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Secure Code: Why buffer overflows still matter

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:22
To secure code, software pros test for buffer overflows -- even though these flaws occur only in nonmemory-managed languages such as C and C++.


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A five-step plan to capturing better application requirements

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:14
Defining software application requirements at a project's outset is still an issue. Learn how to build better application requirements.


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Security testing basics: QA professionals take the lead

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 13:29
QA professionals should take the lead on security testing basics. Their big-picture view of an application helps them find and protect valuable data.


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Hiring tips: How to pick software pros without making mistakes

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 14:29
Management expert Johanna Rothman offers tips on hiring software pros: The key to finding candidates that fit is asking better interview questions.


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Mobile 2013: Fusion apps better for business

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 13:05
In 2013, multilayered fusion apps will combine data from multiple sources, creating new business opportunities for companies that develop them.


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Health care applications: How to determine what to test

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 06:17
Risk analysis for health care software apps helps clarify which functional areas are most important to test. Catching critical defects can save lives.


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BYOD policies pose mobile app testing challenges

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 12:50
How do you meet mobile app testing challenges without the right of mix of smartphones and other devices on hand?


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Knowledge transfer plan: Now is a good time to get one

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:51
The best time to implement a knowledge transfer plan is continually. Cross-training is a best practice for all projects and project managers.


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Can security support help developers write code?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:58
At best, development frameworks support the creation of secure code. They do not, however, prevent the creation of insecure code.


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Agile planning: Focus on average time over many iterations

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:13
When it comes to Agile planning, average time over many iterations is a more important metric than individual story estimates.


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Application security plan: Who is responsible for testing?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:43
Step one in devising an application security plan is determining whether the development team or the security group is responsible for testing.


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Scrum team commitments: More harm than good

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:33
Most inexperienced Scrum teams overcommit on what they will deliver, and when. Agile leader Lisa Crispin says that does more harm than good.


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Project management skills: Earn the technical respect of the team

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:21
Your project management skills won't take you far if you can't earn the technical respect of developers and testers on your IT team.


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Release manager on software rollout: Let business goals drive code changes

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 12:33
An experienced release manager offers advice on software rollouts: Let business goals and tight controls drive code changes.


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Software testing trends 2012: Business alignment, not bug fixes

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 08:56
Chief among the software testing trends of the past year was a focus on business alignment over bug fixes.


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Managing mergers: Test professional best practices

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 12:33
QA lead Gerie Owen offers firsthand advice for test professionals on managing mergers.


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Cloud ALM: How to plan your project

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:59
Advice for cloud ALM projects: make sure that your test sandboxes cannot access production databases or other resources.


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Finding more defects with Agile exploratory testing

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 09:32
Agile exploratory testing can help teams discover more defects, allowing everyone on the team to explore all the ways a customer can use the application.


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Social media surveys: A tool for better requirements?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:20
Social media surveys make it easier to conduct conversations with experts to help define requirements for software development projects.


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Meritocracy: Retaining software developers

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 12:24
Meritocracy -- not salary -- is the key to holding on to your best software developers, according to IT hiring experts.


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