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To the Moon: Parallels Between Space Missions and Developing Software

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015 1

Russ Olsen did the opening keynote titled "To the Moon" at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about drawbacks of doing all the things at the same time to meet the deadline, learning from things that went wrong and from things that went right, how little things can kill you in software development, and how to focus and deal with details when doing complex work.

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Swagger Founder Makes Commitment to Keep Project Open

by Jerome Louvel Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 03, 2015

With SmartBear Software recently announcing that they are assuming responsibility for the Swagger API open-source project, many companies involved in API development tools have wondered if there will be major changes. Questions are also coming from the open-source community and from professional API developers. InfoQ interviewed Tony Tam, founder of the Swagger project.

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Creativity and Testing: Do They Go Together?

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 17, 2015

At the Agile Testing Days 2014 in Potsdam Jan Jaap Cannegieter spoke about using different sides of our brain to optimize testing and he will redo this presentation during the Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2015. InfoQ interviewed Cannegieter about how agile has changed testing, creativity and thinking in testing, skills of agile testers, and how testers can make steps towards agile testing.

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Reaction to Proposed Software Testing Standard

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 11, 2014 6

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.

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Abstract Interfaces vs Abstract Base Classes in Entity Framework 6

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers 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?

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Coverity 2012: How to Get a Low Defect Density

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers 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.

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

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers 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.

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Elizabeth Hendrickson On The Bugs Spread Disease

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers 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.

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IBM is now wearing a Green Hat

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 06, 2012 5

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.

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How Applied Psychology can help Software Engineers

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers 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.

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Tasktop Sync Supports Application Lifecycle Management Synchronization

by Srini Penchikala Follow 33 Followers 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.

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Application Lifecycle Management in Team Foundation Server 11

by Jonathan Allen Follow 499 Followers 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.

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Software Architecture in the Movies

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers 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.

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

by Bienvenido David Follow 0 Followers 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.

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SoapUI and LoadUI Join the SmartBear Product Portfolio

by Jeevak Kasarkod Follow 3 Followers 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.

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