Software Quality Insights:

April, 2010


April 29, 2010  7:37 PM

James Bach – The buccaneer tester

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Most people who are in the Software Test and QA industry know who James Bach is. He's an outspoken rapscallion and makes no apologies about it. In fact, he's proud of it.  In this morning's keynote, Bach told us about what it means to be a "buccaneer tester." "Challenge the system," says Bach....

April 28, 2010  9:38 PM

STAREast keynotes: Continuous integration and documentation in Agile

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Agile practices, including continuous integration and documentation in agile environments, were the kick-off topics at STAREast in Orlando, Fla., today. I've been sitting here in the second row of a ballroom at the STAREast conference with the

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April 26, 2010  4:51 PM

Modernization survey: Barriers, drivers and conclusions

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Survey results from a study on modernization strategies from IT leaders were released April 26th, 2010, in a special report, “Clearing Your Path to Modern Applications and Business Agility.”  The survey and report were put out by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Hewlett Packard in...


April 21, 2010  9:13 PM

Top 100 Software Testing Blogs: #13 for Software Quality Insights

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Today I checked out the Top 100 Software Testing Blogs and was happy to see Software Quality Insights listed as #13 on that list! Blogging is a wonderful way to learn and network with others...


April 20, 2010  4:14 PM

Crowd meets cloud: uTest and SOASTA announce partnership

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Today crowdsource test organization uTest announced its partnership with cloud-based testing organization SOASTA.  Just a little over a month ago I spoke with uTest's VP of Marketing and Community, Matt Johnston, about

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April 19, 2010  8:20 PM

Static Analysis: Tools find the bugs before the testers do

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Last week, Benny Ma from Coverity spoke about Static Analysis at SQE's Agile Conference. What is static analysis? Well, here's a short...


April 14, 2010  8:40 PM

Debugging sessions online, communication and collaboration in real-time

Yvette Francino Daniel Mondello Profile: Daniel Mondello

Remote access, collaboration and intelligence are among the most sought-after features in debugging tools. DebugLive has put those features in debuggers for .NET and Windows. In this post, I share information on today’s debugging challenges and DebugLive’s new features, gleaned from my...


April 14, 2010  3:34 PM

Agile conference touts ALM tools

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Last week I had the opportunity to attend SQE's complimentary "Agile Comes to You" conference in Colorado Springs. A group of vendors that integrate well to create an Agile ALM experience was on hand to offer up presentations and demos of their products. The agenda started with a Keynote from...


April 12, 2010  3:26 PM

The Boutique Tester

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser

Some books say that if our projects are not “properly” controlled, if our written specifications are not always complete and up to date, if our code is not properly organized according to whatever methodology is fashionable, then, well, they should be. These books talk about...


April 8, 2010  9:05 PM

A modern way of gathering requirements: Visualizations

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

If a picture's worth a thousand words, a visualization's worth a thousand pictures. A "visualization" is a term used to describe a functional software prototype.  This form of rapid User Interface (UI)

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