Tag Archives: Software Testing

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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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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A Good Start Matters In User Acceptance Testing

How a sprinter gets off the starting blocks can make all the difference in a race, so much that scientific research on sprint starting dates as far back as the 1920s. In sprinting, starting from a crouched position is more … Continue reading

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Regression In UAT Can Contribute To Stronger End Result

People often say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. By that definition, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is very sane, as one of its components involves doing the same thing over and over, … Continue reading

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How UAT Can Be Scaled And Customized

Oftentimes, clothes off the rack won’t be the perfect fit, as they were made based on generic body shapes and sizes. People, however, are all unique. What looks great on a mannequin may pucker and crease on a person. That’s … Continue reading

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Getting Timing Right In UAT Localization Efforts

Duck Shoot is a classic carnival game of marksmanship. As cartoon ducks drift across the field, the player tries to shoot down as many as he can. The key to winning the big prize is timing. When conducting business internationally, … Continue reading

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