Posts Tagged ‘General’

Making Your Requirements Management System Work for You

By Adam Kolawa, Co-Founder of Parasoft The goal of the recommended strategies for using requirements management systems is to automate requirements management so that you can always determine whether a requirement is truly implemented. Some manual configuration is required, but the payoff is the ability to not only track requirement status, but also to automatically […]

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Making Your Bug Tracking System Work for You

By Adam Kolawa, Co-Founder of Parasoft Most commonly, a bug-tracking system, such as Bugzilla or GNATS, is used as a forum that enables the development and quality assurance teams to communicate with one another about product problems. This usually results in a system that is flooded with information about simple bugs that can be detected […]

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Making Your Automated Build System Work for You

By Adam Kolawa, Co-Founder of Parasoft When the appropriate policies are followed, an automated build process should provide early detection of incompatible changes in the application components, ensure that the application continues to run as expected, and detect any errors introduced by newly integrated code. At regularly-scheduled intervals, the automated process should access the most […]

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Making Your Source Control System Work for You

By Adam Kolawa, Co-Founder of Parasoft To get the most out of your source control system, apply the following guidelines across your team. Each developer should have a sandbox with copies of files related to his or her current work A sandbox is an area where copies of project-related files can be stored and manipulated […]

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Making Your Development Infrastructure Work For You

By Adam Kolawa, Co-Founder of Parasoft This new monthly column will provide tips for getting the most out of your existing development infrastructure. Infrastructure components, such as source control systems, build systems, regression systems, bug tracking systems, and requirements management systems, are commonplace in almost any development group these days. However, most development teams that […]

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Functional Testing

By Adam Kolawa, Co-Founder of Parasoft Application functional testing is the most widely accepted testing practice in software development organizations today, and hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on automated tools to support the practice. Yet, organizations still struggle to achieve software quality and suffer inconsistent, inefficient, and often inaccurate application of the […]

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