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DEFINITION: Cruft is a collective term for the elements of a program, system or product that are either useless, poorly designed or both. In computing, cruft describes areas of redundant, improper or simply badly written code, as well as old or inferior hardware and electronics. Cruft may also be used to describe a group of hackers, just as "pod" describes a group of whales, "exultation" a  … 
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5 Factors for Continuous Delivery Success
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Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 2
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Dell, Inc.

The Kaseya IT Automation Framework  
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Getting the Most Out of Your Applications With Oracle Exalogic
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Going Beyond Email: Marketing Software with Targeted In-Product Messaging
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Macrovision, makers of AdminStudio 

The Insider’s Guide to Upgrading to SharePoint 2010
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Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Axceler

Case Studies with Intel vPro Processor Technology
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Intel Corporation

The Seven Deadly Sins of SAP® Maintenance A Blueprint for Surviving End of Life for SAP® ECC 5 and Other Upgrades
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Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Mar 2012

Worksoft

The Real-World Benefits of SAP Safeguarding Services
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Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Eliminating Database Downtime When Upgrading from Oracle 8i or 9i to 10g or 11g
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GoldenGate Software, Inc.
 
 
BUG FIXES DEFINITION (continued): …  group of larks and "murder" a group of crows.Something that is "crufty" may be dirty, unpleasant, extra, sloppily implemented, duplicated elsewhere or simply useless. Cruft, for instance, could refer to a URL where internal organizational details or directories that matter to no one but the webmasters "clutter" up the address. A mobile operating system that requires a user to navigate six submenus to complete a frequently-used function is another example of cruft.While cruft is usually used in computer programming, many coders or lovers of hacker jargon also apply it to any situation … 
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