News and Information for Software Testing Services
Only when apps and sites run slowly or freeze do we really notice the importance of how well they function. Applications and networks that support these services are under extreme pressure to perform flawlessly.
Compounding the problem are short time-to-market requirements, as well as complexities related to integrating many third-party components, […]
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.
Philip Lew, XBOSoft founder and CEO, will participate in two webinars on consecutive Mondays as March morphs into April. You will want to save the dates of March 27 and April 3 if you are interested in learning more about the challenges of Agile testing, as well as testing in the mobile IoT era.
Lew will be guest speaker for […]
HBO has already ordered a second season of Westworld, the space Western Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy premiered for HBO last fall. We’ll have to wait until 2018 to see new episodes, though. Luckily, Westworld gave us a lot to think about in the meanwhile — especially when it comes to good software development practices.
We intend to make 2017 — our 10th year in business — a break-out year.
CEO Philip Lew and Vice President Stephen Gohres set the pace for the year by meeting and greeting attendees at the DeveloperWeek show in San Francisco Feb. 12-15, and then jetting to Orlando for the massive HiMSS17 the following Sunday.
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.
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.