Why I won’t be kissing that TOOD

I’ve frequently wondered why it is that folks that very heartily embrace a particular software quality attribute seem to lose all interest in any others. Now, if you’ve read any of my other postings, you’re probably wondering what right a security wonk like me has to be casting aspersions on the hue of anyone else’s kettle. Well, the truth is that, while I happen to be very interested in security, that interest doesn’t mean that I necessarily value security over other quality factors. It simply means that I want to know how to evaluate and implement security aspects of software … Continue reading Why I won’t be kissing that TOOD

Quality attributes for cheapskates

The ISO what? For quite some time now, I had been assuming that that the ISO/IEC list of software quality attributes is pretty much common knowledge, at least amongst the architect/analyst crowd. It turns out I was wrong. After a first hint in this direction a few weeks ago, I started asking around to see if folks had ever heard of the list. Despite some deficiencies in my sampling methodology (which pretty much entailed asking folks about it whenever I happened to think of it), the 100% blank stare response rate pretty much settled that question. At least it gave … Continue reading Quality attributes for cheapskates