• November 12, 2009 12 Nov'09

    Agile software tester's volunteer group helps non-profits

    I was intrigued by Code Green Labs CEO Bob Payne's keynote on Agile philanthropy at SQE's Agile Development Practices in Orlando. So, I talked with him afterward about that effort, called Give, ...

  • November 11, 2009 11 Nov'09

    Early adopters, Agile philanthropy key points in ADP keynote

    “With great power comes great responsibility.” Those were Ben Parker’s dying words, spoken to a young Peter Parker, alias Spiderman. It was also the subtitle of Electroglide Bob Payne's keynote on ...

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    How testers can handle switching to Agile's short iterations

    Software testers today are under a lot of deadline pressure due to Agile development's shorter iterations. I recently hosted a panel on time management for a local software testing group, and ...

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    How software testers can get deliverables without nagging

    How can software testers get development team members' firm commitments for deliverables? That question came up while I recently hosted a panel on time management at a local software testing group ...

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    ThoughtWorks Studios' Mingle captures "murmers" and "waves" around project

    Thoughtworks Studio's adds new functionality features to its software project reporting and program management tool, Mingle. Mingle 3.0 allows for multiple software tool integration including Google Wave and Tasktop Pro.

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    Some tips for one-person software test teams

    Last week I hosted a panel on time management for a local software testing group, IWST (Indianapolis Workshops on Software Testing). One of the questions asked during the meeting went like this: "I ...

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Scanning source code for security flaws: Three best practices

    Here's some quick advice on scanning source code for security flaws. Maty Siman, CTO of Checkmarx, shares his top three best practices for source code vulnerability inspection. Scan early and scan ...

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Checkmarx CTO on new compiler-free vulnerability scanner

    Recently, Checkmarx CTO Maty Siman filled me in on the new source code security scanner, Checkmarx Virtual Compiler. Designed to enable compiler-free, real-time source code vulnerability scanning, ...

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    Tasktop brings task management into the application lifecycle

    Tasktop Technologies has released Mylyn Tasktop Pro 1.6, a new task-focused interface designed to monitor and manage application lifecycles in an agile development environment. This new ALM feature is designed to assist in the areas of project ...

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Accelerating Agile testing with computer assistance

    According to test pro Matt Heusser full test automation is not completely possible, testers can not always rely on a test tool to find all possible issues. Though test tools will often catch the most allusive issues one should never dillute the ...

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Improving software testing productivity using record-playback

    Test pro describes the benefits and shortcomings of record-playback software testing tools, and offers recommendations in this podcast.

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Why business analysts are application development key players today

    Tight budgets, tough competition and changing software development methods, such as agile, demand improved communication between, users, business analysts and software development teams, according to Emmet B. Keeffe III, CEO of El Segundo, ...

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    New IBM Rational, Tivoli integrated tools pair development with IT

    IBM's new integrated versions of nine Rational and Tivoli tools can foster closer collaboration between software development and IT teams throughout the application life cycle. IBM has integrated software test and development tools with IT ...

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    VisibleThread aims to boost IT documentation quality, improve processes

    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 ...

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    Agile by the numbers: Survey finds more adoption, but age-old problems

    According to a recent survey conducted by SearchSoftwareQuality, agile adoption continues to be on the rise, however there still seems to be confusion with the agile methodology.