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Software testing

June 13, 2012  5:39 PM

Reporter’s notebook: Hadoop, cloud testing and more

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, hadoop, Software testing

Perhaps the most famous Big Data technology, Hadoop has gained a following over the years led by Web giants such as Yahoo and Facebook. As time goes on, Hadoop adoption continues to climb. Still, its complexity has made it difficult for smaller enterprises to jump on the...

July 29, 2011  6:04 PM

RightScale and Apica tackle cloud services integration testing

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, integration, Software testing

As cloud computing and mobile services grow, the potential cost of poor performance becomes a greater issue. Yet, testing of newly integrated cloud services is just getting off the ground. A recent partnership between cloud computing provider RightScale and European load testing and...

May 16, 2011  6:18 PM

Software integrity under stress as more third-party software goes untested

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Open source software, Software testing

Do you trust outside software developers more than in-house software developers? Such may often be the case according to a recent survey...

April 25, 2011  8:28 PM

Amazon cloud stumbles – Netflix plays on

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, Software testing

Cloud computing caught some flak last week as Amazon's Elastic Cloud snapped. Customer Netflix seemed to have dodged the blackout. Why not? Its boss Reed Hastings has true technology roots.

November 3, 2010  6:10 PM

Software quality guru Watts Humphrey dies at 83

Posted by: Kkriz
Software testing

Prominent software quality proponent Watts Humphrey died at his Sarasota Fla. home on Thursday. Humphrey, known for founding the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and influencing the development of the Software Capability Model (CMM), was 83. In...

August 24, 2010  7:59 PM

Reporter’s Notebook: Push and pull in software development

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, Software testing

Newton's Law seems at times to play out in the IT shop. It seems every action in software development seems to create an equal reaction. The thought arises as we look over notes from earlier this summer when we spoke with Shridar Mittal, CEO, ITKO.

August 13, 2010  3:36 PM

Gomez expands Peer performance testing network

Posted by: James Denman
Software testing

Compuware Corp.'s  Gomez Web performance division expanded its network of "Peer" nodes by 50%. The network now encompasses more than 150 Internet backbone nodes and covers over 150,000 locations worldwide, in order to more authentically judge the consumer end-user experience of Web applications...

January 6, 2009  3:40 PM

I unit test, therefore I am

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Software testing

Unit testing is one of the essential elements that arose along with the agile design movement. Any self respecting developer now does unit tests, or at least the developer tells the architect that unit tests were done. Clearly, signing a manifesto does not mean a developer knows how to do unit...

November 28, 2008  2:12 PM

WSDL styles, mock objects, and SOAP UI

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Software testing, WSDL

WSDL has been around long enough to take root in the form of different styles. That can play some havoc with generic testing. A recent conversation with Frank Cohen, founder of Push to Test, indicates that tools have taken notice of the WSDL ''dialects.''

November 7, 2008  7:12 PM

Test SOA for the unexpected

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Enterprise architecture, Podcast, Security, SOA, SOA development, SOA governance, SOA infrastructure, SOA management, Software testing

Testing service-oriented architecture requires thinking outside the box to the point that your test cases hit an application with totally unexpected input, argues Thomas Fredell, CTO of IntraLinks.

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