Evaluating Test Automation Tools – What Should I Consider?

One of the first steps in software test automation is to evaluate test automation tools. Many organizations key considerations in evaluating test automation tools is cost. Not us. We believe that one of the most critical criteria is the ability to recognize objects. The table below is an excerpt of one evaluation we did for a desktop and web-based software application. That's right, 'for a desktop and web-based software application'. Evaluating and selecting the testing automation tool that is best for you depends on the software that is under test. Let’s talk more about evaluating test automation tools for Object Recognition for web applications... 

How to Define Agile – Is There a Definition or Standard?

The software industry is still quite young, yet as it matures, we’ve seen many development trends, technologies and tools come and go. As you know, one methodology that has become popular of late is Agile. We all know it as an adjective, we all desire to be agile. Who wants to be slow and clumsy? Those that gathered and put together the Agile Manifesto certainly chose a good name for “it”, whatever “IT” is. That’s the subject of this article, the definition of Agile or what is Agile? Agile is capitalized from here on, because we all know we’re talking about the noun, as a development methodology, rather than the adjective.

Defect Patterns in Agile and Waterfall and What They Mean To You – XBOSoft Webinar

Defect Patterns Analysis for Agile and Waterfall

This XBOSoft webinar, “Defect Patterns Analysis for Agile and Waterfall” covers differences between Mobile platforms and Desktop platforms. Meet our guest speaker, Michael Mah in this webinar.Whether you're waterfall or agile, this presentation will uncover 3 keys to accelerating schedule by managing defect prevention, detection, and remediation by software teams. Actual Industry Case Studies will reveal how to implement an end-to-end defect strategy that maximizes the likelihood of team's success. Topics covered will include waterfall, Agile, pair programming, test-driven development, and outsourced projects. View this XBOSoft webinar to learn more >

The Seven Samurai of Outsourcing and Why They Make Sense

Why outsource anything be it a service or production? Why not keep every aspect of the business in house? Two hundred years ago, that approach probably made sense. Today, in the modern economy, globalization and technological advancements have made outsourcing a strategic imperative for all businesses. One question on every CEO’s, VP’s, or even a Managers plate with skin in the game “What need or challenge to our business can be better handled through outsourcing?”This blog addresses seven important reasons why outsourcing software QA & testing makes sense.... 

Retail Industry Transformation and the Need for Retail Integration Testing

Adaptability to a changing environment is the key to survival, so said my father. More recently, brick and mortar has come under siege from the online retailers, What is dramatically different about today, is these online retailers are not really retailers, they are software companies, focused on retail. The backbone of today’s retail business model is ...

Agile Objectives – What’s Holding You Back

We've given many workshops and webinars on Agile Metrics and how to connect your agile objectives to measure and improve the agile process. In Rex Black's talk on "Stupid Metrics Tricks" in 2016 at the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, he discussed some of the ways people manipulate and use metrics for their own personal gain, how to that, and how to use them in a productive way.  The important thing to remember is that when developing your agile objectives, velocity can be one objective but needs to be balanced with others. And we all need to recognize that...

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Driving Client Satisfaction – A Company Culture That Works

In XBOSoft's first 11 years, we've had our trials and tribulations in learning how to be great software testers. Not that anyone or anybody can be a great software tester. But it takes a lot more than great software testing to make our clients happy. In this blog, CEO, Philip Lew, discussing driving client satisfaction and what it means at XBOSoft. 

Testing Accounting Software – IFRS Validation and Verification

This blog discusses some of the issues in testing accounting software and in particular when validating and verifying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), set by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In a nutshell, IFRS is concerned with the preparation of financial statements. While GAAP ensures .... 

Proactive Software Quality Assurance™ – XBOSoft Webinar

Proactive SQA™ Shifting Left w/Proactive Software Quality Practices

This XBOSoft webinar, “Proactive Software Quality Assurance™ - XBOSoft Webinar” covers differences between Mobile platforms and Desktop platforms. Meet our guest speaker, Robin Goldsmith in this webnair.He provides insights on how Proactive SQA™ can contribute to higher quality software via being proactive in your software quality and testing processes and shifting left by first understanding your definition of quality, goals and objectives and getting pasView this XBOSoft webinar to learn more >