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 …

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 …

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 …

BJ Rollison Shares His Thoughts on the Testing Industry in Viet Nam

BJ Rollison, Software Test Architect for Microsoft, is planning to speak at the Viet Nam International Software Testing Automation Conference 2010 (VISTACON 2010) hosted by LogiGear Corporation from 20 – 22 September 2010. Mr. Rollison started working for Microsoft in 1994, becoming one of the leading experts of test architecture and execution at Microsoft. He …

Agile Test Development with Action Based Testing – by Hans Buwalda

Agile methods are becoming more and more popular and successful for developing IT systems. Typical properties of an Agile method, like Extreme Programming, involve continuous user involvement and emphasize on the testing role (‘Users’ may be the actual users of the system you are creating, customers, or business analysts who provide the requirements on behalf …