Application Lifecycle Management

  • May 11, 2009 11 May'09

    Testing software in the cloud: Pros and cons

    Testing software in the cloud: Pros and cons Consultant Bernard Golden - author of IT bestseller, Virtualization for Dummies -- is an advocate for virtualization and cloud computing technologies, ...

  • May 08, 2009 08 May'09

    New SQI blogger helps program ASQ quality conference

    Software Quality Insights blogger Mike Kelly has kept this blog up to date on software testing. Rounding things out, we now welcome a software quality assurance (QA) expert Stuart Yarost as guest ...

  • May 07, 2009 07 May'09

    Compuware tools, Borland have a new home

    Earlier this week Micro Focus, best known for their Cobol application development tools, announced that they would be acquiring some product lines from Compuware Corp., as well as Borland. Both ...

  • May 03, 2009 03 May'09

    Data visualization by example: Real-world uses

    Data visualization technologies have advanced at warp speed. While Edward Tufte might be able to break data visualization down into its basic elements, for those of us who don't live the topic, it ...

  • May 03, 2009 03 May'09

    How app visualization helps usability, software testing

    In her post on How app visualization enables picture-perfect requirements, Jan Stafford shared excerpts from her interview with application visualization expert, Maurice Martin, president, COO and ...

  • April 24, 2009 24 Apr'09

    How app visualization enables picture-perfect requirements

    Readers of Mike Kelly’s post on software security uses for data visualization –- the ability to visualize patterns of data –- asked us for info on application visualization, too. Application ...

  • April 22, 2009 22 Apr'09

    Ways to drive adoption of test-driven development

    At a recent Indianapolis Workshop on Software Testing, I joined a group of software testing pros in examining the practice of test-driven development (TDD). We brainstormed ahout how to increase ...

  • April 21, 2009 21 Apr'09

    Software testing careers: What's your hedgehog concept?

    I've worked with a lot of people new to testing. Helping people find an area within testing they like is something I enjoy doing. Testing is fun. It's challenging. I think it's got something to ...

  • April 17, 2009 17 Apr'09

    Software security threats: Changing QA a must

    Software quality assurance (QA) and software security teams have long been separate islands within development organizations. That division is giving data pirates carte blanche to compromise ...

  • April 13, 2009 13 Apr'09

    Simple rules, applied to code reviews

    I've always found Kent Beck's Four Rules of Simple Code to be a great framework for when I think about code reviews. Those rules are: The code correctly runs all the tests. The code clearly ...

  • April 10, 2009 10 Apr'09

    Tips for reducing debugging time

    I recently received the following question related to debugging: Debugging takes up a lot of my team's time. What are some shortcuts, process changes or alternatives that can reduce the need to ...

  • April 01, 2009 01 Apr'09

    Application performance testing issues: Cloud, virtual labs, scale-up

    Application performance testing used to be a standalone process, but the emergence of dynamic, complex mission-critical applications, virtualization and cloud computing calls for putting it into a ...

  • March 31, 2009 31 Mar'09

    New book: Step-by-step Eclipse plug-ins, plus Java testing tool

    I found a handy tool for automating testing of Java graphical user interfaces (GUIs) while reading Eclipse Plug-ins, third edition (Addison-Wesley) by Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel. This month, I ...

  • March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    Recession survival tips for project managers

    In an economic downturn, project managers have to motivate teams that may be worried and overworked, a situation in which projecting optimism, confidence and an “anything is possible” attitude is a ...

  • March 27, 2009 27 Mar'09

    Using screen recorders as a lightweight form of documentation

    Any time I find that I need to create training material or reference material, I ask myself if it makes sense to use some sort of screen capture utility to capture that information. I find that it ...