Software Quality Insights:

December, 2008


December 19, 2008  1:35 AM

Security flaws and Agile boom top software quality news in 2008

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Agile software development, Open source development tools, Security

Security vulnerabilities and the boom in Agile development adoption topped the news charts in 2008. Here’s a rundown of the five most-read news articles and their significance. Three of the top five articles focus on Agile development. In the #1 story,

December 18, 2008  7:29 PM

Top five software quality tips of the year

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Software performance, Software testing

Check out's most popular tips of 2008 -- these top five tips for developers, QA testers, project managers and other software pros include indispensable expert advice on performance testing, software testing estimates and more. If you missed these great tips the first time...

December 17, 2008  5:02 PM

Open source, agile help move to lean software development

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Agile software development, Development, Open source development tools, Software Quality, Spring Application Framework

Bloated applications, platforms and architectures slow application development and make quality control and everyday usage time-consuming and nonproductive, said Forrester Research principal analyst John R. Rymer in a phone conversation yesterday. In this post, I’ll share Rymer’s...

December 10, 2008  4:03 PM

Security boost for LAMP stack

Posted by: Colin Smith
Security, Software Quality

LAMP, an open-source Web development platform based on Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, is getting some added protection from attacks thanks to Metaforic.

Metaforic, a provider of anti-tamper solutions, announced that upon request it will provide free...

December 9, 2008  7:13 PM

Recession causing software developers to rethink processes

Posted by: Colin Smith
Software Quality

With the recession weighing down on all of us, I've heard a few people talk about not letting this crisis go to waste. Ryan Martens in his column last week said now is the time for companies to...

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December 4, 2008  5:06 PM

Praising unit testing

Posted by: Colin Smith
Software Quality, Software testing

A few weeks ago I wrote about how many programmers don't consider unit testing a priority. Reasons given:

  • They don't know about it
  • Good unit tests are hard to write
  • It's...

December 4, 2008  3:38 PM

Software simulation tool integrated with IBM’s requirements product

Posted by: Colin Smith
Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software Quality

iRise Connect for IBM Rational Requirements Composer will soon be available. This integration, built on IBM's open Jazz technology platform will make high-fidelity iRise visualizations instantly accessible from within IBM Rational Requirements Composer.

This integration is designed to...

December 1, 2008  3:05 PM

IBM software quality tools help organizations collaborate, reduce risk and costs

Posted by: Colin Smith
Software Quality

Following up on its June announcement to release 20 products for its Jazz platform, IBM last week announced two new products -- Rational Quality Manager and Rational Test Lab...


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