Posts Tagged "iso/iec 9126"
Maintainability. Your recurring software development nightmare.
After a couple of decades in the software development business, I haven’t found a single applications that didn’t need maintenance, have you? I’m not talking about an car-like periodical kind of maintenance where you change the oil after some thousands of miles or change worn out parts with new ones, or hide the scratches in the body paint. Cars work fine -unless they have an unlikely manufacturing flaw- as you drive them out of the dealer’s shop and they will continue to work fine for the their lifespan with minor periodical maintenance.Read More
I don’t know about you, I love food and of course wine to go with it. In fact one of my latest weekend trips was to one of the many wine regions in Spain, La Rioja. If you are a wine lover you have most probably heard of it and even tasted one or more of its world re-known wines. Once there it is literally impossible not to visit a winery and engage in the most enjoyable art of wine tasting.
After a couple of glasses my mind started wandering… One thing is these casual tastings you do in weekend trip, and another thing is the professional tastings the wineries carry out to assure the quality of their products.Read More
Have you already decided to increase the quality of your software? Good choice!! Congratulations and welcome to this unknown but emerging discipline of computing engineering. By applying this discipline to your software development you will realize, little by little, that your programs are more effective, easier to maintain and cheaper!Read More
The other day I was driving my car to work and I couldn’t help thinking about how vulnerable we are. The road conditions, the weather, the other drivers, my full attention and focus on driving and of course the good shape of my car are factors that, if not under control, draw the thin line that separates life from death. A simple failure in one of the components of the car and the accident could be inevitable. I kept chaining thoughts on how important it is to trust the quality of the products we use in a daily basis.Read More
A lot of people talk about quality. Everybody seems to agree with its benefits. Or at least I hope you do, as explained here before.
However, do you really know the answer about what quality is?
For example, imagine that you have bought a pair of shoes. What factors would you consider to really say “I just got myself a great pair of quality shoes”? Perhaps because they are built with a very good calf skin and crafted in a very nice suede? But should it be enough? Or perhaps because those shoes meet your needs about what you expect from shoes, be comfortable and durable for long hikes? Or perhaps because those shoes belong to a specific brand which quality is broadly recognized?Read More