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My TestBash Hangover Remedy – A Recap

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I've returned from TestBash 3, a “one day affordable software testing conference in Brighton on Friday March 28th 2014.” I have to say it was, without a doubt, the highest quality, content rich, energetic, lively, best attended, most educational and fun one day testing event … [Read more...]

Measuring Success in an Open Source Project

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There are many ways to measure whether an open source project is gaining meaningful traction. Here how's OpenDaylight's doing it. Is Linux a success? Certainly. The Apache Web server? You betcha. Firefox, sure. But, what about smaller or newer open source projects? How … [Read more...]

Breaking it Down with Scott Barber: How Ellen Degeneres Broke Twitter

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Welcome to Breaking It  Down with Scott Barber. Each month we will  recap a software quality issue that broke our apps and made the news. Performance expert Scott Barber dissects the incident and provides some important insights on how you can prevent the same issue from … [Read more...]

GOTO (Still) Considered Harmful

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Seriously Apple? Seriously? GOTOs? In your Secure-Socket Layer implementation? What were they thinking? Apple, Apple! When Ed Post wrote in 1983 that Real Programmers aren’t afraid to use GOTOs he was kidding! No one should ever use go-to statements in any program. As … [Read more...]

Google on Mindfulness: How the Company Implements its Motto, ‘Don’t Be Evil’

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It’s a happy thing that Mindfulness – a state of active, open attention on the present – has lately attracted a lot of attention, especially in technology circles. Among the companies embracing mindfullness is Google, which had an unusual opportunity to demonstrate its … [Read more...]

OpenDaylight: Open Source Programming to the Software-Defined Network

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As hypervisors changed data-center computing, so software-defined networking will change data-center networking. The open source OpenDaylight project is leading the way. If you follow networking vendors, you know they get along with one another about as well as a dog … [Read more...]

State of Mobile Testing 2014 [Upcoming Webinar]

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If you or your company has decided that you need to start developing mobile apps, you’re not alone. According to new research by SmartBear, 89% of software professionals are already involved in deploying apps or plan to in 2014. We’re all focused on mobile. Even those who … [Read more...]

Introducing the API Testing Dojo

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We all know that testing software is very important. This sentiment only continues to grow as our lives become more and more engulfed with software enabled devices. And while businesses and solo developers alike understand the benefits of testing their websites and apps, API … [Read more...]

Developers Recognize the Need for Testing, But Still Devalue Testers

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I had the pleasure of attending Mobile+Web DevCon last week in San Francisco. Being a fairly new and relatively small conference, I was a bit skeptical about how much I would get out of it. Fortunately, the conference ended up having a good number of attendees, and the … [Read more...]

GeekSpeak with Scott Barber: Alan Page

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People always seem to be asking me if I still learn things at software events after having attended over a hundred in the past decade. And they almost always seem surprised to hear that I do still get things from sessions (though admittedly, very often it’s not what the … [Read more...]