• U-Qasar musicians get to Bremen

    by  • March 5, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Last week, U-Qasar team met in the real world for the first time since the EU Commision review meeting. This time the excuse for the meeting was to prepare for the final sprint of U-Qasar. The meeting was hosted by the German partners (ATB and Contact) in Bremen, where their headquarters are. The evening...

    Read more →

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

    by  • February 26, 2015 • 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...

    Read more →

    ALM eats itself (Part II of SQA tools series)

    by  • February 19, 2015 • 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...

    Read more →

    SaaS and SQA event in Bremen

    by  • February 13, 2015 • 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...

    Read more →

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

    by  • February 5, 2015 • 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...

    Read more →

    SQA Conferences 2015 (Quality and Testing)

    by  • January 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

    At U-QASAR we have compiled the list of Software Quality and Metrics (SQA) conferences for 2015 and thought that it could be of your interest. We have compiled it in a nice calendar file to add to your favourite calendar manager. Here you have a list with a small description from each. January Software...

    Read more →

    Recap of PROFES 2014 Conference

    by  • January 14, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Last month took place the PROFES 2014 conference, focused on “software engineering techniques, methods, and technologies for product-focused software development and process improvement as well as their practical application in an industrial setting”. The conference consisted of tutorials, a doctoral consortium, and academic presentations. The online conference program now includes slides for all the...

    Read more →

    The promise of a new software engineering and SQA

    by  • December 8, 2014 • 0 Comments

    For some time now, Ivar Jacobson and his colleagues at SEMAT have been developing what they call Essence. Essence is a set of language and idioms used to describe software engineering practices and methods. It also consists of the “kernel for software engineering”. In a new article published at ACM QUEUE magazine, they claim that...

    Read more →

    What do you understand by SQA?

    by  • December 2, 2014 • 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...

    Read more →

    Users’ SQA role in Open Source software

    by  • November 24, 2014 • 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...

    Read more →