2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – Overview

I am Senior Vice President at LogiGear. My main work is consulting, training, and organizational optimization. I’ve always been interested in collecting data on software testing – it keeps us rooted in reality and not some wonkish fantasy about someone’s purported best practice! Just as importantly, many software development teams can easily become myopic as …

Letter from the Editor – September 2010

We launched the first ever software testing conference in Vietnam, VISTACON. It was a resounding success, with well over 200 participants and 20+ speakers from around the globe; each speaking on a wide range of cutting-edge testing topics. In this month’s magazine, we have uploaded several video recordings of event presentations – giving our readers …

Testing in Agile Part 3: Practices and Process

Summary Remember that Agile is not an SDLC. Neither are Scrum and XP for that matter. Instead, these are frameworks for projects; they are built from practices (for example, XP has 12 core practices). Scrum and XP advocates will freely recommend that you pick a few practices to implement, then keep what works and discard …

Professor Janzen Provides Some Insight to LogiGear Magazine on How to Become a Software Tester

David S. Janzen – Associate Professor of Computer Science Department California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – homepage LogiGear: How did you get into software testing and what do you find interesting about it? Professor Janzen: The thing I enjoy most about computing is creating something that helps people. Since my first real job …

Jamie Tischart Shares His Thoughts on the Testing Industry in Viet Nam

Jamie Tischart Director – Sews, Product Delivery McAfee, Inc. 9781 S. Meridian Blvd, Suite 400 Englewood, Co, USA, 80112 LogiGear: What do you think about the development of the software testing industry in Vietnam? Jamie Tischart: I am very excited about the continued growth and development of the software testing industry in Vietnam. The professionals …

What Is Test Automation Return on Investment?

What is the Automation ROI ticker? The LogiGear Automation Return on Investment (ROI) ticker, the set of colored numbers that you see above the page, shows how much money we presumably save our customers over time by employing test automation as compared to doing those same tests manually, both at the design and execution level.

Measuring Test Automation Return on Investment

Source: From I.M.Testy (BJ Rollison’s blog) I just finished reading Implementing Automated Software Testing by E.Dustin, T. Garrett, and B. Gauf and overall this is a good read providing some well thought out arguments for beginning an automation project, and provides strategic perspectives to manage a test automation project. The first chapter made several excellent …

Professor Jeff Offutt Provides Some Insight to LogiGear Magazine on How to Become a Software Tester

Jeff Offutt – Professor of Software Engineering in the Volgenau School of Information Technology at George Mason University – homepage – and editor-in-chief of Wiley’s journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, LogiGear: How did you get into software testing? What do you find interesting about it? Professor Offutt: When I started college I didn’t …