Software Quality Management

  • June 20, 2008 20 Jun'08

    Agile tool maker Rally revs test management software

    Rally recently enhanced its Rally Quality Manager module to provide better visibility of test-related development artifacts.

  • June 18, 2008 18 Jun'08

    Software quality assurance more than just testing

    Software quality may seem like an elusive goal, but it can be reached by following a comprehensive quality program that spans the software development lifecycle (SDLC), quality expert Linda Westfall told a packed audience at the Better Software ...

  • June 09, 2008 09 Jun'08

    CMM founder: Focus on the product to improve quality

    Bill Curtis, co-author of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM), previously spoke about the history of quality efforts. Now we pick up with what he says development groups should do now: Focusing on the architectural/quality attributes of a system so ...

  • June 06, 2008 06 Jun'08

    CMMI: Good process doesn't always lead to good quality

    Having a process such as CMMI in place doesn't guarantee quality software or systems, says Bill Curtis, co-author of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM). You can still have defects.

  • June 03, 2008 03 Jun'08

    IBM announces collaborative SDLC initiative, Jazz product suite

    IBM rolled out parts of its Jazz platform for developer collaboration and also disclosed an emerging effort to connect diverse development tools using REST-based data integrations at the IBM Rational conference.

  • April 15, 2008 15 Apr'08

    Automated software builds save time, money for Portico

    Looking to improve its software development process with automation, Portico turned to AnthillPro from Urbancode. With it, the company now has consistent builds and faster problem resolution.

  • April 08, 2008 08 Apr'08

    End-user focus, virtualization stress application performance management techniques

    Expert Bernd Harzog says tools that monitor CPU, memory and network resources must be supplemented with tools that measure end-user experiences. The advent of greater virtualization, too, will require new approaches to performance management.

  • March 12, 2008 12 Mar'08

    Test-driven development and the ethics of quality

    Software quality should be a constant concern of developers and testers, Robert Martin told his audience at the FutureTest 2008 conference. He explained how to incorporate quality into the SDLC through test-driven development practices.

  • March 04, 2008 04 Mar'08

    CAST enhances automated code inspection system

    CAST announced the availability of Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) 6.1, its automated code inspection system. New in this release: a GUI with an underlying role-based approach.

  • March 04, 2008 04 Mar'08

    Measuring code quality provides unexpected benefits for Raymond James

    Using CAST's Application Intelligence Program (AIP) -- an automated code inspection system -- Raymond James Financial is able to improve its code quality as well as facilitate maintenance of that code.

  • March 03, 2008 03 Mar'08

    Don't shrug off buggy software

    If software makers are creating software that could physically hurt someone if it has a flaw, one would hope that they're concerned about doing their jobs well.

  • February 21, 2008 21 Feb'08

    Software project management tool clarifies project uncertainty

    LiquidPlanner, a Web-based planning and collaboration tool for project managers, is available free to the public. The tool features an estimated range for task scheduling.

  • February 11, 2008 11 Feb'08

    Application performance management today, part 1: Problems and solutions

    Application performance continues to be a critical issue, perhaps more so given the rise of complicated Web systems. Everyone involved in the development needs to play a role, and performance monitoring and testing tools can help.

  • January 09, 2008 09 Jan'08

    Quality process first; quality testing second

    Quality is not tangible and is often considered unimportant in development. However, the odds of success are better if there's a constructive quality process and testing lifecycle.

  • December 26, 2007 26 Dec'07

    Green computing, quality control to take center stage in 2008

    The Standish Group issued its annual predictions, which according to tradition include some wacky thoughts about future innovations. Top on its list: green computing.