What do these Tests do?

What do these Tests do?

| By John Paliotta | January 26, 2016

Our engineering team is constantly re-evaluating how we work to make our jobs as friction-free as possible. I often tell customers that we are not perfect, and that we share many of their challenges in...

On the road with Steve Barriault: Blue Sky in China

On the road with Steve Barriault: Blue Sky in China

| By Steve Barriault | January 21, 2016

I had the great pleasure, once again, to visit China and its capital, Beijing. Lucky me, I had three beautiful blue sky days. Very little of that legendary smog. That put a smile on everyone's...

Top 10 Blog Posts

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

| By Anna Barcelos | January 11, 2016

As we enter the second week of 2016, we can’t forget 2015 just yet and would like to share our top 10 software test blog posts. The following posts resonated most with our readers last...

Tear Down Test Silos to Improve Time-to-Market

Tear Down Test Silos to Improve Time-to-Market

| By John Paliotta | January 06, 2016

One of the challenges that all software development groups face is the trade-off between time-to-market and adding new features. Software is so malleable that it is tempting to make changes right up until the day...

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): GE Gets It and So Do We

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): GE Gets It and So Do We

| By Bill McCaffrey | December 21, 2015

GE’s amusing series of videos, “What’s the Matter with Owen?,” profile a young developer meeting different scenarios of disbelief in sharing the news that he has become a programmer/developer for GE. It includes his ...

How to make a developer's job easier

How to make a developer's job easier

| By John Paliotta | December 03, 2015

I've been writing a lot recently about software quality and testing thoroughness and how to improve quality via process improvement . Today I want to look at things from the...

A Software Manager walks into a cube ...

A Software Manager walks into a cube ...

| By John Paliotta | November 17, 2015

... and the software architect says: I found two legacy projects that I think we could use as the foundation for our new project. The first one has a million lines of code, but there...

Automotive Transmission Testing

Building an Automotive Test Stand for – Software?

| By Bill McCaffrey | November 12, 2015

Rigorous stand-alone testing of the many physical components of automobiles is done as a standard part of the development process to allow manufacturers to work out the potential problems of a model before it goes...

On the road with Steve Barriault: Asia's Breakfast of Choice!

On the road with Steve Barriault: Asia's Breakfast of Choice!

| By Steve Barriault | November 04, 2015

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In my experience, it is also the most difficult to find too, Fact is, we are all accustomed to a certain style of breakfast, and when...

Are we doomed to make the same mistakes forever?

Are we doomed to make the same mistakes forever?

| By John Paliotta | November 03, 2015

I've been thinking a lot about how the software industry has changed (or not) since I started my first job 30+ year ago. I've come to the conclusion that things are much different, but very...

Technical Debt

Interview on Technical Debt | Neil Langmead – Emenda Software - Part 4

| By Niroshan Rajadurai | October 20, 2015

PART 4 – What can companies do to address Technical Debt?

In this four part blog series, Neil Langmead (formerly of Emenda Software and now heading up Siemens' Clean Code Clinic) explains...

How to Measure the Value of Testing

How to Measure the Value of Testing

| By John Paliotta | October 13, 2015

I was asked last week if the number of bugs found is the best measure of the value of testing. Honestly, I had to think about this for a few minutes, and decided that the...

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