performance

The Boogie Man Is Us!

This should be scary, but it could be solved if companies are interested in long term prosperity. This is the internet version of the infrastructure aging that’s going on all over the country. Bridges, roads, railroads (still important), rapid transit, whatever doesn’t make a boatload of money but are still needed by everyone. Software “quality” […]

Avoid “Confirmation Bias” Getting In the Way of Finding Bugs

Read this – A Magician’s Best Trick: Revealing a Basic Human Bias – WSJ. This is another reason why it is wise to use a separate person, team, or group to “do quality assurance”. Confirmation bias is built into a developer’s DNA. We use it to stay on task. It is a critical attribute that makes […]

Optimizing Your App? Remember the Unstated Features

Good requirements are key to the success of your apps. We all know that and spend a ton of time figuring out how to ensure that this happens, from the gathering of the requirements to the User Acceptance Testing done either by your test team or your customers. To be sure that your sponsors and […]

Ouch! Pennywise and Pound Foolish ?

Here are some companies who have had some “extra fun” this Black Friday – Best Buy Best Buy’s Website BestBuy.com Crashes and Goes Down on Black Friday | Re/code.- Best Buy released a statement saying the outage was caused by a sudden severe spike in mobile traffic. “If you intend to be one of the leaders among […]

DevOps Includes Performance Testing

A quick post about this today. More posts over time… DevOps. Cute word and a nice concept. Embed your operations into your Software Development LifeCycle, and that SDLC is almost certainly some kind of Continuous Deployment job flow. So what does performance testing have to do with it? Many people think that performance testing is […]