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A blog with posts about software quality assurance and automation, and the business around these. VALA blog posts are written by VALA people from software developers to managing director. 

We like to post about current topics relating to software quality assurance, testing, test automation, RPA, development etc. We also share honest and transparent stories about our successes, failures and ways of working as a company.

 
August 2, 2021

Developer’s tips for switching from MacOS to Windows 10 in 2021

How we got here I have been quite eager to shout out how much better MacOS is than Windows 10 (sorry about that). Even though I […]
May 17, 2021

A Treasure Map to DevOps Transformation

1. DevOps in a nutshell Probably almost everyone has their own definition of DevOps, but basically it is about creating better software with a team empowering […]
March 30, 2021

Test automation and test management tools 2021

Our test automation and test management communities needed some intel about what tools VALA people have experience of and what kind of positive and negative user […]
March 14, 2021

What is it really like to work at VALA Group?

Do we try to look good in your eyes and “sell” VALA to you as a great workplace? Absolutely yes. Are we honest while doing this? […]
February 16, 2021

The Art of Feedback

As discussed in our earlier blogs Tech skills become obsolete – people skills won’t and Want to make your working community pleasant and effective – start […]
January 27, 2021
VALA Group One suitable hat please

One suitable hat please

Dear current or future client,  A couple of weeks ago I read some interesting thoughts in Helsingin Sanomat. A psychologist, specialized in working life topics, said […]
January 13, 2021
VALA Group employee NPS and retention

Employee NPS and retention

In the fall of 2020 we had an employee satisfaction survey and there one question was an eNPS. Additionally we’ve been examining our employee retention just […]
November 25, 2020
robot framework browser library

Turning the page on front-end automation: Robot Framework Browser library

My journey with Robot Framework and SeleniumLibrary started in autumn 2009 at Nokia Siemens Networks. Since that I have been working on different kinds of assignments […]
October 21, 2020
5 most important aspects of working at vala group

Five most important aspects of working at VALA

In terms of workplace satisfaction, what are the most important aspects for VALA people? How have we succeeded in those? These things and more in this […]
October 2, 2020
Employees before customers – how is this good for our customers

Employees before customers – how is this good for our customers?

Some years ago we made a bold decision, we announced that our employees are prioritised over our customers. I don’t remember exactly when this was, maybe […]
September 8, 2020

VALA business status check and the lessons learnt

Business status check It’s been a while since we’ve shared some insights into our business and life in general at VALA. That long actually, that this […]
August 14, 2020

Mitä DevOps on – Neljä näkökulmaa

DevOps lienee yksi IT-alan moniulotteisimmista termeistä. Onko se kulttuuria vai puhutaanko teknisistä asioista? Mitä ihmettä DevOps-asiantuntija oikein tekee työkseen? Termille ei myöskään tunnu löytyvän yleispätevää mutta […]
August 4, 2020
Vala professional communities part 3

VALA’s professional communities – Part 3

At the moment, VALA is made up of 107 people. These 107 people work within various fields, from test automation to customer management, software development to […]
July 7, 2020
Vala professional communities part 2

VALA’s professional communities – Part 2

At the moment, VALA is consists of 107 people. These 107 people work within various fields, from test automation to customer management, software development to people […]
June 23, 2020
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Human Factors Affecting Software Quality

This is a continuation to the blog post: “What Software Testing Is Not and What It Can Not Achieve”. Introduction The more time I have spent […]
June 8, 2020
Vala professional communities part 1

VALA’s professional communities – Part 1

At the moment, VALA is made up of 107 people. These 107 people work within various fields, from test automation to customer management, software development to […]

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