Lisa Crispin: Collaboration beats tossing code ‘over the wall’

Even though Lisa Crispin does training, coaching andwriting about Agile testing, she is not one to rip Waterfall methods. As we saw in the first part of my two-part interview, Crispin says the Waterfall might work in some circumstances. “If your industry is slow changing and doesn’t require that software-providing new business value be delivered more […]

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When a software glitch is not just a software glitch

Sometimes software problems are a nuisance. Sometimes they cause your brand to lose face – and customers. Occasionally, a software glitch can endanger innocent lives. This edition of The Week in Software Failure includes some issues in the latter category. If you’re ever tempted to skip a test, delay a test or forego testing altogether […]

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Hemant Elhence: DevOps is a natural progression that speeds quality software

  Although he is a bona fide enthusiast for agile,Hemant Elhence acknowledges that the software development methodology might not work in every situation. As we saw in part one of my email interview with the CEO of Dallas-based Synerzip, Elhence believes the waterfall approach may indeed work better if the development team has relative certainty in […]

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Rise of IoT brings tidal surge of security concerns

We’ve been writing a lot about software security lately. That’s because it’s a big damned deal. One important facet that will only grow in prominence is keeping networks safe as the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more prevalent. That is, as more devices around us become net-connected. New security vulnerabilities and defects yet-undreamed-of will start […]

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How your company should be gearing up for the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things (IoT) move from a buzzword to new reality, organizations need to take a holistic approach in aligning their software development practices with physical devices. Gartner expects the IoT to lead to 26 billion new connected devices by 2020 and $1.8 trillion in new business value. We caught up with Mike […]

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Security guru: Continuous testing a key to stopping hacks

Alex Holden investigates the big hacks. His Milwaukee-area information security firm, Hold Security LLC, has identified some of the largest cyber-security breaches of the past couple years. In October 2013, Hold Security worked with a journalist to discover that a hacker group had put on an unprotected server the source code for key Adobe Systems […]

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