Software Quality

Using HP lifecycle virtualizations to reduce test costs and production risks

By |2016-10-17T10:52:20+01:0026 January 2015|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

No matter how big a customer you are, when a vendor wants to sell you a product at $239,000 a pop, you have to ask yourself serious questions whether it can save you money or give you some competitive edge. Reading Ian Murphy’s Spotlight Review of HP's Service and Network Virtualization instantly set me off [...]

Hat check: Green Hat and IBM 15 months on

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+01:004 April 2013|Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

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 to see whether things have panned out as I imagined. It seemed to me that [...]

Marketing the development testing revolution

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+01:002 April 2013|Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

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 and oppressive, dictatorial rule, Pinochet was put under international pressure to allow a vote. He [...]

A mobile-first philosophy needs a mobile-first methodology

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+01:0015 March 2013|Analysis, Security, Software Quality|

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 to run with a heavier and more enriched stream of content than ever before. For [...]

Application transformation the HP way

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+01:0027 March 2012|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Security, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

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 aimed at the thinking about modernization and rationalization that is current in many enterprises.  Of [...]

Tackling a storm of integration and testing complexity – IBM acquires Green Hat

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+01:005 January 2012|Software Quality, Software Testing|

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 execution, test management and test lab management. The answer is simple. The Green Hat tools [...]

The benefits and practice of early lifecycle performance testing

By |2016-10-17T10:52:46+01:002 March 2011|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

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 is to bring managers up to date on the latest thinking on the subject and [...]

Software testing needs to drastically improve

By |2016-10-17T10:52:47+01:007 January 2011|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Security, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

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.