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A Tester among Developers: Life beyond the Code

Tester Anastasia Kotsevich got the chance to work side by side with her company’s coders. This experience opened her eyes to some problems she wasn’t aware of before, and some solutions: designating a common team goal and opening clear lines of communication.

Anastasia Kotsevich's picture Anastasia Kotsevich
Building Software Development Dashboards with Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators help managers gauge the team’s progress, understand what phase the project is in, and figure out where costs, goals, or processes need to be adjusted. This article details some typical KPIs to be used in dashboards to provide business analytics and communicate information in the most useful way.

Christian Fernando Kedidjian's picture Christian Fernando Kedidjian
What Does Digital Transformation Have to Do with Me?

For many IT organizations, customer demand necessitates delivering digital products. Unfortunately, the business side has different but equally challenging limitations when trying to plan and execute digital product development initiatives. How can IT and business work together on a successful digital transformation?

Kenton Bohn's picture Kenton Bohn Ryan McClish
Why Prototyping First Leads to Better End Products

Even with pages of documentation, there still can be miscommunication and misguided assumptions about a product. A prototype serves as the vision for the product and helps everyone, from a salesperson to an engineer, understand what they are trying to achieve. This article looks at some of the benefits of prototyping early in the development process.

Jessica Hall's picture Jessica Hall

Better Software Magazine Articles

Overcoming Challenges That Impact Product Delivery

Eric Winquist has considerable experience not only leading his company but also consulting with development teams. His advice to “link people to the work” is one of many golden nuggets of information that will help your team deliver projects on time.

Eric Winquist's picture Eric Winquist
Project Management in Cloud Development

Cloud-based software development definitely changes how project managers need to approach their projects and lead their teams. Cloud development is not the same as traditional software product  development and requires a unique mix of traditional project management and agility. Project managers considering working on cloud-based projects need to read what Sridhar Kethandapatti has to say.

Sridhar Kethandapatti's picture Sridhar Kethandapatti
Bringing Quality into DevOps

DevOps is represented by a set of principles and practices that help improve communication and collaboration between development and operations. Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs have put together a great introduction showing how quality assurance needs to commence at the very start of a DevOps project.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
Monetization 2.0: The Evolution of Software Licensing

The cloud and the rapid migration to mobile devices and the Internet of Things have made traditional software licensing schemes obsolete. Omkar describes new software monetization based on business, pricing models, and usage.

Omkarnath Munipalle's picture Omkarnath Munipalle

Interviews

Building Universal Apps for the Windows Platform: An Interview with Mike Benkovich
Podcast

In this interview, Mike Benkovich, the founder of Imagine Technologies, digs into his upcoming tutorial at the Mobile Dev + Test Conference, Building Universal Apps for the Windows Platform. He covers the advantages of the Windows platform, as well as the process of making an app universal.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Using Apps to Help Users Experience Wearables and IoT Devices: An Interview with Chris Beauchamp
Podcast

In this interview, Chris Beauchamp of Crittercism talks about his upcoming presentation at the Mobile Dev + Test conference, the importance of real-time transmitting for wearable devices, the almighty blend of functional and attractive design, and how to monetize your app correctly.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Crazy (and Focused) Mobile App Development: An Interview with Daniel Steinberg
Podcast

In this interview, Daniel Steinberg, the founder of Dim Sum Thinking and author of multiple best-selling books, talks about his upcoming Mobile Dev + Test keynote. He gives tips for finding your target audience for an app and explains the impact deadlines have on development.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Architect a Winning Mobile Application: An Interview with Shadi Saifan
Podcast

In this interview, director of engineering at FIS Mobile, Shadi Saifan, talks about his upcoming presentation at the Mobile Dev + Test Conference. He discusses why you should start development with a clear goal in mind and what common application pitfalls you should avoid.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

Conference Presentations

The Roots of Agility
Video

What we mean by Agile is becoming less and less clear. Rob Myers shares sixteen years of history and observation, noting the amazingly diverse ideologies and...

Rob Myers
Lightning Strikes the Keynotes
Video

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Continuous Testing and New Tools for Automation
Video

Learn how you can create a full continuous integration solution entirely in the cloud using GitHub, Selenium, Sauce Labs, and Travis CI. Michael Redman will show you how to take...

Michael Redman, Sauce Labs
Take a Test Drive: Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Slideshow

The practice of agile software development requires a clear understanding of business needs. Misunderstanding requirements causes waste, slipped schedules, and mistrust within the organization. Jared Richardson shows how good acceptance tests can reduce misunderstanding of requirements...

Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans

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