Better Software Magazine Archive:

Spring 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

Embracing the Top Trends in Software Testing
By Shyam Ramanathan

As user needs change for software apps expanding into IoT, mobile, and the cloud, testing approaches need to change. Shyam Ramanathan discusses eleven of the most important testing trends you should incorporate.

Your Professional Responsibility for Security and Performance
By Johanna Rothman

It is Johanna Rothman's belief that security and performance are no longer nonfunctional requirements in modern-day software development. Instead, we must prepare to accommodate security and performance needs in all projects.

The Benefits of Early Performance Testing
By Baljeet Bilkhu

By incorporating performance testing early in a project lifecycle, software projects have a better chance to reach better quality and meet customer expectations. Baljeet Bilkhu shows the value of early performance testing.

Value Metrics for Agile Governance
By Mike Harris

In agile projects, team-level metrics are not useful for planning and monitoring projects across a software development organization. According to Mike Harris, the best value measurement should be based on providing customer value.

Test Automation: Now We Have To Get It Right
By Paul Gerrard

Never afraid to voice his opinion, Paul Gerrard suggests that in digital transformation projects, test automation may be the biggest challenge to success. He argues we have to get automation right this time and to do this, a new way of thinking about testing may be required.

How To Avoid Unnecessary Technical Debt in Mobile App Development Projects
By Brian Westendorf

When task completion falls behind and more work is lined up for later, you've entered the land of technical debt. This is particularly true in mobile app development. Brian Westendorf presents practical advice to avoid this situation.

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