Development

Considering the Options: Hosted Environment and/or Service Bureau Processing

In the ever-changing financial landscape, bank executives are often faced with many looming questions. These questions may involve operational decisions for their bank, including whether a hosted environment is a good fit for them versus self-managing their own environment. They might also consider if moving to a service bureau for processing would be more efficient [...]

Impact and Influence of Regression Testing

Within Software Testing, Regression testing is used to ensure previously developed and tested software still operates correctly after changes are applied. Regress is defined as 'to go back' or 'movement to a previous state or condition.' Some of the different types of changes that may require regression testing include bug fixes, enhancements, new features, configuration [...]

Measure Once, Then Cut?

“Measure twice, cut once.” This age-old English and Russian proverb originated in carpentry and needlework1.  It refers to taking special care in understanding requirements and exercising due diligence in execution of work. This proverb permeates modern business practices, from strategic decision making to the smallest manufacturing processes. Modern software development methodologies, like Waterfall2 and Agile, [...]