Software Quality Insights:

May, 2009

May 26, 2009  7:38 PM

Software test environments: Overlooked in licensing?

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

There is no doubt that test environments are the lifeblood of high-quality technology solutions. In a recent discussion with another IT professional, the issue of test environment licensing came up and clearly became a grey area that is applied differently between organizations. In the case of...

May 21, 2009  1:53 PM

Why waterfall developers still shun Agile

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Jon Kern, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, told me recently that many companies won’t adopt the agile development methodology soon. Why? Some companies are doing just fine with waterfall, he said, because it...

May 15, 2009  2:18 PM

TechEd 2009: Cloud computing not a hot topic

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Moving software development and testing to cloud environments wasn’t a hot topic at Microsoft TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles. Sure, there were some TechEd sessions on cloud computing, and

May 12, 2009  8:43 PM

TechEd panel gives developers, testers recession-savvy career tips

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Developers should get their noses off the coding grindstone and spend time developing expertise in a future technology, consultant Ted Neward advised during the Microsoft TechEd panel discussion on “Surviving the downturn.” Too often, he said, developers are so focused on current projects that...

May 12, 2009  8:36 PM

IT pros: Good news in Microsoft TechEd keynotes, sort of

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

The keynotes at Microsoft TechEd in Los Angeles today brought mixed reactions from attendees today, according to the 23 IT pros I quickly interviewed as they exited. Most were enthused about promised new enhancements to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2’s virtualization features. Others wanted...

May 12, 2009  7:46 PM

Model-based testing using Spec Explorer 2007

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

With Microsoft TechEd happening this week, I thought it might make sense to look at some of the content being presented. For those who can't attend the conference, Microsoft has provided TechEd Online, as series of "channels" where you can watch talks and interviews related to the conference. It's...

May 11, 2009  9:20 PM

Testing software in the cloud: Pros and cons

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Testing software in the cloud: Pros and cons Consultant Bernard Golden - author of IT bestseller, Virtualization for Dummies -- is an advocate for virtualization and cloud computing technologies, but he...

May 8, 2009  5:20 PM

New SQI blogger helps program ASQ quality conference

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Software Quality Insights blogger Mike Kelly has kept this blog up to date on software testing. Rounding things out, we now welcome a software quality...

May 8, 2009  12:03 AM

Compuware tools, Borland have a new home

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Earlier this week Micro Focus, best known for their Cobol application development tools, announced that they would be acquiring some product lines from Compuware Corp., as well as Borland. Both Borland and Compuware are makers of software testing and quality monitoring tools, so this news has...

May 3, 2009  8:47 PM

Data visualization by example: Real-world uses

MichaelDKelly Michael Kelly Profile: MichaelDKelly

Data visualization technologies have advanced at warp speed. While Edward Tufte might be able to break data visualization down into its basic elements, for those of us who don't live the topic, it can be hard to keep up and, more importantly, put...

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