• March 24, 2010 24 Mar'10

    Transitioning to Agile development: One size doesn't necessarily fit all

    There are numerous consultant firms offering to assist software companies' transition to agile development. emergn is using profiling and the Socratic Method to customize its service to fit development needs. By creating a taxonomy of prior ...

  • March 22, 2010 22 Mar'10

    Follow SearchSoftwareQuality on Facebook and Twitter

    For most of you in the software development space, and for me in choosing online software journalism as a career, there is a tremendous amount of our time spent in front of computers and online. If ...

  • March 22, 2010 22 Mar'10

    Open Source: Not your father's testing tools

    There are numerous factors to explain why open source testing tools are gaining popularity, from agile's influence on development to increasing vendor tool costs. Read what analysts and expert's are saying about open source tools and how they will ...

  • March 19, 2010 19 Mar'10

    Too old to learn new technologies? Never!

    Recently SearchSoftwareQuality published a Q&A with Navot Peled, CEO of Gizmox Ltd, entitled How new Web application platforms put dev/test pros' careers at risk.  It's not often that I ...

  • March 18, 2010 18 Mar'10

    TSS Java Symposium 2010: Dependencies, complexity make software QA tricky

    QA managers, take heart! Not all Java developers think that software quality processes are an unnecessary overhead. The proof? This week’s strong attendance and busy during and post-session ...

  • March 17, 2010 17 Mar'10

    Automated testing of Rich Internet Applications (RIA)

    Igor Gershovich, president and principal consultant of Connected Testing, Inc. spoke this month at the Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. The topic is one the group had been ...

  • March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    How do job-seekers gain Agile skills?

    As a recent job-seeker, I'm well aware that it's a tough market out there.  Employers can afford to be picky and many of them are looking for software quality professionals with years of agile ...

  • March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    How new Web application platforms put dev/test pros' careers at risk

    Rapid changes in web application development platforms, such as Ajax and Visual Studio, are causing a skills gap. Veteran software developers and testers are struggling to keep up with emerging development platform technologies that don't capitalize...

  • March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Sharma opines on software QA trends: Risk, ROI, compliance

    Trends in software quality assurance's "four Rs" -- Risk, Return on investment (ROI), Regulatory compliance and Rich customer experience -- were the main thrust of my recent conversation with ...

  • March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Software test expert: Why Agile teams' unit tests often fail

    For many software development teams, unit testing has become somewhat of a niche expertise and easily overlooked. Author Roy Osherove feels those who neglect unit testing only do so because of previous oversights. He is a firm advocate for unit ...

  • March 03, 2010 03 Mar'10

    Real-world Agile: The advantage of Product Owner demos

    During a discussion about Scrum at the Boulder Agile User Group (BAUG) meeting recently, Paul Quarles of Oppenheimer Funds shared his experience as a  Product Owner demoing to the business in a ...

  • March 03, 2010 03 Mar'10

    Regression test, reporting tools mark VersionOne's new release

    VersionOne, an Agile-focused application lifecycle management product (ALM) vendor, has just released Ultimate Edition, a suite of software testing and management tools that includes current and ...

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Networking virtually at SSQ's application performance seminar

    Last week, I was able to attend a trade show, network with performance test experts, learn about some new performance test tools and hear some very informative presentations -- all free and from ...

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Just-enough application lifecycle management (ALM)

    Does Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) have to be hard to understand and costly to implement? Matt Heusser doesn't think so, and covers three different approaches in this tip, including advice for how you design your ALM strategy.

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    Is Agile the only way? How does Lisa Crispin weigh in?

    The other day I posted a blog entitled: Methodology Wars: Agile or waterfall? Much to my delight, it has generated comments from both camps as well as from people who fall in-between, thinking a ...