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August 2017

We’re going live in 3 days, we need performance testing!

2017-08-10T12:50:47+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Technical, Testing, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

Performance testing is usually something you plan and do over time. You create a set of scripts and you run them throughout different phases of the project. You compare the results and create some reports which will show if the overall performance of the application has increased or decreased. There could be situations where this

A brief exposure to the Python programming language and its frameworks

2017-08-02T11:04:43+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Python, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve been a Python developer for quite a few years now and, although I’ve used other languages in the past, I identity myself as a Python guy. I love it - the language, the community, the frameworks. I could go on and on, but this article is not about that, it’s about Python development. Apparently,

July 2017

11 Lessons Learned From Working as a Tester on a Startup

2017-07-20T14:20:01+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Community, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , , |

::by Dragos Campean::   Ever since I have started working on the startup application called Niftio, which is an online presentation platform, I’ve heard how different teams work in outsourcing, in comparison to teams on products or startups. My job was to test the application, but besides from that, tasks for my team and I, were

How to have custom repositories per application in a monorepo structure on Symfony

2017-07-13T12:01:42+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , , |

Imagine you have a couple of applications based on Symfony, using Doctrine as the ORM, and sharing a domain. In order to avoid having a shared repository for an entity with queries intended for other applications, you’d need custom repositories for each application for the entities in the domain. Here’s my take on this issue.

June 2017

Gorescript so far

2017-06-29T10:51:58+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Community, Games, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

It all started in March 2017, amidst the rumours of Steam, the largest games digital distribution platform, closing their Greenlight program and replacing it with an unknown yet submission fee. The time was right to launch our Greenlight campaign for Gorescript, a classic shooter, inspired by the 90s first person shooter games, such as Doom

Calendis, appointments made in Perl

2017-07-13T13:19:29+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Perl, Perl Case Studies, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

I have been a Perl developer for most of my professional career,  since I first started to write code for a living, about 6 years ago. I mostly did back-end for web applications, but I also remember a Voice over IP app and some DevOps scripts I wrote. I am still a Perl developer after

Why are you afraid of remote work?

2017-06-15T16:15:52+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Community, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , |

Maybe afraid is the wrong word. Maybe unwilling or reluctant would be more appropriate, but as working remotely in software development has become somewhat of a standard, a benefit and a need, all at the same time, I took the liberty to start with fear as a reason. Many companies that are in need of

Integrating a 3rd party extension into your project and what to be aware of

2017-06-07T10:23:27+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Magento, PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

  We’ve all been in a situation where we had to include a 3rd party Magento extension into our project. And we surely had some doubts whether that extension was a good choice or not. When I say a ‘good choice’ I’m not referring only to the functional component of the extension, but to the

Mindmapping in Testing Activities. Why variety is important for testers

2017-06-01T12:08:27+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Testing, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

As testers, we usually use a large variety of tools in order to do our job efficiently, whether they’re native apps, browser extensions or web applications. This is due to the fact that testing activities don’t always follow a strict pattern or ‘best practices’. In order to be proficient in our job, a certain level