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DEFINITION: GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) is a concept common to computer science and mathematics: the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. So, for example, if a mathematical equation is improperly stated, the answer is unlikely to be correct. Similarly, if incorrect data is input to a program, the output is unlikely to be informative. George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor,  … 
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The Benefits of Parallel Testing for Modern Development
sponsored by Sauce Labs
WHITE PAPER: Discover the advantages of parallel testing and how, as a replacement for sequential testing, it can improve your organization's ability to scale its IT operations.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Sauce Labs

How to Get Started with Automated Software Testing
sponsored by Sauce Labs
WHITE PAPER: Explore the benefits of automated software testing as part of a continuous integration and delivery process. Plus, learn how to set up a testing framework, including which tests to automate and which to do manually.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Sauce Labs

Docker's Impact on QA and App Quality
sponsored by Sauce Labs
WHITE PAPER: Even as DevOps aims to bring development, QA, and operations teams closer together, getting them to agree on the importance and function of containers is the only way to embrace the new architecture and release processes. Explore the impact container technology Docker has on software QA and testing.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Sauce Labs

Embedded Software Development: Using Static Analysis for Code Reuse
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can conquer the biggest challenges that prevent enterprises from effectively reusing code. Discover how static code analysis can help you measure the quality of large, complex code bases before reusing them on new projects.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Programming Research

Merging PaaS and Containers to Streamline App Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into one of the latest software development strategies: containers. Learn about the differences between using containers vs. virtual machines, how you can bring the agility of containers into your PaaS environment, and more.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 25 May 2016

IBM

Succeeding with Static Code Analysis: An Implementation Guide
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: Static code analysis can help you rapidly ensure the safety and security of embedded software, but it isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Discover the biggest challenges that can prevent static code analysis from effectively detecting issues early on.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

Programming Research

An IT Executive's Guide to Improving your Agile Practice
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: How can you remove the friction between Agile teams and the rest of enterprise IT? Uncover a step-by-step checklist to re-evaluate your software delivery practice and encourage Agility at enterprise-scale.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Tasktop

Static Code Analysis: A Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: How can you select the right static code analysis solution to deliver reliable, safe, and secure software? Explore the major benefits and pitfalls of static code analysis tools, and discover best practices to optimize embedded software development.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

Programming Research

Your Guide to Modern Dev Test
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can create a virtual production and test environment to improve both efficiency and quality. Learn how you can easily create environments with repeatable, shareable, and configurable templates.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

Microsoft

A Beginner’s Guide to Software Localization
sponsored by Transifex
WHITE PAPER: Explore 4 best practices to ensure efficient and cost-effective localization, and access a step-by-step guide that tells you how to localize software from start to finish.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016


A Quick Guide to Localizing Games for Global Markets
sponsored by Transifex
WHITE PAPER: Localizing your games can be a very complicated process. Explore the 8 basic steps to localize your game to a global audience and drive more sales. Learn how you can identify target markets, select the right translation resource, and more.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016


Mobile App Development Primer
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide on enterprise mobile app development to uncover best practices for developing and delivering top-quality apps. Discover the top 3 characteristics of good mobile apps, elements of agile mobile development, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

5 Ways to Optimize Your Mobile Apps with Behavior Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore a mobile analytics strategy that can empower you with complete visibility, insight, and contextual information to improve the mobile user experience. You'll discover 5 ways to optimize your mobile behavior analytics solution.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 05 May 2016

IBM

Using Static Analysis and Continuous Integration to Improve Code Quality
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: How can you ensure that your code meets its quality targets while still delivering software on time and within budget? Discover how using continuous integration and static analysis together can help you address issues before they become major problems and achieve higher quality code within tighter project deadlines.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

Programming Research

Best Practice Guide: Quality Planning, Assurance, and Control
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: To ensure quality products, you need a strategy in place to plan and control all aspects of your project. This resource reveals key best practices for quality planning, assurance, and control. Discover how to effectively leverage tools like cause and effect diagrams, histograms, statistical sampling, interrelationship diagraphs, and much more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

Global Knowledge

Internet of Things: Overcoming New Security Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As threats targeting connected devices continue to grow, Internet of Things (IoT) systems need a way to function securely even when one or more devices have been compromised. Discover best practices for IoT security throughout the system lifecycle, from development through to operations and maintenance.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

IBM

Application Security: Evaluate Leading Testing Vendors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner resource compares 19 leading application security testing solution vendors, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of each one. View now and discover how the vendors performed in areas like product quality, sales execution and pricing, and customer experience.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 06 Aug 2015

IBM

How IoT Is Making Security Imperative for All Embedded Software
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the unique challenges of securing embedded applications and explains how to overcome these obstacles with static code analysis tools. Discover how you can identify and eliminate defects earlier on in the development cycle.
Posted: 10 Mar 2016 | Published: 10 Mar 2016

Programming Research

Using Static Source Code Analysis to Develop Secure Embedded Software
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to embedded software, it's critical to address the root causes of security issues rather than just the symptoms of the problem. This resource explains how static analysis tools can simplify and automate code review to eliminate mistakes before they become integrated into the code base.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

Programming Research

How to Use Containers to Create, Test and Debug Software
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores how using containers in your app lifecycle ensures you have an ecosystem to develop and troubleshoot apps without interference from other software. Discover how this app development strategy can help your enterprise become more agile, responsive, and leaner – while providing a competitive edge.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Global Knowledge

Using IT to Streamline Application Development Operations
sponsored by Magenic
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses how a business architect can improve user experiences for applications. Discover key tips for quality assurance that can help you meet increasing customer demands.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Magenic

When Agile, DevOps, and Lean Aren't Enough: The Missing Imperative in Software Delivery
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the missing link in your software delivery lifecycle that can help you realize the full potential of your people, processes, and technologies. Discover how it can support your transformation in Lean, Agile, and DevOps initiatives.
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2015

Tasktop

BSkyB Doubles Testing Capacity to Boost Product Innovation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how BSkyB created a centralized testing environment, available at multiple sites, using a business plan based on established enterprise options. See the benefits BSkyB experienced, including standardized processes, centralized resources, rapid innovation, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Accelerate Application Delivery with Synthetic Test Data Generation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Without the right data for testing, you can't ensure valuable, high-quality apps, but finding or creating the right test data by hand is a time-consuming and error-prone process. This white paper explains how you can improve the quality of test data, increase testing efficiency, and cut costs with synthetic data generation.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Automated Application Testing: Coping With Change
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses five issues around automated application testing. Learn what an automated testing framework needs in order to conquer these challenges and gain an advantage that helps you get higher-quality applications to market faster than competitors.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

CA Technologies.
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SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE DEFINITION (continued): … GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) is a concept common to computer science and mathematics: the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. So, for example, if a mathematical equation is improperly stated, the answer is unlikely to be correct. Similarly, if incorrect data is input to a program, the output is unlikely to be informative. George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor, is generally given credit for coining the term. Fuechsel is said to have used "garbage in, garbage out" as a concise way of reminding his students that a computer just processes what it is given. The term is now widely used in computer science classes, IT services and elsewhere. In fact, GIGO is sometimes used to refer to situations in the analog world, such as a faulty decision made as a result of incomplete information.A variation on the term, "garbage in, gospel out," refers to a tendency to put unwarranted faith in the accuracy of computer-generated data.
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