• February 17, 2010 17 Feb'10

    Mike Cohn on estimating software in Agile environments

    Estimating software can be tricky.  Earlier this week, I'd written a tip about using Planning Poker for estimations in an Agile environment. As I was researching this tool, I found Mike Cohn's name ...

  • February 17, 2010 17 Feb'10

    What's going on with Google's social network testing?

    Headline: "Google admits buzz social network testing flaws."   The same head was covered on MSNBC,  The Business Insider, and USA Today.  Regarding the mess, software testing authority James Bach ...

  • February 17, 2010 17 Feb'10

    Eight free tools to automate your software test processes

    I attend a variety of software and quality user group meetings in the Denver area. One of my favorites is the monthly SQuAD (Software Quality Association of Denver) meeting. There's always a lot of ...

  • February 16, 2010 16 Feb'10

    HP reaching out to both Agile, non-Agile teams

    Agile teams push for software development success against developers still unconvinced that Agile is key to delivering quality, performance and security. Agile will only reach its full potential for success when it becomes the development standard ...

  • February 12, 2010 12 Feb'10

    Methodology wars: Agile or waterfall?

    Lately, I've been talking with software testers and developers about software methodologies, and I've noticed the Agile vs. waterfall camps are very divided. Miss Manners will tell you to stay away ...

  • February 08, 2010 08 Feb'10

    Electric Cloud offers pre-deployment trial-and-error testability

    How much faster would your development team be able to deploy an application if you were able to automate and aggregate all your build processes regardless of the tools or technologies currently ...

  • February 08, 2010 08 Feb'10

    ALM boundaries are expanding in application development

    ALM vendor trends and customer needs have led to an expansion in what constitutes Application Lifecycle Management. Vendors like HP, IBM and Microsoft continue to offer their customers more ALM solutions, broadening the scope beyond the software ...

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    What is the definition of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)?

    The more software project and test managers I talk to, the more definitions of application lifecycle management (ALM) I hear. One calls it a set of integrated tools to manage the software ...

  • February 01, 2010 01 Feb'10

    Choosing automated software testing tools: Open source vs. proprietary

    Software testers explain why they choose open source automated testing tools over proprietary vendors tools, and when they use both. Also, get details on why automation is absolutely necessary and what automated testing tool criteria should be ...

  • February 01, 2010 01 Feb'10

    Converting subtasks in JIRA with a Watir script

    Whenever I do large data uploads into JIRA, I often find that I have a number of tickets that require a parent/child relationship. That is, some of my tickets get imported as tasks, and I want them ...

  • January 29, 2010 29 Jan'10

    Networking your way to QA expertise

    Ah! I love that feeling of starting fresh. New year. New job. I started last week as the site editor for at TechTarget, and I absolutely love the job. How did I get it? I ...

  • January 26, 2010 26 Jan'10

    Software quality lessons learned from a cruise line

    Three years ago, my wife and I went to a  pitch for a timeshare. The project was awful, and we would not recommend the company to others.  I should say that we would actively recommend people not ...

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Status reports can help provide software testing focus

    Recently, I found myself struggling on a program to help plan and manage the testing effort for a couple of different concurrent projects. For both projects, testing is a critical path, and ...

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Sauce Labs adds business value to Selenium testing with IDE

    New functionality has been added to Selenium for open source testers provided by startup Sauce Labs. Sauce Labs has added a record and playback testability feature that doesn't require code writing to use and can test applications across multiple ...

  • January 20, 2010 20 Jan'10

    Strategies for software configuration testing

    IBM Rational's Quality Manager and other software industry experts describe the multiple, interlocking challenges of configuration testing. Web application compatibility, expenses and time management isses will continue to plague testers as new ...