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July 19, 2013  4:00 PM

The basic pieces of Agile



Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile software development, Lean, Scrum, software development

I don't think I'm the only one that gets a little bit turned around sometimes when I'm talking about Agile. It's tough to quickly state what Agile is and how it affects software development teams on a day-to-day basis. Some teams focus on these aspects, concepts and practices, while others focus on...

July 20, 2010  5:34 PM

Visualizations as a way of eliciting software requirements



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Requirements gathering, software development, Visualization tools

Requirements elicitation can present a variety of challenges. Visualization tools that allow for working simulations are now being used to help facilitate communication and collaboration in requirements gathering. ...


June 7, 2010  3:36 PM

Exploring Kanban, agile development’s new rising star



Posted by: Yvette Francino
adaptive agile, agile, software development, Yvette Francino

I've heard a lot of buzz about Kanban, a concept related to lean, recently.  At the agile ALM conference I attended last month there was a lot of talk about lean...


May 13, 2010  6:11 PM

Can agile be used in regulated compliance-driven organizations?



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
agile, Daniel Mondello, software development

Robert “BJ” Reff is the director of Quality Control at Liquent, an organization that creates applications for pharmaceutical companies which enables them to track, research and submit information on FDA approved medications.


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 4, 2010  3:23 PM

Top Agile development tips of 2009



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
agile, Agile software development, Agile vs. waterfall, software development, software methodologies, Software testing, Waterfall development

In 2009, tips about Agile got more traffic than expert advice on any other topic on SearchSoftwareQuality. That didn't surprise our editors, because our surveys showed double-digit increases in our readers' adoption of Agile practices. Yet, while Agile adoption is on the rise, using Agile isn't...


December 7, 2009  3:52 PM

Excluding certain elements while recording JMeter tests



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
JMeter, proxy server, software development, Software testing

In a recent article on JMeter, I related some tips for recording JMeter tests using the proxy recorder. Sometimes when you're recording tests, you want to exclude certain transactions like images, script...


November 12, 2009  7:09 PM

Using Agile, scaling back helps software projects in recession



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Dan Mondello, Project management, software development, Software project management

"You are about to embark on a dynamic quality endeavor. It is time to throttle down on your already oversized and over-budget test and development teams." That was the opening salvo of Michael Mah's (QSM Associates) SQE Agile Development Practices Conference session, Rightsizing your project in...


November 3, 2009  12:21 AM

Scanning source code for security flaws: Three best practices



Posted by: Jan Stafford
software development, source code analysis tools, source code security

Here's some quick advice on scanning source code for security flaws. Maty Siman, CTO of Checkmarx, shares his top three best practices for source code vulnerability inspection.

  1. Scan early and scan often. "The beauty of not having a compiler-based approach is that code can be scanned any...


September 23, 2009  2:31 PM

Getting a jump start on software test collaboration



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
software development, Software testing, software testing teams

Having tested software during many projects, I've seen that the most effective testers are the ones who start early -- and I don't mean the ones who start testing early. I'll explain what I mean with this step-by-step tour of a pattern I've noticed multiple times in software testing projects. 1....


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