Localization: Localization (also referred as “L10N”, where 10 is the number of letters between L and N in the English word.) is the process of adapting a product or service to meet the needs of a particular language, culture or desired population’s “look-and-feel”.
We are in the era, where test automation is being utilized in most of the application development projects. Test automation is being carried out as a support activity for the manual test process, which will help to cut off the testing time and also reduce the testing budgets. The benefits of test automation will be reached in the long run where scripts will be executed continuously along with the sprints of an agile development process.
A test automation project should be started carefully with a good feasibility study. If we implement test automation without a proper study, it will provide deadly nightmares to the project and even to the organization. During the feasibility study, we should look at every aspect before commencing the actual project. There are several things that we should look upon. The most important one is conducting a Proof of Concept (POC). continue
Generally, users have a misconception about UX, as it is a process focused on visual design or UI design. In reality, UX is far bigger than what the users normally think about, it is a combination of a variety of disciplines that actually helps in enhancing the customer’s satisfaction of your products (i.e. virtual and physical). It is the ultimate key that is directly proportional to the increase in sales of your product or gaining customer satisfaction. It is the realization that a product or business success is not only the ability to meet customer’s need but it should be flawlessly and can be achieved by improved UX standards. continue
Well, if you are a techie or enthusiastic about technology, you might have heard about “Agile” and “Scrum.” if not then the obvious question asked would be what is Agile and Scrum? Agile development is an umbrella term for a set of methods and practices based on the values and principles as expressed in the Agile Manifesto, which includes Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Lean Development and Feature-Driven Development (FDD). It has evolved features like transparency, collaboration, self-organization, and cross-functionality of teams. According to a survey held in US and UK after analyzing near about 1027 projects, 82% of failed projects cited waterfall practices as the cause of failure. To overcome the problems faced like; constantly changing requirements, a dependency of the previous phase or next phase, underestimation of time & cost, incorrect progress report by using traditional waterfall model. So Agile was introduced and the most popular and widely used framework of Agile is Scrum.
Another step was taken by Xento Systems towards its CSR goal of educating the visually impaired where 20 HP laptops were donated to students at the Technical Training Institute of Pune (TTI). These visually challenged individuals are pursuing their basic and advanced computer courses at the institute.
4th of January marks the birth anniversary of Sir Louis Braille, a French educator and the inventor of the most widely used reading and writing language for the blind, Braille. This day is celebrated worldwide as World Braille Day, to spread awareness about education for the blind.
With technological advances today, a lot of assistive technologies have been developed, which now makes reading very simple for the blind. Computers and laptops loaded with such technology is like a superpower for them. continue
Shift left testing is an approach in which software and system testing is performed earlier, in each phase of the project/product life cycle.
As we know, the software development life cycle goes sequentially in the order as:
Requirements => Design => Coding => Testing. So, if you start from the left to right, the testing phase is to the extreme of software development life cycle. “Bugs are cheaper when caught young“, says Larry Smith, a well known expert, another reason why we should start testing at an earlier stage. This concept was introduced where testing/tester need to be integrated from inception of the projects / products.
The principle of ‘shift left’ supports the testing team to collaborate with all the stakeholders early in the software development phase to clearly understand the requirement, design, draft testcase and automation scripts to help know where the software may fail and fix them at the earliest. continue
Time and tide waits for none, a very familiar idioms we have come across since ages. Similarly when we compare time and money, more significance goes to time. Money can be earned but time lost is never reversed. So, to save time we need something which can give us a good ROI(returns on investment) which is automation.
In this blog I am concentrating on how integrating automation into business can be useful as a whole. The first reason which really makes us use automated tools is to save time. One can imagine if there are no transport facility how long it would have taken to commute from one place to another. Secondly, quality does matter. Let’s take an everyday example, in the world of e-commerce, if we order a shirt online and the quality comes up bad, no customer will return back to use the same site. The final aspect is money. Consider if an online shopping company offering 50% flat discount on a branded item, then everyone would prefer shopping online. continue
On the 16th and 17th of November 2017, Xentians organized and participated in a fun filled CSR Mela, for a cause. Exciting games, delicious snacks, a wacky photo booth, tattoo art and complete masti filled our cafeteria on both days. We raised funds to partly sponsor 20 laptops for visually challenged students pursuing their basic and advanced computer courses at the Technical Training Institute of Pune (TTI).
The two days displayed lot of team effort put in by the employees to set up stalls with innovative games and yummy food. Game stalls included a buzz wire loop, toss the ring, coin in a bucket, frog spoon challenge, playing golf blindfolded etc while snacks included homemade tangy, spicy savories, refreshing drinks and some sweet treats. A total of 10 stalls were set up for both days. Our catering partners, Urban Grill, also decided to contribute towards this cause and set up their own stall selling hot delicious snacks. continue
As the festival of lights approached this year, Xentians contributed towards lighting up the homes of several visually impaired individuals through their generous purchases. A fortnight prior to Diwali, Xento celebrated the Joy of Giving week or Daan Utsav, on the 5th and 6th of October 2017, by inviting NGO’s working for the visually impaired to put up stalls in our premises.
Sunrise candles, Mahableshwar and Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalay, Pune participated in this event and put up a beautiful display of candles and chocolates, made by visually impaired persons. While Sunrise candles employs over 80 visually challenged people in their factory at Mahableshwar, the department of Choco-Niwant at the organization works as a skill development centre and part time earning for students who come for coaching classes to Niwant. continue
Hush now! This time around it’s a bal masqué just as the French call it. A glitzy mysterious soiree that enthrall your senses and rouses your natural instinct. Yes, Xalt – Xento Annual Loud Triumph our corporate annual day celebration held on 4th September 2017 was entertainment at its best. Intriguing, engaging and skillfully charming, for any messieurs and dame with enough spunk and spark. There is no doubt, this time Xalt was a cliffhanger making it an exhilarating experience for our Xentians. With the masquerade theme, Xento made sure that our Xentians along with their family have an indelible evening- definitely a night to cherish. Our annual day event never fell short of mirth, fun and some vibrant performance.
Like always, our annual party commenced with an inauguration ceremony, where our chief guest were few foundation members, along with their family. In Xento we believe in practicing our values, this time it was Being Excellent to Each Other ensuring to eliminate age-old hierarchical structures. continue