Welcome!

Press Release

Software Quality Expert Panel – The Method Behind the Madness

Tips & Tricks from the Experts on How to Drive Better Software Quality

SmartBear Software (SmartBear) will host an experts Webinar panel, “The Method Behind the Madness: Innovative Ways to Improve Software Quality,” on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM EST.

To register for this free online event, visit SmartBear.com.

Developing high quality software can be like chasing a mirage - you keep advancing but the goal remains distant. The buzz says if you’re not leveraging the latest methodology or using innovative tools you’ll be left behind. However, you may be surprised by what the experts recognize as the keys to developing high quality software.

SmartBear invites you to join our expert panel as they share their experience and recommend approaches to meet the challenges you face in developing high quality software. Find out how the experts:

  • Shape, drive or change the development process to ensure the best possible software quality.
  • Implement practices that lead to better software quality regardless of your development methodology.
  • Prevent planning and process from slowing development cycles and increasing the chance of errors resulting in poor software quality.
  • Believe that you can still be innovative even if you are not Agile.

Our expert panel will address these and other topics to help ensure your development efforts result in the highest quality software possible. The panel includes:

Esther Schindler, Host

Esther Schindler has been writing about technology subjects since 1992, though she wrote her first program (in FORTRAN) in 1973. She has focused on software development topics and open source for the last several years, with her byline appearing at CIO.com, ITWorld.com, Software Test & Performance, SD Times, Informit.com, IT Business Network, and DevSource.com. She’s written market research analyst reports since 2002; has written four books, and had her hand in writing or editing another ten.

Lisa Crispin

An agile testing coach and practitioner, Lisa is the co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams and a contributor to Beautiful Testing and Testen in der Finanzwelt. She also co-wrote Testing Extreme Programming. Lisa specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value and guide development with business-facing tests. For the past ten years, Lisa has worked as a tester on agile teams developing web applications in Java and .Net. She teaches Agile Testing courses and tutorials worldwide. Lisa contributes articles to publications such as Better Software magazine, Software Test & Performance Magazine, IEEE Software Magazine, Methods & Tools, Agile Journal, and the Agile Record. Lisa was named one of the 13 Women of Influence in testing by Software Test & Performance magazine.

Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen is the founder of Smart Bear Software, makers of CodeCollaborator, the most popular peer code review tool. He’s the author of Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review, and the founder of three other companies including WPEngine and ITWatchDogs.

Steve Berczuk

Steve Berczuk is an engineer and ScrumMaster where he’s helping to build next-generation SaaS-based clinical informatics applications. The author of Software Configuration Management Patterns: Effective Teamwork, Practical Integration, he is a recognized expert in software configuration management (SCM) and agile software development. Steve also regularly contributes articles to publications such as Stickyminds.com, CM Crossroads and IEEE Software. He is especially interested in the interactions between architectural and organizational issues, especially as they relate to helping teams to develop requirements so they are solving the right problems, understanding how to apply various technologies, and building tools.

Free Registration

To register for this free online event, visit www.smartbear.com/method-behind-madness.

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear Software provides enterprise-class yet affordable tools for development teams that care about software quality and performance. Our collaboration, performance profiling and testing tools help more than 75,000 developers and testers build some of the best software applications and websites in the world. Our users can be found in small businesses, Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies. For more information about SmartBear Software, our award-winning tools, or to join our active community of developers and testers, visit http://www.smartbear.com.

More Stories By Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes is a B2B software marketing leader with experience in analyst relations, content marketing and product marketing. He follows the IoT, rapid application development, and cloud markets to help customers improve their digital transformation initiatives, customers' buyer journeys and experience from both an IT and business perspective.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He expla...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to close th...
Digital Transformation (DX) is not a "one-size-fits all" strategy. Each organization needs to develop its own unique, long-term DX plan. It must do so by realizing that we now live in a data-driven age, and that technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the IoT, Cognitive Computing, and Blockchain are only tools. In her general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rebecca Wanta explained how the strategy must focus on DX and include a commitment from top management to create great IT jobs, monitor ...
"WineSOFT is a software company making proxy server software, which is widely used in the telecommunication industry or the content delivery networks or e-commerce," explained Jonathan Ahn, COO of WineSOFT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins June 5-7, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @Cloud Expo New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.