Letter from the Editor – October 2010

Hello everyone – I’m hoping each one of us is having a great October. This time of the year is always my favorite, with the changing of the seasons, Fall was always my favorite time of year; it signified change and renewal – but I don’t want to digress to much from what’s going on …

The Real Costs/Benefits of Test Automation

Are you frustrated with vendors of test automation tools that do not tell you the whole story about what it takes to automate testing? Are you tired of trying to implement test automation without breaking the bank and without overloading yourself with work? I experienced first-hand why people find test automation difficult, and I developed …

Testing in Agile Part 4: Skills /Training

SKILLS Agile teams need training! One of the missing links in the implementation of Agile development methods is the lack of training for teams. I noticed in our recent survey on Agile that only 47% of the respondents answered “Yes” that they had been trained in the Agile development process, with over half responding “No.” …

VISTACON 2010 Keynote – the Future of Testing by BJ Rollison

VISTACON 2010 – Keynote: The future of testing THE FUTURE OF TESTING BJ Rollison – Test Architect at Microsoft VISTACON 2010 – Keynote   BJ Rollison, Software Test Architect for Microsoft. Mr. Rollison started working for Microsoft in 1994, becoming one of the leading experts of test architecture and execution at Microsoft. He also teaches …

Book Review – Happy About Global Software Test Automation: a Discussion of Software Testing for Executives

“Happy About Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing for Executives” Author: Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hackett, and Brent K. Whitlock Publisher: Happy About (August 1, 2006) Finally, a testing book for executives!, November 17, 2006 By Scott Barber “Chief Technologist, PerfTestPlus” Happy About Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing …

Book Review – Testing Applications on the Web

“Testing Applications on the web” – 2nd EditionAuthors: Hung Q. Nguyen, Bob Johnson, Michael HackettPublisher: Wiley; edition (May 16, 2003) This is good book. If you test web apps, you should buy it!, April 20, 2001By Dr. Cem Kaner – Director of Florida Institute of Technology’s Center for Software Testing Education & Research Book Reviews …

Computer Scientist – D. Richard Kuhn Will Provide Some Insights on How to Become a Software Tester and Shares His Interest in Combinatorial Testing

D. Richard Kuhn – Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards & Technology LogiGear: How did you get into software testing? What did you find interesting about it? Mr. Kuhn: About 10 years ago Dolores Wallace and I were investigating the causes of software failures in medical devices, using 15 years of data from the FDA. …