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Quality Definitions
Five Ways of Looking at Quality Definitions David M. Dilts, Professor of the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario, Canada made a list of quotations according to 5 different targets: 1. Customer - based "Quality consists of the capacity to satisfy wants."(C.D. Edwards, "The Meaning of Quality", in Quality Progress Oct.1968) "Quality is fitness for use." (J.M. Juran, ed. Quality Control Handbook 1988) 2. Manufacturing - based "Quality is the degree to which a specific ......

Posted On Monday, August 30, 2004 1:47 PM

Integration Testing
Integration Testing is an important step in a project, validating that the boundaries of a system are functioning properly and will deliver the required results. Specifically, all components within the system should cooperate with each other properly. Integration Testing is performed by Integration Testers or Software Developers. Integration testing is a logical extension of Unit Testing. In its simplest form, two units that have already been tested are combined into a Component and the interface ......

Posted On Monday, August 30, 2004 1:40 PM

STUBS and DRIVERS in testing
If we are following Top Down Integration approach, we need Stubs and when we are using Bottm Up Integration approach, we need Drivers. Stubs are basically "called functions" and Drivers are "calling functions".They are needed because when you are integrating your system, you do not have all the components available which are required to test the components which are available. E.g If your Module A calls two functions from Module B and C and you are asked to test the Module A when you do not have ......

Posted On Monday, August 30, 2004 1:31 PM

Sanity and Smoke Testing
Sanity Testing is typically an initial testing effort to determine if a new software version is performing well enough to accept it for a major testing effort. For example, if the new software is crashing systems every 5 minutes, bogging down systems to a crawl, or destroying databases, the software may not be in a 'sane' enough condition to warrant further testing in its current state. Sanity Testing - initial testing effort to determine if a new software version is performing well enough to accept ......

Posted On Friday, August 27, 2004 3:25 PM

The Seven Habits of Highly Insecure Software
Courtesy: www.stickyminds.com In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey identifies behaviours from some exceptional people who have proven themselves the most highly effective and productive. Covey observed these people, studied their habits, and taught these techniques and skills to others. In this article, we have taken a similar approach but with much more unsavoury subjects of study: insecure software. My goal was to identify symptoms of insecure software, telltale ......

Posted On Friday, August 13, 2004 11:43 AM

Software Testing from Scratch - Five Steps to Tackling Everyday Testing Issues
By Derick KlugeSummary: Many people in the software testing field did not choose their career, but were placed in the position. As a result, very few individuals are fortunate enough to have actually been trained in testing before they started or even after they’ve been testing for months. The newly appointed tester is left with many questions about how, what, and when to test. This article will outline a straightforward, five-step approach to tackling these issues. You're assigned to test ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 11, 2004 1:26 PM

Tester Skill Levels
As testers gain experience, their skills change and evolve. They begin with very detailed assignments, and grow into planning and reporting assignments. In the brief job summaries below you can see how both the tasks and the communication skills are likely to evolve. Junior TesterA Junior Tester is new to testing. This may be their first or second job. They may be a college intern, recent college graduate or often a skilled, adult professional in job transition. Junior Testers typically have a strong ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 5:55 PM

Selection and Use of the ISO 9000:2000 family of standards
The following text is an integral reproduction of the content of the brochure "ISO 9000 - Selection and use". Hard copies of the brochure are available from sales@iso.org. The ISO 9000 family of international quality management standards and guidelines has earned a global reputation as the basis for establishing quality management systems. This brochure has been developed by ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance, which is responsible for developing and maintaining ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 4:38 PM

Quality management principles
The following text is an integral reproduction of the content of the document "Quality Management Principles". Introduction This document introduces the eight quality management principles on which the quality management system standards of the revised ISO 9000:2000 series are based. These principles can be used by senior management as a framework to guide their organizations towards improved performance. The principles are derived from the collective experience and knowledge of the international ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 4:34 PM

QUALITY CULTURE
What is Quality Culture? Quality Culture IS Quality Culture IS NOT Listening to customers to determine their requirements Identifying cost of quality and focusing on prevention Doing the right thing right the first time Continuing process improvement Taking ownership at all levels of the organization Demonstrating executive leadership and commitment Assuming you know your customer’s requirements Overlooking the hidden cost of poor quality Doing it over to make it right One-time fix Assigning ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 4:27 PM

COST OF QUALITY
(Quality discussed in the context of software) When calculating the total production costs associated with the development of a new application or system, two components must be considered. The first component consists of costs associated with producing the product “right the first time” or RTF costs. These costs include labor, materials, and tools associated with the actual development of the application. Cost of Quality is a term that is used to quantify the total cost of failure, appraisal, ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 4:25 PM

Top 10 most critical Web application security problems
A list of the top 10 most critical Web application security problems is available from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), an open Source community project that develops tools and documentation to help organizations secure Web applications and Web services. The groups says the list combines its members' collective knowledge and should help organizations focus on the most serious vulnerabilities. They represent equal risks to network security, and you should give them the same degree ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 4:14 PM

Quality Basics
Quality ISO 9000:2000 “The degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfils requirements” IEEE STD 610.12-1990 “The degree to which a system, component or process meets specified requirements, The degree to which a system, component or process meets customer or user needs or expectations.” What is quality? Quality essentially lies ‘in the eyes of the beholder’. What may be high quality for one customer may not be high quality for another. A customer will ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 1:39 PM

Defect Management Process
CSTE CBOK Domain 9 – The Defect Management Process 1) What fields would you include in creating a new defect-tracking program (used by QA, developers, etc)? Fields to include at new defect-tracking program are: · Defect Prevention · Deliverable base-lining · Defect discovery/defect naming · Defect resolution · Process improvement · Management reporting Defect Prevention · Identify critical Risks o Missing a key requirement o Application does not function properly ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 1:27 PM

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