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April 10, 2014  3:04 PM

A focus on metrics says shift software quality focus left

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Application lifecyle management, applications, Development, development cycles, project management trends, project planning, Software Quality, Software testing

Yesterday's keynote speaker here at QUEST 2014 in Baltimore was Michael Mah. Mah is an interesting guy. He played a part in designing nuclear submarines for the U.S. government in the 1980's. More recently, he supported the Sea Shepherds in their efforts to curb whale and dolphin hunting in Asia...

January 11, 2014  11:24 PM

One word for software quality engineers in 2014 – “Continuous”

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile ALM, Agile Development, Agile integration, Agile software development, Agile testing, Application lifecyle management, Continuous, continuous delivery, Continuous Integration, project management trends, QA Trends, quality assurance, Software Quality, Software testing

I don't know if there's ever a single word that can sum up what's happening – or going to happen – in a field as diverse as software quality. If that one word exists for software quality in 2014, I'm going to guess the best word will be continuous. Get ready to hear about continuous...

August 6, 2013  12:17 AM

It’s TaaS – but it’s not really ‘Testing as a Service,’ or is it?

Posted by: James Denman
Agile 2013, Agile software development, Debugging, Integration Testing, Software Quality, Software testing, Software testing tools

Automated integration testing sort of presents us with a paradox. The problem is that automated testing makes the most sense for large organizations where there's a lot of testing to be done; however, these big enterprises tend to have large, complicated development environments where it tends to...

August 2, 2013  9:41 PM

Agile2013 conference still closing in; plus new news on the security front

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile 2013, Agile Alliance, Agile conference, Agile software development, application development, Application security, Dan Cornell, Debugging, Development, Security, Software Quality, Software testing, testing

It's been a busy week and I'm itching to start the weekend, so this week's post is going to be short, but I'll make up for that with extra blog posts next week. I take off for Nashville in about forty-eight hours.  This conference is going to be a real challenge to cover on my own, but it should...

July 27, 2013  2:39 AM

Agile 2013 – Or – How I’ll spend my summer vacation

Posted by: James Denman
agile, Agile 2013, Agile Alliance, Agile conference, Agile Development, Agile Leadership, Agile teams, Agile test, Agile testing, quality assurance, Software Quality, Software testing, team building, test, tester skills, testers

My head is spinning this week. The summer seems to be rushing by in a blur. I'm gearing up for Agile2013 in Nashville Tennessee (August 5-9) and I'm torn between wishing I was leaving tonight and wishing I had an extra week to prepare. There's so...

April 20, 2012  4:31 PM

Software testing is an “intentional investigation”

Posted by: Melanie Webb
Software testing, STAREAST 2012

 When testers "compare the product to specifications," what they often find is that they identify intentions -- and the intentions are different from the product. While the tester's job may be to gather information, this becomes an intentional investigation, according to STAREAST 2012 keynote...

April 29, 2011  3:15 PM

Security testing in an Agile environment

Posted by: Melanie Webb
Agile adoption, Agile Development, security testing, Software testing

Recently, has been examining the ongoing adoption of the Agile approach in small and large organizations. Our research shows that project success is highly dependent upon diligent requirements...

May 12, 2010  7:00 PM

What’s your favorite open source tool?

Posted by: Yvette Francino
open source software, open source tools, Software testing

Our new open source software special report serves up articles on the latest open source tool trends, problems and successes in application testing, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Windows environments....

May 3, 2010  5:09 PM

Adam Goucher’s Selenium Eureka moment, IDE plugins and new book

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Software testing, Software testing tools

If you test web applications across many platforms and don’t use Selenium, a suite of open source tools, you’re missing the boat, says software test expert and author Adam Goucher. In this post, Selenium expert Chris McMahon shares his recent conversation with Goucher about Selenium's benefits...

April 29, 2010  7:37 PM

James Bach – The buccaneer tester

Posted by: Yvette Francino
James Bach, Software testing, STAREast 2010

Most people who are in the Software Test and QA industry know who James Bach is. He's an outspoken rapscallion and makes no apologies about it. In fact, he's proud of it.  In this morning's keynote, Bach told us about what it means to be a "buccaneer tester." "Challenge the system," says Bach....

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