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  • February 08, 2010 08 Feb'10

    ALM boundaries are expanding in application development

    ALM vendor trends and customer needs have led to an expansion in what constitutes Application Lifecycle Management. Vendors like HP, IBM and Microsoft continue to offer their customers more ALM solutions, broadening the scope beyond the software ...

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    What is the definition of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)?

    The more software project and test managers I talk to, the more definitions of application lifecycle management (ALM) I hear. One calls it a set of integrated tools to manage the software ...

  • February 01, 2010 01 Feb'10

    Choosing automated software testing tools: Open source vs. proprietary

    Software testers explain why they choose open source automated testing tools over proprietary vendors tools, and when they use both. Also, get details on why automation is absolutely necessary and what automated testing tool criteria should be ...

  • February 01, 2010 01 Feb'10

    Converting subtasks in JIRA with a Watir script

    Whenever I do large data uploads into JIRA, I often find that I have a number of tickets that require a parent/child relationship. That is, some of my tickets get imported as tasks, and I want them ...

  • January 29, 2010 29 Jan'10

    Networking your way to QA expertise

    Ah! I love that feeling of starting fresh. New year. New job. I started last week as the site editor for SearchSoftwareQuality.com at TechTarget, and I absolutely love the job. How did I get it? I ...

  • January 26, 2010 26 Jan'10

    Software quality lessons learned from a cruise line

    Three years ago, my wife and I went to a  pitch for a timeshare. The project was awful, and we would not recommend the company to others.  I should say that we would actively recommend people not ...

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Status reports can help provide software testing focus

    Recently, I found myself struggling on a program to help plan and manage the testing effort for a couple of different concurrent projects. For both projects, testing is a critical path, and ...

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Sauce Labs adds business value to Selenium testing with IDE

    New functionality has been added to Selenium for open source testers provided by startup Sauce Labs. Sauce Labs has added a record and playback testability feature that doesn't require code writing to use and can test applications across multiple ...

  • January 20, 2010 20 Jan'10

    Strategies for software configuration testing

    IBM Rational's Quality Manager and other software industry experts describe the multiple, interlocking challenges of configuration testing. Web application compatibility, expenses and time management isses will continue to plague testers as new ...

  • January 18, 2010 18 Jan'10

    Running, debugging and analyzing load tests using JMeter

    In a recent tip series, resident site expert Mike Kelly explored JMeter, a popular and free -- open source load testing tool. He uses JMeter frequently because of its easy of use and supports ...

  • January 15, 2010 15 Jan'10

    Capturing feedback during sprint reviews

    After sitting in a number of different sprint review meetings, with a number of teams, I've noticed that not all teams have a formal way of capturing feedback obtained in sprint review. Feedback ...

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    Rapid prototyping for faster collaboration

    This weekend, I was building houses for developers. As we were framing the first house, I suggested that the location of the door might be improved if it were shifted from where the original plans ...

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    Testing estimates in Scrum, taking it one story at a time

    I really enjoy like doing small projects where I get to put hands on a keyboard and execute tests. Ideally for me when I'm doing this, I'm either doing exploratory testing or performance testing. ...

  • January 04, 2010 04 Jan'10

    Top Agile development tips of 2009

    In 2009, tips about Agile got more traffic than expert advice on any other topic on SearchSoftwareQuality. That didn't surprise our editors, because our surveys showed double-digit increases in our ...

  • December 23, 2009 23 Dec'09

    Waters Corp. meets rigorous compliance demands with requirements management

    Pharmaceutical, food industry service provider Waters Corp, boasts admiration on recent requirements additions to IBM's Rational software, which has allowed them to go paperless.

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