Why Requirements Should be Tested - A Lesson in Quality Assurance

Posted by Jeanne Schmidt on Apr 27, 2016 10:43:10 AM

 

Software development teams may be accustomed to working with quality assurance (QA) teams at the end of the development cycle but there are many reasons to involve QA at the beginning of a project. One great reason is to let the QA team “test” the software requirements. Whether your software development team is following agile or waterfall processes, having a QA analyst test your requirements can mitigate the risks of misunderstood requirements and delivering software that does not meet the expectations of stakeholders.

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Node.js is for Everyone

Posted by Don Worden on Apr 21, 2016 9:47:44 AM

When asked about Node.js, most developers would say that they have heard of it and may have even used it in some aspect of a project. When asked what Node.js is, the conversation tends to take a different turn into different technology “buzzwords” such as Meteor, MongoDB, and sometimes even Express will come up. The point is that while a lot of developers have heard of Node.js that is about as far as it goes. Node.js is a newer technology that is rapidly climbing to the top in the technology stacks of a multitude of large companies. Wal-Mart, PayPal, Netflix, LinkedIn, and many others are using the technology on a daily basis. So what exactly does Node.js do?

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WordPress Plugins - The Starter Pack

Posted by Andrea Presley on Apr 13, 2016 3:17:01 PM

WordPress is one of the most powerful content management systems for building websites. It’s intuitive dashboard and ability to add themes and templates are all strong features. But one thing that makes WordPress rise above the competition is the extensive library of plugins. I have yet to come to a point where I can’t find a plugin that does what I need. Whether you need responsive tabs, an impressive slider, social media feeds, or pop-up banners, there’s a plugin for almost any feature.

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Scrum Master Vs Project Manager: Different Roles, Different Individuals

Posted by Natascha Thomas on Apr 5, 2016 11:33:55 AM

A common misconception among those new to Agile software development is that the Scrum Master role is identical to the traditional Project Manager role. In reality, this is demonstrably untrue and differences between these roles is illustrated when we consider scope of influence and ownership. While there are some shared tasks and similarities between these roles, they are at their foundations, separate roles with incongruent fields of influence.

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