Posted on 18. Aug, 2014 by Mark Plant.
Part Deux ‘For the last 6 weeks, a team of our interns have been working on a software project that is primarily targeted at non-Programmers. The team would like to do some usability testing, and for that we are looking for 6-8 outside Development to take part’ – was the opening line of the email […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by Helen Withington.
How to avoid a downtime nightmare No-one wants their app to crash BBC iPlayer-style. It’s a tester’s worst nightmare when hundreds, let alone millions, of users are let down by their favorite app, causing uproar throughout the media world. There must have been a gap in the quality testing process… All you need to do […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by Chris Livesey.
It has all the hallmarks of either an Alex Salmond or Alistair Darling masterstroke. When the only live stream outside the Saltire state failed, it either proved that Scotland looked after its own, or was a bit hopeless. So, like the first round of the debate itself, nobody won. The problem was that because the […]
Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by John Wyer.
Meir ‘Manny’ Lehman was a professor at the Middlesex University School of Computing Science who, alongside Hungarian computer scientist László Bélády set out Lehman’s laws of software evolution. These attempted to establish the eight constants that define software change. They included ‘increasing complexity’, ‘continuing change’ and ‘declining quality’. Many of Lehman’s Laws may sound wearily […]
Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by Harris Hartsiostis.
If your business is testing mobile apps, you could be sailing on choppy waters. Maybe you get a sinking feeling when thinking about challenges such as browser compatibility, network conditions and the proliferation of hardware devices and operating systems? Perhaps you’re battening down the hatches against the server and device issues that can affect application performance […]
Posted on 11. Jul, 2014 by Chris Livesey.
In these blogs, we have identified the pressure points within the market and the trends that will define the future direction of the software supply chain. We have supported our views with independent research. So, having identified these pressure points, how can Borland Software help relieve them? This blog is all about describing the specific […]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2014 by Frank Borland.
For a company built on bras, M&S seems to have ‘underwired’ their website… Woah. Soccerball. I now totally get it. Having given up trying to watch the World Cup on ITVPlayer I caught the Belgium vs USA game on the BBC. ‘Cause when you want a service you can trust, you head for the mothership, […]
Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by Chris Livesey.
Last week, I took a look at how CIOs see the world. Let’s take the Borland Software perspective and examine how the process is defined, where ideas turn into assets – and where they might become liabilities. The initial value creation stages identify and refine your value-creating concepts and ideas. It’s where the need for […]
Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 by Chris Livesey.
Last week I took a look at the problems associated with the three main trend areas, and the specific problems they carry with them. And problems are the theme of this blog, too… No organisation is immune to issues, problems and challenges on their software projects. The 2013 Standish Group CHAOS Report and our own […]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2014 by Frank Borland.
As you can probably tell, your boy Frank isn’t big on popular sports. I’m a busy guy. Standing up for developers eats up Frank’s vertical hours and when I try and catch up my shows, well, I’ve had some trouble. Game of Thrones, True Detective – both of them featured more downtime than a Detroit […]