Archive for February, 2011

  • How developers drive testers nuts–let’s count the ways

    on Feb 17, 11 • by Patti Murphy • with 4 Comments

    How developers drive testers nuts–let’s count the ways

    At daily standup meetings, they eye each other from opposite sides of the room. Sitting on the same side of the cubicle wall is unthinkable. They’re united only by their desire to produce quality software products and their appreciation for coffee and energy drinks. What’s good to one side can be anathema to the other when it comes to code. I’m talking, of course, about testing and development teams. In the interests of generating more comments improving dialogue between two very important functions in a software organization, our marketing director asked me to interview our

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  • Dealing with a different type of backlog…your bug backlog

    on Feb 3, 11 • by Todd Landry • with 2 Comments

    Dealing with a different type of backlog…your bug backlog

    As a product manager, the only backlog I typically care about is my product backlog. Do I have the right stories in there? Do the stories have enough detail? Are they properly prioritized? You know, that kind of stuff. Today, however, I’m going to write about a very different backlog, that is the static analysis defect backlog. A static analysis backlog is created when you run a static analysis product on your code base for the very first time. Chances are pretty good that the first analysis is going to list a large number of defects,

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  • Pre-Branding in Mobile

    on Feb 2, 11 • by Vahid Jozi • with No Comments

    Pre-Branding in Mobile

    The year 2008 was a key year for mobile applications. In that year, Apple released its iOS SDK in March and launched the App Store with the release of iOS 2.0 in July. Let’s call it the start of the Mobile Gold Rush. Now in this mobile gold rush, there are hundreds of thousands of applications and amongst them many are bound to have the same idea and the same purpose. How does one app shine, while others won’t even get visits to their description pages? Let me tell you about an experience I had

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