• December 01, 2009 01 Dec'09

    Agility and automation mark new application development and QA tools

    Survey new software test automation, business process management (BPM) and agile development tools from Klockwork, OutSystems and others. These tools assist in doing rapid iteration development, modeling, testing and review and other software ...

  • November 20, 2009 20 Nov'09

    How green actions cut businesses' costs

    Let’s end up 2009’s National Green Week with some tips on greening your business. Here are green practices that can cut business costs, compliments of two project management consultants, Cheetah ...

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    Building an online community for software testers, an interview with Rosie Sherry

    There are a lot of online places for software testers to collaborate, but one of the more recent and popular entries to the world of online communities is the Software Testing Club. The Software ...

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    What software testers should know about databases

    By day, Matt Heusser is a software tester for Socialtext. By night, he is a mild-mannered information systems instructor at Calvin College. In neither case do I, Matt Heusser, wear a cape, mask or ...

  • November 17, 2009 17 Nov'09

    Why true flexibility, teamwork is a sign of Agile team maturity

    To create deliverable and timely projects, Scrum leaders and Agile teams need to figure out how to calculate goals, figure out iteration deadlines and then begin creating quality deliverables, ...

  • November 16, 2009 16 Nov'09

    Requirements practices evolving, but organizations still struggle

    Requirements elicitation is software development teams' toughest problem today, reveals a TechTarget survey. Most teams rely on use cases and requirements management tools to get requirements right. Agile and lean development practices are also ...

  • November 12, 2009 12 Nov'09

    Using Agile, scaling back helps software projects in recession

    "You are about to embark on a dynamic quality endeavor. It is time to throttle down on your already oversized and over-budget test and development teams." That was the opening salvo of Michael ...

  • November 12, 2009 12 Nov'09

    Agile software tester's volunteer group helps non-profits

    I was intrigued by Code Green Labs CEO Bob Payne's keynote on Agile philanthropy at SQE's Agile Development Practices in Orlando. So, I talked with him afterward about that effort, called Give, ...

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    Early adopters, Agile philanthropy key points in ADP keynote

    “With great power comes great responsibility.” Those were Ben Parker’s dying words, spoken to a young Peter Parker, alias Spiderman. It was also the subtitle of Electroglide Bob Payne's keynote on ...

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    How testers can handle switching to Agile's short iterations

    Software testers today are under a lot of deadline pressure due to Agile development's shorter iterations. I recently hosted a panel on time management for a local software testing group, and ...

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    How software testers can get deliverables without nagging

    How can software testers get development team members' firm commitments for deliverables? That question came up while I recently hosted a panel on time management at a local software testing group ...

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    ThoughtWorks Studios' Mingle captures "murmers" and "waves" around project

    Thoughtworks Studio's adds new functionality features to its software project reporting and program management tool, Mingle. Mingle 3.0 allows for multiple software tool integration including Google Wave and Tasktop Pro.

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    Some tips for one-person software test teams

    Last week I hosted a panel on time management for a local software testing group, IWST (Indianapolis Workshops on Software Testing). One of the questions asked during the meeting went like this: "I ...

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Scanning source code for security flaws: Three best practices

    Here's some quick advice on scanning source code for security flaws. Maty Siman, CTO of Checkmarx, shares his top three best practices for source code vulnerability inspection. Scan early and scan ...

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Checkmarx CTO on new compiler-free vulnerability scanner

    Recently, Checkmarx CTO Maty Siman filled me in on the new source code security scanner, Checkmarx Virtual Compiler. Designed to enable compiler-free, real-time source code vulnerability scanning, ...