Application Lifecycle Management

  • December 17, 2008 17 Dec'08

    Open source, agile help move to lean software development

    Bloated applications, platforms and architectures slow application development and make quality control and everyday usage time-consuming and nonproductive, said Forrester Research principal ...

  • December 10, 2008 10 Dec'08

    Security boost for LAMP stack

    LAMP, an open-source Web development platform based on Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, is getting some added protection from attacks thanks to Metaforic. Metaforic, a provider of anti-tamper ...

  • December 09, 2008 09 Dec'08

    Recession causing software developers to rethink processes

    With the recession weighing down on all of us, I've heard a few people talk about not letting this crisis go to waste. Ryan Martens in his column last week said now is the time for companies to ...

  • December 04, 2008 04 Dec'08

    Praising unit testing

    A few weeks ago I wrote about how many programmers don't consider unit testing a priority. Reasons given: They don't know about it Good unit tests are hard to write It's a waste of time and ...

  • December 01, 2008 01 Dec'08

    IBM software quality tools help organizations collaborate, reduce risk and costs

    Following up on its June announcement to release 20 products for its Jazz platform, IBM last week announced two new products -- Rational Quality Manager and Rational Test Lab Manager. Rational ...

  • November 26, 2008 26 Nov'08

    Agile software development failures

    Like software projects that use other development methodologies, agile projects can fail. They fail when agile development practices aren't understood and/or aren't followed. And they fail when ...

  • November 19, 2008 19 Nov'08

    Protecting data in software testing environments

    When you think about application or software security, you usually think about the bad guys outside your company trying to get in. But just as often, if not more, the danger comes from within with ...

  • November 13, 2008 13 Nov'08

    Guerrilla-style agile software development

    Say the word "agile" and people immediately have a reaction. Those in favor of it see it as an efficient way to create software that users actually want. Those against it see it as "cowboy" or ...

  • November 03, 2008 03 Nov'08

    Green computing

    Virtualization, considered a cost-savings technology, is getting "greened up." Increasingly groups and industry experts are talking about the ecological benefits of virtualization. By reducing a ...

  • October 31, 2008 31 Oct'08

    Is unit testing beneficial?

    There is an interesting debate about the pros and cons of unit testing taking place on Despite the fact that test-driven development has increased, unit testing is not a ...

  • October 30, 2008 30 Oct'08

    Lowered cost for security testing suite

    In response to economic issues and as a way to encourage more companies to test applications for security, Ounce Labs has reduced the cost of its Static Application Security Testing suite. The ...

  • October 29, 2008 29 Oct'08

    More from the e-voting front

    Two more stories about e-voting machines were reported this week. The first is about a report from Princeton University that says an e-voting machine in New Jersey can be hacked in seven minutes. ...

  • October 22, 2008 22 Oct'08

    One solution to software requirements challenges

    If you're responsible for making sure stakeholders get the software that they want, then you're probably all-too familiar with the four aspects of software requirements -- elicitation, elaboration, ...

  • October 16, 2008 16 Oct'08

    Agile tool tracks app changes

    Even when you think you've elicited and validated all of your stakeholders' requirements, you're still bound to have users who are unhappy with an application or a feature within an application. ...

  • October 14, 2008 14 Oct'08

    Florida voting machine update

    I experienced a bit of relief today after reading that a mock presidential election in Palm Beach County resulted in perfect performance from the voting equipment. County officials tested voting ...