Software Testing and QA Fundamentals

  • October 28, 2016 28 Oct'16

    Are you a bad software test manager? Or do you have one? Here's help

    If you want to up your game as a test manager, you'll need to listen and offer to serve others. Expert Jennifer Lent has spot-on career advice for software test managers.

  • January 18, 2016 18 Jan'16

    Testers, get ready...the IoT is about to make your life even harder

    In the midst of all the IoT hype, Claire Rowland is a well-timed reality check. A London-based UX consultant specializing in the IoT space, Rowland is enthusiastic about the opportunities. But ...

  • April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15

    Data privacy lawyer explains 'data by design'

    Data privacy lawyer Jeff Kosseff discussed the current state of data privacy law as it applies to big data at the Big Data Tech Con in Boston.

  • September 09, 2014 09 Sep'14

    Software testers petition to stop ISO 29119

    The proposed testing standards have met fierce opposition in the testing community, including a petition stop the ISO from moving forward.

  • April 17, 2014 17 Apr'14

    QUEST 2014: News from the conference

    Quest 2014 in Baltimore is the annual software testing and quality assurance conference for all IT professionals.

  • May 17, 2013 17 May'13

    New skills for the QA tester: Scripting, security

    Software quality assurance is gaining respect as a profession -- but do QA testers have the scripting and security skills the role now requires?

  • October 02, 2012 02 Oct'12

    Mobile device testing: Placing testers in the field, not just the lab

    Applications running on mobile devices pose new challenges for test professionals. In the near future, mobile device testing will take center stage.

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Quality metrics: The economics of software quality

    In the first of a three-part interview with co-authors Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour, we are introduced to their new book, “The Economics of Software Quality.” They describe “structural quality” vs. “functional quality,” along with challenges ...

  • October 30, 2008 30 Oct'08

    Overcoming SOA testing challenges

    This special report takes a look at the challenges of testing SOA applications, as well as blind spots to be aware of. It also provides tips on how to test SOA applications.

  • June 25, 2008 25 Jun'08

    Strong quality assurance process adds value to SDLC, ITIL

    The quality assurance (QA) department needs to be involved with software and Infrastructure changes to ensure the functionality, security, and performance.

  • April 11, 2008 11 Apr'08

    Software requirements sign-off essential for solid QA

    Not properly signing off on a software project's requirements limits the quality assurance (QA) team's ability to ensure that the software does as it's intended.

  • 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.

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    The user acceptance testing (UAT) team is your ally

    When offshore testers partner with the client's user acceptance testing (UAT) team, they can be better assured that the business's needs are met and that bugs are found early.

  • 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 ...