• Quality assurance trends

    Technical Excellence – Quality in Agile Development

    by  • June 26, 2015 • Agile Software Development, Methods, Quality assurance trends, Software quality, Tools • 0 Comments

    As part of the ongoing efforts to see how potential customers would receive and use U-Qasar, we have met with several people who are devoted to agile methodologies. For them, Quality Assurance seems to be a process imposed by the management, used to the different stages of waterfall software development (requirements, development, QA, …).  Thus,...

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    Test Management eats itself (Part III of SQA Tool Series)

    by  • February 26, 2015 • Market trends, Quality assurance market, Quality assurance trends, Series of SaaS Tools for Software Development, Software Testing & QA, Tools • 1 Comment

    The previous post on this SQA tools series delved in Application Life-Cycle Management tools. This post will review the next link in the SQA chain, the test management tools. As in the rest of these series, we are only looking at those options that are available as SaaS. This time the analysis will mostly...

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    Software development eats itself (Part I of SQA tools series)

    by  • February 5, 2015 • Agile Software Development, Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Quality assurance market, Quality assurance trends, Series of SaaS Tools for Software Development, Software development, Software Testing & QA, Tools • 0 Comments

    This week we start a series of posts on software tools for managing software development and assuring software quality. Application life-cycle management (ALM), team management, testing management, automated and manual testing creation, security testing, load testing,… All this areas are ripen for new tools, and tools keep appearing. This results in a big messmesh of...

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    QA role in Agile Teams

    by  • September 3, 2013 • Agile Software Development, Quality assurance trends, Software quality

    Quality assurance roles and responsibilities have evolved significantly in recent years, as new approaches of software development methods such as Agile have been introduced. The role of testers and QA analysts has adapted to preserve the benefits of QA within an iterative development process. Traditionally, people working on waterfall-based models were not involved in...

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    Software development trends

    by  • August 21, 2013 • Agile Software Development, Quality assurance trends, Software development

    Software development has become a highly complex and diverse practice, which isn’t properly reflected in present solutions for ALM. Typical trends in the software engineering, which are more relevant to our project (UQASAR), are low formalism processes, customer-driven development, self-managed teams, and a great variability in process frameworks.   1. A Trend of Lower...

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    What functionalities does your ALM tool provide

    by  • August 12, 2013 • Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Quality assurance trends, Software development, Tools

    Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) is a rather new term indicating a clearer focus on coordinating the total life-cycle of developing a software product or solution beyond core software development tasks. Kaariainen and Valimaki (2009) has defined ALM as “the coordination of activities and the management of artifacts (e.g. requirements, source code, test cases) during...

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    Highlights of the Helsinki Testing Days 2013 Conference

    by  • June 20, 2013 • Conference, Event, Quality assurance trends, Software quality

    U-QASAR poster was presented at the Helsinki Testing Days 2013 conference which  gathered over 400 software testing professionals to Aalto University School of Science. Held for the first time in the capital region, the event brought together computer scientists and students from Aalto University Department of Computer Science and Engineering, testing organisations and software...

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    Emerging QA trends

    by  • May 20, 2013 • Quality assurance trends

    Following the fast paced evolution of software platforms, services and devices, the software testing paradigm is changing as well. With regards to quality assurance, several new trends are worth keeping an eye on: – Mobile usability & performance With the growing popularity of mobile apps, new front-ends and more secure data transfers need to...

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