Application Lifecycle Management

  • September 13, 2013 13 Sep'13

    Let's shed some light on the far reaches of application security

    I think it's sort of human nature to be uncomfortable with the unknown and with the things that aren't under our control. That might be one of the reasons so many software quality professionals try ...

  • September 05, 2013 05 Sep'13

    New journeys in mobile application development start with a single step

    A week ago today, I sat in on a really interesting informational workshop. I learned all the basic pieces of building an incredibly simple mobile application. I write a good deal about mobile ...

  • August 23, 2013 23 Aug'13

    Automation woes, Agile successes, and DHS funding for app sec research

    This week it's a quick wrap-up of recent content on before I head out for the weekend. Jenn Lent shows us the places where automation falls short of the hype. Jan Stafford ...

  • August 16, 2013 16 Aug'13

    One more post about Agile 2013

    This week I'm going to bring up a few things I got to see at Agile 2013 in Nashville last week that I should have written up while I was at the conference. These are the extra blog posts I planned ...

  • August 05, 2013 05 Aug'13

    It's TaaS – but it's not really 'Testing as a Service,' or is it?

    Automated integration testing sort of presents us with a paradox. The problem is that automated testing makes the most sense for large organizations where there's a lot of testing to be done; ...

  • August 02, 2013 02 Aug'13

    Agile2013 conference still closing in; plus new news on the security front

    It's been a busy week and I'm itching to start the weekend, so this week's post is going to be short, but I'll make up for that with extra blog posts next week. I take off for Nashville in about ...

  • July 26, 2013 26 Jul'13

    Agile 2013 – Or – How I'll spend my summer vacation

    My head is spinning this week. The summer seems to be rushing by in a blur. I'm gearing up for Agile2013 in Nashville Tennessee (August 5-9) and I'm torn between wishing I was leaving tonight and ...

  • July 19, 2013 19 Jul'13

    The basic pieces of Agile

    I don't think I'm the only one that gets a little bit turned around sometimes when I'm talking about Agile. It's tough to quickly state what Agile is and how it affects software development teams ...

  • July 12, 2013 12 Jul'13

    The Software Quality Insights blog is back and it's better than ever.

    I'll be updating the blog at least once a week from here on in. You can expect a healthy dose advice and commentary each week as I relate news and tidbits that either didn't make the cut at ...

  • October 19, 2012 19 Oct'12

    Electric Cloud, Wind River team up for faster testing and deployment of Android apps

    As the Android marketplace continues to grow at a rapid pace, Android developers face the problem of maintaining software quality while also meeting the time constraints for deployment. Electric ...

  • October 18, 2012 18 Oct'12

    Requirements: Are we there yet?

    There is a tendency to want to plow through the requirements phase of an application development project, as in the sooner requirements are set, the sooner the coding, and then testing, can get ...

  • October 12, 2012 12 Oct'12

    Developer to tester: Cannot reproduce the error...

    How do test professionals deal with developers who insist there are no defects in their code? I talked about this with a test professional I met at the STARWEST Conference in Anaheim last week. ...

  • October 05, 2012 05 Oct'12

    Fourteen ways it takes courage to be a good tester

    by Jennifer Lent Courage may be an unlikely topic to come up at a testing conference. But in a Lightning Strikes the Keynotes session at STARWEST, Bob Galen, of RGalen Consulting, talked about the ...

  • October 05, 2012 05 Oct'12

    When software testing becomes unmanageable

    by Jennifer Lent At a breakfast at the STARWEST 2012 conference I met tester Laurie Lantgen, who works at a financial services firm in Sioux Falls, S.D. I asked her about the most challenging ...

  • October 05, 2012 05 Oct'12

    Hackers at work: Security testing at STARWEST

    by Jennifer Lent Frank Kim opened his STARWEST Conference session Security Testing: Think Like an Attacker by asking attendees how many of them were familiar with the concept of a cross-site ...