Links

Don’t forget to check our own Past Meetings page where you can download presentations given to SASQAG and get some other goodies.

SASQAG assisted in defining the curriculum for the University of Washington’s certificate program in software testing.

Local Testing and Consulting Companies
Professional Organizations
Resources
Software Inspection
Standards Bodies
Testing and Consulting Companies

QAI Conference Reports
by Steven Blaire, CSQA of SAFECO, winner of SASQAG’s QAI Conference Scholarship
Conference Introduction
Effective Meeting Activities
Estimation
Implementing Peer Reviews
Metrics
Moments of Magic

UCITA
Here is one of many web sites with information about the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA). There is intense debate in the software industry between supporters and opponents on the current draft of this legislation. Although we are not able to include additional links on this topic, we hope you can use this as a starting point to review the specifics of this very important issue.

Local Testing and Consulting Companies
BEST Consulting
VeriTest
DMR Consulting Group Inc.
Interactive Business Systems
QualityLogic, Inc.
Testing Testing 123
Professional Organizations
American Society for Quality – the original quality society in America
Seattle Section – membership, newsletter, events, resources…

Greater Kansas City Quality Assurance Assocationa (KCQAA)
New Jersey Quality Assurance Association – we’re not the only QA user group in the nation
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference – Spring Tutorials and Fall Conference
Quality Assurance Institute – Consulting and Certification Services
Puget Sound SIGCHI – Computer-Human Interaction
Society for Software Quality – quality checklists and conference information
SPICE Users Group
Software Engineering Body of Knowledge – working to make software engineering a profession
Washington Software Alliance – “… to make Washington state the information technologies center of the world.”
Resources
Bret Pettichord’s Software Testing Hotlist – test automation and more
comp.software.testing newsgroup
Cooper Interaction Design – Check out their Design Resources
Jakob Nielson’s Usability Site
Kaner.com – practical QA and legal information by Cem Kaner, author of Testing Computer Software
NASA Software Assurance Technology Center
QAforums.com
QualiNET – discussion forums for QA professionals
Software Development Magazine – A FREE magazine with great info about development process and testing!!!
Software QA and Testing Resource Center – for beginners and experienced professionals
Software Testing & Quality Engineering Magazine – Read their featured article online.
Sticky Minds The online resource for building better software. Packed with useful articles.
Tom Gilchrist’s Software Engineering Resources
University of Washington Extension – Software Testing Certificate Program
Software Inspection
Software Inspection, by Tom Gilb and Dorothy Graham – An excellent, practical guidebook!
Software Technology Review of Software Inspections – Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute
Software Formal Inspections Standard – Courtesy of NASA
Standards Bodies
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
IEEE – Try their Software Engineering Techniques and Standards
ISO Online – International Organization for Standardization
NIST’s Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award
SEI – The Software Engineering Institute, home of CMM, the Capability Maturity Model
SPICE – Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination
Testing and Consulting Companies
Compuware Corporation – testing tools
Deming Institute – research and education
Empirix – provider of software application test tools
ManagementWisdom.com – quality management a la Deming
Mercury Interactive – test tools
ParaSoft – testing tools
Quality Assurance Institute – consulting, products, certification, and testing
RadView – testing tools
Rational – CASE and test/certification tools
Segue – silk automated testing tools and more
Software Productivity Centre – process tools and consulting
Software Quality Engineering – training, consulting, publications

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