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.

September 2, 2019
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Helping customers reach their goals makes testing meaningful

In the background of our daily tasks it is helpful to remind ourselves about the people we are doing the testing for – the end user […]
August 20, 2019

VALA’s culture explained through examples

My previous blog post explained through examples how VALA’s values manifest themselves in our daily life. As a continuation, I’ll now give similar examples on how […]
July 29, 2019
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DevOps Days Amsterdam 2019

We had an idea to go to the DevOps Days 2019 conference in Amsterdam and soon the tickets were bought and we were in the plane […]
July 23, 2019

VALA’s values explained through examples

How do company values actually affect daily work life?  In order not to bore the reader with long philosophical ramblings on what constitutes company values and […]
June 19, 2019
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4 syytä miksi haluamme palkata opiskelijoita

Olet kirmaamassa kesälaitumille. Ei huolen häivää tulevaisuudesta, kesäloma ja kaverit odottaa. Tai kenties sinulla on vielä viimeinen virkamiesruotsin tentti tehtävänä? Pian koittaa kuitenkin aika, kun se […]
June 19, 2019
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Amount of Slack messages indicating company success – what the hell?

New strategy, no more ham So now we have the manuscript ready. Our new vision contains the term “sustainable impact”. Our new mission involves “culture” as […]
June 14, 2019

The ability to collaborate and learn is more important than technical skills – insights from NTD 2019

A couple weeks ago, me, my four colleagues and around 600 other professionals gathered in Tallinn, Estonia to attend Nordic Testing Days. I had attended the […]
May 14, 2019
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Serious Mistakes that Could Have Been Avoided: Lessons We Can Learn through Software Testing

Introduction Software testing – a subject a lot of people have opinions on, and many of them unfounded, misguided, or just plain wrong. Every professional software […]
May 8, 2019
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Increasing work place meaningfulness with responsible actions

Not long ago, corporate responsibility used to be a somewhat dull and even forced aspect in companies’ strategies. Large companies needed to be responsible enough to […]
April 16, 2019

Mitä ottaa huomioon QA-kumppanin valinnassa?

Useimmat yritykset haluavat omistajuuden omien digipalveluiden kehityksestään. Samalla varsinkin pienen tai keskikokoisen yrityksen ei välttämättä ole järkevää rakentaa itse kyvykkyyksiä ohjelmistojen laadunvarmistukseen tai automaation rakentamiseen. Myös […]
March 25, 2019
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Empatiaakin voi oppia

Onnellisuus työpaikalla rakentuu monesta osa-alueesta, joista yksi tärkeimmistä on yhteispeli kollegoiden kanssa. Siksi olisi mielestäni kaikkien tärkeää aina silloin tällöin miettiä, miten voisi itse olla vielä […]
March 14, 2019
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Four reasons why happy employees are good for your company

Dear current or potential customer of ours, this one is for you. You’ve heard it before, happy employees equal happy customers. Everyone can see the logic […]
February 7, 2019

Robot Framework – A Fit-for-all tool?

Many times you can hear a claim that a tool or a technology is so easy and simple to use that everyone can do it – […]
January 24, 2019
Q&A Miksi ohjelmistotestaus on tärkeää?

Q&A: Miksi ohjelmistotestaus on tärkeää?

Keskustelemme paljon eri taustoista tulevien ohjelmistoalan asiantuntijoiden kanssa. Hyvin usein käy ilmi, että ohjelmistotestaaminen ja laajemmin ohjelmistojen laadunvarmistus ovat asioita, jotka jäävät to do -listalla tai […]
January 8, 2019

Ohjelmistotestauksen trendit 2019

Uusi vuosi on käsillä ja taas on aika päivittää mitä tuleman pitää. Ohjelmistotestauksen trendeistä puhuttaessa puhutaan luonnollisesti paljon myös ohjelmistoalan ja vielä yleisemmin digitalisaation trendeistä. Näin […]
December 31, 2018

VALA in 2018 – Secret Recipes Revealed

Dear colleagues, Some of you were not able to make it to our December Monthly Meeting, so I decided to write a summary of the year […]

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