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Object Orientation and SQA

Object Orientation adds a level of complexity to testing, whilst frameworks and techniques have to adapt, the encapsulated nature of OO helps to define a finite scope.  With minor adaption most methodologies can be adapted to test this technology.  Object Orientation also provides opportunities to enhance out testing repertoire. The concept of Object Orientation binds

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Security testing is hard

Published on March 22, 2009 by in Security, SQA

Software security testing is perhaps the hardest facet of Software Quality Assurance to realise and security faults are often not discovered until such time and their abuse is discovered. There can be no hard and fast rule on the exit criteria for any given project.  Each project must be risk assessed and the effort put

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Why the waterfall may reduce quality

The waterfall method, documented by Royce (Royce, 1970), attempted to ensure quality through constraints,  conversely Boehm’s Spiral model (Boehm, 1988) attempts to address the inflexibility of the waterfall approach  offering opportunities for  improvement throughout the entire process.  It is Boehm’s spiral that from the basis of all today’s modern agile mythologies. We should note that

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Outsourcing and the QA chalenge

Published on March 8, 2009 by in SQA

Project management of distributed projects poses some unique challenges, not the lease of these is communication.  It is essential the strong project managements is in place if these projects are to be successful.  Outsources is the epitome of this practice, and whilst risk is increased, positive results can be achieved if suitable precautions are made.

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The responsible programmer is not a QA Substitute

Published on February 15, 2009 by in SQA

The development of software is considered a creative process, and as such entices creative people to the endeavour.  Conversely testing is perceived as the inverse, and perhaps even as  attempt the undermine the value of that creativity; “Theory states that when an individual has access to the data necessary to perform the creative task at

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When to stop testing?

Published on February 8, 2009 by in SQA

The decision to stop testing is not one that can be generalized for all projects. It must take into account the nature of the project concerned, the risk management strategy, and the budget available as well and any legal or standards based requirements. Numerous studies have been conducted that show the statistical presence of significant

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