When it comes to troubleshooting application performance problems, most organizations are still stuck in reactive mode.
Seapine Software announced last week the availability of TestTrack Pro 7.5, a new version of the defect tracking and issue management software, featuring cross-platform user and administrator clients, full Unicode character support and expanded workflow functionality.
Rapidly increasing user loads, wildly complex software and
distributed development that includes worldwide outsourcing
all ratchet up the need for better application testing processes
Custom-built BI applications need tune-ups. And if the rate at which new features are added to shrink-wrapped BI releases from major vendors is any indication, BI consumers, in particular, aren’t shy about asking for more. As a result, there’s a good chance custom-built BI apps will require more attention than other kinds of homegrown software.
It is axiomatic to say that testing and QA are the ugly stepchildren of the software development process. Everyone knows code quality is important, but so are features and deadlines. And when it's crunch time, testing and QA get short shrift.
Exploited software flaws cost the U.S. financial services industry more than $3 billion per year, according to the National Institute of Standards & Technology.
The good thing about Web services is that they expose interfaces, streamline connections
and accelerate business processes. The bad thing about Web services is that they
expose interfaces, streamline connections and accelerate business processes.
Few software companies have beat the security-begins-in-the-application-development-process drum louder than automated software testing solutions vendor Parasoft Corporation. “Prevent errors as you write the code,” is the company mantra (if not exactly its slogan). The advent of service-oriented architectures that support wide-scale use of Web services makes that message even more urgent, says Wayne Ariola, Parasoft’s VP of corporate development.
IBM Rational has announced two new tools to bridge the traditional gap between enterprise IT operations and application development by integrating its testing and development tools with its Tivoli application management software.
Parasoft Corp., the Monrovia, Calif., provider of solutions that automatically prevent software errors, announced the availability of Jtest 6.0 at LinuxWorld in Boston last week.
Compuware Corp. has launched two new products as part of its DevPartner product line -- Fault Simulator and SecurityChecker.
TestArchitect 2.0 is a product for organizing your testing efforts - but it's
also the embodiment of a philosophy of testing. I chatted for a while with the
folks at LogiGear about this release, and here's my take on what's going on.
Compuware has partnered with Spherion Corp. and Sogeti USA to advance its offering of QA tools and consulting packaged as the Compuware Application Reliability Solution, says Gery Plourde, CARS director.
After winning the early test tool battle, Mercury takes on industry giants in systems software. Can it maintain focus as it grows?
In an effort to help application developers to "help themselves," Sun has released a free test kit designed to verify whether an application is J2EE-compatible.
With its ability to automatically generate relevant testing scenarios, SOAPtest is the perfect counterpart for developing enterprise-class Web service apps.
For Charles Schwab, testing has long passed the "fad" stage to become convention in the IT unit; some observers caution users to beware of overpromises.
Government regulations seek to enforce best practices, and IT development managers must respond. The Sarbanes-Oxley act is like sensible shoes -- with teeth. If corporate governance is here, will better IT governance follow?
A sampling of recently released automated testing tools
In which the intrepid reporter undertakes a few weeks of development using the .NET
Compact Framework, and lives to tell of it.