• November 11, 2011 11 Nov'11

    How do you measure software quality?

    Though software test experts do agree on a lot, the question of how to measure software quality is a subject of great debate. In his opening keynote at STPCon 2011, Rex Black, former president of ...

  • November 09, 2011 09 Nov'11

    Recruiters' advice to testers: Get technical!

    The days of being able to get a job as a "manual tester" are no more. According to a panel of QA recruiters at a recent Denver SQuAD meeting, employers are looking for testers who have highly ...

  • November 09, 2011 09 Nov'11

    Gorilla Logic announces automated testing tool for Android

    Recently Gorilla Logic announced the release of their newest automated testing tool, FoneMonkey for Android. I spoke with Stu Stern, Gorilla Logic CEO, about this new tool, and he explained the ...

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Changes in the way we measure software quality

    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 02 Nov'11

    Software quality attributes and their rankings

    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 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 27, 2011 27 Oct'11

    Software Test Professionals Conference (STPCon) coverage

    You know how when you go on a cruise you feel stuffed from all that delicious food that's served around the clock? Well, that's sort of how my brain feels at the end of a conference: happy and ...

  • October 26, 2011 26 Oct'11

    Catherine Powell on testers' personality types

    Catherine Powell of Abakus is another SSQ contributor who I had the pleasure of meeting in person here at STPCon in Dallas. Catherine led an Open Jam session, an interactive learning event in which ...

  • October 25, 2011 25 Oct'11

    STPCon: The tester's role on an Agile team

    We hear a lot about teams transitioning to Agile, but what does this mean for the tester? Robert Walsh of Excalibur Solutions presented, "Adapting Conventional Testing Strategies for an Agile ...

  • October 25, 2011 25 Oct'11

    uTest and Mozilla partner to create a test case management tool

    Crowdsource test organization uTest has partnered with Mozilla to create a new test management system, CaseConductor™ . This system will allow testers to collaborate on test case creation, ...

  • October 25, 2011 25 Oct'11

    Data testing on data warehouse projects

    When Karen Johnson told a barista that she was working on a data warehouse, the barista said, "Oh, where is it located?" While most of us that work with software realize that a data warehouse is ...

  • October 24, 2011 24 Oct'11

    STPCon: Meet Lanette Creamer

    Going to industry conferences is wonderful, not just because of the additional learning and professional development that's available, but because of the connections we make. We go beyond ...

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Agile testing games at STPCon with Lanette Creamer

    In this interview, software consultant Lanette Creamer explains what Agile testing games are and how they can be used to develop the skills of software testers.

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Software development: Benefits of pairing programmers with non-programmers

    In this interview, consultant Lanette Creamer answers questions about how testers or others involved in software development can benefit from learning the language of programmers, even if they are not programmers themselves.

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Keynote DeviceAnywhere provides customized performance monitoring to GPS vendor TomTom

    In keeping with SearchSoftwareQuality’s focus on mobility testing this month, I spoke with the VP of Marketing at Keynote DeviceAnywhere, Leila Modarres, and the VP of Technical Operations for ...