• December 08, 2011 08 Dec'11

    Mobile giving gains popularity amongst nonprofits

    In December, is focusing on social media and collaboration. The potential advantages of collaborative technologies are perhaps most clearly realized in the form of ...

  • December 08, 2011 08 Dec'11

    Quality metrics: The pros and cons of defect tracking

    Last month, I blogged about the different advice you can get from experts about how to measure software quality. I was chatting about the range of opinions on defect tracking with performance test ...

  • December 05, 2011 05 Dec'11

    Crowdsource test group uTest announces $17 million funding deal

    A number of announcements have come out from crowdsource test group uTest in the past couple of years. Today the organization is celebrating as they complete a $17 million Series D round of ...

  • December 02, 2011 02 Dec'11

    The practical side of Agile Testing Days: Insights for software testing

    In this second of a two-part series about Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany, Agile expert Lisa Crispin continues her account of the conference, describing some of the more practical and technical sessions.

  • December 02, 2011 02 Dec'11

    International conference coverage: The people side of Agile Testing Days

    Agile expert Lisa Crispin comes home inspired from Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany. In this first part of a two-part series, Crispin summarizes sessions relating to teaming, learning and stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • November 30, 2011 30 Nov'11

    Make performance testing part of continuous integration

    "We think [performance testing] needs to be part of that continuous process," said Ajit Sancheti , co-founder of Mu Dynamics, Inc. Today Mu Dynamics announced the integration of their Blitz ...

  • November 28, 2011 28 Nov'11

    The people side of software development with Ken Howard and Barry Rogers

    One of the many perks of my job as Site Editor for SSQ is that I often get the latest books on topics related to software quality or Agile practices. These are usually technical books -- not the ...

  • November 18, 2011 18 Nov'11

    Veterans Hackday: Teams swarm to provide resources for vets

    Last week, I got an interesting email from LinkedIn which read: "On Veterans Day, 11/11/11, LinkedIn and the White House will join forces to kick off the first ever Veterans Hackday. We are looking ...

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Agile is a culture, not a process

    Many people think of “Agile” as a methodology such as Scrum, and compare it to a Waterfall style of software development. However, Ken Howard and Barry Rogers explain in their book that Agile is a culture, not a process. In this second part of a ...

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Agile Manifesto interpretations: The importance of individuals and interactions

    Couched in terms of Agile development, Howard and Rogers explore the importance of strong leadership, communication, collaboration and teamwork using techniques such as self-directed teams and DISC analysis to understand communication styles in ...

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    What do you think of Agile?

    "We hear a lot of talk about Agile in the media. We want to hear from you: -Is Agile hype or helpful? -Do you love Agile or hate it? -Or is your team proceeding with business as usual?" So starts ...

  • 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 ...