Software testing tools and techniques
- September 05, 2019
The DevOps tools space has seen a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions, as private equity investors and larger companies see money in software development and delivery tools.
- June 27, 2019
SmartBear adds Cucumber's behavior-driven development tools in a bid to pad its lead in software testing, but must also balance the needs of open source and paid tool audiences.
- July 13, 2018
With demand high for blockchain development expertise, IBM has delivered a new blockchain-as-a-service offering that helps developers learn the basics of the database ledger.
- April 06, 2018
IBM open source projects help to facilitate the creation of machine learning apps and grow that developer base.
- September 06, 2017
More software development shops are bringing together DevOps and IoT to deliver stronger, more secure and reliable IoT app quality.
- April 13, 2017
The only way to really be sure your application works on the ground is to test it locally, which isn't easy. Here's how third-party crowdsourced testing companies can help.
- April 13, 2017
Red Hat Summit 2017 is quickly upon us. Catch up on what Red Hat has been up to this year and what to expect from the summit -- from DevOps to container and API management.
- March 22, 2017
A just released study on performance from SOASTA shows things are looking up and the two-second load time barrier has been broken. But work is still to be done.
- February 26, 2016
Software engineer February Keeney talks about her passion for promoting IT diversity. She shares hiring advice and her experiences in software engineering and project management.
- November 06, 2015
Learn about the software developer shortage and the efforts being made to expand training and staffing in the industry.
- October 23, 2015
At JavaOne, GitHub's Matthew McCullough will explain why the future is collaborative software development. It's not just about the one rock star any more.
- October 16, 2015
The hot software developer skills of the future might not involve as much coding as you think. Find out how you can be that in-demand dream developer.
- April 17, 2014
Quest 2014 in Baltimore is the annual software testing and quality assurance conference for all IT professionals.
- March 14, 2014
CTO at Sela Group, Sasha Goldshtein, discusses his upcoming talk at Fluent Conference 2014.
- August 01, 2013
Two Agile 2013 conference speakers explain what they're looking forward to at Agile 2013 and how they get the most from these events.
- July 12, 2013
The new Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group serves software quality professionals from around the Boston metro area.
- June 13, 2013
Here are five expert tips that will help Agile managers break through the 'work about work' and get down to business.
- June 05, 2013
Reality isn't always what we perceive it to be. In this installment of Quality Time, we examine the reality behind some common misperceptions.
- April 16, 2013
Leadership development advice for test managers: Break rules, question conventional wisdom, develop self-awareness, and keep your ego in check.
- June 25, 2012
Tools like HP ALM, HP Performance Center and Git aid QA and development teams in producing quality software on a continuous basis.
- May 24, 2012
Test leaders will benefit by learning the concepts, processes and secrets of success in quality assurance at Google.
- April 30, 2012
Lisa Crispin continues with summaries of the keynote and many of the sessions at Belgium Testing Days. The theme of the conference was “QA versus Testing: Antagonism or Symbiosis?”
- April 30, 2012
“QA versus Testing: Antagonism or Symbiosis?” was the theme for the Belgium Testing Days conference. SSQ’s Agile expert Lisa Crispin attended the conference and brings back highlights in this two-part series.
- April 19, 2012
At STAREAST 2012, keynote speaker Keith Klain spoke about his success in leading cultural change by emphasizing leadership skills, talent management and empowerment.
- January 09, 2012
A recent study conducted by CAST used their Application Intelligence Platform to evaluate the structural quality of 365 million lines of code. In this interview with CAST’s chief scientist Dr. Bill Curtis, he discusses the study and what IT decision...
- January 03, 2012
In this second of a two-part interview with renowned software development expert “Uncle Bob” Martin, we hear more of his thoughts on collaboration, discipline and measuring quality.
- January 03, 2012
What is the role of QA when developers are automating more and more of the test efforts? What’s the best way to give code estimates? Software guru “Uncle Bob” Martin answers these questions in this first part of a two-part interview about his new ...
- November 02, 2011
Over the years, the way we have developed software has changed, and thus the way we measure software quality has changed. In this third of our three-part interview with Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour, co-authors of “The Economics of Software ...
- November 02, 2011
How much do Agile techniques, Agile methodologies, automation, certifications, and a formal QA team affect quality? In this second part of a three-part interview, we explore some of the 121 software attributes ranked by quality value.
- November 02, 2011
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 ...
- June 01, 2011
In this second part of an interview with Johanna Rothman, SSQ contributor Matt Heusser explores questions related to the role of the architect, architectural debt and additional resources related to Agile architecture.
- April 05, 2011
Replay Solutions and HP recently collaborated on a study surveying more than 1,000 professionals about the use of the DevOps model in their organizations. This story highlights some of the key findings of the survey, including the relationship ...
