Entries by Optimus Information

API Testing: Do It Right and Automate

Software development in 2018 looks nothing like it did a decade ago. Developers have been driven to find faster and more efficient ways to produce a finished application. Customers demand better products, and market pressures mean get your apps out now or risk annihilation from competitors. This means abandoning the waterfall method of software development […]

Work/Life Balance: Stop Trying to Achieve It

Work/life balance: a concept that’s been drilled into our brains and pushed on us for years, yet a majority of people struggle to achieve it. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing technology environment, the idea that someone can balance their work life and personal life with a perfect 50/50 split is a tough goal. Maybe it’s […]

Behind The Scenes at Optimus: My Experience as an Intern

Excited and afraid, I boarded a plane, leaving my family, friends and city life behind. I was about to embark on what would be the most challenging, educational and rewarding experience of my life: a four-month internship at one of Canada’s fastest growing IT firms, Optimus Information. The interesting part, however, was that my internship was not to take place […]

Microsoft Technology Summit – Open Source and Azure and the Optimus Test Harness

Ryan O’Connor presenting the Optimus Test Harness at Microsoft Tech Summit in Vancouver It was both a pleasure and a privilege to represent Optimus at the Vancouver Microsoft Technology Summit last week. The tech summit is one of my favourite events. It attracts a lot of people – especially those who are working individually or […]

How a Global Puzzle Competition is Changing Software Application Development and QA Testing

Teams of people including students, interns, software application developers, QA testers and more from around the world competed recently in the third annual CS50 Puzzle Day, sponsored by Harvard University. CS50 is a Harvard-developed academic course that explores the theory of computer science, its purpose and intent and while the competition was originally created for […]

Digital Collaboration: Superhighway to Innovation and Economic Transformation

Federal and provincial governments in Canada along with the private sector are undertaking a major initiative to establish the nation as a global centre for digital transformation and innovation, generating 50 thousand jobs and boosting GDP by some 15 billion dollars over the next 10 years. 1.4 billion dollars is being committed in a collaboration […]

Think Big: How Design Plus Data Will Change Your Business

Is design thinking catching your attention? It should. Data insights not available before now can transform your business models and allow you to lead in your industry when you incorporate elements such as predictive, mobile dashboards and machine learning. This wave of change is forcing data architects to re-think and re-design how programs and applications […]

Mobile Breakfast Series April 2016 Recap

On April 28th, 2016, we were overwhelmed by the response to Vancouver’s Mobile Breakfast Series! Optimus Information brought this event to Vancouver with Chetan Sharma Consulting and was met with a completely packed house. The event brought together four executives from leading brands to discuss IoT, where it’s heading and how their different organizations are approaching […]

What Is Positive and Negative Testing?

Finding bugs is the main goal for testers, which primarily involves verifying that the software correctly provides a solution to an end-user’s problem. However, no interface has been designed that can anticipate all the ways users can run amok operating the program. Thus, testers must also verify that the program fails gracefully versus crashing in the […]