Category Archives: Software Development

Measuring Software Quality – in Dallas

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I’m visiting Dallas on July 23rd and will be hosting a Happy Hour. I’ll be giving a brief presentation on Measuring Software Quality in a Mixed Tools Environment – a fancy way of saying software quality metrics. We’ll cover

  • How to select, manage and get the most out of disparate testing tools
  • The role of automation in maintaining quality applications

In addition to the presentation we’ll have some great conversation, maybe a game or two, and some fabulous prizes.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Lazaranda at Addison Walk, 5000 Belt Line Rd, Dallas

I hope you’ll join us. RSVP soon because space is limited.

ICSQ 2015 Call for Speakers

I am serving on the Conference Committee for the 2015 International Conference on Software Quality {ICSQ}. The theme of 2015 ICSQ is “Real-World Software Quality: Trends and Practices”. The conference will be held in Long Beach, California on March 9-11, 2015.


We are seeking speakers who can talk to this year’s theme. 2015 ICSQ focuses on the application of real-world experiences, proven solutions and lessons learned in applying software quality practices in application software, and custom logic devices. Topics include auditing, standards, risk management, tools, techniques, methodologies, frameworks, processes, practices, QA/QC, metrics, testing, measurement, and current industry trends, among others.

Attached is a copy of the Call for Speakers that describes presentation topics and instructions for submitting proposals. Visit the conference web site at for the most up-to-date information.

If you know others who may be interested in speaking at this conference, please feel free to forward this invitation to them. I look forward to seeing you at 2015 ICSQ.

Development Testing for Agile Teams Webinar

I’ve got another webinar coming up tomorrow as part of the Parasoft Power Hour series. It’s called Development Testing for Agile Teams. It’s on Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT and you can register for free.


Development testing is actually a core principle of iterative development methodologies. Still many teams struggle with implementation. This is why the most successful Agile strategies implement these practices. You can think about this as the continuous integration of software testing activities throughout the development lifecycle.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how the systemic adoption of a Development Testing Platform (DTP) exponentially helps Agile teams implement Development Testing activities. The DTP is an infrastructure that automates the consistent application of testing practices — static analysis, unit testing, peer review, coverage analysis, runtime error detection, etc.— as well as accurately and objectively measures productivity and application quality. The one-two punch of a Development Testing Platform and Agile development methodology helps reduce technical debt and enable early defect prevention, which is the key to increasing efficiency and reducing risks over the life of the application.

[Update: even though the webinar has passed you can view a recording of it using the registration link above.]

Open Source Security Webinar

I don't want to know!
Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know!

I’m doing a webinar on open source security with Parasoft and my friends at Protecode about how to make sure that the open source you’re including in your application is secure. It seems like some people want to take the attitude of “don’t tell me, I don’t want to know what can happen”.

The truth is that open source has the same kinds of vulnerabilities that your own source code does. Does this mean that you should avoid it? Of course not. Join the webinar and we’ll explain in detail how to make sure you’ve got the latest patches, how to make use of the National Vulnerability Database from the US government, and how to make sure that there are no other vulnerabilities lurking in the code you rely on.

We’re holding a couple of sessions, so you should be able to join no matter what timezone you’re in. Sign up for free. Hope to see you there.

When: Wednesday June 18th 2014 at 9am EDT, 6:30pm IST (India), 3:00pm CET (Central Europe), 2:00pm (UK)
Repeat: Wednesday June 18th 2014 at 2pm EDT, 11:00am PDT