Improve the Performance of your Web Applications

September 24, 2010 0

As web users, we know that the speed at which a page loads or refreshes is paramount to its success. This article will help you gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to your web application’s performance. Learn to identify these issues and to find the bottlenecks with your client-side content. Explore performance problems, and solutions, for JavaScript, DOM, CSS, and Dojo widgets. An example walks you through fine-tuning a Dojo widget by using YSlow and Firebug.

Exploratory Testing and Review

September 24, 2010 0

This post about exploratory testing and review discusses the misapprehension that the advocates of exploratory testing suggest that review or other forms of testing should be dropped.

Top 10 Mistakes in Unit Testing

September 9, 2010 0

In this session we review the top 10 ways you can cause unit testing to fail to work for your project. From readability problems and lack of trust to mock object abuse and semi-integration testing – these gotchas can save you lots of time, sweat, and tears on your current and next projects.

SSQA – Silicon Valley Software Quality Association

September 9, 2010 0

Silicon Valley Software Quality Association (SSQA) is the  Software Quality Discussion Forum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) — Silicon Valley Section 0613.  SSQA meets monthly to discuss topics of interest to software quality engineers, testers and developers. All SSQA meetings are free and open to the public. http://www.ssqa-sv.org/

Defects are a sociological problem

September 9, 2010 0

Defects are not so much a technological as a sociological problem. So the measures we take to control them can be expected to lie largely in the sociological plane, affecting the structure and organization of projects, the allocation of goals, and the fostering of new attitudes. Tom DeMarco, “Controlling Software Projects”, Yourdon Press