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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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6 step plan for proactive integration testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn strategic approaches to integration testing that will mitigate the risks of system change and improve quality.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

IBM

Info-Tech Research Group, Vendor Landscape: Software testing solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how seven market leaders in the software testing market fared in this vendor landscape report.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 07 May 2013

IBM

Testing Doesn't Raise Barriers, It Eliminates Them
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Did you know the cost to fix bugs after an application release can be 30 to 40 times more than for defects identified during development? Since it's a key consideration for developers to release applications quickly, it may seem like adding more testing could slow down the process -- but that couldn't be farther from the truth.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

CSC

Capgemini and Sogeti - World Quality Report 2013-2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this World Quality Report from Capgemini, Sogheti, and HP, explore the current state of application quality and testing practices among businesses around the globe. Discover how successful companies are adjusting testing and QA methods to accommodate Agile, cloud, and mobile trends
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Making DevOps Real for System z
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this resource for an interview with Hayden Lindsey, vice president and Distinguished Engineer of IBM Rational Software. Find out what this DevOps expert has to say about implementing an enterprise-wide DevOps initiative and how DevOps is accelerating the delivery of mobile and cloud solutions across distributed and mainframe platforms.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Composite applications - Break the delivery logjam with HP Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at service virtualization, and how it can speed application development by replicating unavailable components, and improve quality control with multiple scenario testing.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Case Study : Virgin Media enhances productivity by consolidating testing tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This case study looks at how Virgin Media developed a set of transparent, efficient, and unified software testing tools to speed development, and increase quality.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Making DevOps Real for Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a Q and A with Hayden Lindsey, vice president and Distinguished Engineer of IBM Rational Software, on the subject of enterprise-wide DevOps.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Top 5 Reasons You Need Application Performance Diagnostics in Your Test Environment
sponsored by Compuware
WHITE PAPER: Access now for the 5 major reasons test and QA need application performance diagnostics in order to keep up with the demand for quicker software delivery.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013

Compuware

Independent Testing Services
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Application testing is a critical step in the software development lifecycle, especially as application complexity and demand for faster delivery increases. In this resource, discover how end-to-end testing services can provide you with the tools that you need to more efficiently and effectively test your applications.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CSC

Strategic Planning for Enterprise-wide Test Automation
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover how you can achieve large-scale test automation throughout the application lifecycle by leveraging a test automation platform. Read on to discover the features, benefits, and components of this technology.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CSC

Vision Document Template
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource offers a vision guide for delivering any application with top-notch user experience throughout the lifecycle. Inside, you'll get a step-by-step outline (with tips) of what you need to consider during application development, from defining usage scenarios to prioritizing tasks to outlining navigation.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 05 Sep 2013

OutSystems

11 Usability Rules for IT Developers
sponsored by OutSystems
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how to take usability into consideration from the start of an app development project, and discover 11 usability rules particular for IT developers, to help you better understand and cater to your users.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

OutSystems

DevOps: The IBM approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover how a DevOps approach to continuous software delivery enables you to seize market opportunities and reduce time to customer feedback, resulting in higher quality software for your business and stakeholders.
Posted: 21 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Why It Makes Good Sense to Put Dev/Test in the Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Looking to the cloud for application development and testing is catching on - according to a recent IDG survey, 49% of SMBs plan to leverage the cloud for Dev/Test in the coming year. But that doesn't mean there aren't still some serious concerns about cloud-based Dev/Test.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five Considerations for Putting Dev/Test in the Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The cloud has attracted the attention of many software developers, as its elasticity and scalability are especially suitable for the changing demands and fast-paced nature of application development. But to ensure success with application development and testing in the cloud, there are a few things you should consider first.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Application Release Automation with Zero Touch Deployment
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: While application release automation can cut time-to-market and decrease bottlenecks, it isn't without difficulties. In this helpful resource, explore the key technological and organizational challenges that you might face when implementing an automated deployment system, and learn how to overcome them.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

CA Technologies.

Agile Portfolio Management: Getting Images Gains Visibility and Alignment with Kanban Portfolios
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Few organizations have succeeded in moving beyond static, up-front development timelines to the more dynamic process of working with agile teams. In this case study, discover how Getty Images managed to become one of the few agile champions after struggling with the transition to lean and agile development.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Rally Software

Boost application quality and performance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Smart organizations realize that in today's IT landscape, a more holistic view of application lifecycle management (ALM) is in order, which is why they turn to the center of excellence (CoE) model. In this resource, learn how creating a testing CoE can help you improve application performance and quality at your own pace, while also cutting costs.
Posted: 25 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Crossing the DevOps chasm
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Every company wants to deliver apps faster and more cost efficiently, but development and operations remain separated by the challenging release step. Check out this white paper to learn how you can bridge the gaps in your delivery lifecycle in order to speed deployment times by adopting service virtualization, release automation, and more.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

CA Technologies

CA LISA Service Virtualization
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this data sheet, explore business-critical information on service virtualization and how it allows your development team to move more quickly without sacrificing quality or testing. Read on to learn more about service virtualization platforms and your company.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies

Service Virtualization and DevTest Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: For many dev teams, the greatest barriers to project success are out of their control - lack of availability, stability, or capacity of development and test environments. This resource explores how leveraging a cloud platform can help solve these constraints by creating virtual test environments and simulating unavailable or costly test components.
Posted: 15 May 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

CA Technologies

The changing role of the developer: Integrate, collaborate, optimize or become irrelevant
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to learn more about how software is driving product innovation and the effect you and your work are more critical to the creation of successful products. It places more responsibility on software developers and making sure you give your company the competitive advantage it needs.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 19 Apr 2013

IBM

Survival guide to PACBASE ™ end-of-life
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: With the news of Pacbase's 2015 retirement, many organizations must find an alternative application strategy. This resource outlines your options in the post-Pacbase world, and offers advice and recommendations for realizing continued application success.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Performance Testing Center of Excellence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: If application performance management isn't at the top of your businesses to-do list, it should be. No matter how well-designed your app is, if performance is sluggish end-users won't use it. Read on to learn about a performance management strategy top companies are leveraging, its business value, and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2012 | Published: 17 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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