Software Quality Insights:

September, 2010

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September 27, 2010  9:49 PM

Automated test design: STARWEST 2010 preview

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

I recently got some pointers on automated test design and model-based testing -- and some clarifications, too -- from Antti Huima, CEO of Conformiq and software researcher, developer and educator. Huima will be giving a presentation at...

September 23, 2010  3:39 PM

Agile practices: Continuous integration, automation, and TDD

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

As I was researching material needed to write, Distributed agile: Fostering development collaboration without collocation, I had the privilege of interviewing two of the authors...


September 16, 2010  6:57 PM

Infrastructure integration testing with David Watt

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Software applications are no longer "just standalone systems, but part of a much more complex whole," said David Watt at this month's Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. Watt introduced the concept of "infrastructure integration testing" (IIT) in his presentation,...


September 16, 2010  4:52 PM

Has your organization adopted ALM practices?

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

I've been struggling with the phrase, "application lifecycle management" (ALM), for some time now. The term has been used to describe processes, tools and practices, but what exactly does it mean? Colleen Frye helps clarify with a 3-part series of stories that she's written for...


September 15, 2010  7:41 PM

Freelance opportunities for QA and software test professionals

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

It's no secret that there are a lot of people unemployed these days. However, if you have access to the Internet, there are plenty of opportunities to hone your technology skills, gain additional experience and even earn some cash while you're at it. One community I joined myself a year or so...


September 10, 2010  2:52 PM

Mastering application performance testing

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

As a former performance test manager at Sun Microsystems, I am well aware of the complications of performance testing. The problems start early when trying to gather the requirements. "The application needs to go fast enough that people don't complain about performance," were the typical type of...


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