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Measurement

Measurement

A common tasks for sqa teams is to measure things, and then to report the results. But in the course taking a measurement, sometimes you need more than just your standard tools: sometimes you need a very specific tool to first capture the necessary data, then compare the actual data with the expected results. Continue Reading

Beta program, crowd sourcing, white hat: leveraging the masses

In the news has been Facebook’s announcement that it was paying a bounty for security bugs reported by the public. Details of Facebook’s program are here. It’s a variation on processes long used by web and software companies.┬áDone well, beta programs help engineering find bugs they might otherwise have released to the public. Done poorly,… Continue Reading

NeXT again – another bad login at WordPress.com

NeXT again – another bad login at WordPress.com

Bad ideas sometimes come back.

When I was a qa manager at Frame Technology, one of my teams worked on testing a port of FrameMaker to the NeXT platform. FrameMaker ran on a variety of operating systems: Mac, Windows, and various flavors of UNIX. At any one time engineers at Frame might have as many as three different computers or workstations on their desk. When the VP of Engineering Continue Reading