First Impressions Count with Mobile App Quality

"Let’s get that mobile app out of the door quickly!" Heard that from your marketing team before? Speed of application delivery and time to market often takes precedence while rolling out mobile applications. However, if the app is buggy or broken, users will often end up … [Read more...]

Supporting Windows XP after April 8: What You Need to Know

Microsoft is finally casting off its old operating system, which means you are sort-of on your own. Here's what's in store for sysadmins and developers, and what you need to do starting April 9. After years of threatening to end the life of Windows XP, Microsoft finally … [Read more...]

GeekSpeak with Scott Barber: Alan Page

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...]

What’s New for Developers in IE11?

The first big update to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser in three years will feature a number of advanced security features – and a whole lot more. With Windows Blue, a.k.a. Windows 8.1, Microsoft will issue the first new version of its standard Web browser in three … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Entity Framework Workflow

Many organizations use the .NET Entity Framework to create database applications because of the automation it provides and because developers can create a model that everyone can understand using tools provided as part of Visual Studio. However, some overlook the fact that … [Read more...]

What’s New in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

Lynn Greiner attended the recent Microsoft BUILD conference, and came home with a few shiny new beta toys. Here’s her view of the Visual Studio 2013 features you really need to know about. One of the more entertaining things at Microsoft's developer conference, BUILD, is … [Read more...]

8 Great Code Editors for Windows 8 & RT – for Free or Cheap!

Looking to get some basic coding done on the road? And you totally bought into Windows 8 tablets, the Surface (Pro), or touchscreen ultrabooks? Despite the platform being launched just a few months ago, Microsoft’s Windows Store already features some great editors for HTML … [Read more...]

Unprepared Geeks – “The Golden Paw Awards”

Unprepared Geeks is SmartBear’s bi-weekly video-podcast about all things tech and quality. Tag along as the folks behind SoapUI and LoadUI get together and discuss recent events, gadgets, and hot topics in the world of quality. With this, the 10th episode of … [Read more...]

Maps, Startups and the End of the World… or Not [Software Scramble]

Alright, so we've got exactly one week before the world is blasted into oblivion by a giant rogue planet, aliens, zombies, solar flares or an extremely rare annual planetary-solar-galactic allignment. Right. So, since we'll all be busy dealing with that next week, I … [Read more...]

Software Scramble: The Debate is On

I'm as happy as anyone that the presidential debates are finally over with, but, to be completely honest, I think I may be having withdrawals. Don't get me wrong, I have no interest in being one of the participants in a debate, but I do have a craving be the one to ask … [Read more...]