Software Quality Insights:

Daniel J. Mondello


July 7, 2010  5:52 PM

Holiday hackers use cross-site scripting weaknesses on YouTube, adult pop-ups

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Cross-site scripting, Daniel J. Mondello, hacker attacks, social networking sites hackers, XSS, YouTube, YouTube hacker attack

Over the holiday weekend YouTube users fell victim to a series of coordinated attacks by a team of black hat users. Their antics ranged from redirecting unsuspecting YouTubers onto malware sites to plaguing them with pop-up ads for adult Websites. The group used a little-known weakness in...

June 28, 2010  4:49 PM

Coverity version 5 makes defect discovery quicker and less painful

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
bug tracking, Coverity, Daniel J. Mondello, software news

Earlier this year, Coverity announced the fifth release of its defect investigation software tool, now called Coverity 5. Coverity 5 is basically a rehashing of its existing code analysis engine, process...

April 14, 2010  8:40 PM

Debugging sessions online, communication and collaboration in real-time

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Dan Mondello, Daniel J. Mondello, Debugging, debugging software, Debuglive, Visual Studio, Wintellect

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 6, 2010  8:49 PM

Can iRise, an enterprise visualization tool, aid business analysts?

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
application visualization, business analyst, Dan Mondello, Daniel J. Mondello, iRise, prototyping, ROI, software explanation, testing, Virtualization

The age old expression, "we are on two different pages" may no longer apply to analysts discussing application functionality with business stakeholders. It is a common problem in the software industry: an analyst attempts to describe the needs of business executives with documentation, ending...

March 29, 2010  5:12 PM

Software development QA issues run parallel to automobile manufacturing mistakes

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
automotive manufacturing, Dan Mondello, Daniel J. Mondello, QA in development, QA in manufacturing, software industry flaws, software recalls

Proceeding a Webcast session with Theresa Lanowitz earlier this week, Lanowitz and I entered the post Webcast debriefing room (basically a private phone conference line) where we had...

February 8, 2010  3:39 PM

Electric Cloud offers pre-deployment trial-and-error testability

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Agile Development, Dan Mondello, Daniel J. Mondello, Electric Cloud, preflight builds, software development

How much faster would your development team be able to deploy an application if you were able to automate and aggregate all your build processes regardless of the tools or technologies currently being used? What if you were able to deploy an experimental piece of code to a running application, test...

January 18, 2010  4:28 PM

Running, debugging and analyzing load tests using JMeter

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Dan Mondello, Daniel J. Mondello, free software testing tools, JMeter, Load testing, Mike Kelly, open source software, open source software tools, oss, software expert tutorial, Software testing

In a recent tip series, resident site expert Mike Kelly explored JMeter, a popular and free -- open source load testing tool. He uses JMeter frequently because of its easy of use and supports several programming languages, including HTTP/HTTPS, SOAP, JDBC, LDAP and JMS. In the first tip,...


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