• Software quality

    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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    Impact of SQA and U-Qasar in your company

    by  • June 12, 2015 • Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Market trends, Quality assurance market, Software quality • 0 Comments

    The economic impact of software is certainly dependant in the quality of it. Companies developing software spend a lot of effort maintaining the software and removing errors and problems during the lifecycle of software. For companies using software, they have got so dependant on it that outages due to software errors can lead to...

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    What do you understand by SQA?

    by  • December 2, 2014 • Publication, Quality assurance market, Quality measurement, Software quality • 0 Comments

    In the last post, we talked about how users can contribute to SQA processes in FLOSS. That somehow brought up the idea that SQA means different things depending who is doing it. In this post we try to better define the different understandings of SQA. Kitchenham and Pfleeger (1996) characterize software quality as an elusive...

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    Users’ SQA role in Open Source software

    by  • November 24, 2014 • Publication, Software quality, Software Testing & QA, Tools • 0 Comments

    Nowadays , the pervasiveness of open source software is absolute. From source code snippets, web libraries, platforms’ plug-ins and add-ons, computer programs, and even operating systems are open source. The fact that open source software allows to check for the source code has been claimed as beneficial to guarantee its quality, and even its...

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    Exploring the Test-first programming

    by  • October 13, 2014 • Agile Software Development, Software development, Software engineering, Software quality • 0 Comments

    Extreme Programming (XP) introduced us with multiple central techniques like pair-programming, small releases, incremental planning, continuous integration and many more. One of the key techniques of XP is test-first programming! The whole process from a small design, incremental code and continuous testing is known as Test Driven Development (TDD). The test-first programming constitutes of...

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    Software product quality characteristics

    by  • June 23, 2014 • Quality measurement, Software quality

    Quality is a vague concept and it can mean different things to different people. ISO25010 (ISO/IEC 2010) gives one taxonomy for software quality: Figure. ISO/IEC 25010 quality model (ISO/IEC 2010) In this taxonomy the software quality is described through eight quality characteristics, each of which is further divided into two or more sub characteristics....

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    Different viewpoints to software quality

    by  • June 2, 2014 • Quality measurement, Software engineering, Software quality

    Kitchenham, and Pfleeger (1996) characterize software quality as an elusive target and, basically, software quality can be split into product quality and process quality, yet this helps little as numerous quality targets can be found for both. To provide a more holistic understanding of different approaches we summarize here Garvin’s views of product quality...

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    Identifying quality indicators

    by  • May 22, 2014 • Methods, Quality measurement, Software quality

    When planning a new measurement program or introducing new metrics into an organization it is important to consider the different types of indicators and metrics that can be applied in software development. Quality indicators are selected to evaluate the status of a defined quality objective. The quality indicators can be characterized from different viewpoints...

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    The difficulty of software metrics

    by  • May 13, 2014 • Quality measurement, Software quality

    In terms of popularity, the use of software metrics is a success. It has, since the late 1960s been widely adopted. While the term “software metrics” these days means anything that has to do with collection measurements (such as manually recording defects or producing numbers that characterize properties of software code), its main impact...

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