Application Lifecycle Management

  • June 02, 2009 02 Jun'09

    Ellison, JavaFX stand out in JavaOne keynote

    Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz was the first onstage, and Sun co-founder Scott McNealy got a standing ovation; but Oracle CEO was the the true star of this morning's opening keynote at JavaOne. Ellison ...

  • May 21, 2009 21 May'09

    Why waterfall developers still shun Agile

    Jon Kern, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, told me recently that many companies won’t adopt the agile development methodology soon. Why? Some companies are doing just fine with waterfall, he said, ...

  • May 15, 2009 15 May'09

    TechEd 2009: Cloud computing not a hot topic

    Moving software development and testing to cloud environments wasn’t a hot topic at Microsoft TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles. Sure, there were some TechEd sessions on cloud computing, and Microsoft ...

  • May 12, 2009 12 May'09

    TechEd panel gives developers, testers recession-savvy career tips

    Developers should get their noses off the coding grindstone and spend time developing expertise in a future technology, consultant Ted Neward advised during the Microsoft TechEd panel discussion on ...

  • May 12, 2009 12 May'09

    IT pros: Good news in Microsoft TechEd keynotes, sort of

    The keynotes at Microsoft TechEd in Los Angeles today brought mixed reactions from attendees today, according to the 23 IT pros I quickly interviewed as they exited. Most were enthused about ...

  • May 12, 2009 12 May'09

    Model-based testing using Spec Explorer 2007

    With Microsoft TechEd happening this week, I thought it might make sense to look at some of the content being presented. For those who can't attend the conference, Microsoft has provided TechEd ...

  • 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 ...