Michal Kolar

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Posted by Michal Kolar on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 05:33 AM

With the proliferation of operating systems and web browsers, plus the increasing need to support more languages, software testing is a vast, complicated proposition. Yet, localization managers must push for faster turnaround and lower costs without any impact on quality.

Posted by Michal Kolar on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

Let me start with an obvious statement: The whole segment of mobile apps and software is growing rapidly and localization, together with localization testing, is an important part of its successful growth. Making your apps available in multiple languages is de rigueur – a business imperative, and one made so much easier by the multilingual support and capabilities of just about any mobile operating system today (check out this infographic on smartphones and their localization).

Posted by Michal Kolar on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

So the 2013 International CES conference is closing its doors in Las Vegas today. While the event may have failed to spot - or start - a real major trend that would catch on (sorry smart fridges or big, big smart TVs), during the past few years, it is still a great place for getting a feel for where the mass market is heading. We have obviously jumped into the era of touches, at least when speaking about consumer electronic devices. Touch screens appear in tablets, mobile phones, washing machines... Woohoo, no need for buttons! And now there are even flexible displays that may be folded almost like paper, made from ultra-thin plastic rather than glass.

Posted by Michal Kolar on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Many of our clients push for faster turnaround and lower costs without any impact on quality. This is a major trend of today and – let's admit it – we all may be trying to achieve the same even in our households. Speaking about software testing (and not only localization testing but any type of testing), the traditional approach, if you wanted to be on the safe side, has been to test "everything against everything". Such an approach was quite acceptable in the past when most applications were pure stand-alone and with no interaction with third-party software. The new era of software brought in a different way of development, making software dependent on web servers, database engines, web browsers, etc. Furthermore, if you are delivering several language versions, then it gets even more complex (and costly).
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Posted by Michal Kolar on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 @ 04:16 AM

Every new potential project requires a lot of attention in order to win it. Our Solution Engineering team could tell. From time to time, my experience in software testing is called into play, and not infrequently we want to build a superb and robust solution while completely forgetting about solutions that are so close to us that we are just too blind to see them.
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