Software Quality Insights

October 2008

Application Lifecycle Management

  • Is unit testing beneficial?

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 31 Oct 2008
  • There is an interesting debate about the pros and cons of unit testing taking place on Despite the fact that test-driven development has increased, unit testing is not a ...

  • Lowered cost for security testing suite

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 30 Oct 2008
  • In response to economic issues and as a way to encourage more companies to test applications for security, Ounce Labs has reduced the cost of its Static Application Security Testing suite. The ...

  • More from the e-voting front

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 29 Oct 2008
  • Two more stories about e-voting machines were reported this week. The first is about a report from Princeton University that says an e-voting machine in New Jersey can be hacked in seven minutes. ...

  • One solution to software requirements challenges

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 22 Oct 2008
  • If you're responsible for making sure stakeholders get the software that they want, then you're probably all-too familiar with the four aspects of software requirements -- elicitation, elaboration, ...

  • Agile tool tracks app changes

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 16 Oct 2008
  • Even when you think you've elicited and validated all of your stakeholders' requirements, you're still bound to have users who are unhappy with an application or a feature within an application. ...

  • Florida voting machine update

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 14 Oct 2008
  • I experienced a bit of relief today after reading that a mock presidential election in Palm Beach County resulted in perfect performance from the voting equipment. County officials tested voting ...

  • Human, voting system errors a concern in Florida

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 10 Oct 2008
  • No matter how much or how well you test a system, human error can still bring the whole thing down. The voting system in now-infamous Palm Beach County in Florida is one example. Since the 2000 ...

  • Change is good -- if done properly

    Colin Smith - PetSmart 08 Oct 2008
  • Change is good -- at least that's what some people say. Change within software or computer systems, however, can wreak havoc if not done properly. In fact, Enterprise Management Associates says ...