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The Softer Side of Software

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

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

Heather Shanholtzer's picture Heather Shanholtzer
Remote Control

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

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

The Art of Cultivating Networks

With careful planning, diligent communication, and managerial support, you too can make your web of knowledge grow.

Dave Liebreich's picture Dave Liebreich
Behind the Screens

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.

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
A Perfect FIT

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.

Dave Astels's picture Dave Astels
Teamwork Can Be Child's Play

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinion on hot topics. This month, find out why Carol Dekkers thinks watching children at play can teach you quite a bit about teamwork.

Carol Dekkers's picture Carol Dekkers
Two Candidates. One Position

Need a place to go to get the solutions you’ve been raving? Management Fix is what you’ve been looking for. In this issue, find out how to choose between two great candidates when you have only one open position.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
A Fond Farewell

Get our technical editors’ take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, Esther Derby says farewell, but as she goes, she leaves some parting tips on writing.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby

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