Posts Tagged "development"
The eternal controversy. Does it really matter? Well, it depends. For a company like Optimyth Software, it does matter. Why? because we measure and analyze software, and software is built with code. We have to be up-to-date with the technologies and languages developers around the world use. If we want them to measure and track the quality of the software they develop, we have to support the languages they use. So, we do look into this to plan the evolution of our products.Read More
Today, all companies that develop software have a common challenge: Efficiency. They all want to reach their goal, maximizing the use of all their available resources, whereas they are physical, economic or human.
The problem is that, most companies sacrifice one of the most important concepts in software engineer to get to be more efficient: Software quality. This is something that escapes my understanding of efficiency and this article tries to explain why.Read More
Just a quick post about the importance of bug tracking. If you can spare some extra time, I encourage you to read Jim Bird’s recent article “A Bug is a Terrible Thing to Waste” in his blog. He writes about how bugs are tracked —or not tracked at all— in different kinds of projects, in particular in his projects
My takeaway is that you have to pay attention to every single bug you find. You should track the most important ones or the ones you can’t fix immediately.Read More
Last week I was discussing with some colleagues the challenges organizations face these days regarding software development and application life cycle management. We all agreed that most organizations are looking at outsourcing as a way to reduce structure and cost, but outsourcing may bring other variables into the picture: Manage several providers, control the quality of deliverables, maintenance contracts, some opacity in the process.Read More
Agile development and software quality, or software quality and agile development. What comes first?
I’ve always said that before starting a new development project, if you want to measure and control the quality of the final product, you have to sit back, relax and come up with solid quality model to fit your needs. No matter what development methodology you are going to use.Read More