Between outsourcing and flextime, virtual development teams are fast becoming the rule rather than the exception. But can team members work together when they're so far apart? Read two stories of how real-life programmers are making it work.
How a tight deadline forced a department to break through the barriers that separate development and testing.
With careful planning, diligent communication, and managerial support, you too can make your web of knowledge grow.
Web services can't be tested through manual means, can they? With the right tools they can. Find out how a solid background in exploratory testing and Ruby's scripting language can make it possible.
Programmers, how do you make test-driven development better? By involving those outside of development in writing test scenarios. FIT is a tool that’s being used by many to do just that. Dave Astels will show you how.
We often claim that customers don't know what they want, and then we expect them to tell us anyway. But does it make sense to expect customers to select from among the multitude of options when they don't even know what those options are? In this week's column, Naomi Karten recalls how an unfortunate situation led her to a new approach to identifying customer needs.
Security testing tends to take a different approach from that of traditional testing. In this column, Herbert Thompson invites us into his world and offers up a peek into an average day for an experienced security tester.
Is your company preparing for a capacity test? Are you unsure and uncertain about how to prepare for this test? This article proposes a few strategies to help companies overcome issues such as how to select business processes for a capacity test, the value of automation for a capacity test, and mitigating risk. A poorly coordinated and planned capacity test could prove costly and have a deleterious impact on the end-user's ability to conduct everyday tasks.
Everyone knows the job market is tough these days. So, how does an entry-level tester compete against more experienced software professionals? In this week's column, Danny Faught offers a three-dimensional strategy for gaining the upper hand in your quest for a testing career.
Communication problems can be devastating to a project–Just ask the Light Brigade. In this week's column, Matt Heusser offers some tips that may help you keep your team a cohesive, functioning unit.
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