- November 03, 2010
In Part 2 of this SSQ interview with Glitch author Jeff Papows, we learn more about Papows' proposal for an IT Governance Manifesto which would mandate higher standards of quality for life-threatening software. Papows warns of the dangers of not ...
- October 26, 2009
Start-up VisibleThread's new document structure and quality analysis tool has uses ranging from requirements management to documentation quality enforcer. VisibleThread's software structure and quality detection capabilities can improve development ...
- April 22, 2009
New requirements definition tools enable elicitation, which could cure the chronic ill of software products not meeting users' needs. On board with tools are IBM Rational, Ravenflow, Blueprint, Borland, iRise and others.
- January 12, 2009
What do you do when your company has two or more vendors for software testing and automation tools? Learn what questions to ask before making the final decision.
- October 07, 2008
Election security researcher Eric Lazarus and computer security expert Steven Spoonamore explain what can be done to eliminate e-voting security flaws.
- October 06, 2008
A large number of companies reportedly have little regard for the quality of their software. This must change, says Colin Armitage.
- October 06, 2008
Security researchers have concluded that e-voting machines are vulnerable to serious attacks. However, safeguards can be enacted to offset these risks.
- September 29, 2008
Too much coupling of code within a system makes the system hard to understand, integrate, extend, and test. By managing dependencies via 3NF, for example, you can prevent such problems, as well as allow for agility. Kevlin Henney explains what ...
- August 22, 2008
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.
- July 25, 2008
CAST's Application Intelligence Platform 6.2 features advanced analytics, integration with third-party code analyzers, CAST's new "Action Plan" feature, as well as expanded rules coverage.
- July 25, 2008
Poor code quality is a disaster waiting to happen. For example, making changes to bad code can result in broken code. Kevlin Henney explains the importance of catching problems in code at the source so that they don't manifest into large problems ...
- June 25, 2008
The quality assurance (QA) department needs to be involved with software and Infrastructure changes to ensure the functionality, security, and performance.
- June 23, 2008
Development teams can use continuous integration (CI) to find and fix bugs, share knowledge and generally work better together, Agile coach Jared Richardson told attendees at the Better Software conference.
- June 20, 2008
Rally recently enhanced its Rally Quality Manager module to provide better visibility of test-related development artifacts.
- June 18, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 04, 2008
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 03, 2008
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
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
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
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
The Standish Group issued its annual predictions, which according to tradition include some wacky thoughts about future innovations. Top on its list: green computing.
- December 26, 2007
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.
- November 28, 2007
In order for software projects to succeed, development teams need a comprehensive infrastructure and adequate processes, says Parasoft CEO Adam Kolawa.
- September 06, 2007
While developers increasingly turn to Ajax to create applications, they're not including security controls, leaving those applications open to attack. Ajax experts Billy Hoffman and Bryan Sullivan explain what can be done to increase Ajax ...
- August 29, 2007
By doing both prototyping and model-driven development, development groups will meet business needs, deliver projects on time and within budget and prevent project failure.
- August 16, 2007
Software quality suffers when IT managers poorly communicate with their team and make decisions based on their own self-serving interests.
- July 03, 2007
Software quality practices have been sacrificed as a way to improve a company's bottom line. But those sacrifices unnecessarily increase the risk to clients.
- June 27, 2007
Lean manufacturing models contain quality improvement practices that, when combined with modern software technology, can improve the quality of software code. Using techniques defined as Continuous Automated Quality Improvement (CAQI), development ...
- June 25, 2007
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.
- March 26, 2007
Educating programmers about application security is the focus of a campaign being launched by the SANS Institute and SPI Dynamics. A certification exam and workshops will be conducted as part of the campaign.
- March 13, 2007
SPI Dynamics has released a new version of its Web application security management tool, Assessment Management Platform (AMP). AMP 3.0, which assesses and manages application security risk across the enterprise and throughout the software ...
- March 07, 2007
Work on a software development project long enough and you start to have dreams (or nightmares) about code. In his recent book, Dreaming in Code, Scott Rosenberg witnessed firsthand the struggles and successes of Chandler, a next-generation personal...
- February 27, 2007
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 26, 2007
The state of software quality, part 2: The challenge of building quality into the development life c
Organizations are adopting lighter-weight development methodologies and Agile development styles to address software quality issues, as well as bringing testing into the development process.
- February 21, 2007
Artifact's Lighthouse Pro software management system includes all of the capabilities needed to manage, monitor and measure software development projects.
- February 19, 2007
Many experts say software quality hasn't improved much over the years, despite the increased recognition and attention paid to quality issues, but there are some bright spots, such as better tooling and the influence of Agile development methods.
- February 16, 2007
Compuware's new quality assurance solution, Compuware Quality Management, helps software testing and quality assurance (QA) organizations create a testing process. It also provides a way for them to monitor their tests as well as their testing and ...
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