software testing

2023 Thanksgiving Message

From all of us here at Lighthouse, we want to thank you — our clients, partners, friends and family — for your continuous support throughout this year. Please take a moment to watch our special Thanksgiving video and reflect on what you are most grateful for. We wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season!


Taste of IT 2023 Recap

We had a blast sponsoring and speaking at Technology First’s Taste of IT conference earlier this month. From connecting with industry leading professionals, to presenting on how to lead software teams to proven success, to eating lots of homemade bread, it was a sweet time! If you were unable to attend our presentation at the event, read some of the highlights and key takeaways.


Just because it is Spooky Season doesn’t mean your current software project needs to be scary too. In the shadowy world of software development, the most frightening horror stories aren’t those about ghosts, zombies, and monsters – but rather, missed deadlines, overrun budgets, and never-ending quality issues. Zoinks!


If your current software project feels like a never-ending road trip where you’re continuously missing exits (release dates) and having to reroute, we can help. With our project navigation service, you will never have to ask, “how much longer?” or “how much more money?” again. Know where your project is at, where it’s going, and how much time, money and effort it will take to get there in real-time.


On-Time Software Development

It only takes one bad release or missed deadline to disrupt business projections, cripple productivity across your company or cause irreparable damage to your brand. If your software projects are consistently late and overbudget, there is no time or money left to waste.


Is crashing the database a bug?

Go beyond user stories to ensure Fitness for Purpose. When developers focus solely on satisfying the user stories, rather than also considering the big picture (intended functionality), they develop both tunnel vision and poor-quality software.


In part 3 of our blog series on The Benefits of a Metric-Based Methodology, we share how to apply metrics in Agile.


In part 2 of our blog series on The Benefits of a Metric-Based Methodology, we share how to apply metrics in regression test (or waterfall).


We talk about the 5x rule involving the costs of defects in this article, but it can get much worse than 5x. Depending on when a defect is identified, the costs associated with correction, and worse yet, the revenue losses associated with that defect, can all mean the total amount can easily surpass the 5X quote. While we can hope for and hire the best developers in the industry, the fact remains that no one is perfect. That’s precisely why testing is a critical component in any software development project.

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Even the best-laid plans are subject to the whims of a bulldozer and circumstance. A perfect example being when a meticulously thought out project experiences a change that blows the plan apart. But what could some of those changes be? I’m so glad you asked.

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