Software Quality Insights:

September, 2008

September 26, 2008  12:26 PM

Traits of good software testers

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I read a post this week on the Software, Technology and More blog about the four unlikely traits of good developers. And some of the traits the writer describes -- creativity, curiosity,...

September 24, 2008  1:17 PM

Addressing software performance issues

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

In order to maximize software performance, you need to be able to measure that software's performance -- response time, throughput, etc. The Computer Measurement Group is one group that takes this seriously. It is a non-profit organization whose...

September 22, 2008  4:07 PM

Web app security mythbusters

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

There are many misconceptions and myths about application security, and Cenzic is looking to debunk them in its new mythbuster podcast series. In its first podcast, Cenzic, a provider of Web application security solutions,...

September 19, 2008  2:26 PM

Software security is everyone’s problem

Jake Sorofman Profile: Jsorofman

Good news about Web security is much rarer than it should be. There was some encouraging news recently, however. A report from WhiteHat Security found that over the course of a year, 66% of known vulnerabilities were corrected. When one considers how terrifying security reports usually are, happy...

September 18, 2008  1:15 PM

Virtual labs: Are they for you?

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

The buzz about cloud computing has people talking about services such as virtual test environments. With such test services, organizations forgo the expense and time involved with setting up test environments. You don't have to worry about the hardware or software -- just pick what you want to...

September 16, 2008  12:00 AM

Introducing the Blog

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

After encouraging readers of to start blogs and write about their experiences in QA, software testing, requirements management, and project management, we editors at have...

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