Application Lifecycle Management

  • February 09, 2009 09 Feb'09

    Finding some performance testing wisdom

    Last week O'Reilly's 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts was released. In a recent excerpt published by Sara Peyton, Thoughtworks CTO Rebecca Parsons ...

  • February 02, 2009 02 Feb'09

    Will penetration testing be replaced by preventative tools?

    I recently read the article "Penetration Testing: Dead in 2009" by Bill Brenner. In the article Mr. Brenner follows a small debate around the idea that over time penetration testing will be largely ...

  • January 30, 2009 30 Jan'09

    Using source code analysis tools

    I found a great article earlier this week on static analysis tools by Mary Brandel. In the article, "How to choose and use source code analysis tools," she cites some statistics on the static ...

  • January 27, 2009 27 Jan'09

    Coverity CTO Q&A: New, Microsoft-friendlier tools ease app fixes

    Today, the development community gets a first look at Coverity Prevent’s new Microsoft-friendly analysis tools. Yesterday, I talked with Coverity Inc. CTO Ben Chelf about how the new features will ...

  • January 26, 2009 26 Jan'09

    Regulated software testing

    Earlier this month, the New York Times ran an article on a report criticizing the F.D.A. on device testing. The article seems to indicate that one of the leading causes for poor testing is ...

  • January 23, 2009 23 Jan'09

    Tools, techniques to avoid common software security mistakes

    Software developers make common and avoidable mistakes that create vulnerabilities and expose their software to ever-present security threats, according to field observations by Vic DeMarines. ...

  • January 22, 2009 22 Jan'09

    Metamorphic relations as test oracles

    Thanks to a 7thSpace news post about an academic paper, An innovative approach for testing bioinformatics programs using metamorphic testing by Tsong Yueh Chen, Joshua WK Ho, Huai Liu and Xiaoyuan ...

  • January 18, 2009 18 Jan'09

    SOA end-to-end testing and monitoring

    In a recent CIO blog post on SOA Testing Best Practices John Michelsen relates a story of an ERP Order Management system that went live and then subsequently dropped orders for three months in ...

  • January 18, 2009 18 Jan'09

    Testing on mobile devices

    Over the last few months, I've been asked a lot about testing on mobile devices. At my own company and at other companies in the Midwest (which isn't exactly known as a hotbed of technology). I'll ...

  • January 16, 2009 16 Jan'09

    How to maintain software quality, complete projects in a recession

    Software consultants, vendors and project managers are already seeing software project failures and slowdowns resulting from the new recession. That finding and the advice for software developers ...

  • January 13, 2009 13 Jan'09

    Value of SANS' list of top software errors rests on project managers

    Whether the CWE/SANS list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors will contribute to the creation of better software depends on whether managers, rather than developers, read it and take ...

  • January 13, 2009 13 Jan'09

    Using SANS' 25 most dangerous programming errors list

    In a small cry of victory today, someone on the team found this article from the BBC detailing the "top 25 most dangerous programming errors." I say small cry of victory, because he had recently ...

  • January 12, 2009 12 Jan'09

    Why software projects fail and more will fail in 2009

    Why do software projects fail? There are many reasons –- and they’re spelled out below –- and 2009 may bring more failures than usual as budget cuts spur project managers to make cuts in the wrong ...

  • December 18, 2008 18 Dec'08

    Security flaws and Agile boom top software quality news in 2008

    Security vulnerabilities and the boom in Agile development adoption topped the news charts in 2008. Here’s a rundown of the five most-read news articles and their ...

  • December 18, 2008 18 Dec'08

    Top five software quality tips of the year

    Check out's most popular tips of 2008 -- these top five tips for developers, QA testers, project managers and other software pros include indispensable expert advice on ...