Application Lifecycle Management

  • March 23, 2009 23 Mar'09

    How test-driven development increases overall usability

    Test-driven development (TDD) can be the path to not having to reinvent the wheel with every new test. In the test-driven development I've done, I've found that my tests force me to write a more ...

  • March 17, 2009 17 Mar'09

    Upcoming software testing conference tutorials

    The Association for Software Testing (AST) recently announced the tutorial lineup for its upcoming conference in Colorado Springs. It's an impressive lineup, covering both mainstream topics (like ...

  • March 12, 2009 12 Mar'09

    Figuring out what to document for operations

    With several agile teams I've worked with, thinking about operations has been an afterthought. Even when operations personnel are captured as stakeholders upfront, many times the hand-off from ...

  • March 10, 2009 10 Mar'09

    Privacy issues with cloud computing

    Judith Myerson recently published a developerWorks article on cloud computing versus grid computing. It's a fantastic read if you're new to the topic, and provides tons of links for where to learn ...

  • March 09, 2009 09 Mar'09

    Agile, management tools help small team boost software quality

    Scheduling, documentation, tracking bugs and –- most critically -– producing great products with a small development staff are the headaches Dan McRae, Comet Solutions Inc.’s software engineering ...

  • March 02, 2009 02 Mar'09

    The next generation of testing tools

    Last year I was involved in an audit where I was told that my testing team would benefit from using a large enterprise test case management tool. I found the recommendation interesting, because we ...

  • February 26, 2009 26 Feb'09

    Better security through better visualization

    I'm always excited when I stumble across an area which is an intersection of two of my favorite topics. Recently, I started reading Applied Security Visualization by Raffael Marty. In the book, ...

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    Agile testers: The value of whole team commitment

    Earlier this month Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, authors of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, published an article called "Testers: The Hidden Resource." While the ...

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    User sees high points in HP Performance Center 9.5; complexity an issue

    After discussing HP's new Performance Center 9.5 release with voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz, I asked a user -- Constellation Energy Group’s software engineer Srinivasa Margani –- for his take on ...

  • February 24, 2009 24 Feb'09

    HP Performance Center 9.5 and the suite life

    HP’s addition of some hefty features to its new HP Performance Center 9.5 release, announced today, is further evidence that HP has done the right things with the acquired Mercury software testing ...

  • February 20, 2009 20 Feb'09

    Best practices for requirements in agile: Forget about agile

    Yesterday I got together with Robin F. Goldsmith, president of consultancy Go Pro Management Inc. and our resident requirements expert, and asked him, "What are the best practices for gathering ...

  • February 20, 2009 20 Feb'09

    PCI compliance and how PI affects your testing

    In a recent E-Commerce Times article titled "Beyond the Audit: Maintaining a PCI-Compliant Environment," Dave Shackleford lays out the basics for ongoing compliance fundamentals. In the article, he ...

  • February 18, 2009 18 Feb'09

    Aragon nabs Krugle's cool code search technology

    In 2007 Krugle was a startup with a code-finding appliance, and I blogged about it, asking ”Will Krugle be cool?” Obviously, San Mateo, Calif.-based Aragon Consulting Group does think Krugle’s ...

  • February 18, 2009 18 Feb'09

    Thinking like a hacker

    Jeff Feinman recently published a great article in SD Times titled "Think like a hacker." The article collects statements about security testing from several vendors and ties them together around ...

  • February 09, 2009 09 Feb'09

    Book gives managers a software testing reality check

    Software testers and quality assurance managers know that perfect software doesn’t exist. Unfortunately their project managers, company executives and legal teams often don’t, and these people have ...