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Toni Roschier

April 23, 2018
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Miten ymmärtää käytettävyystestauksen tärkeys, ja saada itse testaus tehokkaaksi?

Mitä käytettävyystestaus on Käytettävyystestauksessa tutkitaan usein käytön helppoutta (intuitiivisuutta), käyttökokemusta ja saadaan palautetta järjestelmän tai ohjelman toiminnasta – useimmiten toiveita ominaisuuksista. Sen taustalla pyörii käytettävyystestauksen teoria, […]
April 16, 2018

Raportti: Laadunvarmistuksen tila ja tulevaisuus

Ohjelmistojen laadunvarmistus ja ohjelmistotestaus ovat ydinosaamisalueitamme. On kuitenkin aina fiksua kysellä ja kuunnella muiden mielipiteitä, koska itse ei varmuudella voi tietää kaikkea. Olemme toteuttaneet kolmena vuotena […]
April 10, 2018

Career story: Toni

Hopes and dreams I may have been a strange kid. Or I may just have a bad memory. For which ever reason, when reminiscing my childhood, […]
April 9, 2018

2017 Financial Statement – Profitable growth continues

VALA Group continued on its profitable growth path in 2017. Both revenue and profit growth rates managed to keep up with the terrific levels of recent […]
March 29, 2018

Career story: Sampo

The beginning of my VALA story Think it was early 2012 when VALA approached me, but it took me a while to reach back. But when […]
March 14, 2018

Career story: Hans

It was in the year of the rabbit, 1987 in the faraway land of Sweden that my brother came home with a magic box. Outward it […]
March 13, 2018
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Naps are life

Research backed napping I am definitely not the first to discuss the benefits of napping and the idea of implementing napping into the work environment. The […]
February 16, 2018
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Tiedätkö todella milloin digitaalinen palvelusi on valmis markkinoille?

Deadline lähestyy yhtä varmasti kuin Paavo Väyrysen ilmoitus asettua ehdolle seuraaviin vaaleihin, jännitys ja ahdistus viipyilevät ilmassa ja kiire on uusi normaali – On jälleen se […]
February 1, 2018
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How to make IT work more meaningful – our example

How VALA strives towards meaningful work Millennials often require a lot from their work. Amongst other things, the work has to be flexible, independent and meaningful. […]
January 26, 2018
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VALA will open an office in Southern Europe and issue shares for all employees in the year 2018!

In the annual strategy evening held yesterday, it was announced that share issue will take place for all VALA employees within the year 2018. In addition, […]
January 9, 2018
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Infographic: VALA year 2017 in numbers

Once again we have something for those who prefer images to text. 2017 is history now. However, it’s nice to look back just one more time […]
December 29, 2017
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Recap of 2017 in terms of employee wellbeing and culture

Toni, Head of Marketing, and Jasmiina, VALA’s Culture Hacker, summarize the first year of working towards our new common strategy, regarding employee wellbeing and culture. We […]
December 11, 2017
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Testin on jätettävä jälki, sitä kysytään kuitenkin

Olen useammankin kerran ollut tilanteessa, jossa olen aloittanut projektissa testausasiantuntijana ja yksi tavoitteista on ollut ajan kuluessa parantaa testauksen kattavuutta. Ajatus on hyvä ja kuulostaa komealta. […]
December 1, 2017
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VALA once again in the Tech Fast 50 list

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 –program again listed the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Finland. The announcement happened today at Slush 17. We made it to […]
November 24, 2017
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Marketing in IT is not about acquiring customers, it’s about culture

Something a little different this time. This post focuses on the difficulties that IT companies face in recruiting, and how these difficulties can be tackled with […]
November 9, 2017
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The pursuit of happiness

In my earlier texts, I’ve discussed why we, at VALA, chose happiness as our core ideology in our business strategy and how we track happiness and […]
October 16, 2017

Ohjelmistotestauksen trendit sekä testiautomaation hyödyt ja kompastuskivet vuonna 2017

Saimme tänäkin vuonna kunnian olla kumppanina mukana loppuunmyydyssä Testing Assemblyssa. VALAn tapaan kuuluen, järjestimme tapahtuman aikana myös jo perinteeksi muodostuneen kävijäkyselyn. Edellisinä vuosina olimme tarjonneet vastaajille […]
October 10, 2017
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Case Vincit & Hesburger: Testiautomaatiolla sujuvuutta huippusuositun mobiilisovelluksen kehitystyöhön

Taustaa Burger-In Oy:n Hesburger-mobiilisovellusta on ladattu yli 800 000 kertaa ja se on yksi ladatuimmista ruokasovelluksista Suomessa. Vincit on yhdessä Hesburgerin kanssa vastannut Hesburger-mobiilisovelluksen teknisestä kehityksestä […]
October 5, 2017

Checklist for test automation tool selection

The point of this post is to help you with the process of choosing the test automation tools that suit you the best. First, we’ll go […]
September 11, 2017
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Interview with our software tester Olli

Once again it’s time to let you know a bit more about VALA people. This time it’s Olli’s turn. Olli is a software tester (future programmer) […]
August 31, 2017
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How to track employee happiness?

Employee happiness and wellbeing are gaining more and more publicity and discussion when employers are competing for Best Employer titles, and genuinely pursuing to building a […]
August 29, 2017
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Media company MTV chose VALA as their strategic partner in quality assurance services

Widely known Finnish media company MTV has chosen VALA Group Oy as their strategic quality assurance partner in their digital services. The cooperation has begun in […]
August 2, 2017
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AI – Threat or Not?

