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October 22, 2010  1:15 PM

Decreasing the cost of testing at STPCon



Posted by: Matt Heusser
software, STPcon, testing

I'm here at the Software Test Professionals Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on "How to Reduce the Cost of Testing."  It was fun. Cutting the costs of testing So here's the problem: American business has a...

October 6, 2010  3:12 PM

Butt-in-seat, hands-on keyboard: Quick attacks



Posted by: Matt Heusser
exploratory testing, software, testing

Last Friday, I was pleased to have the opportunity to present on testing at my Local Perl Programming group. First off, yes, I think it helps for programmers to learn about testing. No, not just the idea of Test Automation or of Test Driven Development. I mean the actual hard...


June 2, 2010  4:24 PM

Who are the core vendors in ALM?



Posted by: Yvette Francino
ALM, application lifecycle management, SDLC, software

According to Theresa Lanowitz, founder of IT analyst firm voke inc., the core vendors in the Application Lifecycle Management market are...


December 7, 2009  5:53 PM

Fix expensive Web security weaknesses at a lower cost



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Dan Mondello, Fortify 360, fortify on Demand, security detector, software, web weaknesses

Fortify's new Fortify on Demand service offers penetration and static testing...


November 12, 2009  3:54 PM

Agile software tester’s volunteer group helps non-profits



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
agile methodology, Dan Mondello, software, Software Quality

I was intrigued by Code Green Labs CEO Bob Payne's keynote on Agile philanthropy at SQE's Agile Development Practices in Orlando. So, I talked with him afterward...


November 3, 2009  7:52 PM

Some tips for one-person software test teams



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
Indianopolis Workshops on Software Testing, software, Software testing, software testing teams

Last week I hosted a panel on time management for a local software testing group, IWST (Indianapolis Workshops on Software Testing). One of the questions asked during the meeting went like this: "I just started a new job and I'm at a company where I'm the only tester. Any tips for making that...


October 25, 2009  12:24 AM

STPCon wrap-up: SpeedGeeking, testing Web 2.0 applications



Posted by: Matt Heusser
Cambidge, Conference, Fall 2009, software, STPcon, testing

It's been an amazing week here in Boston while attending the Software Test&Performance Conference.  Friday morning, we ran SpeedGeeking; in the afternoon, I gave my testing Web 2.0 talk, then it was time for dinner and some amazing conversation, and, eventually, sleep. Similar to lightning...


September 21, 2009  1:48 PM

Start with a software test plan template, then throw it away



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
software, software test plans, Software testing

There's nothing more intimidating than a blank sheet of paper. Writers know this to be true, but so do test managers. The easy way out is to pull out a template and to start filling in the various "recommended" sections and details. An even easier approach is to pull out a past test plan and to...


September 2, 2009  4:31 PM

VMware teamed with SpringSource takes cloud computing head on



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
Cloud, Cloud computing, software

The VMworld 2009 opening keynote began like a rock concert with pulsing music and a light show as the morning's keynote speaker, Tod Nielsen, took the stage. Nielsen, VMware's Chief Operating Officer, introduced the conference venue with exciting news for the company's multiple products and...


August 20, 2009  5:41 PM

Agile expert advises on agile transition snags, PMO problems



Posted by: Daniel Mondello
agile, alex adamopoulos, business transitions, emergn, Project management, software

Recently, I spoke with Alex Adamopoulos, CEO and founder of emergn about his company’s new agile development transition consultancy program, AgilePMO. In these...


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