Software Testing and QA Fundamentals

  • January 05, 2009 05 Jan'09

    Software development lifecycle (SDLC) trends 2009: Requirements, agile

    Read expert predictions on what's in store this year for software development lifecycle practices and who will best weather the economic storm.

  • December 15, 2008 15 Dec'08

    Software QA managers welcome HP Quality Center updates

    HP announced updates to its HP Quality Center software that will make the product easier to manage and provision.

  • November 05, 2008 05 Nov'08

    SOA application testing a combined effort

    Using business process testing and subject matter experts to test unchanging SOA applications complements work done by quality assurance engineers.

  • 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.

  • August 22, 2008 22 Aug'08

    Strong software QA has theoretical, technical aspects

    In a software organization, QA professionals need to embody both the technical "doer" and theoretical "thinker" mentality in order to be well-rounded and successful.

  • August 05, 2008 05 Aug'08

    Kaner: Exploratory testing better than scripted testing

    Exploratory testing and its use of checklists is superior to scripted testing. It gives you better tests and testers, said noted software tester Cem Kaner at the recent Conference of the Association for Software Testing.

  • July 23, 2008 23 Jul'08

    Test software early and often to ensure quality, says Burton Group

    Software testing, already essential, is becoming even more critical as environments become more complex, according to a recent Burton Group report.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • June 24, 2008 24 Jun'08

    Homeland Security-backed effort shows defects drop in open source software

    An effort involving the Department of Homeland Security, Stanford University and software maker Coverity has resulted in fewer defects in open source software, including Perl, PHP and Python.

  • May 21, 2008 21 May'08

    The testing certification debate continues

    Software testing certification has been a contentious issue for many years. Recently, this debate has been reignited by a damning blog post from a noted tester.

  • May 14, 2008 14 May'08

    Five agile testing perils to watch out for

    Agile testing is full of perils, but if you are aware of them and watch for them you can prevent them from becoming problems. Consultant Janet Gregory explains what to look out for and how to handle situations should they occur.

  • May 08, 2008 08 May'08

    Testing software in the dark is problematic

    Testing late in development and without software artifacts such as the design, architecture and code, makes it difficult to catch and repair bugs and ensure quality software.

  • 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.