Discovering performance issues in early builds allows more time to correct the design. By including critical performance-related features and elements earlier, we can take advantage of the incremental nature of the development process to avoid creating engineering in potential performance issues.
A tool architecture is simply a picture of all your development, testing, and deployment tools and how they fit together. Creating a "current state" diagram and then looking forward and creating a "future state" diagram helps you understand where tool integrations would be beneficial.
It is vital that everyone communicates properly if we are to build software applications that meet the needs of our organizations. However, creating clear and unambiguous requirements necessitates good definitions, which can sometimes be difficult. Conrad Fujimoto shares his starting technique.
Testable requirements, or acceptance criteria, are the communication of an expectation between its originator and potential stakeholders. Many testers struggle with this starting point. But once you succeed, you know the processes that can build and test a system implementing “good” requirements.
In the latest issue of Better Software magazine, there are insightful articles covering a wide range of topics impacting the software delivery process. Feature articles explore the next wave of computing: mobile and wearable intelligent devices and the experiences and challenges they bring.
More than 27 percent of the world's population has some form of disability, meaning they could have special needs when it comes to accessing the Internet. Following accessibility guidelines improves the overall usability of the software under consideration, which helps all people using it.
You may have heard of StickyMinds.com but not be entirely sure about what kind of content is published there. A good StickyMinds.com article is a story pulled from first-person experience about something that provides a new insight, approach, tool, or idea to our community. Read on to learn more.
Many businesses are turning to big data and analytics, which has created new opportunities for business analysts. BAs are a valuable resource for stakeholders, helping them identify their analytics-solution needs by defining requirements, just as they would on any other software project.
In a recent interview, Mark Zuckerberg mentioned the need to create single-purpose, first-class experiences to capture the attention of mobile users. One of the approaches Facebook is considering is unbundling the features offered for its mobile app.
Microsoft recently announced the availability of Office for iPad as a freemium offering. Freemium combines two types of business models—free and premium. Anuj Magazine explores why Microsoft chose to go the freemium route for Office for iPad and how product strategy played into the decision.