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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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Agile automation: A primer on test automation in Agile projects
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces strategies for the successful automation of QA testing in agile software development. Inside, discover the innovative strategies which make it possible to achieve automated testing without sacrificing speed or quality.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Software testing: why it needs a new professionalism
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: We believe that Testing is at a key juncture in its development as a Profession. The demonstrable consequences of this approach are now very clear  - hidden, often major, costs in the  development  lifecycle of code arising both from the costs of fixing defects, and from the costs of managing change late in the lifecycle.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

How mature are companies' software quality management processes in 2010?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: There is very little data that exists on the maturity of testing practices throughout the software quality life cycle in the Industry and lots of people refer to the maturity with a level of certainty not backed up by any real data. In 2009 Experimentus established a survey for this very purpose.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: How mature are companies' software quality management processes?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Today, maintaining a competitive edge while managing costs is the challenge that most organisations face. High up on the IT Directors‟ to do list is innovation in the way costs are managed and contained, while at the same time providing a dynamic and responsive IT service to the business.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Analyst's take: Force.com application drives faster development
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Nucleus analyzed existing Force.com application deployments and found an average of 4.9 times faster development.  End customers, developers, and ISVs experience more rapid time to value, lower cost, and greater ongoing flexibility.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Five Challenges for Agile Testing Teams
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find time-saving techniques designed to make agile testing easier and more productive.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 | Published: 27 Aug 2012

SmartBear Software

Agile Tools Evaluation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper as it is designed to help your IT team evaluate your agile development tool options and select the best approach for your business. Find key criteria to consider as well as important questions to ask before starting your journey towards agile.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

IBM

Get Much More for Much Less with COBOL
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief paper to learn about five features that your infrastructure must have in order to be agile enough to respond to change and easily adapt to accommodate new development technologies including foresight, heritage, portability, fitness-for-purpose, and readability.
Posted: 20 Aug 2012 | Published: 20 Aug 2012

Micro Focus

5 Levels of Agile Planning: From Enterprise Product Vision to Team Stand-up
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper assesses agile methods used in multi-team projects. Read more inside to explore evaluations of the requirements associated with scaling projects and applying basic agile principles to those requirements. Additionally, learn about the impact that an agile framework has on core lean principles muri, mura, and muda.
Posted: 29 Jun 2012 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

Rally Software

Continuous Quality Assurance whitepaper
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how a continuous quality assurance approach focusing on requirements, change, and test management can help provide the visibility, control and validation to efficiently deliver quality software.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Micro Focus

Uplift Quality with Requirements Driven Testing
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn why requirements driven testing (RDT) is so important, what potential areas of the software development life cycle are addressed by RDT, the benefits, and the implementation strategy that may be adopted to introduce RDT within the organization.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Published: 16 May 2012

Micro Focus

Successful Projects Start with High Quality Requirements
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn why you should always have an effective requirements definition before you begin any kind of software development. Use this paper as a guideline to learning how to create an effective outline of expectations, how to put them into action, and the benefits you’ll reap at the end of the process.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Published: 03 May 2012

Micro Focus

Leveraging Transactional Email for Success
sponsored by SendGrid
WHITE PAPER: Discover proven tips for successfully leveraging transactional emails to increase customer engagement and market your applications in this essential resource. Find out how you can leverage a cloud-based email platform to ensure reliable delivery and gain real-time analytics.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

SendGrid

Software Agitation:Your Own Personal Code Reviewer
sponsored by Agitar Software
WHITE PAPER: Exercising Java code is a painstaking yet critical process for developers. This white paper explains how you can free up time by implementing a testing tool designed to detect coding errors as you write Java classes, and even after they have been reviewed.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

Agitar Software

DevOps: Advances in Release Management and Automation -- The Ovum Rainbow Map for DevOps Solutions Comparing 11 Vendors
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: DevOps, new tools for improved automation and release management, are taking the software development world by storm. Read this detailed white paper for a comparison of the 11 top vendors in this new space. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each competitor and determine which one would best suit your development team's needs.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 15 Sep 2011

SERENA Software, Inc.

Automate to Thrive: Driving Business Agility with Effective Release Management
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an overview of the challenges release management presents, three tips for improving your software release strategies, and insight on how effective release management is poised to become a driver of competitive advantage.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 | Published: 03 Apr 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

Seven best practices for building applications that meet business requirements
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Today's agile development processes and distributed environments have only increased the complexity of tracking software project requirements. Read this white paper to understand why requirements are slipping through the cracks and discover tools and best practices that can help you create traceability across your modern development organization.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Agile: Transforming small-team thinking into big business results
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Familiar with the benefits of agile on a small scale, CIOs are increasingly looking to apply agile methods to broader projects. This white paper discusses the challenges and barriers large enterprises are facing and presents best practices for scaling agile within complex organizations.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 09 Mar 2012

IBM

A Guide to Branching and Merging Patterns
sponsored by AccuRev
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, gain a better understanding of how branching and merging patterns work and how applying them to your projects can have a profound effect on how your development team handles change management and delivers software.
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

AccuRev

Shorten release cycles by bringing developers to application lifecycle management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the capabilities and benefits that the next phase of application lifecycle management (ALM) must deliver in order to overcome the challenges of application delivery.
Posted: 28 Dec 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Working With Open Source Companies
sponsored by FuseSource
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses several key differences between closed and open source software vendor management, providing advice for managing your deployments and investments in open source technologies.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2007

FuseSource

How To Use Open Source Safely In The Enterprise
sponsored by FuseSource
WHITE PAPER: Deploying open source projects safely and successfully in an enterprise environment requires thorough understanding and careful evaluation of each project. Read this paper to learn about the benefits, defining characteristics, and requirements for enterprise use of open source software technology.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2010

FuseSource

Forrester Report: Development Testing: A New Era In Software
sponsored by Coverity
WHITE PAPER: In August 2011, Forrester Consulting surveyed over 200 leading IT firms in North America and Europe to answer the question, “What are the implications of expanding testing in development, and what does it mean to development quality?”. Read this report to see the results.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

Coverity

Applying agile and lean principles to the governance of software and systems development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents eighteen best practices for leaner, more agile software development project governance.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

IBM

5 things your Development Teams should be doing now
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: In this ever-changing world of software development, it's critical to keep up with technologies, methodologies and trends. In this paper, find five tested and proven software development practices your team should be utilizing to accelerate software delivery.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 08 Nov 2011

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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