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Kate Mackinder

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Introduction The definition of agile testing can be described as follows: "Testing practice for projects using agile technologies, treating development as the customer of testing and emphasizing a test-first design philosophy. In agile development, testing is integrated throughout the lifecycle, testing the software throughout its development."* Agile is a methodology that is seeing increasingly widespread adoption and it is easy to understand why-especially if you consider the developer and user point of view. Users: Don't want to spend ages being quizzed in detail about the exact requirements and processes for the whole system, and then have to review a large specification, which they know could come back to haunt them. Developers: Don't want to have to follow a tight specification, without any expression of their own imagination and creative talents, especially if... (more)

Original Software Throws Its Hat Into the SOA Ring

Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor Original Software has announced a partnership with Green Hat to deliver an end-to-end automated testing solution for multi-tiered applications that utilize SOA. The combined strength and competencies of Original Software and Green Hat will reportedly enable customers to take advantage of a total Software Quality solution across the UI, web services and database layers, plus the SOA infrastructure, with all the ease of use and code free functionality that customers of both companies have come to rely on. Gartner, Inc. notes that through 20... (more)

Original Software Offers ‘Escape’ For Borland and Compuware Customers

Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, today announced a swap-out promotion for customers of the soon to be engulfed companies, who face uncertainty in the future of their legacy product roadmaps. Original Software offers market-leading AQM solutions that span the application development life-cycle from requirements, planning and management to complete automated regression testing, including unique solutions for manual testing and test data management. Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software, said: "Any customer on a current maintenance contract with... (more)

AppLabs Partner with Original Software

Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, and AppLabs, a software testing and quality management company, have announced a strategic partnership. AppLabs has entered into an agreement with Original Software to take to market its innovative quality management suite. The agreement will likewise allow Original Software to position AppLabs' services into its own customer base. Scott Andress, Vice President, Global Alliances and Service Lines at AppLabs commented: "As a tool agnostic services company, we focus on putting the right solution into the right pro... (more)