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DEFINITION: A driver development kit (DDK) is a set of programs and related files that are used to develop a new software or hardware driver or to update an existing legacy application driver for an operating system. (A driver is a relatively small program that addresses the unique requirements of a kind of hardware or a special software application.) Typically, DDKs are used by device manufacturers and software  … 
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Creating and managing value-driven product portfolios - Improving product portfolio management to optimize your products, services and projects
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The best products to offer are those that provide a high level of value for both you and your customer. Companies with successful product portfolios often utilize a systematic process to effectively guide which projects are selected. This whitepaper explains how you can take advantage of a value-driven approach to product portfolio management.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009


Faster Application Development via Improved Database Change Management
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Embarcadero® Change Manager™ puts the power of change tracking, schema comparison, software-generated synchronization scripts, and flexible reporting into the hands of the development team.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 27 Mar 2009

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

5 Reasons CIOs Are Adopting Cloud Computing in 2009
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is transforming the way IT departments build and deploy custom applications during lean times and changing the economics of information technology. Here are the 5 reasons why thousands of companies are betting that cloud computing is the right technology strategy for 2009 and beyond.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

Aligning Business and IT through Connected Requirements: Unifying the Development Process
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how the connected-requirements approach serves as the framework for the use of products and technologies that are designed to allow you to optimize team performance, align the development process with your organization's business goals and meet auditing and regulatory compliance requirements.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008


Why Business Rules: A Case for Business Consumers of Information Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the relationship between business and IT groups within the typical enterprise and explores how the implementation of a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) allows both groups find common ground.
Posted: 02 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2006


Getting a Head Start in Software Asset Management: Managing Software for Improved Cost Control, Better Security and Reduced Risk
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: Software Asset Management (SAM) can deliver increased efficiency, better cost control, risk mitigation and patch management. This paper provides an overview of SAM benefits, and addresses the specific issues in getting SAM running in your company.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

FrontRange Solutions Inc

Five Myths of Agile Development
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight into five myths commonly associated with agile development. Explore what agile development is in reality, what it is not, and the true benefits of transitioning to agile methods in your organization.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

Agile Development: A Manager's Roadmap for Success
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the key characteristics of successful agile managers as they introduce and scale agile methods. Learn what agile managers can do to help their teams and organizations adopt agile development practices to deliver real...
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

The Importance of a Single Platform for Data Integration and Quality Management
sponsored by Business Objects
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the evolution of the data integration and quality industry, and explains the benefits of moving toward a single data services architecture.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Business Objects

Agile Tools: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
sponsored by TargetProcess, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This article explains various approaches for agile project management and provide comparisons between the simplest tools (index cards and whiteboards), spreadsheets, traditional project management software and agile project management software.
Posted: 26 Aug 2008 | Published: 26 Aug 2008

TargetProcess, Inc.

Tactical Management of Agile Development: Achieving Competitive Advantage
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an invaluable Agile development overview full of techniques, best practices and educational materials. Created specifically for people involved in Software Release Planning, Project Management, Defining Features, Req...
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

Mastering the Iteration : The Heartbeat of Agile Development
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excerpt from the book "Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises", and describes the iteration pattern and activities that a team engages in to create tested, value-delivered code in a short time box.
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

How BMC Is Scaling Agile Development
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes how BMC Software's Infrastructure Management Group transformed their development organization using agile development practices management applications from Rally Software Development.
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

Four Starting Points for Effective Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Many IT project management initiatives often miss goals, exceed budgets and fail to deliver benefits. Read this paper to learn how optimizing project management can help organizations transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

When Requirements Go Bad - Understanding the causes for Requirements errors can help prevent them
sponsored by Ivar Jacobson Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to eliminate common requirements errors for a more effective software development lifecycle.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Ivar Jacobson Consulting

Integrated Solutions for Defect and Project Tracking
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the unique approach and conceptual model that has made DevTrack a clear leader in today's competitive defect tracking market.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 05 Jun 2008


Averting Catastrophe: How Real-Time Location Intelligence Can Mitigate Exposure and Better Manage Risk
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software
WHITE PAPER: What is location intelligence? From an actuary perspective, it's the accessment of risk based on the physical location of real estate. This paper examines how location intelligence links data to precise physical coordinates.
Posted: 25 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software

Building Multi-language Applications with Visual Studio
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the steps necessary to improve software build functionality of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

OpenMake Software

Offshoring ETL Development in EPM Projects
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn why ETL development projects place a particular emphasis on quick turnaround, optimal performance and iterative development. Explore how you can execute EPM projects smoothly and with utmost efficiency, coordination and cost effectiveness.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Hexaware Technologies

A Guide to Creating C++ Web Services
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the steps necessary for developing and hosting high performance C++ Web services.
Posted: 28 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Rogue Wave Software

Enterprise Time and Attendance - Build Vs. Buy
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Explore the advantages, disadvantages, costs and risks of buying and building an enterprise time and attendance solution.
Posted: 19 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007


The Next Generation of Static Analysis: Boolean Satisfiability and Path Simulation
sponsored by Coverity by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will provide a brief overview of the history of static analysis and explain how the use of SAT in static analysis is enabling developers to improve the quality and security of their code.
Posted: 05 Mar 2008 | Published: 03 Mar 2008

Coverity by Synopsys

Controlling Software Complexity: The Business Case for Static Source Code Analysis
sponsored by Coverity by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how static source code analysis can be used to find critical defects and security vulnerabilities in C/C++ and Java source code.
Posted: 05 Mar 2008 | Published: 03 Mar 2008

Coverity by Synopsys

Ensuring Code Quality in Multi-threaded Applications: How to Eliminate Concurrency Defects with Static Analysis
sponsored by Coverity by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: This paper will review the most common pitfalls that software developers face when creating multi-threaded applications. Discover how static analysis techniques can be used to eliminate concurrency defects earlier in the lifecycle.
Posted: 05 Mar 2008 | Published: 03 Mar 2008

Coverity by Synopsys

CodePro AnalytiX, A Powerful Approach to Developing High Quality Code Using Eclipse
sponsored by Instantiations
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how to attain high quality Java code using Eclipse by eliminating code quality, code review and code dependency issues typically faced in software development.
Posted: 07 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS DEFINITION (continued): …  application developers. Some DDKs can be downloaded from the maker of the operating system. Others can be purchased from a third party. A DDK typically includes sample drivers, source code, a debugging utility, a compiler, testing tools, other utilities, and documentation. In addition to the kit, a driver developer needs to be familiar with the operating system or application the driver is for. Building a driver is typically a complicated process. Testing and debugging should be thorough so that the driver is released with as few errors as possible. There are several steps in building a driver:Writing … 
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