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Category Archives: Software Quality
IBM’s play in Service Virtualization (SV) for testing In January 2012, I mused over the implications of IBM’s acquisition of Green Hat, vendor of a product that simulated external interfaces for software testing. Fifteen months later, I’ve had another look … Continue reading
A recent Chilean film called NO narrates the campaign to defeat General Pinochet’s 1988 referendum that would have allowed him to remain as President after having ruled Chile as a despot for 12 years. Despite his tight grip on power … Continue reading
Software application development has had to embrace a ‘mobile-first’ philosophy for the road ahead. Smartphone and tablet sales have skyrocketed, web usage from mobile devices far outstrips that seen at the desktop level and mobile data channels are now reported … Continue reading
After fixing the problems of Vista with a successful Windows 7, Microsoft has decided that it is time to be much more bold. Part of this is a change in the types of devices in the market and part of … Continue reading
HP software and service announcements of March 20th Application transformation sets out HP’s portfolio of products and services for helping organizations transition their application portfolios to the next generation of Cloud-enabled, mobile client-served application solutions. It is a strategy well … Continue reading
Yesterday IBM announced its intention to acquire software test tool vendor Green Hat. You might be forgiven for wondering why IBM needs Green Hat’s portfolio when it already has its own suite of Jazz-based Rational test tools that cover test … Continue reading
A new paper from CIC is now available for download with the kind permission of Microsoft where we examine the benefits and challenges of early lifecycle testing for a cluster of technical test types, commonly known as performance testing. The aim … Continue reading
Security, is a big nightmare. You have no idea what else may be running on the computer that your software is to be installed on. To be sure that your software is protected and to protect your users, developers must improve their secure code skills. Continue reading
No matter how well an application is designed or how hard developers try, in a world of complex software we need to rely on QA and software testing to ensure that applications are secure and stable. Unfortunately for many companies, they still treat the QA and test teams as an afterthought. Unless that changes, software will never live up to the hype or be the successful tool that most users expect it to be.