Software Quality Insights:

June, 2009


June 30, 2009  7:37 PM

Good metrics critical to software projects, CAST keynoter says

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

At this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), taking place July 13-16th in Colorado Springs, Dr. Jonathan Koomey will be delivering the keynote address on "Real-life lessons for responsible use of data and analysis in decision making." In the keynote, Dr. Koomey is...

June 29, 2009  3:16 PM

CAST 2009: How to teach yourself testing, an interview with James Bach

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

At this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), taking place July 13-16th in Colorado Springs, James Bach will be presenting a tutorial on self-education for software testers. The tutorial, titled "Teach YOURSELF Software Testing," is about teaching yourself testing,...


June 23, 2009  7:14 PM

CAST 2009: The challenges of regulation, an interview with Jean Ann Harrison

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Veteran software testing and quality assurance pro Jean Ann Harrison will be presenting a software testing case study based on her experiences at a medical device study at this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), slated for July 13-16th in Colorado Springs. In her...


June 22, 2009  7:06 PM

CAST 2009: Understanding how much responsibility a testing team should have, an interview with Gerald M. Weinberg

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

For the previous three years, I was either an organizer of the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST) or the President of the AST. So as you can imagine, I watched the conference closely. Last year, when we were able to announce Jerry Weinberg as the keynote speaker it was a...


June 22, 2009  7:05 PM

CAST 2009: Challenging one of the classic ideas around testing, an interview with Doug Hoffman

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

At next month's Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST) in Colorado Springs Doug Hoffman will call to question one of the most fundamental ideas in software testing: Do tests really pass or fail? I had the opportunity to talk with Hoffman about his conference session titled "Why...


June 22, 2009  4:48 PM

CAST 2009: Taking a closer look at scenario testing, an interview with Fiona Charles

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Fiona Charles will share the details of her scenario testing method at this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), which takes place July 13-16th in Colorado Springs. Charles has used this approach on several projects where test scenarios were designed based on models...


June 22, 2009  1:55 PM

Requirements-based provisioning useful in all aspects of IT

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

At some point in time, we all have likely engaged with some level of requirements-based testing (RBT) or development. While RBT is generally a fundamental in software quality, there can be limitations and cons as described in this

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June 12, 2009  8:13 PM

Common mistakes in real-time Java programming

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

When you hit a key on your keyboard, the delay before the letter appear on your screen is mildly annoying. When you’re in a warship under enemy attack, having a delay before new radar information shows up would be deadly. In a nutshell, that’s the difference between general-purpose and...


June 12, 2009  3:34 PM

Why JavaFX fits the bill for RIAs

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

I recently met and talked with authors Jim Clarke and Eric Bruno about JavaFX.. They co-wrote, with Jim Connors, the recently-released book on that subject, JavaFX: Developing Rich Internet Applications. Clarke and Bruno explain how JavaFX...


June 12, 2009  3:06 PM

Atlassian Nerd Herder Moore spots app/dev trends

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

In an interview this week, Atlassian engineer/Nerd Herder, Pete Moore, told me that he got good news and bad news from software developers and engineers at JavaOne 2009 this year. The good news was that developers had moved beyond Code Review 101, but the down side was a lack of adoption of cloud...


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