Category Archives: Software Development and Testing

Is Your ‘Arrogant’ Application Pushing and Pulling You? Get Your Mobile Security in Check!

By Stephen Crabtree VMC SENIOR SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT AND MANAGER Pushing and pulling information is a normal part of how a mobile device operates. However, problems arise when software applications automatically push and pull (extract) information from your device without your … Continue reading

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Mechanisms And Methods For Successful User Acceptance Testing

Vetting is the process of evaluating a candidate, of searching for potential flaws. Its origin is in horse-racing. In the late 19th century, horses had to be checked by veterinarians before they were allowed to race. By the early 20th … Continue reading

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Mobile Devices Need Strong Password Protection

In October, SplashData scrutinized files containing millions of passwords stolen by hackers. It released its annual Worst Passwords of 2012 list. The number one worst password last year was “password”. VMC Senior Solutions Architect and Manager Stephen Crabtree knows the … Continue reading

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Why Context Is Important In Localization

According to a 1993 study, the way children perceived the Rabbit-Duck illustration/illusion correlated to time of year. During Easter, children were more likely to see a rabbit in the picture. On a Sunday in October, children were more likely to … Continue reading

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Diversified Skills Integral For Strong UAT Team

In sports such as football, baseball, and rugby, a utility player is someone who can play multiple positions well. One notable example is former Major League Baseball player Tony Phillips who, in 1991 with the Detroit Tigers, was the first … Continue reading

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Pinpoint Mobile Device Vulnerabilities with SIM Card Check Tests

A flight recorder, or “black box,” is an important device in an aircraft that electronically records an entire flight. It is useful when an aircraft incident or accident is investigated. As VMC Senior Solutions Architect and Manager Stephen Crabtree explains, … Continue reading

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What Are The Steps Involved In Localization?

To novice bakers, bread-making can be challenging. Certain protocols need to be followed in order to ensure proper dough hydration and fermentation to yield a flavorful, crusty boule instead of a dull and dense carb brick. Successful software localization, as … Continue reading

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How To Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons When UAT Participants Aren’t Ideal

To make “lemonade out of lemons” means to make turn a bad situation into better one. For instance, many people lost their jobs due to the recent economic recession and opted to make lemonade out of lemons by starting their … Continue reading

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Successful Localization Is More Than Just Translation

In 2010, a news report about a squirrel that thinks it’s a cat became viral. The baby squirrel fell out of a tree and couldn’t get back up. Jim and Karen Watkins felt bad for the animal and nestled it … Continue reading

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Deliver A Superior Customer Experience, Get Better Results In UAT

In August 2011, marketing guru Peter Shankman sent out a tweet: “Hey @Mortons – can you meet me at Newark airport with a porterhouse when I land in two hours? K, thanks.” Shankman meant it as a joke, but when … Continue reading

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