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DEFINITION: Reverse engineering is taking apart an object to see how it works in order to duplicate orenhance the object. The practice, taken from older industries, is now frequently used on computer hardware and software. Software reverse engineering involves reversing a program's machine code (the string of 0s and 1s that are sent to the logic processor) back into the source code that it was written in, using  … 
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Managing Quality in Product Line Engineering - An Automotive Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to receive answers about how to address quality within product line engineering frameworks.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 30 Mar 2011

IBM

Reducing Rework Through Effective Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: There's a secret about poor requirements management that everybody knows but nobody wants to talk about: up to 85% of rework costs are due to requirements defects. This paper discusses how improving your requirements management process offers one of the most effective ways to cut costs.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

IBM

The Systems Engineering Balancing Act: Choosing an Optimum Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This thought leadership white paper proposes a combination of requirements-driven, model-driven and test-driven approaches as a mechanism for delivering systems development projects at a reduced cost and risk.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

IBM

Balancing Risk and Complexity with Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how a combined IBM and Wind River quality management solution can help you deliver higher-quality products to the marketplace faster.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

Lean Development Governance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Effective governance for lean development isn’t about command and control. Instead, the focus is on enabling the right behaviors and practices through collaborative and supportive techniques. Learn how to form a lightweight, collaboration-based framework that reflects the realities of modern IT organizations.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

Application Note: Structured Testing - The Path to Thorough Code Coverage
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Basis path testing, also known as Structured Testing, is the primary code-based testing strategy recommended by McCabe Software and supported by McCabe IQ. The main idea behind this testing is that decision outcomes within a software function should be tested independently. This article provides an overview of the benefits of basis path testing.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

McCabe Software, Inc.

Software Agitation: Your Own Personal Code Reviewer
sponsored by Agitar Software
WHITE PAPER: Agitator helps you debug your code while you write it - a benefit that no other existing Java Testing tool can claim. Agitator can also be extremely beneficial when run on legacy code - even code that has been reviewed by other developers and deemed to be “sufficient” and “properly written.” Learn how Agitar can be your own personal code reviewer.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Agitar Software

Integrating People, Processes and Systems: tools and best practices for IT teams
sponsored by Active Endpoints, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Agile techniques and SOA principles are necessary elements to successfully delivering business software in this environment but by themselves they’re not sufficient. This report highlights key features of tools that you should consider if you’re interested in delivering IT capabilities that integrate people, processes and systems in flexible ways.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Active Endpoints, Inc.

Power your Applications with Development Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how IBM Rational® software provides a comprehensive application development solution for Power Systems servers to help organizations build, maintain, leverage and optimize their software assets.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 2011

IBM

Agile in the Cloud - Keeping Development Teams Grounded
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Agile makes teams responsive to the needs of the business and empowers them to be adaptable and flexible. Agile processes help to break down barriers between development and production, allowing teams to work together to meet stakeholder expectations. Agile and Cloud free developers to innovate and to ultimately bring value to the business.
Posted: 13 Jan 2011 | Published: 13 Jan 2011

CollabNet

Safety Analysis Using UML
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the use of the fault tree analysis (FTA) approach to safety analysis and the use of the UML® profiling mechanism to create a safety analysis profile, including the definition of its normative metamodel.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

IBM

Value-Driven Quality Management for Complex Systems: Six Strategies for Reducing Cost and Risk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at quality strategies which deliver a positive operational return on investment, improving quality whilst reducing cost and risk. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

IBM

The Invisible Thread: Driving Innovation through Software in Smart Products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Get the help your organization needs to link product paths into an intelligent whole, using software as the invisible thread to make it happen. This white paper examines software delivery for smart products, plus strategies for turning software development evolution into a business practice, and more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 14 May 2010

IBM

The Next Frontier for Virtualization: Over-Utilized Systems: Identifying and eliminating the most critical and costly constraints from the enterprise software development and testing lifecycle
sponsored by iTKO LISA
WHITE PAPER: This article explains the utilization patterns in enterprise IT environments, and which type of Virtualization (Hardware or Service virtualization or both) should be applied to receive the greatest value. This paper discusses how to apply the principle of under and over-utilization to apply the right type of virtualization for business needs.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

iTKO LISA

Tools and Frameworks for Collaborative Development Communities in the Enterprise A New Model for Distributed Teams
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Collaboration has become an operational necessity for organizations. To succeed in today’s intensely competitive markets, an enterprise must enable collaboration among all members of its global development organization. This requires new tools and processes. Read this paper for insight into deploying an enterprise-class ALM platform.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

CollabNet

Issue Tracking in an Agile Development Environment
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The term "issue tracking software" is often associated with bug trackers. Yet in software development, the definition of an "issue" is much broader. As more organizations embrace Agile methods for development, they’re turning to agile project management tools to help manage the many issues that arise during the course of a software release cycle.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

CollabNet

6 Tips to Get Started with Automated Testing
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Automated testing will shorten your development cycles, avoid cumbersome repetitive tasks and help improve software quality but how do you get started? The best practices discussed in this white paper help ensure results and a successful foundation for improving your software quality.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper recommends best practices for efficient, lightweight peer code review that have been proven to be effective via scientific study and extensive field experience. Use the techniques discussed in this paper to ensure your code reviews improve your code and make the most of your developers' time.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

Uniting Your Automated and Manual Test Efforts
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Software development teams are always looking for an edge to produce features more quickly while retaining a high level of software quality. This document describes best practices for uniting both automated and manual test efforts to improve your software releases and obtain the highest quality releases in the shortest amount of time.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

IBM Rational Workbench for Systems and Software Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates how proven methodologies and best-of-breed tools, such as Rational DOORS, Rational Rhapsody, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager, can help you design high-quality products that meet customer requirements.
Posted: 07 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

IBM

Accelerating Application Deployment with InfoSphere Foundation Tools
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Despite criticism of application development methodology over the years, some fundamental problems haven’t been addressed successfully. This paper examines a new direction supported by the IBM InfoSphere Foundation Tools. These tools provide a coordinated approach well-suited to the special needs of contemporary information-centric development.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 13 Aug 2010

IBM

IBM Rational Workbench for Systems and Software Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates how proven methodologies and best-of-breed tools, such as Rational DOORS, Rational Rhapsody, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager, can help you design high-quality products that meet customer requirements.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

IBM

Rational Team Concert Evaluation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how this software can aid in starting new projects and adding and transitioning team members quickly, thereby increasing your ability to respond to changes in your business as well as marketplace demands.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

IBM

HP and CollabNet: Collaborating for Quality
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Working together, HP and CollabNet offer a true end-to-end ALM solution. This paper describes the integration that offers efficiency improvements leading to higher quality software delivered at increased velocity. Enterprise-wide, stakeholders can stay in their specialized environments and still take advantage of improved processes.
Posted: 14 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

CollabNet

Calculating Earned Business Value for an Agile Project
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, CollabNet’s Dan Rawsthorne defines Earned Business Value (EBV), a new metric for Agile projects that replaces standard Earned Value Analysis (EVA) metrics. With EBV, Agile teams see a clearer picture of a project’s progress, which can be used to strategically adapt to evolving business conditions.
Posted: 14 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

CollabNet
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES DEFINITION (continued): …  program language statements. Software reverse engineering is done to retrieve the source code of a program because thesource code was lost, to study how the program performs certain operations, toimprove the performance of a program, to fix a bug (correct an error inthe program when the source code is not available), to identify malicious contentin a program such as a virus or to adapt a program written for use with onemicroprocessor for use with another. Reverse engineering for the purpose of copying or duplicating programs may constitute a copyright violation. In some cases, the licensed … 
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