Many of you have read about the little feud between the two tech kings Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. The CEOs of the world’s most successful […]
July 25, 2017
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Five things you should evaluate before proceeding into test automation

Test automation is not a magic button that can solve all your problems when pushed. Test automation is only a tool. A very powerful tool if […]
June 22, 2017
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What happens behind the scenes at VALA; QA professional’s point of view

Just another day at the office A little while ago I had an opportunity to spend a day with Teemu, our head of operations, and follow the activities that keep the […]
June 2, 2017
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Infograafi: suomalaisten nettikäyttäytyminen

Tästä alta löydät infograafin suomalaisten internetin käyttötavoista vuosina 2014 ja 2016. Infograafin yksi tarkoitus on helpottaa datan lukemista ja ymmärtämistä, jos kuitenkin pidät enemmän mustasta valkoisella, […]
May 19, 2017
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Interview with our Software Developer / Quality Assurance Professional, Kari

Kari is one of our most competent software developers and nowadays he is also a rock hard quality assurance professional. In this interview he will discuss about […]
May 8, 2017
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Why Happiness is our number one goal?

The pursuit of happiness In March 2017, Work Goes Happy published its research results on Finnish work life and employee wellbeing. (1) The results indicated how […]
April 26, 2017

Our strategy bites the crap out of intruders

Autopilot, religion, curry and dog I’ll illustrate my understanding of a well-implemented corporate strategy with four concepts: Autopilot, religion, curry and dog. As an autopilot, strategy […]
March 22, 2017
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Infograph about RPA

RPA is hot right now. We are totally psyched about it, and right after Teemu wrote a blog about the subject, we decided to make an […]
March 8, 2017
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Robotic Process Automation, a new interesting growth opportunity for quality assurance companies?

What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)? Robotic Process Automation i.e. RPA refers to a software robot that manipulates and controls business applications (CRM, ERP etc.) in […]
March 1, 2017

Viisi vinkkiä ohjelmistokehityksen kustannusten hallintaan

Ohjelmistokehitysprojekti ja kustannukset, monille kylmää hikeä aiheuttava yhdistelmä. Esimerkiksi finanssialalla, jossa suuret toimijat laittavat uusiksi vanhoja järjestelmiään, ovat investoinnit ohjelmistokehitykseen hurjalla, maallikolle jopa käsittämättömällä tasolla. Parhaimmillaan […]
February 15, 2017

VALA Group joined the Robot Framework Foundation

We are proud to announce that VALA Group is now part of Robot Framework Foundation. Robot Framework is a generic open source test automation framework for […]
February 15, 2017
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Interview with Ramon Sadornil, the lead developer of Sports Tracker’s Android application

Millions of sports enthusiasts use Sports Tracker to measure their sporting activities and compare those with other users. Innovative software combined with high-class design and top notch quality […]
January 25, 2017
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Interview with Antti, our senior software developer

We had a casual chat with Antti, our senior software developer. In this text you’ll get to know a bit more about him and his thoughts about […]
January 12, 2017
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Software testing trends 2017

Software testing trends in 2017 New year and new tricks, right? Well, in software development there are always lots of new things going on and coming. […]
December 30, 2016
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VALA helping families in need during Christmas time

Hopefully you had a wonderful Christmas with good food and quality time with loved ones. We at VALA think that Christmas is supposed to be a […]
December 15, 2016
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VALA product workshop: what? how? why?

After having met with each colleague face-to-face to discuss what their dream work environment would look like, one point was brought up time and again; VALA’s […]
November 8, 2016
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VALA Group Deloitten Technology Fast 50 listalle!

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 -ohjelma on jälleen listannut Suomen nopeimmin kasvavat teknologiayritykset ja VALA Group on pitkän odotuksen jälkeen päässyt listalle. Listaus julkaistiin tänään juhlallisesti OP:n […]
August 29, 2016

Booxmedia Cloud TV product testing

After the great exploratory testing session with Wolt we were happy to do it again with another customer. Booxmedia needed our help in testing their awesome […]
August 18, 2016

Wolt exploratory testing session

In order to help Wolt conquer the world, we offered our expertise by arranging an exploratory testing session at our office. It’s not bad being a […]
August 15, 2016

Promoting road traffic safety among school children

We took part in the annual #raitaritarit campaign, promoting road traffic safety among school children. We were on call at Snellman elementary school making sure the […]
September 8, 2015
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Wellness Coaching for our Experts

We have started wellness coaching program that combines traditional personal trainer approach with some life coach aspects. The program trainers guide our experts individually on how […]
August 8, 2015
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VALA Group participates in the Night of the Machines

Sacrifice your smart phone for art. VALA Group participates in the Night of the Machines spectacle that is part of the Night of the Arts in […]
June 28, 2015
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VALA Summer Day

VALA team went to spend some time together in an untraditional way. After having dinner together, we tried how it feels like to have superpowers. Flying […]
March 8, 2015
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Test Automation Training has started!

In our weekly test automation trainings everyone has a chance to become a Robot Framework expert. We start from basics in test automation, and gradually proceed […]
December 12, 2014
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VALA Cooking Day

People in VALA joined forces to make great food together. A three dish dinner was cooked during the evening which culminated in an awesome stand-up performance […]