Software

Automating the Software Deployment Process

Tags: Software, deployment processPosted: 05/01/2017

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, software deployment techniques were once entirely manual. This seemingly unsophisticated process usually involved compiling the code on the computer programmer’s workstation, and then replicating all of it throughout different development and testing…

How to Properly Implement Software Quality Assurance

Tags: Software, quality assurancePosted: 05/01/2017

Background The Quality Movement demonstrated its capabilities in Japan after World War II. The Japanese economy was in shambles after the war and needed to be revived. Gen. Douglas MacArthur made a request for W. Edwards Deming, a management consultant, statistician, and professor emeritus, to…

Open-Source Software Anyone?

Tags: open source, Software, Selenium, Quick Test ProfessionalPosted: 11/30/2016

Many companies and agencies are building projects around open-source software. These companies and users no longer implement closed-source software and tools without sifting through open-source options first. In many cases, the bulk of software and tools can be open-source and not only get the job…

Who Says Agile is Just for Software?

Tags: Agile, SoftwarePosted: 08/01/2016

Agile Development is for software. This is a basic tenet of Agile, and you can find it in the definition: The Agile Software Development Methodology is a set of software development methods in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional…

Two Contractors, Three Pitfalls

Tags: Federal IT, Software, project managementPosted: 03/01/2014

Imagine renovating your home with two construction firms.  The first is paid to understand and document what you want built.  When done, the second is brought in to do construction based primarily on the first contractor’s understanding of your needs - with the added caveat that you are providing…