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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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Accelerate the delivery of modern applications
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WHITE PAPER: An IT modernization project will be unique to your business, and to successfully manage it you'll need the appropriate tools, resources, and best practices throughout the process. Read this paper to get a framework for initiating your modernization efforts.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

The Real-World Benefits of SAP Safeguarding Services
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces professional safeguarding services which can provide technical support and advice for ensuring IT projects go as planned. Inside, gain access to the thoughts and opinions of real-world users of the service.
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Going Beyond Email: Marketing Software with Targeted In-Product Messaging
sponsored by Macrovision, makers of AdminStudio 
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to read about the problems with using email as a marketing tool and how Product Managers can use in-product messaging, a new vehicle for promoting software, to successfully market via email.
Posted: 01 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Macrovision, makers of AdminStudio 

Migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: Upgrading to the Latest Red Hat Release
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides guidance on how to evaluate, plan, and execute a migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 from a prior Red Hat Enterprise Linux release or legacy Red Hat Linux distribution.
Posted: 22 Feb 2005 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Red Hat and JBoss

“Know Thyself” Is the First Step to an Effective Upgrade
sponsored by IBIS America LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper chronicles how the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is preparing to perform an SAP ERP systems upgrade.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 13 Oct 2011

IBIS America LLC

Leading Energy Utility Company Increases Efficiency Through PeopleSoft Financials and HRMS Systems Upgrades
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Explore the four phases of the lifecycle for the upgrade methodology of an on-site delivery model that provides upgrade services to enable one organization to achieve its business objects.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Hexaware Technologies

Improving Agile Development with Continuous Build Scripts & Build Avoidance
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how realize the full benefits of continuous integration in agile development.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

OpenMake Software

Cost-Planning for a Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: When you’re planning an upgrade to Windows 7, one major factor is budget planning. This tech brief will discuss the three main - and sometimes overlooked - budget considerations every company should keep in mind.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Migration to Windows 7 with Immidio Flex Profiles
sponsored by Immidio
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to use Immidio Flex Profiles for making user profiles cross-platform compatible to Windows XP and Windows 7, both for migration projects and side-by-side scenarios using multiple versions of Windows simultaneously.
Posted: 15 Jan 2011 | Published: 15 Jan 2011

Immidio

Mercedes-Benz Takes a Smooth Ride to ERP 6.0
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mercedes-Benz USA needed to upgrade from 4.6C to ERP 6.0 to manage an increasingly complex application environment while doing it in-house without overtaxing development team members. Read this paper to find out how Panaya helped Mercedes-Benz USA come in on time and under budget with their SAP upgrade.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Panaya, 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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