Functional testing

  • July 12, 2013 12 Jul'13

    New software testing interest group in Boston shows promise

    The new Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group serves software quality professionals from around the Boston metro area.

  • May 07, 2013 07 May'13

    Quality control plan: Zero in on error messages

    Keynotes at STAREAST 2013 discuss planning for quality control and getting a handle on error messages.

  • April 16, 2012 16 Apr'12

    Overcoming mobile testing challenges: Functional testing in a mobile world

    Mobile testing may seem overwhelming to many testers, as the mobile space is rapidly growing and new challenges arise every day. Independent consultant Karen Johnson offers some tips for approaching these challenges and gives a preview of what she ...

  • July 15, 2011 15 Jul'11

    Developers testing software: Q&A with Agile guru Elisabeth Hendrickson

    Agile guru Elisabeth Hendrickson explains her thoughts on programmers who test their own code and also explains more about her roles on Entaggle and the Agile Alliance Functional Test Tools efforts.

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Agile testing success with Janet Gregory

    How has Agile testing changed over the past 10 years and what are the most important skills for an Agile tester? These are two of the questions that are explored in this interview between Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, co-authors of, "Agile Testing...

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    STAREAST 2011: News and interviews from

    SSQ editors and contributors attended this conference May 1-6, and offer insight into the latest innovations in software testing. Check here for stories, tips, interviews and videos featuring many of the industry's greatest thinkers.

  • April 18, 2011 18 Apr'11

    STAREAST: Testing with FitNesse and Selenium -- Q&A with Dawn Cannan

    Dawn Cannan, a presenter at the STAREAST conference, speaks with SSQ contributor Chris McMahon about her presentation titled, "Creating Executable Specifications and Tests with FitNesse and Selenium." Cannan gives some specific examples of the use ...

  • February 04, 2011 04 Feb'11

    Automation, continuous integration and continuous improvement in Agile ALM -- Part 2

    Advice on automation in application lifecycle management is given by Agile ALM author, Michael Hüttermann in this second part of an interview with site editor, Yvette Francino. In this Q&A, Hüttermann answers questions about programming skills ...

  • April 01, 2010 01 Apr'10

    Managing the use of open source software

    Open source software adoption is rising creating some unforseen challenges in how to effectively manage this software. As OSS acceptance grows, improvements are being made along the way. Software companies are using OSS for portfolio management, ...

  • March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Software test expert: Why Agile teams' unit tests often fail

    For many software development teams, unit testing has become somewhat of a niche expertise and easily overlooked. Author Roy Osherove feels those who neglect unit testing only do so because of previous oversights. He is a firm advocate for unit ...

  • February 01, 2010 01 Feb'10

    Choosing automated software testing tools: Open source vs. proprietary

    Software testers explain why they choose open source automated testing tools over proprietary vendors tools, and when they use both. Also, get details on why automation is absolutely necessary and what automated testing tool criteria should be ...

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Sauce Labs adds business value to Selenium testing with IDE

    New functionality has been added to Selenium for open source testers provided by startup Sauce Labs. Sauce Labs has added a record and playback testability feature that doesn't require code writing to use and can test applications across multiple ...

  • January 20, 2010 20 Jan'10

    Strategies for software configuration testing

    IBM Rational's Quality Manager and other software industry experts describe the multiple, interlocking challenges of configuration testing. Web application compatibility, expenses and time management isses will continue to plague testers as new ...

  • December 02, 2009 02 Dec'09

    APM plus load testing a winning equation for Raymond James

    A change in application performance management tools and practices helped Raymond James Financial improve delivery of services. Using APM products LoadRunner and Precise Transaction Performance Management, the company reduced software and databases ...

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Improving software testing productivity using record-playback

    Test pro describes the benefits and shortcomings of record-playback software testing tools, and offers recommendations in this podcast.

  • September 23, 2009 23 Sep'09

    The case for software tester, analyst partnerships

    Richard Bender of Bender RBT Inc., experts in Requirements Based Testing (RBT), has over 40 years of experience in software, with a primary focus on quality assurance and testing. He has consulted internationally to large and small corporations, ...

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Oracle VM Template Builder aims to speed deployment of VMs

    Oracle VM Template Builder, an open source tool that will make Oracle Enterprise Linux more accessible with graphically driven template designs is also geared to drive down costs while addressing improved project consolidation throughout software ...

  • August 03, 2009 03 Aug'09

    Ajax testing: Using available tools is key

    Ted Husted is a business analyst, author, consultant, and speaker. His books include JUnit in Action, Struts in Action, and Professional JSP Site Design. Husted will be speaking at the upcoming August 03, 2009 03 Aug'09

    Skytap's virtual test lab helps Ellie Mae get ready for Windows 7

    As a provider of software and services for the mortgage industry, Ellie Mae Inc. needed to be sure its flagship mortgage automation system works on whatever platform or machine mortgage brokers happen to be using.

