Application Lifecycle Management

  • January 18, 2010 18 Jan'10

    Running, debugging and analyzing load tests using JMeter

    In a recent tip series, resident site expert Mike Kelly explored JMeter, a popular and free -- open source load testing tool. He uses JMeter frequently because of its easy of use and supports ...

  • January 15, 2010 15 Jan'10

    Capturing feedback during sprint reviews

    After sitting in a number of different sprint review meetings, with a number of teams, I've noticed that not all teams have a formal way of capturing feedback obtained in sprint review. Feedback ...

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    Rapid prototyping for faster collaboration

    This weekend, I was building houses for developers. As we were framing the first house, I suggested that the location of the door might be improved if it were shifted from where the original plans ...

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    Testing estimates in Scrum, taking it one story at a time

    I really enjoy like doing small projects where I get to put hands on a keyboard and execute tests. Ideally for me when I'm doing this, I'm either doing exploratory testing or performance testing. ...

  • January 04, 2010 04 Jan'10

    Top Agile development tips of 2009

    In 2009, tips about Agile got more traffic than expert advice on any other topic on SearchSoftwareQuality. That didn't surprise our editors, because our surveys showed double-digit increases in our ...

  • December 22, 2009 22 Dec'09

    Why you don't need to buy a testing tool, except when you do

    I consult with a lot of teams that think they need expensive tools. Some teams do need the features offered by expensive test tools. But most teams I've worked with don't, they just think they do. ...

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    Adam Goucher, Mike Kelly look inside "Beautiful Testing"

    A little over a month ago O'Reilly released the book Beautiful Testing: Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software. The book offers 23 essays on software testing, with 27 different ...

  • December 07, 2009 07 Dec'09

    Fix expensive Web security weaknesses at a lower cost

    Fortify's new Fortify on Demand service offers penetration and static testing of binary code with an introductory price smaller than the 360 full service. On Demand is essentially the first half of ...

  • December 07, 2009 07 Dec'09

    Excluding certain elements while recording JMeter tests

    In a recent article on JMeter, I related some tips for recording JMeter tests using the proxy recorder. Sometimes when you're recording tests, you want to exclude certain transactions like images, ...

  • 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 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, ...