Top QA/ Testing Challenges in the Mobile IoT Era

What Does IOT Mean for Software Testers?

Jon Hagar, an early explorer of the perils and opportunities for testers in the Mobile IoT era, joined XBOSoft CEO Philip Lew for a discussion of challenges of Mobile IoT. There's been plenty of hype about mobile IoT. There are challenges, to be sure, for testers as the IoT market reveals its full potential. But these are really opportunities for testers who decide to get engaged in the IoT market.  Hagar and Lew discussed,  among other aspects...View this XBOSoft webinar to learn more >

March 27, 2017
Coaching Agile Journeys Webinar w/ Phil Lew: Testing Agile

Do you really need a test plan?

testing agile - webinar with coaching agile journeysYour team might excel at taking orders, but they also might be more dysfunctional than you’re aware. Without healthy organizational habits and proper planning, your Agile efforts are useless and "Testing Agile" will never work. If you’re wondering how you can optimize your agile testing process, Phil will share his insights Agile Testing in the trenches. View this XBOSoft webinar to learn more >

Software Innovation at the Heart of Cornell University’s CSV17 Conference

Making Software for People

Software Should be Made for Humans

I attended Cornell Silicon Valley 2017#CSV17, in early March. I’m a graduate of Cornell, and have found all of the Cornell events I have attended beneficial. This year’s conference was no exception. It featured presentations on various types of software innovation, some designed to plumb our humanity,  others designed to replace it. The event never fails to rejuvenate me, inspiring new ideas and fresh thinking.

I listened closely to the keynote speech on reverse-engineering the brain for intelligent machines and thought the most important takeaway was that current algorithms are very fragile, not adaptive. Yes, we have gone beyond the first stage of artificial intelligence. But for truly adaptive and learning algorithms, we have a long road ahead. Applying this to our field of software engineering and, in particular, software quality and testing, I get a clearer picture of what’s ahead for software testing. We will see test cases that adapt and change, applying testing algorithms rather than specific test cases. Just as there will be software innovations in development, they will occur in quality assurance as well.

Yes, we have gone beyond the first stage of artificial intelligence. But for truly adaptive and learning algorithms, we have a long road ahead.

Building a Software Quality Center of Excellence

Many companies talk and write about the concept of a software quality center of excellence. At XBOSoft, over the last 10 years, we've satisfied one client at a time as we have continued to build up our expertise. Having just celebrated our 10 year anniversary, I believe that XBOSoft’s software quality center of excellence resides in our team.

XBOSoft Software Quality Center of Excellence - Our People

Creating a Software Quality Center of Excellence through great people.

I'm writing about this because I must say that I was extremely proud of our team today. I did a routine check up call with two of our clients. I usually start the call off with, "I just wanted to check in with you to make sure everything is going ok and that our team is doing a good job for you. I want to make sure that if you have a complaint or an area that you think we can improve, that you have a number you can call and a person who will listen."

In both of my calls I listened as our clients discussed that they were more than satisfied with our services. It made me realize how easy my job is because our team is so strong.

February 20, 2017
XBOSoft healthcare software quality expertise drives Mobile MedSoft partnership

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2017

The changes sweeping through the healthcare data landscape created substantial challenges for the makers and users of healthcare software. Healthcare IT departments have often struggled to keep up with demands from healthcare providers, patients and government regulators. That’s why software developer Mobile MedSoft has partnered over time with XBOSoft to manage its quality assurance: XBOSoft consistently delivers high quality services and ensures that, when Mobile MedSoft releases a new product, it performs as expected.healthcare software testing

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February 08, 2017
XBOSoft marks its 10th anniversary

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2017

XBOSoft will mark its Tenth Anniversary at the DeveloperWeek trade show in San Francisco. Founder and CEO Philip Lew and marketing vice president Steve Gorhes will be at booth 241 for two full days (Feb. 14-15) during the run of the show, Feb. 11-16. 

Group photo shows the XBOSoft team knows how to party!

The XBOSoft team celebrating 10 years together.

The company celebrated the milestone in January with XBOSoft’s employees in Beijing, China, who perform most of the software testing and software QA consulting.