Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Hong Kong for a business trip. As part of the ADEPT program, on the second year we are encouraged to have international trip to countries where American is having business.
For me, I went to Hong Kong to see the preparation and events for the first American flight from Dallas (DFW) to Hong Kong (HKG) and vice versa.
When I was not attending the IT meeting and the event celebration with our business partners, I went around the city and enjoying several famous tourist places.
Here’s my trip notes, hopefully it can help you whenever you’re visiting Hong Kong. Continue reading →
Recently I noticed some discussions in NEU CS Facebook group about people’s comments on the PDP course. As always, there are people on both the positive and negative side. I’d like to join the discussion but I think writing in my blog would be better so people can read about it without joining the group.
I took PDP in Fall 2010, Prof. Mitchell Wand and Prof. Riccardo Pucella taught the lecture, but I believe the grades came from Prof. Wand based on the codewalk scores. Personally, I thought I and my partners did pretty good on most codewalks and I got A as final grade.
In this post I will tell you more about the setup of the course when I took it, why I think it’s one of the best course in MSCS program, and everything that I believe matters to get high scores. Continue reading →
After weeks of software quality assurance course, it scares me how many software teams I’ve been in the past that don’t do some, or even most, of the testing and QA basics that I learned in this course.
Finally, it’s the last week of the course and I’m going back to the professional world soon. So, this is a letter that I address to myself weeks, months, or years from now. Now I maybe supercharged with what I’ve learned in class, about regression testing, automated test cases, boundary value analysis, metrics, and so on.
But as time passes by, as the pressure of completing projects come, as the lazy devil tempted me to not write unit testing (oh wait, I can blame the devil), and of course as my memory started to fail me about what I learned in this course, I might not do any of the QA practices.
So this is the reminder for “that” me. Never give up what’s right for a short-time gain. You are better than this, you have the discipline to overcome the temptation, review the SQA lessons and blog posts you have written when you believed that a good quality software requires various measures but they are worth the price. Continue reading →
As we’ve discuss in the previous post about testing in Agile software development environment, automation is a very important part to successfully to be agile. However, one doesn’t need to be familiar with Agile process at all to see the immediate benefit of automating the testing process.
This time we’ll see different testing automation tools that we can use to make our life easier. Continue reading →
Agile, the hottest software development lifecycle (SDLC) nowadays, was initially used in small projects and considered not suitable for medium and large projects. But now large companies have picked up the trend and adopting it into their major projects.
By now we’ve agreed about the importance of testing in all stages of software development project. Yet, those stages are actually closer to the waterfall or other iterative and incremental SDLC with longer phase period. Agile iteration, typically called sprint, are a lot shorter and only last for 2-4 weeks.
In this blog post we’ll see the challenges, myths, and how the testing in agile can be performed. Continue reading →