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  • February 21, 2008 21 Feb'08

    AccuRev software configuration management tool links to IBM's ClearCase

    Software configuration management tool AccuRev 4.6 for ClearCase allows for collaborative development between groups using ClearCase and AccuRev via bi-directional synchronization.

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    Improving problem resolution through automation

    A Forrester study found that problem resolution is inefficient at most organizations. By automating the process companies can solve problems faster and cut costs, Doug Laney says.

  • December 17, 2007 17 Dec'07

    Static code analyzer tests for dangerous race conditions

    The Coverty Prevent SQS static code analyzer helps developers identify race conditions and other concurrency defects in multi-threaded applications earlier in the development cycle.

  • December 03, 2007 03 Dec'07

    Iterative and incremental development explained

    The terms iteration and increment are often used interchangeably. The problem is, however, they don't mean the same thing. Kevlin Henney explains the differences, as well as how to use iterative development to improve your development process and ...

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    From use case diagrams to context diagrams

    It's tempting to consider use case diagrams as context diagrams because they do show context. But having one diagram for both will result in an unreadable cloud of bubbles.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    When good projects turn bad

    On any software project, you need take the time to work things out upfront so you don't have fires to put out when the application is released.

  • October 08, 2007 08 Oct'07

    The importance of testing software requirements

    Bypassing requirements testing can lead to software that doesn't do what users expected, costly software changes and often project failure.

  • September 24, 2007 24 Sep'07

    The pros and cons of use case diagrams

    Putting too much into a use case diagram can often render the otherwise useful technique of use cases almost useless. Kevlin Henney recommends a more balanced and restrained approach in order to not lose readers in a myriad of bubbles and ...

  • August 16, 2007 16 Aug'07

    How poor management skills jeopardize software quality

    Software quality suffers when IT managers poorly communicate with their team and make decisions based on their own self-serving interests.

  • August 01, 2007 01 Aug'07

    Six Sigma makes inroads in software development organizations

    While still early in the adoption curve, software development and IT groups are finding Six Sigma, often combined with other process improvement efforts such as Lean and CMMI, helps to reduce defects and improve quality.

  • 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 ...

  • July 23, 2007 23 Jul'07

    The challenge of performance testing SOA applications

    Software testing and QA groups already pushed to the limit face even more challenges with SOA applications. Automation through modeling can help monitor and test such applications.

  • July 18, 2007 18 Jul'07

    How to document use cases

    Ideally use cases capture the functional requirements of a system in terms of identifiable and testable goals. The trick is writing and documenting them so that they offer value not just for requirements gathering but also for software design and ...

  • June 25, 2007 25 Jun'07

    How continuous integration improves software quality

    Paul Duvall, co-author of a new book on continuous integration, discusses how CI has evolved and how it can improve software quality. He also offers some tips for development teams on how to do CI.

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    ALM 2.0: Application lifecycle management changing to meet development organizations' needs

    The changing face of application lifecycle management (ALM) has application development organizations looking to tools and technologies that help them collaborate across functional silos, work across large geographic distances and work more ...

  • May 21, 2007 21 May'07

    Alistair Cockburn on what's agile, what's not

    Alistair Cockburn, a signatory on The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, talks about the agile landscape, what has changed and where his methodology, Crystal, fits in.

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    Benefits of Hyper Agile software development

    AccuRev founder and CTO Damon Poole has developed a methodology he calls Hyper Agile. Recently he talked with SearchSoftwareQuality.com about the benefits of Hyper Agile, how it differs from other agile methodologies and how it helped in the ...

  • March 21, 2007 21 Mar'07

    Effective prototyping for quality software

    The authors of "Effective Prototyping for Software Makers" discuss the benefits of prototyping, how anyone can create a helpful prototype, and how the software development process is affected by the use of prototypes.

  • 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 ...

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    Hacme Casino tool reveals online gaming vulnerabilities

    Foundstone's Hacme Casino shows some of the threats online gaming applications face and helps developers see how these issues may be present in their own code.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    Best practices for building software security into the SDLC

    Software security doesn't require completely changing your software development life cycle. Application security expert Gary McGraw, author of Software Security: Building Security In, talks about software security best practices that can be easily ...

  • 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.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services, Chapter 9: Authentication

    Secure authentication methods for Web applications are discussed in this chapter of the OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services. Java and .NET are both covered. SAML, biometrics, SSL, forms-based authentication and other ...

  • January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    Data validation -- Chapter 12, OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services

    This section of the OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services will help you ensure applications are secure against all forms of input data. Techniques explained include data integrity checks, validation and business rule ...

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services, Chapter 13: Interpreter Injection

    Web applications are vulnerable to a barrage of injection attacks, such as SQL injection and XSS. This chapter from OWASP explains how to secure your Web services against injection exploits.

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services, Chapter 11: Session Management

    In this section of the OWASP Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Service you'll learn how to ensure authenticated users have a secure association with their session, enforce authorization checks and prevent common Web attacks.

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