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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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How to Set Your Apps Apart with Mobile DevOps and the Cloud
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to empower development teams with tools that deliver high-quality mobile experiences. Uncover 6 key requirements for getting past common mobile development obstacles and learn how to gauge mobile users' expectations, leverage DevOps to simplify mobile delivery, and add the power of the cloud to your mobile initiatives.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Microsoft

Testing and QA: Relying on Better Data to Create Better Software
sponsored by QASymphony
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage advanced BI and analytics tools to help your development team test software smarter, better, and faster. Learn what QA metrics to leverage for coverage and velocity, where to focus your reporting efforts, 3 steps to modernize and automate reporting, and more.
Posted: 02 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

QASymphony

Kickstart DevOps: How to Get Everyone on Board for a Successful Transition
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: This e-book explores some of the common barriers to DevOps adoption and how to navigate them for a successful implementation. Discover 4 key steps for starting your DevOps transformation and uncover helpful advice about developing your DevOps toolset for configuration management, performance monitoring, open source, and more.
Posted: 25 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

New Relic

How to Measure and Track the 5 Drivers of DevOps Success
sponsored by New Relic
WHITE PAPER: This e-book explores how to track DevOps success with a series of KPIs that help you accurately measure the strides your company has taken to implement faster, better software development. Plus, uncover the 5 critical drivers of DevOps success.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

New Relic

The Buyer's Guide for Test Management Software
sponsored by QASymphony
WHITE PAPER: Explore the use of new, agile testing tools to address the increasing pace of innovation and blurred lines between QA and development. Discover tips for evaluating and integrating modern test management software and uncover 5 must-have features, including visual proof of testing, customized integrations, uninhibited workflow, and 2 more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

QASymphony

Agile Tools for Agile Development: Ensuring Software Quality
sponsored by QASymphony
WHITE PAPER: How do you move at an Agile pace and at the same time ensure that software doesn't have critical defects? This guide explores how to put the right Agile testing tools in place to help you maintain software quality. Discover how to improve ALM strategies, maximize the value of testing investments, and more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 23 Jan 2017

QASymphony

An Environment to Build, Deploy, and Manage Java Enterprise Apps
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to create fully integrated, cloud-based Java app development environments with just a few clicks of a mouse. Discover how to leverage enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure in conjunction with cloud services, app containers, DevOps practices, self-service and more for managing key Java apps.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Conquer Development and Testing Environment Challenges with Cloud Services
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to eliminate the headache of complicated cloud migrations and empower your organization to spin up as many on-demand, cost-effective development, testing, and QA environments as you need with a cloud service that enables you to run them in Oracle Public Cloud, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform without making any changes.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Manage Containers Easily on Oracle Public Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how Docker containers empower your development and operations teams to become more agile. Discover how the Oracle cloud helps you build and manage cloud native containers easily. Plus, learn how to extend your containerized app development, test, and production environments with the public cloud.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Red Hat Virtualization: VMware Migration
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the enterprise benefits of migrating your Linux and Windows VMs to an open source virtualization platform. Discover the software flexibility of this platform and the ease with which it integrates with sundry system components.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Red Hat

DevOps, the Cloud, and AWS: Tying it All Together
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement DevOps, using an automation platform in conjunction with AWS cloud resources. Discover how this approach can decrease time to market and reduce costs. Plus, uncover some critical best practices for workflow automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Chef Software

DevOps Cultural and Technical Values: Leveraging Automation and the Cloud
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the cultural and technical values that are the foundation of DevOps. Discover what pain points you can address faster and more efficiently with this approach, using tools and methods like automation, cloud-based infrastructure, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Chef Software

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

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

Achieve Faster Time-to-Quality with Continuous Validation and Verification Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about two of the key components of continuous engineering: validation and verification. Discover how using these methods can speed up your development process, improve outcomes by detecting defects earlier, and produce higher quality products.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

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.

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

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.

The App Delivery Chasm: How to Meet the Business Demand for Applications
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: View results from a survey of 470 global IT and business professionals about the biggest app development challenges today. Discover the 3 key success factors that enable IT teams to deliver apps that meet business requirements and generate quantifiable value.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mendix

7 Keys to Deliver Better Apps Faster
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how you can bridge the gap between IT and business and deliver high-quality apps more quickly with 7 crucial steps.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Mendix

Enterprise Mobile Testing: The Most Common Devices Being Used
sponsored by Perfecto Mobile
WHITE PAPER: This featured white paper analyzes the habits of over 1,200 companies and 90,000 hours of mobile application testing, delivering concise insights into the mobile testing world. Read on to see if your company is headed down the right path to mobile quality success.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2015

Perfecto Mobile

Comcast Implements Service Virtualization & DevOps to Improve App Testing
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this featured resource to find out how Comcast found reliability through a DevOps strategy built around service virtualization. Find out how this massive company was able to virtualize 98% of test interfaces, and enjoys a 65% reduction in the amount of time to create and maintain test data.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Parasoft Corporation

5 Steps to Improve Product Quality Through Requirements Traceability
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential whitepaper to discover the 5 steps to improve product quality through requirements traceability. Read on to discover how you can bolster you testing process, and how you can ensure happy clients and top-notch products.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014


Mobile testing solutions: Choosing the right path
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper now to find best practices on mobile application testing to help your team cover all angles of the product. Also find out the benefits of both automated and manual testing to help you decide which is best for your company.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

The Future of Testing: Where do Testers spend their time?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a recent survey analyzing where testers are spending their time, what obstacles they most often encounter, and where they think their attention should be focused. View now to see if your company is experiencing the same bottlenecks as others, and how to address them.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IBM
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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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