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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.

 
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 […]
May 25, 2020
ohjelmistotestauksen trendit 2020

Ohjelmistotestauksen trendit 2020

Vuoden 2020 vauhdikkaan alun jälkeen on tullut sopiva aika koota jälleen ajatuksia ohjelmistotestauksen trendeistä. Tulevat trendit riippuvat paljolti siitä keneltä kysytään ja mikä on tarkastelun näkökulma. […]
April 21, 2020
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Company culture in a time of turbulence

I believe it was the English philosopher and economist John Locke, who coined the phrase “When shit hits the fan, company culture is there to wipe […]
February 26, 2020

How to keep a small company vibe with 100 employees

I have a 1-year-old daughter, and I’m part of a 12-year-old company. Although there’s nothing better than to see both of these growing and learning new […]
February 3, 2020
do not compare automated testing with human testing

Don’t compare automated testing with human testing

Many times test automation is described as a time saver, more precisely, a saver of time spent on manual testing. Which is all true and good. […]
January 20, 2020
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What software testing is not and what it can not achieve

Introduction This is the second part of a two-part blog post on what software testing is and is not, and what it can and can not […]
January 8, 2020
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2019 in numbers

2020 is already in its second week, so it’s time to wrap up 2019.  Often when companies talk about the success of the previous year (or […]
November 26, 2019
image of the founder stage Slush 2019 imagery for vala group blog post

SLUSH Summary – Major issues in Finnish work cultures

For a few days, when sunlight is at its minimum during the month of November, the city of Helsinki turns into a huge multicultural rendezvous’ of […]

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