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9 Challenges Faced by Google Glass Developers

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Developing apps for Google's Android is usually smooth as glass. Developing for Glass? Not so smooth. Here are some complications that only Glassware developers will encounter. Google refers to the people who sport its Glass, the technology that doubles as eyewear, as … [Read more...]

Ever Wonder Who Invented the Cleanroom?

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There wasn't always an industry standard approach to protected computing environments. Rather, the clean room was pioneered by one man, who's being posthumously honored by the Inventors’ Hall of Fame. In the 1960s, the United States’ biggest political enemy was the Soviet … [Read more...]

How to Disagree without Being Disagreeable

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In our jobs as programmers, sometimes you have disagreements with other people about how something should be done. How you handle those disagreements affects your work life, how much you enjoy your job, and your career prospects. Whether it's disputing time estimates with … [Read more...]

Announcing Our New Podcast Channel: SmartBear on Air

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The SmartBear team is happy to announce the launch of our brand new podcast channel, SmartBear on Air. We know that sometimes it’s more fun and more informative to listen to a conversation than read yet another blog post. And that's exactly why we’ve launched this channel … [Read more...]

Bruce Lee, Kung Fu, and the Schools of Software Testing

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The latest debate, on Twitter and elsewhere, about the schools of software testing reminded me of a documentary I recently watched on Bruce Lee. Here is a starting point for understanding the formulation/understanding of testing schools: https://t.co/QBniEokfob #STPCon— … [Read more...]

Ancient Computer Character Code Tables – and Why They’re Still Relevant

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There’s rhyme and reason to character codes, but it’s not poetry. It’s the evolution of ancient machine controls. Knowing how rudimentary character codes work gives you control over what an application visually represents to the user. There are good historical reasons … [Read more...]

The Software Tester’s Easter Egg Hunt

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I recently came across a video clip of Paul Holland that was published last December by the Association of Software Testing. In the video (above), Holland makes the connection between a software tester's day-to-day work and a good ol' fashioned Easter egg hunt. What … [Read more...]

Show Me The Money: The New Open Source Motivation

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If you think open source programming is still about developers working on projects for love or to scratch an itch, think again. A recent Linux Foundation survey found that today's free software developers are in it for the money. One stereotype of an open source … [Read more...]

Wi-Fi at 802.11ac: Fast and Maddening

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Good news: Wi-Fi networking technology is improving. Bad news: The top speed may surpass your backhaul, and carriers will become the most frequent bottleneck. There will be joy, and there will be disappointment. The latest IEEE 802.11ac spec will allow wireless speeds in … [Read more...]

Managing Your Mobile Testing Strategy

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Test management of mobile applications presents unique challenges that require more thorough planning than most other types of software. Mobile projects are extremely complex, requiring project managers and test managers to plan carefully or risk being late to market - or … [Read more...]

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