Application Lifecycle Management

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Networking virtually at SSQ's application performance seminar

    Last week, I was able to attend a trade show, network with performance test experts, learn about some new performance test tools and hear some very informative presentations -- all free and from ...

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    Is Agile the only way? How does Lisa Crispin weigh in?

    The other day I posted a blog entitled: Methodology Wars: Agile or waterfall? Much to my delight, it has generated comments from both camps as well as from people who fall in-between, thinking a ...

  • 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 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 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 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

    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 ...