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December 30, 2013  5:50 AM

Are THUMBS the real secret to mobile applications?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Mobile Application Development, smartphone, Testing, Tetris, Windows 8, WIndows Phone

The holiday season is upon us and we are in that strange transcendental state between Christmas and New Year when you need to re-load and manage your Kindle library, take a few long walks and download as many video games as possible. This leads us to an important question... could the secret to...

November 11, 2013  5:00 AM

Top 10 reasons for developer crowdtesting

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, Testing

The Computer Weekly Developer Network this week caught up with Mithun Sridharan of Passbrains, a company that describes itself as an on-demand real-world testing specialist for mobile, web and desktop applications. Sridharan has commented that with...


June 18, 2013  10:59 AM

IBM and Microsoft build cloud application lie detector

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Cloud Computing, Testing

Microsoft Research and IBM have developed a new project with the aim of verifying computations carried out in cloud environments to provide a higher level of validation. Project Pinocchio for "Nearly Practical Verifiable...

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September 28, 2012  1:31 PM

The facts of (software development) life

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Testing

The software application development industry is governed by facts. That's just how it is; guesswork does not lend itself well to software engineering and this carved in stone truism will not change over time. Fact number #1: software testing firms like to use project failure...


July 9, 2012  7:37 AM

To kill a (non) mocking Agile software application developer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Agile software development, Testing

As Agile software application development has become more popular in recent times we have (by no coincidence) logically seen the rise of extended code analysis tools in the Agile space. The concept is simple. With a deeper level of granularity into extended code analysis, the pursuit of better...


March 9, 2012  4:51 AM

Software application quality lessons on a Hawaiian yacht

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Testing

Software application testing company Coverity held a press and customer breakfast meeting yesterday morning in the City of London area to analyse the code quality refinement work carried out by Adobe, a customer of its products. After a full English, half a bottle of HP sauce and a full pot of...


February 28, 2012  4:22 AM

Are dumbed-down software development tools good for user testing?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
iPhone, Mobile, Testing, Users

You don't buy a new car without kicking the tyres first do you? Well, these days you probably look up a car's most common failure points and faults online while also tracking web-based valuation sites, but you know what I mean. As general car drivers we are generally not mechanics, so what use is...


January 25, 2012  8:00 AM

Excuse me flight attendant, does this Boeing 787 use ‘on-chip debugging’?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Testing

Application testing company Coverity has teamed with embedded and mobile software player Wind River this week. Now the problem here (allegedly, arguably etc.) is that embedded software application development can come across as a little dull at first, but stay with me -- this is the sort of stuff...


July 21, 2011  9:44 AM

Third-party software is a manageable threat

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Coverity, Outsourcing, Testing, visibility

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Rutul Dave, senior software developer with Coverity and & Chris Adlard, the company's EMEA marketing director.

In a recent webcast, Forrester Research (alongside Coverity) presented the topic:...


June 22, 2011  11:01 AM

Poor patch practice presents professional performance problems

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
patch, Testing

If you've spent more than a decade covering software application development news, then the old "survey says" xyz% of software projects are likely to fail, come in over budget and/or be late is not a story worth telling any more. If however, you hear this story told from a patch and software...


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