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    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 innovative software

    by  • June 3, 2015 • Software development, Tools • 0 Comments

    In any industry the adoption of a tool depends on several factors. While some of them are related to sociological aspects (diffusion of innovation), others are down to a simple cost-benefit analysis by the intended user of the software. In his seminal book, Diffusion of Innovations, Everett M. Rogers lists three categories for the...

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    Issue and Bug Tracking eats itself (Part V of SQA tools series)

    by  • May 7, 2015 • Series of SaaS Tools for Software Development, Software development, Tools • 0 Comments

    The series of SaaS tools for software development continues this time with Issue and Bug Tracking tools. As in previous posts in this series (on ALM, Test Management, and Continuous Integration tools) we are only focusing on those tools that are available on the cloud, also called SaaS, Software as a Service. However, this time we are...

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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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    ALM eats itself (Part II of SQA tools series)

    by  • February 19, 2015 • Agile Software Development, Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Market trends, Series of SaaS Tools for Software Development, Software development, Software Testing & QA, Tools, Visualization • 0 Comments

    This is the second post on the SQA tools series. Part I is already published. In this series we are focusing on SaaS tools, and this post is about Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) tools that can be used by monthly or yearly fees. In our frenzied Google searches we may have left some ALM’s...

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    SaaS and SQA event in Bremen

    by  • February 13, 2015 • Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Event, Quality assurance market, Software Testing & QA, Tools • 0 Comments

    U-QASAR is organizing a 2.5h seminar about SaaS and SQA in Bremen on the 25th of February (9.30AM). It would be a great opportunity to see what new SaaS tools are in the SQA field. What makes it more exciting for us is that we will be presenting the U-QASAR platform prototype to a real audience...

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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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    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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    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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