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


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: #STPCon— … [Read more...]

Expressing Value in Software Testing


The constant struggle of software testing teams being forced to (or feeling the need to) prove their worth to the stakeholders of a project is an issue that has been at the forefront of this industry for decades. Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with Keith … [Read more...]

Introducing Automated Mobile Testing in TestComplete eBook – Android Edition


The studies are sprinkled across the internet and they all suggest the future of technology is moving into the mobile realm and eventually into wearables. As the mobile app industry continues to evolve, development teams will have to keep up with technological advancements. … [Read more...]

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


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...]

Designing the User-Driven Business


The lines between consumer and business software are fading as popular mobile devices invade businesses. As a result, IT projects, solution designs, and investments are changing to better align with shifting user expectations. The days of traditional enterprise IT are … [Read more...]

Want to Make Money in Mobile? Target These High-Growth Markets


Some areas are hotter than others, and for good reason. We look at where you can make some serious money in mobile app development, highlighting four areas where analysts predict the big bucks. The mobile landscape is very different from the way it looked six years ago, … [Read more...]

A Short History of Computers in the Movies: Panel Lights, Spinning Tapes, and Lab Coats

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The big screen has always tried to keep step with technology… usually unsuccessfully. Let's look at how the film industry has treated computing. The always-reliable Wikipedia states: “Burroughs B205 hardware has appeared as props in many Hollywood television and film … [Read more...]

Apple’s 64-bit Chip Could Change Things, but Not Overnight


The 64-bit nature of the A7 chip is nice. However, any potential tech exploitation of that 64-bit nature is a long ways off, say developers. Apple's latest generation of non-Mac products sport a new processor that's touted as 64-bits, which is causing a bit of an uproar … [Read more...]

Is Your Site Ready for Cyber Monday?


Cyber Monday: It's the Super Bowl of the sysadmin profession. On this day, a constant stampede of online shoppers will bombard eCommerce sites across the world. It's inevitable that some issues will arise with the most visited sites on the Web. It's also inevitable that … [Read more...]

Adding VOIP to Mobile Apps


Mobile VoIP applications are exploding. Analysts predict that by 2015 there will be one billion mobile VoIP users, which ought to be plenty of incentive to add VoIP functionality to your mobile apps. But VoIP isn’t like regular phone service. And while a lot of tools can add … [Read more...]