A software test professional based in Dublin, Ireland, Brendan Quinn is currently the senior mobile test engineer for a betting exchange. For fifteen years, Brendan has worked in software localization, finance, telecoms, insurance, and gambling industries. He has worked as a test team lead in several companies. Brendan is a strong advocate for process in the SDLC. You can contact him at [email protected].
New programming languages are challenging the status quo and are trying to address the gaps in conventional programming languages. Brendan Quinn looks at the new and alternative programming languages on the market and whether or not they are sustainable and more than just niche products.
James Whelton, a teen Irish developer, created CoderDojo—a movement to support and teach coding to children from nine to fifteen years of age. CoderDojo quickly spread its reach from Ireland to Los Angeles. Brendan Quinn looks at the appeal of this youth programming movement.
Session-based testing is a framework to support exploratory testing. Brendan Quinn provides an introduction to session-based testing—from its creation by James and Jonathan Bach to project tools that can assist with session-based testing.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a discipline in software development that is not widely used but can be very effective. Brendan Quinn looks at ways to learn about HCI and the HCI tools and practices with which testers should become familiar.
It is just as valuable to learn from mistakes as it is to just focus on best practices. Worst practices are common thought approaches to problem solving that appear again and again. These mistakes, also called anti-patterns, exist in all aspects of life—and software development.
A memory leak is a coding error or omission with serious consequences. Memory leaks can be found in all programming languages and all types of applications. The question is—How do you find them? Brendan Quinn looks at some of the methods and tools available to developers and testers.
Are you under pressure to run regression tests on your mobile app when you make changes? The mobile app automation market is heating up as all players are attempting to help you solve this problem. But there are many criteria you need to consider. Brendan Quinn looks at the options available.