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29
Jun

Opinionated Devops to build better systems

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There is an increasing trend for opinionated tools and APIs.  The designers have a clear idea on the “correct” way to solve a problem, building on established good practice.  They make it easy to follow their guidelines. By design the tools/APIs may be limited in certain areas or make it difficult to stray from the […]

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20
Jan

The 12 Year Old Start-UP

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In 2012 and after 8 years, our small team decided to turn our backs on the typical ‘test consultancy’ model that dominated the industry.

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05
Jan

The Junior Engineer Life at MagenTys

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I’m just heading into six months at MagenTys where I’ve been gaining experience in Testing, building up my skill set and seeing how the industry works – and I have to admit I am surprised by what it involves and how interesting it can be. If I am honest, software testing didn’t initially appeal to […]

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23
Dec

Hamish Tedeschi Nominated for 40under40 Awards

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We are really happy to announce that Hamish Tedeschi our MD in Australia has been nominated this year for the 40under40 Awards. Hamish is MD for Australia and is a regular speaker and blogger on the BDD and DevOps circuit. He likes BBQ’s, Surfing and can’t help singing Disney songs all day long”. I guess […]

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16
Dec

BDD and Testing Are Getting Divorced!

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Take a look at our very own Hamish Tedeschi’s presentation from CukeUp Australia!

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26
Nov

CukeUp 2015 Australia

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The very first Australian CukeUp is now done. dusted. Well, at least for a year (I hope!). What a ride it was organising this two day conference in Sydney. Firstly, I’d like to thank all the people involved in putting this together (you know who you are), including the speakers, the sponsors and also our […]

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07
Jul

Using BDD To Bridge The Testing Gap

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Richard McIntyre is an agile testing trainer and coach. He has been involved in delivering projects for the likes of BBC Sport, iPlayer, William Hill and EE. He is currently contracted to Sky in Leeds working mostly with Ruby and JavaScript. Whilst at the BBC he authored the language agnotic BDD framework called ShouldIt? He spent 15 […]

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05
Jun

MagenTys at YOW! West 2015

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MagenTys, a testing services company based in Surrey, London and Perth proudly supported YOW! West 2015 as a sponsor and partner. YOW! West in Perth, Australia was a highly successful conference with knowledge rich local and international speakers gracing the stage for two full days. It was great to see the high level of energy […]

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08
May

Introducing CyanTys!

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MagenTys would like to thank everyone who took an interest and suggested names for our mascot. We have had some lively debates on what would suit as well as some modifications to the design so we can bring it to life through Mugs, T-Shirts, Videos and more. So…..welcome CyanTys; the brains and brawn behind our services […]

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02
Apr

CukeUp! 2015

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Last Friday was my first experience of CukeUp! and it proved to be a lively and thought-provoking day. First up was Dan North, who I had been looking forward to hearing. The theme of his presentation was how easy it is for the principles behind the Agile manifesto to become just another set of processes […]

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31
Mar

We’re Exhibiting at IP Expo Manchester

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MagenTys are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at IP EXPO Manchester on 20th May. Come and see us on Stand B196 to find out what we do for Manchester based companies like Missguided and Aldermore and other UK companies such as M&S, Bank of America and ustwo. IP EXPO Manchester is the new launch […]

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06
Feb

You Will Find Us On G Cloud 6

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  The UK government announced its G Cloud 6 framework going live this week. The latest incarnation of the framework. MagenTys offer all of our services to the public sector through this with those needing a service searching for solutions amongst the vendors. A rigorous application process has seen MagenTys sit alongside a prestigious list […]

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01
Oct

What are Test Automation Frameworks…Cucumber, SpecFlow etc. etc.

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I was talking to some folks at a DevOps meet up recently and they were asking about what we (MagenTys) do. I started talking about all the great things we are doing with Behavioural Driven Development (BDD) and all the tools we have developed to help support this. I was asked further about these “tools” […]

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08
Sep

Agile is Awesome

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I won’t say that Agile is the be-all and end-all but done well, it’s awesome, delivering faster time to market. Done wrong it can be awful though, and I have seen everything in projects from complete success to complete failures. Of course there are some differing definitions of Agile. Some people say they ‘do’ Agile […]

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