Software Quality Insights:

October, 2011

October 27, 2011  8:45 PM

Software Test Professionals Conference (STPCon) coverage

Posted by: Yvette Francino

You know how when you go on a cruise you feel stuffed from all that delicious food that's served around the clock? Well, that's sort of how my brain feels at the end of a conference: happy and full! I've been able to meet with so many test leaders here at STPCon and listen to some interesting...

October 27, 2011  3:11 AM

Catherine Powell on testers’ personality types

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Catherine Powell, STPcon, tester personality

Catherine Powell of Abakus is another SSQ contributor who I had the pleasure of meeting in person here at STPCon in Dallas. Catherine led an Open Jam session, an...

October 26, 2011  1:26 AM

STPCon: The tester’s role on an Agile team

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Agile adoption, Agile test, Robert Walsh, STPcon

We hear a lot about teams transitioning to Agile, but what does this mean for the tester? Robert Walsh of Excalibur Solutions presented, "Adapting Conventional Testing Strategies for an Agile Environment" this morning at

October 25, 2011  10:24 PM

uTest and Mozilla partner to create a test case management tool

Posted by: Yvette Francino
announcement, SOASTA, STPcon, uTest

Crowdsource test organization uTest has partnered with Mozilla to create a new test management system, CaseConductor™ . This system will allow testers to collaborate on test case creation, management and execution, regardless of where they are physically located. CaseConductor beta is now...

October 25, 2011  9:37 PM

Data testing on data warehouse projects

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Data Warehousing, DW/BI, Karen Johnson, STPcon

When Karen Johnson told a barista that she was working on a data warehouse, the barista said, "Oh, where is it located?" While most of us that work with software realize that a data warehouse is sort of a mega-database, not a physical building, we still might feel a little lost when tasked with...

October 25, 2011  2:26 AM

STPCon: Meet Lanette Creamer

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Lanette Creamer, STPcon

Going to industry conferences is wonderful, not just because of the additional learning and professional development that's available, but because of the connections we make. We go beyond recognizing a name; we have the opportunity to really get to know some of the...

October 17, 2011  5:09 PM

Keynote DeviceAnywhere provides customized performance monitoring to GPS vendor TomTom

Posted by: Melanie Webb
Keynote-DeviceAnywhere, performance monitoring, TomTom

In keeping with SearchSoftwareQuality’s focus on mobility testing this month, I spoke with the VP of Marketing at Keynote DeviceAnywhere, Leila...

October 13, 2011  9:56 PM

Mobile testing strategies

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Mobility Test

Mobile application development is undeniably a hot and growing market and with it comes new challenges for the test community. This month, SSQ is focusing on mobility testing with a series of tips and stories covering everything from determining scope for your mobile test efforts to implementing...

October 11, 2011  4:48 PM

SwithPoint’s new Queuing Alert app signals mobile phone possibilities

Posted by: Melanie Webb
mobile applications, mobility testing

In the latest from a recent series of interviews with companies offering creative new mobile apps, SSQ spoke with Manish Jha, Vice President of Business Development at SwitchPoint, about their...

October 7, 2011  1:48 PM

SOASTA integrates with Selenium

Posted by: Yvette Francino
ALM, ALM integration, Continuous Integration, SOASTA

On October 4th, the cloud-based performance test organization SOASTA announced its integration with Selenium, the popular open source testing tool. This will allow for functional and performance test results to be combined for enhanced analytics, as well as the ability for results to be fed back...

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