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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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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

Test Early, Test Often: Continuous Testing as Part of the DevOps Lifecycle
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper now to discover top tips for overcoming agile development testing challenges, and how to achieve continuous testing in a DevOps environment.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Mobile Load Testing Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: Developers have seen an increase in the number of mobile projects; however, their load testing tactics have not adapted to facilitate the new popularity. This whitepaper discusses seven key steps to successfully testing and analyzing your organization's mobile load capabilities.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Neotys

Assure the Reliability of Complex, Mission-Critical Applications and Deliver a Flawless End-User Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an application performance management (APM) technology that can help you better understand the end-user experience and the performance of application service delivery.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

CA Technologies.

The Secret to Agile Delivery? Tap into the ALM Hub of Activity and Insight
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover how a new approach to ALM can prepare you for the high velocity and increased quality required of Agile development.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: While automated release has obvious benefits such as increased compliance and drastically slashed lifecycle times, what is the concrete advantage to automation - in terms of dollars and cents? In this resource, explore the ROI of deployment automation and learn what you need to take into consideration in order to calculate an accurate ROI figure.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Service Virtualization: Test Earlier, Faster, and More Completely
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Software developers know that testing is often one of the greatest barriers to delivering software quickly. Unavailable or constrained systems can cause testing delays or make it altogether impossible. But you need testing to ensure your applications perform to the quality standards required -- so what can you do?
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

Parasoft Corporation

Mobile App Testing: Expert Q&A
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this question-and-answer session, a panel of experts thoughtfully explores a number of factors that impact mobile app testing and quality management in today's market.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

IBM

Application Testing Survey Results
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Software testing is a critical component of application delivery -- no matter what industry you're in -- in order to ensure applications meet your business needs. Unfortunately, software testing is often underfunded -- so how are successful organizations balancing budgets with testing strategies?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

AdvizeX Technologies

Assuring Software Security Through Testing
sponsored by (ISC)2 UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key recommendations for software developers to test for quality and security assurance before releasing products to the market.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

(ISC)2 UK Ltd

Analyst report: A Forrester Total Economic Impact Study - IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (June 2013)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative Forrester report explores the economic impact and ROI of a collaborative lifecycle management tool that improves software quality and delivery. Read now to learn how this technology encourages collaboration between software development and deployment teams, and explore the cost, benefits, and risk of deploying this toolset.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Market Snapshot™ Report: Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Increasing customer and business demands are forcing organizations to rethink the way they develop and delivery business-critical applications. One of the most innovative strategies developed to streamline application delivery is service virtualization, which reduces constraints that impact cost, quality, and schedule.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Graduate from Load Testing to Performance Engineering
sponsored by Compuware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the role of load testing in the past and the current state of load test practices. Also, discover how a new technology brings full automation to load testing, and can help you fill the gaps in current test automation procedures.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

Compuware

10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Case Study : Virgin Media enhances productivity by consolidating testing tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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
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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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