VALA blog

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.

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 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. […]
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 […]
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 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
Five things you should evaluate before test automation

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, […]

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