Best Practices of Context-Driven Testing

First of all, before anyone’s head explodes, let me explain what I mean by “Best Practices.” I know that, particularly in the realm of context-driven testing, this term is looked upon as a major misnomer that is only spewed by the ignorant and uneducated. But I don’t think … [Read more...]

The Buzz Around Big Data

In this video clip, Marlon Bailey, Lead Software Architect for Hosted Systems at SmartBear Software, explains why the science behind big data isn't quite as new as everyone makes it seem, and why he doesn't necessarily buy into the hyperbole that surrounds the buzzword … [Read more...]

Why is AlertSite Going SaaS? [From the SmartBear Video Archive]

Last week SmartBear announced our new Saas user experience platform, AlertSite UXM. As is the case with most companies, our marketing team tends to put forth an elevated level of energy and enthusiasm when we release a new product that we really believe in. Sure, it can get … [Read more...]

The API Copyright Debate Rages On

It's been two weeks since we hosted our live, online debate around the impact that the ongoing Oracle v. Google case will have on the software industry - specifically in the of API and mobile world. Along with having a lot of fun, we had two main goals in hosting this … [Read more...]

Testers Should Enable Projects and Empower Developers

In this video, Dawn Haynes, Principal Trainer and Consultant at PerfTestPlus, Inc., explains why it is crucial for testers to give both positive and negative feedback constructively and gives advice for testing teams  who are trying to avoid being "project boat … [Read more...]

Hearts for Carts: Join the fight against shopping cart abandonment

Did you know that roughly 68% of all online shopping carts are abandoned every year? How about the fact that 1-in-5 carts are abandoned as a result of "poor Web performance," and that 47% of online consumers expect pages to load in two seconds or less? Or what if I told … [Read more...]

Hiring Successful Testers

In this video, Keith Klain, COO at Doran Jones, explains the mindset he looks for when he interviews potential candidates for his testing team. See also: Software Testing is a People Problem Let It Go (Software Edition)  Hunt for Information, Not … [Read more...]

Code Review Solutions [Infographic]

Software is create by humans. It's inevitable, then, that it will contain some defects or errors. Rather than putting all of the pressure on the testing teams to investigate and find as many bugs as they can, many developers and development managers reap the benefits of … [Read more...]

Let It Go (Software Edition)

SmartBears love software. But we also have a lot of fun together that has nothing to do with the quality life cycle. Sometimes it's go karting. Sometimes it's hockey. Sometimes it's company scavenger hunts. In the case of Gregg Hanson, when he's not demoing TestComplete … [Read more...]

TechnologyAdvice: AnDevCon and the Future of Mobile

AnDevCon, a conference specifically made for and focused on Android developers, is going on right now in our backyard - Boston, Ma. Not only will be have a handful of SmartBears in attendance, we're also one of the sponsors of the show. This is an awesome show that we're … [Read more...]