Build and Launch Great Apps with both Real-World Testing and Automation

The dramatic upward shift in the number of applications – from web to mobile to wearable to beyond – has increased the importance of users’ definitions of quality. In today’s apps economy, users decide which apps win and which lose out, as they drop their long-time favorites after even just one sub-par experience. Today, understanding […]

What Do Defects Really Cost? More Than You Think

As software increasingly becomes the face of the business, defects can lead to embarrassment, financial loss, and even business failure. Nevertheless, in response to today’s demand for speed and “continuous everything,” the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster. It’s foolhardy to expect that speeding up an already-troubled implementation process will achieve the […]

Testing the Data Warehouse – Big Data, Big Problems

Data warehouses have become a popular mechanism for collecting, organizing, and making information readily available for strategic decision making. The ability to review historical trends and monitor near real-time operational data has become a key competitive advantage for many organizations. Yet the methods for assuring the quality of these valuable assets are quite different from […]

I18N: English is “Just Another Language”

We live in a Global workplace. Software, especially Web Based Applications, are accessible from all over the world. In each of our home locations, we may develop in our native language, and maybe we don’t give thought to Globalization, or what someone from another country, speaking another language might experience if they land on our […]

End-Users. Involved at Last!

Can a small group of people change the world for the better, battling against difficult odds? In the story I want to tell you, yes they can. I’d like to tell you about a project and a team which refused to settle with a situation they found. They decided to change their situation – and […]

So You Want to Hire a Software Tester …

Have you ever thought about leaving your job but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you are on the other side of the fence and needing to grow your testing team. Where do you begin to find the right talent? This isn’t your fathers “50 Interview Questions to Ask” lesson. Using his own life […]