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When is Done Really Done?[article]

When your idea of a completed task is significantly different from that of your team's members, you're asking for trouble. In this week's column, Peter Clark outlines some steps you can take to ensure that everyone on your team understands your expectations when you ask them if they're "done."

Peter Clark's picture Peter Clark
Secure the Parameter![magazine]

Read about one of the most common Web security bugs, parameter violation. Find out what it is, how it works, and how you can secure your site against it.

Mike Andrews's picture Mike Andrews
(Not So) Trivial Pursuits[magazine]

How one tester learned the hard way that quality is in the eye of the pocketbook holder.

Geordie Keitt's picture Geordie Keitt
An Ounce of Prevention[magazine]

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, find out why Matthew Heusser thinks that quality problems should be prevented, not cured.

Matt Heusser's picture Matt Heusser
What Your Weekly Meetings Aren't Telling You[magazine]

Need a place to go to get the solutions you've been craving? Management Fix is what you've been looking for. In this issue, find out how one-on-one meetings can reveal problems and opportunities that might otherwise not surface until it's too late.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
The Many Faces of Quality[magazine]

We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, Brian Marick explains why he believes the future of software lies in trust and teamwork among the many people who care about quality.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
Want Better Software? Just Ask[magazine]

An effective project customer can turn a good product into a great one. But he's got to know how. Mike Cohn gives project customers seven simple rules for communicating product goals effectively to development.

Mike Cohn's picture Mike Cohn
Make What's Counted Count[magazine]

As a manager, how do you use the data you collect to actually steer your company's actions? One key is to know what the data actually means. Ben Linders shares how telecommunications giant Ericsson began getting the real story behind its numbers.

Ben Linders's picture Ben Linders
Domain-Centric Programming: Redefining the Universe[magazine]

Sometimes to build better software you have to challenge long-standing assumptions. Find out what happened when one programmer realized his priorities were upside-down.

J.B. Rainsberger's picture J.B. Rainsberger
Hurry Up ... And Wait[magazine]

Turn to The Last Word to find out why faster development tools may not be saving anyone any time.

Linda Hayes's picture Linda Hayes
Estimates: From Wrong to Real[magazine]

Need a place to go to get the solutions you've been craving? Management Fix is what you've been looking for. In this issue, find out how to create estimates that make sense.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
The Softer Side of Software[magazine]

We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, Guest Editor Elisabeth Hendrickson makes the case for solving the people issues behind your software problems.

Elisabeth Hendrickson's picture Elisabeth Hendrickson
Peer Pressure, Downtime Downside, and Regulatory Reviews[magazine]

Get the software engineering slant on items from the recent news.

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Remote Control[magazine]

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.

Tearing Down the Walls[magazine]

How a tight deadline forced a department to break through the barriers that separate development and testing.

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