Application Lifecycle Management

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Interest in Agile continues to rise

    The results of SearchSoftwareQuality's reader survey are in and Colleen Frye reports the findings in her article,  Agile, virtualization help with long-standing challenges. The interest in agile ...

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    Do you confer ... locally?

    Years ago I read that famous line in Lessons Learned in Software Testing: Conferences are for conferring I appreciated that line. All too often, we show up and listen to someone read powerpoint, ...

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    How detailed should test cases and requirements be?

    Recently, SSQ published a tip from requirements expert Robin Goldsmith titled, What is a test case? What is a requirement? In the article, Goldsmith writes about an experiment he did in which test ...

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    Are you a ScrumBut? And if so, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    I first heard the term, Scrumbut, introduced by Mike Cohn at a Denver Agile User Group meeting. The term is used to describe people who might say, "We follow Scrum but ... we don't do stand-up ...

  • October 06, 2010 06 Oct'10

    Butt-in-seat, hands-on keyboard: Quick attacks

    Last Friday, I was pleased to have the opportunity to present on testing at my Local Perl Programming group. First off, yes, I think it helps for programmers to learn about testing. No, not just ...

  • October 01, 2010 01 Oct'10

    Exploratory testing's "intelligent" creativity

    I first became interested in exploratory testing while reading James Whittaker's book on testing and testing "tours." Reiterated by "buccaneer tester" James Bach, I learned that exploratory is more ...

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Automated test design: STARWEST 2010 preview

    I recently got some pointers on automated test design and model-based testing -- and some clarifications, too -- from Antti Huima, CEO of Conformiq and software researcher, developer and educator. ...

  • September 23, 2010 23 Sep'10

    Agile practices: Continuous integration, automation, and TDD

    As I was researching material needed to write, Distributed agile: Fostering development collaboration without collocation, I had the privilege of interviewing two of the authors of the IBM Press ...

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Infrastructure integration testing with David Watt

    Software applications are no longer "just standalone systems, but part of a much more complex whole," said David Watt at this month's Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. Watt ...

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Has your organization adopted ALM practices?

    I've been struggling with the phrase, "application lifecycle management" (ALM), for some time now. The term has been used to describe processes, tools and practices, but what exactly does it mean? ...

  • September 15, 2010 15 Sep'10

    Freelance opportunities for QA and software test professionals

    It's no secret that there are a lot of people unemployed these days. However, if you have access to the Internet, there are plenty of opportunities to hone your technology skills, gain additional ...

  • September 10, 2010 10 Sep'10

    Mastering application performance testing

    As a former performance test manager at Sun Microsystems, I am well aware of the complications of performance testing. The problems start early when trying to gather the requirements. "The ...

  • August 26, 2010 26 Aug'10

    Author Lisa Crispin joins SearchSoftwareQuality as Agile expert

    I'm happy to announce that Lisa Crispin, co-author with Janet Gregory of the book,  Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, has joined SearchSoftwareQuality as an agile ...

  • August 25, 2010 25 Aug'10

    Innovation games provide a new way of thinking

    One of the sessions I attended at Agile 2010 was a workshop entitled, "Life's not a Beach, It's a Game." The session was facilitated by Luke Hohmann, CEO and Founder of The Innovation Games ...

  • August 20, 2010 20 Aug'10

    The top things to ensure Agile success

    The Agile 2010 conference provided plenty of opportunities for agile enthusiasts to learn and share both what worked well and what problems they encountered in the world of agile software ...