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Reaction to Proposed Software Testing Standard

by Shane Hastie on  Sep 11, 2014 5

ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 is a proposed standard for software testing that has generated a lot of reaction in the industry, much of it against the implementation of the new standard.

Abstract Interfaces vs Abstract Base Classes in Entity Framework 6

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 18, 2013 5

As part of the beta 1 release, Entity Framework 6 has added new methods to DbSet: AddRange, RemoveRange, and FindAsync. But what will happen with IDbSet, the matching abstract interface?

Coverity 2012: How to Get a Low Defect Density

by Abel Avram on  May 07, 2013

This article contains the testimonies of several project leaders detailing the process used to achieve a low Coverity Scan defect density.

Anthony F. Voellm Discusses Testing 2.0 at the Google Testing Blog

by Michael Stal on  Sep 01, 2012

In his recent posting "Testing 2.0" at the Google Testing Blog, Anthony F. Voellm is discussing the evolution of testing. While some experts might believe, almost all research in testing already has been done, Voellm anticipates what he calls “Testing 2.0” . This evolution of testing could comprise aspects such as automation of complex decisions on quality issues.

Elizabeth Hendrickson On The Bugs Spread Disease

by Michael Stal on  Aug 12, 2012 3

Elizabeth Hendrickson recently discussed the wasted hours she spent in bug triage meetings. In her blog testobsessed.com she addressed the problem that some organizations spend so much time and money on testing without really leveraging the information testing reveals. Such organisations suffer from severe problems due to what Hendrickson calls the bugs spread disease.

IBM is now wearing a Green Hat

by Michael Stal on  Jan 06, 2012 12

On January 4th, IBM announced it is going to acquire the cloud and SOA integration service company Green Hat. Testing is one of the main challenges when developing cloud or SOA based applications. Buying Green Hat IBM hopes to offer more productive testing approaches and other benefits for such types of large scale software systems. Green Hat will be integrated into IBM Rational Solution.

How Applied Psychology can help Software Engineers

by Michael Stal on  Nov 02, 2011 1

On the 1st November software engineer and author John R. Fox has published his book “Digital Work in an Analog World”. According to its subtitle “Improving Software Engineering by Applied Psychology”, the book does not consider software engineering in practice. Rather, it is focusing on the psychological aspects relevant and practices relevant for engineers.

Tasktop Sync Supports Application Lifecycle Management Synchronization

by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 26, 2011 1

The new release of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool Tasktop supports an ALM synchronization solution that addresses the visibility and traceability needs of the software development teams. Tasktop team announced the release of Tasktop Sync 1.0 version last month. They also recently released Tasktop Dev 2.1 version which builds on Eclipse Indigo release of Mylyn 3.6.

Application Lifecycle Management in Team Foundation Server 11

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 15, 2011 1

Team Foundation Server 11 has added many features in the area of Application Lifecycle Management. Some of the highlights include support for code reviews, iterations/sprints, resource allocation, third part testing frameworks, and a much more capable dependency graph.

Software Architecture in the Movies

by Michael Stal on  Jul 31, 2011

Keeping up-to-date with software architecture can be a tough endeavor. Information is normally available within thick books or somewhere hidden in the Web. Another more entertaining way can be to watch clips available at video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Selenium 2 (a.k.a Selenium WebDriver) Is Released

by Bienvenido David on  Jul 18, 2011 1

The Selenium team has recently released Selenium 2 (a.k.a. Selenium WebDriver), a major update to the poplar test framework for web applications.

SoapUI and LoadUI Join the SmartBear Product Portfolio

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jul 12, 2011 1

SmartBear Software, a prominent ALM and monitoring tool vendor acquired Eviware, creators of popular open source web services testing tools soapui and loadui, last week.

Eclipse Jubula: Automated Functional Testing Tool

by Bienvenido David on  Jul 05, 2011

The recent release of Eclipse Indigo includes Jubula, an automated functional testing tool for Java and HTML applications. Tests are created via drag and drop of built-in test libraries, instead of application recording or test programming.

Native Mobile Apps Test Automation with NativeDriver

by Abel Avram on  Jun 23, 2011

NativeDriver offers test automation for Android and iOS native applications. It implements the WebDriver API.

Will Machiel van der Bijl make manual Software Testing obsolete?

by Michael Stal on  Jun 11, 2011 5

Machiel van der Bijl from the University of Twente in the Netherlands recently introduced a Model-based testing approach which is supposed to automate software testing.

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