Sunday, September 28, 2008

Software test consultants

Top 5 found by searching Google for Software test consultants

Software testing consultants - Acutest
UK software testing consultancy, providing outsourced technical and business assurance services. These include performance and load testing, user acceptance ...

Software testing consultancy specialising in operational readiness ...
Software Testing Consultants Limited is a small software testing services company, who specialise in Business Readiness testing and Operational Readiness

Welcome to STC - Software Testing Consultants Ltd ! STC are a test consultancy that pride themselves on providing testing, test management, test consultancy

Tejas Software Consulting
Tejas Software Consulting, Software testing consulting and training Danny R. Faught, proprietor office +1 817 294 3998

Grove Consultants Software Testing
Specialists in Software Testing and Software Inspection, accredited for ISEB and ISTQB training at foundation and practitioner

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Free Trial of Testing Magazine

The IEEE has decided to offer its testing magazine on a free trial. The magazine, IEEE Design & Test of Computers, will have a free digital edition for the next four months. If you're interested in registering for this trial and are not a member of the IEEE computer society (who already receive this software testing magazine in hard copy) then go to before 12th December 2008.

There is more information about the testing magazine trial at Ascribe:

"The digital trial will allow readers to immediately access new magazine issues by viewing an enhanced PDF or visiting a website instead of waiting for new print issues to be delivered by traditional mail. Subscribers will continue to receive their print issues during the trial, however may opt to convert to digital once the trial ends.

Conversion from print to digital will cut down on landfill waste and use of ink and packaging, as well as result in lower emissions being released into the atmosphere."

Stress testing

Friday, September 12, 2008

Best Practice and Software Testing

The phrase "Best Practice" seems to incense quite a few people, particularly in the testing world. As far as I can make out the difficulty is semantic. Everyone seems to agree that some practices are better than others and that there are a body of practices that are good. What gets their goat is the idea that a practice is best. Surely a generic practice can be improved upon so how can it be best?

To avoid this you could substitute the phrase "good" for "best" and then it would allow those with a tendency for fury to attain the calm needed to learn from the practices, which must surely be the most productuve reason for reading them. I came across a library of best practices the other day at IT Managers Inbox. The idea is that there is a library of webinars that teach senior IT managers how to improve productivity and quality.

There is a range of topics including Risk Management, Software Quality (which includes one on Measuring Software Quality and Customer Satisfaction), and of course Software testing. There was an interesting sounding one there:

5 Lessons in Performance Load and Reliability Testing

Performance, load, and reliability testing are big investments, so make that investment count by applying smart, proven techniques. These tests are hard to design, hard to run, and essential in today's complex IT environments. In this webinar by Rex Black you'll learn five key do's and don't of performance, load, and reliability testing, all based on Rex's 20 years of experience.