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May (19 posts)

  1. Automating testing for BBC iPlayer mobile part one: 3 Amigos

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 13:24

    Jitesh Gosai Jitesh Gosai Senior Developer inTest

    In this three part series of blog posts I will be exploring how the BBC iPlayer Mobile team has integrated automated user interface (UI) integration testing into their development practice.

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  2. Connected Studio: Referend-erm? A mobile first platform for young #indyref voters

    Monday 9 June 2014, 09:17

    Chris Rush Chris Rush Digital Art Director

    Our solution is a curated hub of BBC Referendum content that uses questions as an entry point to deeper content. Learning is progressive, with engaging questions posted each day to allow the user to absorb over time. It’s a bitesize interface, which works as a mobile first site but functions as well...

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  3. New BBC iPlayer: internal testing of user journeys

    Monday 2 June 2014, 11:04

    Monalisa Rath Monalisa Rath Senior Developer

    The test team sat down and came up with four areas for the journeys to focus on. These were Playback, Categories & A-Z, TV Guide & Channel Schedules and the iPlayer Homepage, the individual Channel Homepages and the Search facility.

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  4. BBC iPlayer Mobile and Tablet Apps updated

    Wednesday 28 May 2014, 11:19

    Chris Tangye Chris Tangye Senior Product Manager

    There have been times when as many as four different features were being worked on at the same time all hidden behind ‘flags’ in the code that prevented the end user from seeing them.

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  5. New BBC iPlayer comes to Windows Phones 8

    Tuesday 27 May 2014, 11:31

    Navin Nair Navin Nair Business Analyst

    ...we’ve overhauled the viewing experience, switching to an adaptive bitrate media player. This means those of you with poorer internet connections will still be able to watch content while those with faster connections will get the best playback quality available.

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  6. Testing: BBC Future Media hosts The Defectives!

    Friday 23 May 2014, 07:30

    Paul Rutter Paul Rutter Test Manager

     From one hour’s testing over 500 defects were discovered and logged

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  7. New BBC iPlayer for TVs out of preview

    Wednesday 21 May 2014, 12:45

    Marcus Parnwell Marcus Parnwell Executive Product Manager

    The technical team in Salford has been poring over memory dumps and performance monitors to reduce the unnecessary weight in the application and remove any memory leaks.

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  8. BBC Online@20: Updating the BBC Web Archive

    Monday 19 May 2014, 13:22

    Carl Davies Carl Davies

    The next steps will be to convert our BBC Web Archive 1.0 and any older archived sites into the WARC international web archive standard, so they can sit with the Internet Archive extracted crawls we have obtained.

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  9. BBC Online @20: data visualisation

    Monday 19 May 2014, 12:52

    Scott Cawley Scott Cawley Content Producer

    To mark 20 years of the BBC being online, we wanted to see if there was a way of representing the growth and changing shape of the site over the last 20 years.

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  10. Connected Studio: One Planet

    Monday 19 May 2014, 10:48

    Eva Appelbaum Eva Appelbaum Head Digital Strategy

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