Software Quality Insights:

April, 2009

1

April 30, 2009  8:42 PM

Virtual networks: Fully representative and protected



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Development, isolation, testing, virtual networks

Many IT environments of all sizes are enjoying virtualization in some capacity to save on costs, provision systems quicker and consolidate equipment. While the time to market availability for virtual systems is much quicker, there are built-in safeguards that can be rolled into any test,...

April 24, 2009  9:09 PM

How app visualization enables picture-perfect requirements



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Agile software development, software development, software requirements

Readers of Mike Kelly’s post on software security uses for data visualization –- the ability to visualize patterns of data –- asked us for info on application visualization,...


April 22, 2009  11:50 PM

Ways to drive adoption of test-driven development



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
software development, software quality assurance, Software testing

At a recent Indianapolis Workshop on Software Testing, I joined a group of software testing pros in examining the practice of test-driven development (TDD). We brainstormed ahout how to increase adoption by helping teams new to the practice. While there are...


April 21, 2009  8:52 PM

Software testing careers: What’s your hedgehog concept?



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
software development, Software testing

I've worked with a lot of people new to testing. Helping people find an area within testing they like is something I enjoy doing. Testing is fun. It's challenging. I think it's got something to offer everyone who's willing to learn, is comfortable dealing with conflict and doesn't mind hard...


April 17, 2009  6:36 PM

Software security threats: Changing QA a must



Posted by: Jan Stafford
quality assurance, security threats, software security

Software quality assurance (QA) and software security teams have long been separate islands within development organizations. That division is giving data pirates carte blanche to compromise software, cyber-security industry veteran Barmak Meftah told me recently. “Today, we are witnessing...


April 13, 2009  6:55 PM

Simple rules, applied to code reviews



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
code reviews, unit testing

I've always found Kent Beck's Four Rules of Simple Code to be a great framework for when I think about code reviews. Those rules are:

  1. The code correctly runs all the tests.
  2. The code clearly expresses the ideas/intentions...


April 10, 2009  1:24 PM

Tips for reducing debugging time



Posted by: MichaelDKelly

I recently received the following question related to debugging:

Debugging takes up a lot of my team's time. What are some shortcuts, process changes or alternatives that can reduce the need to debug frequently? How can TDD or IDE help?

Figuring out...


April 7, 2009  7:17 PM

Your company’s reputation: Critical but fragile



Posted by: JackDanahy

There is no more critical component to an organization’s capacity for trust than reputation.

  Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 1, 2009  10:27 PM

Application performance testing issues: Cloud, virtual labs, scale-up



Posted by: Jan Stafford
application performance, Cloud computing, software development, Software testing, Virtualization

Application performance testing used to be a standalone process, but the emergence of dynamic, complex mission-critical applications, virtualization and cloud computing calls for putting it into a larger practice, Mark Kremer, CEO of Precise Software Solutions...


1

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: