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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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Strategic Reuse: Shift the Focus of Development from Products to Product Lines
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As a key component of continuous engineering, strategic reuse can help an organization exploit common elements across product lines. Discover how it can help you lower costs while reducing testing effort and minimizing errors.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Achieve Faster Time to Quality with Continuous Validation and Verification
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 and improve outcomes by helping you detect defects earlier and produce higher quality products.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

Uncover Your Application Performance Management Needs
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: The right APM/test product is out there -- it's just kind of hard to find. Our experts show you what questions to ask and what you should expect.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Goodstart Early Learning Improves IT Operations to Give Children the Best Start
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to discover how Goodstart boosted the performance of their Microsoft SQL Server data platform for QikKids childcare management software—as well as IT ops—by deploying all-flash FAS.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 28 Jun 2016

NetApp

Case Study: Yahoo Mail Reduces Build Time by 86%
sponsored by Sauce Labs
CASE STUDY: Learn how Yahoo used an automated, cloud-based testing strategy to reduce its testing time and subsequently shorten the debugging process, thereby making it possible to deliver quality code at a much faster pace.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jun 2016

Sauce Labs

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

Why it's Important to Address Continuous Integration
sponsored by Sauce Labs
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, software development consultant Jeffery Payne reveals what's wrong with Agile and continuous delivery processes, why you should address continuous integration before continuous delivery, and why DevOps changes everything.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 16 Jun 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

Software Testing Best Practices: Centralized, Agile, and Embedded
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Is there a place for a centralized test team at a company that has adopted agile methodologies? In this e-guide, consultant Matt Heusser explores why it's very hard to be effective with this setup and discusses a few exceptions.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Microsoft

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

DevOps Offers a New Brew of Java
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: The DevOps approach is changing the way Java applications are being developed and deployed. Learn about DevOps and where it will be heading in the future.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

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

Agile Best Practices: Improve Continuous Integration by Embracing DevOps
sponsored by Magenic
EGUIDE: More and more software developers are aiming for continuous delivery, but they often neglect continuous integration. In this expert e-guide, we discuss the biggest mistakes software developers make with continuous integration and explore how a DevOps approach can help you detect problems in your code earlier on.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Magenic

Good Apps, Bad Apps: The Cost of Creating Exceptional Mobile Moments
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: Access this report from Forrester to learn the potential costs, benefits, and risks of effective mobile app development and delivery. You'll discover 5 key findings.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

Save Your Future Self With Security Now
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: Secure testing is essential in keeping software vulnerabilities at bay. Learn the essentials of securing applications in this handbook.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

3 Quick Ways to Go from Good to Great Mobile Apps
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Whether you need to create customer-facing or enterprise mobile apps, the goal remains the same: you need to design an efficient, seamless user experience. Uncover 3 quick ways to go from good to great mobile apps.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Jun 6, 2016

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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