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Don't Just Break Software. Make Software

What if, instead of using tests to try to break software, we used tests to make software? That's the vision of storytest-driven development. We spoke to people who spend each day turning wishful thinking into working products. Find out how they do it.

Tracy Reppert's picture Tracy Reppert
Pay No Attention to the Quality Behind the Curtain

To continue our series exploring what it means to care about quality and to build better software, we spoke with Compuware executive David Kapelanski, who says that true quality is invisible.

Pam Young
An Ounce of Prevention

Turn to The Last Word, where software professionals who care about quality give you their opinions on hot topics. This month, find out why Matthew Heusser thinks that quality problems should be prevented, not cured.

Matthew Heusser's picture Matthew Heusser
What Is Quality, Anyway?

All year long we've been asking people in every phase of the software development lifecycle to tell us what quality means to them. We found that while most agree on what quality is, there's still controversy over how to achieve it.

Rebecca Traeger Pam Young
No More Second-Class Testers!

Today's quality professionals should be more than bug finders—they should be an integral part of the development process, supplying product information throughout the application lifecycle, from requirements to release. Learn how you can be sure that your test team is diverse and skilled enough to meet these challenges.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Dear Glossary Builders

Ross Collard weighs in on whether there should be a testing/quality glossary.

Ross Collard's picture Ross Collard
Let SQA Be Your Guide

Pinocchio had Jiminy Cricket; your company has Software Quality Assurance. Both are intended not to enforce good practices, but to encourage them. Find out how SQA can effectively serve an organization.

W. Mark Manduke
Every Crash, Everywhere

You want to know exactly what your users in the field are experiencing. In most cases, they aren’t going to take the time to tell you. Maybe the solution is automated data collection.

Joel Spolsky
Culture Clash

Kathy Iberle reveals how her definition of quality changed when her job did.

Kathy Iberle
Collaborative Pest Control

Read this edition of "From the Front Line," to find out why Brett Goldman says having more QA meetings can be a good thing.

Brett Goldman

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