Philip Lew, CEO of XBOSoft, spoke at the 10th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2010) held in Vienna, Austria. Conference attendees included leading academics, industry practitioners and several independent researchers. Lew’s presentation addressed an evaluation framework for modeling and measurement of web application quality from an end user perspective. “There is a growing demand for software to work right, even on a first release,” explained Lew. “But for web applications, it is even more critical due to the shifts in user expectations and business models that enable users to switch applications quickly. If your application has any glitches, users just move on and find another, so quality and usability become even more important than before.”
ICWE 2010 promotes practical and scientific excellence on Web Engineering by bringing together practitioners and researchers from around the world. Tutorials and workshops are also held in technologies, methodologies, tools, and techniques by industry leaders that share their experience in developing Web-based applications. “This conference venue brings together a wide audience promoting the collaboration between industry and academia.” Lew commented.
“Feedback from attendees was positive,” continued Lew. “Because of the shift to SaaS and cloud-based applications, the business model has caused an increased demand for quality and usability. Shortening the development cycle and adjusting to changing requirements is being driven by agile development methods, but more important is getting it right, otherwise your customers just leave and you can’t gain viral acceleration. This differs significantly from conventional software where customers become locked in, and are reluctant to change. Now you can switch and get a free trial or use on a pay as you go basis.”
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