- July 12, 2013
The new Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group serves software quality professionals from around the Boston metro area.
- May 07, 2013
Keynotes at STAREAST 2013 discuss planning for quality control and getting a handle on error messages.
- April 16, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Test pro describes the benefits and shortcomings of record-playback software testing tools, and offers recommendations in this podcast.
- September 23, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
Continuous integration practices can give your development organization a head start on increasing agility, but adoption is still not widespread.
- January 07, 2009
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
Many software pros think unit testing is a waste of time. Think again -- proper unit testing can actually increase overall productivity.
- December 01, 2008
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
Test Center's automated import of virtual and physical infrastructure components facilitates the process of testing software and infrastructure changes.
- July 09, 2008
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
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
In order for software projects to succeed, development teams need a comprehensive infrastructure and adequate processes, says Parasoft CEO Adam Kolawa.
- October 29, 2007
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
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
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
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
Software testing tool QA Wizard Pro 2007 is available from application security vendor Seapine Software.
- April 03, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
These are very basic tips on scalability testing, load testing, performance testing and functional testing, among others.