Software Testing and QA Fundamentals

  • 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.

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    Software testing offers big ROI

    Software testing saves money and calculating the return on investment is easier than you think, Rex Black told his audience at Future Test 2008. He explained how to measure testing ROI.

  • 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.

  • January 15, 2008 15 Jan'08

    Techniques for successful software test teams

    Challenges abound when managing a test team. Judy McKay, author of Managing the Test People, talks about those challenges, how to maintain morale, and how to break down the wall between developers and testers.

  • December 26, 2007 26 Dec'07

    Software development trends in 2008: Outsourcing, agile development

    Outsourcing and the spread of agile software development will affect many in IT in 2008. In light of that, software testers and requirements engineers will need to find their places in this environment.

  • December 17, 2007 17 Dec'07

    Can test-driven development drive developers to test?

    Software testing is still not afforded the respect and attention it deserves. Test-driven development is not for everyone, but it is a step in the right direction.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    SOA prompts changes in quality assurance

    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 ...

  • July 23, 2007 23 Jul'07

    Testing certification in context

    Software testers are divided on the issue of certification. Are CSTE and ISQTB adequate measures of testing skill?

  • July 16, 2007 16 Jul'07

    All testers can do specialty software testing

    Specialty software testing does require specialists for some aspects, but that doesn't mean testers with general knowledge and skill can't also help.

  • May 24, 2007 24 May'07

    Ten software testing traps

    You may think you're testing software correctly, but you could be following a tendency that traps you and limits how effective you are. Learn what 10 tendencies testing guru Jon Bach has observed that trap software testers.

  • February 27, 2007 27 Feb'07

    Xcitek makes software quality rebound

    Xcitek, maker of securities processing software, increased software quality and customer satisfaction using quality assurance (QA) automation tools from Compuware and a continuous integration development method.

  • 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 ...

  • July 01, 2006 01 Jul'06

    Role of testing in agile projects

    Agile development emphasizes the role of testing in the software development process. Here are some guidelines to testing within the agile methodology.