Software Quality Insights:

July, 2010

July 29, 2010  3:46 PM

Selecting the right tools for your Agile team

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

You’re a test manager being asked to evaluate and select tools for your agile team. With the plethora of tools available, how do you begin to select those that are most appropriate?  Choosing the right tools is only part of the equation for success. How will you determine the best practices and...

July 26, 2010  7:14 PM

Jail Breaking ban lifted on Apple products

Daniel Mondello Profile: Daniel Mondello

For long, Apple has relied solely on laws to protect them and keep third-party application developers out of its platform-specific OS. Apple’s unfaltering drive for platform-specific application independence for long left users with one option, “Jail Breaking”. The Jail Breaking technique...

July 22, 2010  5:51 PM

Apple surpasses Oracle in security breaches

Daniel Mondello Profile: Daniel Mondello

According to recent article on, Apple has become the new reigning champ and is once again making headlines. No, not because it is outselling PC products (which it is) and not just because...

July 21, 2010  7:59 PM

Three vendors gather under umbrella to provide automation products

Daniel Mondello Profile: Daniel Mondello

Announced July 19, vendors: AutomatedQA, Pragmatic Software and SmartBear, have joined forces and rebranded under one name, “SmartBear Software”. All three of these companies have a 10 year history in software, each with its own specialty in...

July 20, 2010  9:30 PM

Newcomer to Agile ALM: Telerik’s TeamPulse available July 27

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

On July 27th, Telerik will be releasing TeamPulse, an agile project management tool  for Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS). I was invited to take part in beta testing the release, which has been...

July 20, 2010  5:34 PM

Visualizations as a way of eliciting software requirements

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

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. ...

July 20, 2010  4:38 PM

Mastering Agile estimation

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Whether I'm trying to estimate how long it will take to do a house project or a software development project, estimation is a whole lot easier if you've done a similar task to the task you're trying to estimate. Once you have a baseline, you not only have gained skills in accomplishing that task,...

July 20, 2010  1:19 PM

Agile ALM Vendor ThoughtWorks Studio announces Go

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Today, agile ALM vendor ThoughtWorks Studios announced a "continuous delivery" product, Go.  Go is an upgrade from ThoughtWorks' Cruise product and is used in conjunction with Mingle for project management and Twist for automated testing to create what Thoughtworks calls an "end-to-end, adaptive...

July 15, 2010  3:07 PM

Rally for the iPhone: Rally acquires Blue Hole’s ScrumAway app

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) vendor Rally Software announced its acquisition of Rally for the iPhone from Blue Hole Software yesterday. Formerly selling for $15 under the application name of ScrumAway, the iPhone app is now free and rebranded as "Rally for the iPhone." In April...

July 13, 2010  6:00 AM

Coverity/Armorize partner up to get security defects eliminated earlier in SDLC

Daniel Mondello Profile: Daniel Mondello

Coverity and Armorize are two fairly well-known names in the software industry. Coverity is known for its static source code analysis and Armorize is recognized for its security provisioning. As of today, the two have joined forces to provide the best of both world’s under one umbrella allowing...

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