Software Quality Insights:

January, 2009


January 30, 2009  5:21 PM

Using source code analysis tools

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

I found a great article earlier this week on static analysis tools by Mary Brandel. In the article, "How to choose and use source code analysis tools," she cites some statistics on the static analysis market, including:

January 27, 2009  1:13 PM

Coverity CTO Q&A: New, Microsoft-friendlier tools ease app fixes

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Ben Chelf CTO CoverityToday, the development community gets a first look at Coverity Prevent’s new Microsoft-friendly analysis tools. Yesterday, I talked with

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January 26, 2009  2:51 PM

Regulated software testing

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Earlier this month, the New York Times ran an article on a report criticizing the F.D.A. on device testing. The article seems to indicate that one of the leading causes for poor testing is manufacturer claims...


January 23, 2009  9:39 PM

Tools, techniques to avoid common software security mistakes

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Software developers make common and avoidable mistakes that create vulnerabilities and expose their software to ever-present security threats, according to field observations by Vic DeMarines.

Yesterday I spoke with Vic, VP of products at V.i....

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January 22, 2009  5:37 PM

Metamorphic relations as test oracles

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Thanks to a 7thSpace news post about an academic paper, An innovative approach for testing bioinformatics programs using metamorphic testing by...


January 18, 2009  5:26 PM

SOA end-to-end testing and monitoring

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

In a recent CIO blog post on SOA Testing Best Practices John Michelsen relates a story of an ERP Order Management system that went live and then subsequently dropped orders for three...


January 18, 2009  5:22 PM

Testing on mobile devices

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Over the last few months, I've been asked a lot about testing on mobile devices. At my own company and at other companies in the Midwest (which isn't exactly known as a hotbed of technology). I'll plead mostly ignorance, most of what I know is from Julian Harty, whose work I follow both

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January 16, 2009  9:17 PM

How to maintain software quality, complete projects in a recession

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Software consultants, vendors and project managers are already seeing software project failures and slowdowns resulting from the new recession.

That finding and the advice for software developers and project managers offered in this post comes from interviews I’ve recently conducted...


January 13, 2009  11:49 PM

Value of SANS’ list of top software errors rests on project managers

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Whether the CWE/SANS list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors will contribute to the creation of better software depends on whether managers, rather than developers, read it and take action, according to Jack Danahy, chief technology officer...


January 13, 2009  10:46 PM

Using SANS’ 25 most dangerous programming errors list

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

In a small cry of victory today, someone on the team found this article from the BBC detailing the "top 25 most dangerous programming errors." I say small cry of victory, because he had recently logged a ticket in...


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