In this interview, IBM Champion Yolande Palmer of TestPro explains how IBM technologies such as Rational Test Workbench and Rational Quality Manager provide the backbone for the software testing professional services her company offers.
One industry trait they are currently seeing is the demand for mobile testing to support the huge growth in mobile usage. Companies now want to test across as many devices as possible. Yolande points out that mobile testing does not need to be manual: it can be automated and TestPro offer a mobile connector for this purpose.
Internally, the TestPro team uses the IBM SmartCloud to link their geographically dispersed teams. They have an Application Lifecycle Management solution in the SmartCloud leveraging Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirements Composer.
So what skills are needed today in software development and testing? Gone are the days when you could have a small scope of expertise. It’s an agile world now so you have to be comfortable with piecing things together and have a perspective on different ways to solve problems.
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