Software Quality Insights:

November, 2011


November 30, 2011  3:50 PM

Make performance testing part of continuous integration

Posted by: Yvette Francino

"We think [performance testing] needs to be part of that continuous process," said Ajit Sancheti , co-founder of Mu Dynamics, Inc. Today Mu Dynamics announced the integration of their Blitz cloud-based load test tool with Atlassian's Bamboo, a Continuous Integration (CI) server.  The trend...

November 28, 2011  3:52 PM

The people side of software development with Ken Howard and Barry Rogers

Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile, Agile Manifesto, book review

One of the many perks of my job as Site Editor for SSQ is that I often get the latest books on topics related to software quality or Agile practices. These are usually technical books -- not the type you typically sit down and read cover to cover. However,

November 18, 2011  7:33 PM

Veterans Hackday: Teams swarm to provide resources for vets

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Distributed Agile, self-directed teams

Last week, I got an interesting email from LinkedIn which read: "On Veterans Day, 11/11/11, LinkedIn and the White House will join forces to kick off the first ever Veterans Hackday. We...

November 14, 2011  4:16 PM

What do you think of Agile?

Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile, survey, Theresa Lanowitz

"We hear a lot of talk about Agile in the media. We want to hear from you: -Is Agile hype or helpful? -Do you love Agile or hate it? -Or is your team proceeding with business as usual?" So starts the Agile survey being...

November 11, 2011  2:40 PM

How do you measure software quality?

Posted by: Yvette Francino
defect tracking, defects, Software Quality

Though software test experts do agree on a lot, the question of how to measure software quality is a subject of great debate. In his opening keynote at STPCon 2011, Rex...

November 9, 2011  9:00 PM

Recruiters’ advice to testers: Get technical!

Posted by: Yvette Francino
James Whittaker, job search, Role of tester, Scott Barber, SQuAD, Starwest

The days of being able to get a job as a "manual tester" are no more. According to a panel of QA recruiters at a recent Denver SQuAD meeting, employers are looking for testers who have highly technical skills and specialize in a...

November 9, 2011  5:38 PM

Gorilla Logic announces automated testing tool for Android

Posted by: Melanie Webb
Android, mobility testing, open source tools

Recently Gorilla Logic announced the release of their newest automated testing tool, FoneMonkey for Android. I spoke with


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