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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 Agile Business Analyst
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the significant impact of agile development techniques on the business analyst community. Gain insight into the skills required by analysts for effective agile development, as well as the steps for a transition to agile...
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

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

The Business Case for Outsourcing Software Testing to a Separate Vendor
sponsored by LogiGear Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will explore the single-source, and the multi-source approach to application development, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each, and pointing out the distinct advantages that multi-sourcing has over single-sourcing.
Posted: 04 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

LogiGear Corporation

Enterprise Strategies to Improve Application Testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how proven test data management capabilities can help you deliver reliable applications and achieve maximum business value from you application investments.
Posted: 20 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

IBM

Enterprise Strategies to Improve Application Testing: Optimized Test Environments Speed the Deployment of Reliable Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Princeton Softech Optim™ enables IT organizations to meet even the most complex application testing challenge by providing all the fundamental components of an effective test data management strategy.
Posted: 14 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

IBM

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

Instantiations

Elementool Bug Tracking Keeps Software Fixes on Course
sponsored by Elementool, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Can you list all the issues your software team is working on? Can you sort them by severity, priority, features affected, and other criteria? Can you show the histories of all related actions? This article details how Elementool Bug Tracking can help.
Posted: 28 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Elementool, Inc.

The Business Case for Better Problem Resolution Processes
sponsored by BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the results of a Forrester survey which explores the inefficiencies that exist in common approaches to application problem resolution.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software

Software Quality Management
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of software quality management that is continuous, governed and automated throughout the software lifecycle and into deployment.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

IBM Software Group

Maximizing Portal Application Performance
sponsored by ClearApp, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights advancements in portal technology, exploring their effect on application performance management and their ability to overcome existing management challenges.
Posted: 27 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

ClearApp, Inc.

Top Considerations for Ensuring .NET Application Manageability - Strategies for Migrating and Developing .NET Applications
sponsored by AVIcode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are migrating legacy applications to .NET, allowing easier and faster development. This white paper explains how to manage those applications and details key strategies for monitoring, migrating and developing .NET applications.
Posted: 10 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

AVIcode, Inc.

Relational Modeling with UML
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the basic concepts behind relational modeling, how it applies to databases and how it is implemented using UML.
Posted: 20 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2003

IBM Software Group

Reducing Risk through Requirements-driven Quality Management: An End-to-End Approach
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn a structured way to manage requirements, and how risk-based requirements and quality management are inseparable from the larger process of managing the planning, test and release of a software system.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Metrics That Matter: Quantifying Software Security Risk
sponsored by Fortify Software
WHITE PAPER: Software security presents new measurement challenges: there are no established formulas for quantifying the security risk present in an application. This paper provides a set of metrics for ensuring an accurate view of software projects.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Fortify Software

Seven Practical Steps to Delivering More Secure Software
sponsored by Fortify Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides seven practical steps that help to effectively secure your company's software and shows you how to quickly evaluate the current state of software security and create a plan for dealing with it throughout the development life-cycle.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortify Software

A Lifecycle Approach to Software Quality - Venturing beyond the QA Imperative
sponsored by BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software
WHITE PAPER: Unplanned downtime caused by application errors and can be extremely costly. Learn about an approach to optimizing software quality across the application lifecycle that provides rapid problem resolution and reduces development and testing costs.
Posted: 26 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software

Reduce IT Costs and Complexity with Effective Application Problem Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn the benefits of automating problem management through problem detection, isolation and resolution. Discover how IT organizations can reduce IT costs and complexity with effective application problem management.
Posted: 26 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software

Optimize Composite Application Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn a composite application management approach offering problem isolation, end to end transaction management, and root-cause analysis to ensure that business critical applications deliver performance, scalabi...
Posted: 16 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Improve Test Productivity and Product Quality through Test Management
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: QA organizations are under increasing pressure to complete their testing in ever-shorter time frames. To meet these challenges, these organizations are pursuing several different strategies to accomplish their goals.
Posted: 12 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

TechExcel

What You Should Expect from Load Testing Web Applications
sponsored by Quotium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the necessary steps to collect and leverage Web application test data and ensure an entire Web environments' ability to sustain concurrent users and transactions.
Posted: 23 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Quotium Technologies

The Path to a Secure Application: A Source Code Security Review Checklist
sponsored by Ounce Labs, an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn a checklist to find and eliminate the source coding errors and design flaws that expose data, threaten operations, and cost your organization time and money.
Posted: 05 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Ounce Labs, an IBM Company

Streamline and Speed the Delivery of High-quality Software Applications
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the importance of collaborative management of software development and testing processes in order to achieve an integrated view of distributed development while meeting internal and external compliance requirements.
Posted: 21 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

IBM Software Group
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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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