• February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    Where Agile development works and where it doesn't: A user story

    Agile development is continuing to gain momentum in the software development industry, for British Airways, whom recently joined the agile ranks, there are still areas where waterfall is their preferred methodology.

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Crowdsource specialist uTest launching new performance, load test offerings

    uTest, known for their crowdsourced approach to functional testing, is adding load and performance testing to their offerings. SearchSoftwareQuality got wind of uTest's news, to be formally ...

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    CollabNet, Danube insiders discuss post-acquisition ALM product roadmap

    This week CollabNet made a move to strengthen its Agile application lifecycle management management (ALM) line by acquiring ScrumWorks-creator Danube. CollabNet's ALM products TeamForge and ...

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    No silver bullets for software developers

    Matt Heusser challenges the idea that there are no silver bullets in software development, suggesting that new approaches to software delivery can actually change the essence of how the work is done, including examples for your team.

  • February 18, 2010 18 Feb'10

    Jason Huggins and Agile colleagues debate the future of test automation

    There has been a recent flurry of events in the Denver area catering to the agile enthusiast. This is the second event in a week where I've been able to personally meet with nationally-known agile ...

  • 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 ...