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Selenium Part 2

In this blog post we are going to discuss how to restructure our Selenium test case from the previous tutorial to separate Selenium related code from the actual test logic. Let’s look at a common approach that established itself as a widely used pattern in the Selenium testing world.

The Page Object Pattern

Ten Hottest IT Skills for 2015

Ten Hottest IT Skills for 2015

2015 may be a year of continued IT talent success. According to Computerworld’s 2015 Forecast survey, 24 percent of respondents mentioned their companies are planning to add more IT talent to their ranks in the upcoming year, demonstrating the prospects for expansion are strong.

Specifically, the technical skills most sought after are those needed for companies in expansion mode, suggesting that organizations are continuing to invest in their IT infrastructures. Companies are working on large initiatives, therefore needing the best talent to complete the projects. 

Resolutions for Better Team Collaboration

Resolutions for Better Team Collaboration

No better time than the start of a new year to set resolutions for your team to better collaborate efforts. If your team is still having issues with collaboration or seeking to improve your platform, here are seven resolutions to give your team the extra push to implement the necessary changes to help make collaboration an integral piece of project management and communication.

IT Project Management Glossary - Volume 1

IT Project Management Glossary - Volume 1

Every discipline has its own specific set of vocabulary. Project management is no exception. In order to successfully utilize project management in your organization, all parties involved need to standardize their terminology, especially when new associates are joining your team from other companies or teams. That way, when one person talks about risks, scope, issues, requirements and other project management concerns, everyone else knows what he or she is referring to.

Introducing the Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

Introducing the Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

The C-Suite is expanding again. The newest addition to the team is the Chief Customer Officer (CCO). According to the CCO Council’s Annual Chief Customer Officer Study, the CCO role is quickly becoming a “staple of modern business,” as 22 percent of Fortune 100 and 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies already having one on their team. Founder and Executive Director of the CCO Council, Curtis Bingham, believes “with accessibility and consistency of customer experience in mind, many companies have turned to creating a CCO position in the C-Suite.

The Social Media Age of Recruiting

The Social Media Age of Recruiting

In the world of recruiting, today, peoplecasting is becoming more important than forecasting. A company can have a fantastic business strategy, but if you do not have the best people in place to build the products and services, it will not be able to be executed. The “War for Talent” is impacting companies all over the globe, with employee acquisition and talent retention being more important than before. A key to completing this puzzle is likely social media.

The 2015 State of Marketing Report

The 2015 State of Marketing Report

Salesforce has released their 2015 State of Marketing report. In the fall of 2014, they surveyed thousands of marketers to learn their top priorities for 2015 across all digital channels, along with how their budgets, metrics and strategies would support those goals.

With more than 5,000 responses, the report offers a data-centric look at the digital marketing landscape for 2015, in addition to an increasing significance of the customer journey.

Web API Debugging

I recently deployed a Web API project that handled replicating some changes in Microsoft CRM to another system. Everything was running fine on my local machine, but, of course, when it was deployed, it didn’t work as expected. The error message that was coming back when I was testing via Postman was:

{"Message": "An error has occurred."}

The Importance of Cultural Fit

The Importance of Cultural Fit

According to research, 89 percent of hiring failures can be attributed to poor cultural fit. Why is this important to keep in consideration? Each company’s cultures can be drastically different. The meaning of cultural fit can vary greatly between companies as well, whether it determines the clothes employees wear, what employees do in their free time or if employees will go out together after work.

Combining Marketing Automation and Social Media

Combining Marketing Automation and Social Media

Full-power marketing automation has arrived and it is now affordable and easy for all types of companies to have triggered messages to move potential leads through their sales funnel. Pairing these messages with effective social media campaigns can lead to new, highly targeted viewers who could have a need for your product offerings. Through engaging viewers with helpful content about your company and industry, rather than a more sales-y message, your company’s audience can be expanded and qualified leads for automated follow-up and nurture can be captured.

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