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Leaders in Tech: Rob Delaney

Welcome to the next feature of our Leaders in Tech editorial series. Speaking to leaders in the industry to capture their stories, career highs and lows, their trials and successes, their current company and their role, most recent projects, advice to others, and the individuals who they most look up to in the industry. Today, we talked to Rob Delaney, Software Delivery Manager at Paddy Power Betfair, to find out more about why he...

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From Support to QA: A Journey in Testing

I didn’t start working in QA until relatively late in my tech career. I started as a helpdesk support bod before moving into system administration supporting a Windows environment. Reflecting back on it now, I realize that I must have done some elements of a Quality Assurance (QA) job, by testing software that was due to be used by the company or staggered rollouts of patches to identify potential risks… But I never really thought...

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What is BDD (Behaviour-Driven Development)?

Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is an agile software development practice that establishes collaboration between everyone that is involved in the development of software such as Developers, Testers, and Product Owners. In BDD, test cases are written in a shared and common language on how the application will behave so that it is easily understood by everyone, thus improving direct communication between tech and non-tech teams. Test...

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The growing role of hyper-automation

2020 has changed many things in the business world from the way we work to the quick adoption of disruptive technologies, so we are able to face the new challenges ahead. It is then very likely that we will witness a rise in hyper-automation practices in the coming years. Hyper automation is the intersection of AI and ML with autonomy driven by robotic and cognitive process automation. This approach would help drive digital...

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The UK reveals the results of its calls for views on AI

The UK recently published the results of its calls for views on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on IP. Indeed, among the list of priorities, the issue of protection for inventions and original works as well as ownership were key topics. Although it was stated that AI itself should not own IP rights, there was a difference on whether works developed by AI should be protected or not. The UK government then declared that...

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New AI tool to detect signs of a heart attack before it occurs

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can detect signs of a heart attack years before it happens was recently developed by Caristo Diagnostics and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Indeed, the CaRi-Heart tool uses AI technology to scan arteries and measure inflammation of blood vessels in and around the heart in order to predict possible heart diseases. Hence, people who were diagnosed as high risk can be given the...

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Leaders in Tech: Aman Dhudwarr

Welcome to the next feature of our Leaders in Tech editorial series. Speaking to leaders in the industry to capture their stories, career highs and lows, their trials and successes, their current company and their role, most recent projects, advice to others, and the individuals who they most look up to in the industry. Today, we talked to Aman Dhudwarr, Senior Test Consultant at First Derivatives, to find out more about why she joined...

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Leaders in Tech: Tecia Grinnage

Welcome to the next feature of our Leaders in Tech editorial series. Speaking to leaders in the industry to capture their stories, career highs and lows, their trials and successes, their current company and their role, most recent projects, advice to others, and the individuals who they most look up to in the industry. Today, we talked to Tecia Grinnage, Lead Business Intelligence Analyst at Merck, to find out more about why she...

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The growing need for AI talents

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly becoming more popular not only in businesses but within our everyday life as well. Yet, in order to tackle AI problems safely and efficiently, we need experts with a strong and focused set of skills. There is then a growing need for AI talents, who possess the necessary capabilities to build and deploy AI systems. As we see more AI-driven automation starting to take over some industries, it is...

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Leaders in Tech: Ron Quinto

Welcome to the next feature of our Leaders in Tech editorial series. Speaking to leaders in the industry to capture their stories, career highs and lows, their trials and successes, their current company and their role, most recent projects, advice to others, and the individuals who they most look up to in the industry. Today, we talked to Ron Quinto, Software QA Engineer at McNICHOLS CO, to find out more about why he joined the tech...

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The National Software Testing Conference 2021

National Software Testing Conference, September, London, 2021   After a challenging and isolating year, the National Software Testing Conference is ready to welcome you once again in September 2021 at the British Museum, in London. This conference aims to reunite the software testing community to share ideas around interactive roundtable discussions and exhibitions that will be led by the winners of the European Software Testing...

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Test Associates: The Software Testing & DevOps Recruitment Experts

Test Associates, March London, 2021   In 2020, the world suddenly stopped. Everything became harder and the IT industry suffered as much as any. Yet, as we are slowly coming out of this difficult time, the requirement for staff has never been greater… But we have found the perfect solution for you. Test Associates is a young and vibrant full-service recruitment consultancy that was established back in 2015 and offers highly-...