• A Review Meeting in Brussels @EuropeanCommission

    by  • November 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    One year to go in the U-QASAR project, and the U-QASAR team visited Brussels for the last Review Meeting at the European Commission before the final report. The importance of this meeting cannot be overstated, and the preparations started some time before with the Innopole team coordinating all the reports and deliverables from the...

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    What are you guys doing over there…?

    by  • November 4, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A few people have recently been asking what the U-QASAR project is really all about. We have loftly goals and we plan to execute them in the timeframe of this project. But here is a quick executive summary of what’s going on. The main objective of U-QASAR is to create a flexible Quality Assurance,...

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    Why We Love Testing

    by  • October 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SmartBear asked software testers what they love about testing – because we love it too! Hear what great people have to say about our passion – Software Testing.   References: http://smartbear.com

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    Exploring the Test-first programming

    by  • October 13, 2014 • 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 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

    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

    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

    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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    Open systems and software ecosystem

    by  • September 10, 2013

    Software ecosystems is a recent paradigm within the domain of software engineering, referring to a networked community of organizations or actors, which base their relations to each other on a common interest in the development and use of a central software technology. Some other definitions of this emerging concept have been proposed, for example...

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    QA role in Agile Teams

    by  • September 3, 2013

    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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