresa! – from The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Lord Mountevans. The Lord Mayor’s “home” is Mansion House, in the very heart of the City of London. Our party consisted of Antony Edwards, Chris Howard, Liz Andora, Pritesh Modi, Daniel Arboleda, Dominique Zerhouni, Richard Handley, Steph Florentiades and Joanna Nasazi: representatives from our bases in London, Congleton and Boulder. The Lord Mayor had just flown in that same morning from Seoul in South Korea but he “got” what TestPlant did and insisted in chatting to every single person in the group. He congratulated TestPlant as an example of how leading technology businesses can find a successful global base in London and, through “disruptive” innovation, drive exports to countries around the world.  
 
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Guest blog: Optimize agile testing with test automation & test case management

Today we are excited to bring you a guest blog post from Kevin Dunne, VP, Strategy and Business Development at QASymphonyTestPlant announced a technology partnership with QASymphony on July 12, 2016. To read more about the partnership, click here.

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Agile is everywhere, with VersionOne reporting that 95% of surveyed organizations are practicing agile methodologies within their teams. Though Agile does means getting products to market efficiently, it does not mean doing so with reduced quality, as almost half of the organizations surveyed mentioned moving to Agile to increase quality within their applications. Read more

Gherkin Support in eggPlant Functional v16.10

TestPlant released eggPlant v16.10 this month, and I’m writing to talk to you about my favorite of the marquee features: support for Gherkin, the language of the Cucumber BDD framework. (Cue the vegetable puns!) Throughout our internal beta and in our v16.10 webinars, I’ve heard some great questions about Gherkin and our implementation of it that I’d like to share here. (I will also unabashedly share my preoccupation with Pokémon Go.) Read more

eggPlant Functional v16.10 new features make scripting easy for enterprise test deployments

eggPlant Functional v16.10 is now available! Upgrade or download it to try out the new features today.

The eggPlant Functional v16.10 release is packed with features and updates that make setup and scripting easy for enterprise test deployments. ‘What kind of good stuff is this?’ you ask. Let’s dig in to find out… Read more

Summer Reception 2016

Thank you for joining us last week for our annual Summer Reception! What a lovely evening, despite the extraordinary thunder and rain, which added drama to our celebration. But the sun did eventually shine on our terrace. 

As George said in his speech, ‘another exciting year… and another ahead. TestPlant’s ambition to lead the market has been recognised. We have new investors, a third Queen’s Award and a team of hard working people committed to scaling-up with our disruptive innovation’. 

Here below are some photos from the evening. Read more

Getting started with performance testing: Round two!

Some of you may have attended our “Getting Started with Performance Testing” webinar a couple of weeks ago. The event was such a success, we’re doing it again! For those of you who missed it, make sure to sign up for the next session here. In the meantime, I’ll give you a taste:

In this webinar, we will run through the basics of performance testing. For a lot of folks just introducing test automation into their company (or even those who are already doing functional test automation), performance and load testing can be daunting.

To help alleviate the stress and clarify some first steps, we decided to run this webinar to help break down the basics for getting started. Steps for getting started include planning and preparation, test architecture, constraints, test creation/ recording, execution, and results. Read more