  • July 06, 2009 06 Jul'09

    Configuration testing: QA pros discuss 10 things you may not know

    Application QA pros discuss the effects that changes in hardware and browsers can cause in configuration testing of products. High profile industry leaders in QA explain how small changes can largely effect how configuration testing is performed.

  • March 09, 2009 09 Mar'09

    Why the quality assurance department should be involved in testing

    Bring the quality assurance department's many resources into the software testing process from the get-go, one expert advises, and watch common software development problems dissolve.

  • January 13, 2009 13 Jan'09

    Adopting continuous integration brings agility, other benefits

    Continuous integration practices can give your development organization a head start on increasing agility, but adoption is still not widespread.

  • January 07, 2009 07 Jan'09

    Tools, standards address persistent quality assurance (QA) issues

    Quality assurance pros may never have it easy, but the proper tools and methodologies can ease the burden for QA and testing organizations.

  • January 06, 2009 06 Jan'09

    Increasing productivity with unit testing

    Many software pros think unit testing is a waste of time. Think again -- proper unit testing can actually increase overall productivity.

  • December 01, 2008 01 Dec'08

    Making unit testing a priority

    Developers who don't do unit tests might say they don't know about unit testing or that unit tests are hard to write. But they must get past that way of thinking and make unit testing a priority.

  • August 11, 2008 11 Aug'08

    IT operations get help testing software, infrastructure changes

    Test Center's automated import of virtual and physical infrastructure components facilitates the process of testing software and infrastructure changes.

  • July 09, 2008 09 Jul'08

    HP Test Manager supports early SOA testing

    HP Service Test and Service Test Management software target service-oriented architectures. One medical industry user says the software supports testing earlier in the SDLC, when server software may be ready but waiting for client software ...

  • March 07, 2008 07 Mar'08

    Six functional tests to ensure software quality

    According to a recent Info-Tech report, six types of functional tests can be used to ensure the quality of the end product. Those tests are unit tests, functional tests, systems tests, regression tests, system integration tests and acceptance tests.

  • November 28, 2007 28 Nov'07

    Parasoft's Adam Kolawa: Software quality is a continuous process

    In order for software projects to succeed, development teams need a comprehensive infrastructure and adequate processes, says Parasoft CEO Adam Kolawa.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    SOA prompts changes in quality assurance

    The use of SOA means quality assurance (QA) engineers and testers must include integration, regression, business process, performance and security testing in their test plans. More than that, they need to focus on quality throughout the business ...

  • September 20, 2007 20 Sep'07

    Alberto Savoia sings the praises of software testing

    Alberto Savoia, CTO of Agitar Software, is on a mission to get developers to successfully unit test their own code. In this interview, he talks about the effects of bad software and the benefits of testing.

  • September 03, 2007 03 Sep'07

    AgitarOne facilitates unit testing of Java code

    With the release of AgitarOne 4.2, Agitar is helping to relieve the task of unit testing Java code. Out of the box, the company says with AgitarOne development teams can generate a basic set of unit tests that provide 80% code coverage across the ...

  • July 25, 2007 25 Jul'07

    Unit testing critical for improving software quality

    By doing unit testing, programmers can catch bugs early before they cause significant problems or delays. It's important, however, that programmers feel comfortable testing and not be scared off by extreme testing practices. Alberto Savoia explains ...

  • April 16, 2007 16 Apr'07

    Brief: New automated testing tool available from Seapine Software

    Software testing tool QA Wizard Pro 2007 is available from application security vendor Seapine Software.

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    Parasoft C++test developer toolkit integrated into IDEs

    The Parasoft C++test 7.0 developer toolkit has been released as plugins for Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio. Developers can write code, test code, review errors and debug test cases from a single environment.

  • February 20, 2007 20 Feb'07

    Find software bugs, defects using code coverage

    Software testing is uselss if it isn't complete. Statement and branch coverage can uncover glaring problems in unexecuted blocks of code, but they often miss bugs in the logic of your code. Path coverage, however, is a more comprehensive technique ...

  • October 01, 2006 01 Oct'06

    Is software becoming more testable?

    Software testing and validation hasn't advanced much recently, although test-driven development (TDD) has made software more testable. However, one innovation, model-based testing, is making waves.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    VSTS and testing today, Part 3 - Are your tests test-driven?

    Test-driven development (TDD) is becoming more popular with developers. But is unit testing truly compatible with TDD? Can the VSTS tool improve the process?

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    VSTS and testing today, Part 2 - Capabilities and plug-ins

    Integration of testing and development, test aggregation and test automation are just a few of the capabilities of VSTS. However, some don't believe these capabilities necessarily make software testing and development easier.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    VSTS and testing today, Part 1 - Revenge of the unit

    Unit testing is very popular among developers, and open source tools such as NUnit have aided in its adoption. Now, Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System is available to support unit testing in an integrated environment.

  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    Tips on performance testing and optimization

    These are very basic tips on scalability testing, load testing, performance testing and functional testing, among others.