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March 14, 2008  12:00 PM

Software Quality and Ethics



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business Application Value, Development, Software application development, Software Quality, Software testing

Not many articles come along about which I feel I could become a cheerleader.  However, yesterday's news on SearchSoftwareQuality.com featured an article entitled Test Driven Development and the...

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March 4, 2008  8:17 PM

Quick Thoughts on Application Value



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database, Database reporting, Development, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

Experience a major meltdown of your workstation and I suspect the value of various applications will come to mind VERY quickly! There is nothing like going without your favorite applications, or your workhorse applications for a few days to develop a significant appreciation for application value....


November 20, 2007  3:55 PM

Testing Application Changes – Test Data vs “Live”



Posted by: SJC
Database application, Database application front-end programming, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

So you have completed making the small changes required in your application, you have tested, you have debugged, you've done "everything" right!  But alas, your application goes "live" and -- problems!  Strange error messages are being generated faster than the eye can follow!  You find yourself...


November 13, 2007  3:07 AM

Expectations in Software Development



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business process automation, Database application, Database application front-end programming, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

I've heard it said before that an expectation unfullfilled leads to upset, and I must honestly say that I buy into that 100%.  How many times have we begun using a new piece of software with an expectation (or 2 or 3) that was left unfulfilled once we started using the software?  I believe that...


November 1, 2007  11:28 AM

What Constitutes Good Program Code?



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

Good program code first and foremost just "works" as expected, does the job for which it was designed, and provides trouble free operation in a timely fashion.  Working, however, is only one component of good program code.  There are certainly many other aspects to good program code which must be...


October 27, 2007  8:40 PM

Software Quality and Maintainability



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Database application front-end programming, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

Maintainability is often included as a component of software quality, and as with so many software quality components, there has been much effort expended on measuring.  For me trying to measure "software quality" in any manner seems to mimic something that I might see on the TV show "Numbers", it...


October 26, 2007  1:03 PM

More thoughts on Software Quality and Testing



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Database application, Database application front-end programming, Software Quality, Software testing

On October 15th  Michelle Davidson, site editor for SearchSoftwareQuality.com, in her newsletter "This Week" made...


October 21, 2007  1:58 AM

Software Development, Testing, Quality and Virtualization



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Software Quality, Software testing, Virtualization

I honestly don't know how I managed to ever complete a software development project prior to virtualization.  Although as I think about it more closely, I realize that the way I did it was to maintain a plethora of workstations, each with another O/S on it, and used only occasionally.  It...


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