Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
For a list of the full changes, head over to the DS-5 change log.
- Support for Ubuntu Desktop Edition 10.04 32-bit hosts
- ARM Compiler
- Support for Cortex™-A7
- Support for annotations from kernel space
- Sub-millisecond resolution for capture events, such as annotations and context switches
- Command line interface can now export timeline data
- Points of interest on the timeline charts can be pinned for easier result comparison
- Configuration Database:
- Pre-configured debug support for these additional platforms:
- ARM ARM1156T2F-S CoreTile, Versatile Express Cortex-A15x2 SMM
- Atmel AT91SAM9G25 and AT91SAM9X35
- Mindspeed Transcede 4000
- NXP LPC3131, LPC3141 and LPC3152
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Head over to the main Firefox Beta 9 site for the download link, available in Windows, OS X and Linux flavors.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
• Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari
• Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out
• Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections
• Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion
For detailed information on this update, click here.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Do be sure you hang on to your Snow Leopard discs in case you ever need to restore your Macintosh!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
James Whittaker will be giving the keynote at StarWest this year. We always enjoy seeing Mr. Whittaker talk about his ideas on testing; his books How to Break Software and Exploratory Software Testing have been a core part of our test engineer training for years. But as he points out, there is another enticing draw at StarWest this year: back to back testing tutorials from Google.
"Ankit Mehta has the afternoon session on "Testing Rich Internet AJAX-based Applications...Jason Arbon and Sebastian Schiavone are presenting a track talk on "Google's New Methodology for Risk Driven Testing" and will be demonstrating some of the latest tools coming out of Google Test Labs." Read his full post here.
Effective testing is fundamentally an exercise in risk reduction, and Arbon and Schiavone will present the methodology they use at Google called ACC: Atributes, Components, Capabilities. Should be a fascinating presentation.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Ever find yourself sitting on the beach, enjoying your summer vacation, when suddenly an inspiration hits you about how to improve your code? Now you can act on that inspiration immediately, before it fades from memory, with Koder from iCodeLabs.
Gizmodo featured Koder as an App of the day this week, and says "If you code, you'll love Koder."
Friday, June 17, 2011
iCloud, in particular, has some interesting testing ramifications. Especially in developing the best compatibility matrix, ensuring apps properly share data across various devices.
Monday, June 13, 2011
"Good engineering involves thinking about how things can be made to work; the security mindset involves thinking about how things can be made to fail," says Schneier.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Brendan has his own writeup of the error, which shows the diagnostic screens more clearly.
It's important to remember that even though computers are deterministic, they're still complicated enough that a given error can come from wildly improbable causes. The reason that we need monitoring systems is to observe errors as they happen, and to be able to to try and prevent them, even if we can't directly look at the underlying cause. Monitoring and testing let you answer the "what's happening?" question without requiring that you answer the "why is it happening?" question.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
At this week's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud are debuting, and they all look astonishing. The new services that Apple is offering are handing developers one enticing possibility after another with their new APIs. The possible apps that can be built on those APIs are amazing, and yet it'll take a lot of work to get from here to there. It's easy to get caught up in how cool the possible apps are and to overlook some of the questions that have to be answered in order to make an app that fully lives up to the promises of the iOS 5 APIs. So in order to help you get from API to all-star app, here are five aspects of an iOS app that should be on your list of things to test.
What happens to your app when the device doesn't speak English?