Software Quality Insights:

March, 2010


March 31, 2010  5:12 PM

Software tool and quality certifications: Valuable or useless?



Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile, agile skills project, certifications, Software Quality

There are a bunch of software quality certifications and more popping up all the time. Some of the classics are those offered by ASQ (American Society for Quality), IIST (International Institute for...

March 29, 2010  5:12 PM

James Whittaker on exploratory testing and scenario-based exploration



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Software Quality

Last fall I listened to James Whittaker talk about his book, "Exploratory Testing," at a virtual presentation hosted by uTest. I have since been able to read the book and follow-up with Whittaker to pick his brain a little more about his view of exploratory testing. "What is the definition of...


March 29, 2010  5:12 PM

Software development QA issues run parallel to automobile manufacturing mistakes



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
automotive manufacturing, Dan Mondello, Daniel J. Mondello, QA in development, QA in manufacturing, software industry flaws, software recalls

Proceeding a Webcast session with Theresa Lanowitz earlier this week, Lanowitz and I entered the post Webcast debriefing room (basically a private phone conference line) where we had...


March 22, 2010  2:51 PM

Follow SearchSoftwareQuality on Facebook and Twitter



Posted by: Daniel Mondello

For most of you in the software development space, and for me in choosing online software journalism as a career, there is a tremendous amount of our time spent in front of computers and online. If you are like me, being on your computer and having


March 19, 2010  9:55 PM

Too old to learn new technologies? Never!



Posted by: Yvette Francino
age discrimination, job search

Recently SearchSoftwareQuality published a Q&A with Navot Peled, CEO of Gizmox Ltd, entitled How new Web application platforms put dev/test pros' careers at risk.  It's...


March 18, 2010  9:41 PM

TSS Java Symposium 2010: Dependencies, complexity make software QA tricky



Posted by: Jan Stafford

QA managers, take heart! Not all Java developers think that software quality processes are an unnecessary overhead. The proof? This week’s strong attendance and busy during and post-session Q&As at TheServerSide Java Symposium session, Software Quality: The Quest for the Holy...


March 17, 2010  6:51 PM

Automated testing of Rich Internet Applications (RIA)



Posted by: Yvette Francino
AJAX, RIA

Igor Gershovich, president and principal consultant of Connected Testing, Inc. spoke this month at the Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. The topic is one the group had been clamoring for: Automation of Web 2.0 Rich Internet...


March 15, 2010  6:15 PM

How do job-seekers gain Agile skills?



Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile

As a recent job-seeker, I'm well aware that it's a tough market out there.  Employers can afford to be picky and many of them are looking for software quality professionals with years of agile experience.  If you've always worked in a traditional software environment, are your skills obsolete?...


March 8, 2010  6:50 PM

Sharma opines on software QA trends: Risk, ROI, compliance



Posted by: Yvette Francino
QA Trends

Trends in software quality assurance's "four Rs" -- Risk, Return on investment (ROI), Regulatory compliance and Rich customer experience -- were the main thrust of my recent conversation with Aparna Sharma of Infosys, whose...


March 3, 2010  8:12 PM

Real-world Agile: The advantage of Product Owner demos



Posted by: Yvette Francino

During a discussion about Scrum at the Boulder Agile User Group (BAUG) meeting recently, Paul Quarles of Oppenheimer Funds shared his experience as a  Product Owner demoing to the business in a Scrum environment. I'll share that story and my take on the moniker, Agilists, in this post. There...


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