Software Quality Insights:

February, 2011

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February 24, 2011  6:13 PM

The changing role of the tester



Posted by: Yvette Francino
tester skills, testers

This month we've explored automation throughout the application lifecycle, and our contributors have revealed that the role of the software tester is changing. In his tip, Is automated...

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February 21, 2011  4:19 PM

HP offers Testing-as-a-Service solution



Posted by: Yvette Francino
HP

With the onset of cloud computing and utility-based pricing, "as-a-service" solutions are becoming more popular. HP has recently added Testing-as-a-Service as an outsourcing alternative for complex testing needs. For the past 10 years or so, HP has provided Managed Testing Services, which offer...


February 15, 2011  2:26 PM

Security scanning on both sides of the firewall



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Application security, Security

Recently, WhiteHat Security announced Sentinel PL (PreLaunch), a service for website security testing done before an application is released to production. Senior Analyst from the 451 Group Wendy Nather says:

With Sentinel PL, WhiteHat is addressing the growing need to move...


February 15, 2011  1:53 PM

The challenges of Agile transition: Stop and regroup



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Rally Software

The other day I attended Rally Software's Agile Cafe in Boulder, giving me the opportunity to hear more stories of "real world" Agile. I had just attended the Boulder Agile Software Meetup group the week before and heard about some of the


February 10, 2011  5:32 PM

The flexibility of automation in ALM



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile ALM

This month on SearchSoftwareQuality.com we are talking about automation in ALM. As I read through the various content, I'm recognizing what a vast amount of automation is involved in software development. In the context of software testing, I used to think of "automation skills" as skills with...


February 3, 2011  4:59 PM

Automation in ALM



Posted by: Yvette Francino
ALM

It's a new month and with that, we have a new theme at SearchSoftwareQuality.com: Automation in ALM. Throughout the lifecycle, there are ways that project teams are automating their processes and their work to provide efficiency so they can focus on those tasks that require critical...


February 1, 2011  4:58 PM

Transitioning to Agile: Learn from the skeptics



Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile, change acceptance, transition

Promoting Agile internally was the topic at last week's Boulder Agile Software Meetup Group. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/5gK5Nq40n3Y" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] In this video, Matt Weir speaks about transitioning to Agile and how he...


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