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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 State of Supply Chain Management
sponsored by Sonatype
RESEARCH CONTENT: Good news: Enterprises can enhance and accelerate innovation with improved software supply chain management practices. To learn more about how, access this extensive report that examines the connections between supply chain management, automation, and open source software consumption.
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 May 2016

Sonatype

Legacy App Modernization: Bringing Business Critical Apps to the Cloud
sponsored by Apcera
WEBCAST: Resource-intensive, difficult to test, costly to maintain – legacy apps may be creating an unnecessary strain on your business in any number of ways. Discover how to resolve many of the challenges that stem from running and maintaining legacy apps and systems in the modern enterprise.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Premiered: Nov 17, 2016


Managing Containers Easily on Oracle Public Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: What's your organization's strategy for managing containers? Discover how to leverage Oracle Container Cloud Service as an easy and quick way to create enterprise-grade, cloud-native container infrastructure and build instances for each stage of the app life, from development and testing to production.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Continuous Automation: Supporting Cloud, Agile, Lean, and DevOps Development
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to support integrated Agile and DevOps teams with continuous automation, whether they're working on premise or with container-based microservices in the cloud. Discover how to enhance your ability to test any changes to code, build and deploy apps at competitive speeds, and more.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 19 Apr 2017

Chef Software

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Mobile App Development
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: This Computer Weekly buyer's guide looks at how to take an Agile approach to mobile app development. Discover how to gain a competitive edge by accelerating mobile development, turning mobile users' expectations to your advantage, and building unique, differentiated mobile experiences.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Overcome 5 Objections to Using Visual App Development
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to tackle modern mobile app challenges by leveraging visual, low-code app development. Discover the top 5 objections against visual app development platforms and learn how to overcome them to accelerate and simplify your development initiatives.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Low-Code Platform for Your Next Enterprise App
sponsored by AppGyver
WHITE PAPER: As the pace of business accelerates and the demand for quality mobile apps rises, the backlog of development projects grows. Discover how to speed up development and uncover 10 reasons to leverage a visual, low-code app development platform to keep up with digitalization.
Posted: 20 Mar 2017 | Published: 20 Mar 2017

AppGyver

Microservices Architecture: Aligning Principles, Practice & Culture
sponsored by CA Technologies
EBOOK: Microservices, when used correctly, can have a positive impact on your organization – just ask Amazon and Netflix. But you can fall into traps if you don't approach them properly. In this 3-part e-book, learn about the microservices landscape, principles, technologies, success stories, and more. Plus, learn how to apply microservices yourself.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 17 Mar 2017

CA Technologies

Custom App Development and Integrations for Your Fintech Needs
sponsored by Sphere Software
WHITE PAPER: Diversifying the apps and services you offer can open up a number of critical business opportunities, but it can also be incredibly taxing on your development teams and IT. Discover how a partnership can help you enable rapid app development, custom fintech app integrations, DevOps practices, and more.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 10 Mar 2017

Sphere Software

Geek Guide: Containers 101
sponsored by Puppet
EBOOK: This guide defines what containers are, how they work, and how developers can use them for rapid development initiatives. Learn about how to optimize the value of containers, what's involved in managing them, how configuration management applies to them, and more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017

Puppet

DevOps Mythbusting
sponsored by Puppet
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a variety of organizations – including Walmart, the New York Stock Exchange, and Staples – successfully implemented DevOps practices and learn the truth about 6 of the most common DevOps myths.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

Puppet

Best Practices for Microservices
sponsored by MuleSoft
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the concept of microservices, defining what they are, how to implement them, and how to optimize their value. Uncover microservices best practices and learn from a series of experts how to leverage APIs, enable continuous delivery, optimize automation, implement a hybrid integration platform, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Premiered: Feb 10, 2017

MuleSoft

5 Must-Haves when Choosing a Software Development Partner
sponsored by Sphere Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how development has changed thanks to trends like DevOps adoption, Agile, and cloud migration. Discover how these changes impact the decision to use a software development partner and uncover 5 must-haves qualities in potential partners.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Sphere Software

Embrace DevOps: Your Guide to the DevOps Lifestyle
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the foundations of DevOps as both a cultural and professional movement. Discover how DevOps is compatible with Agile and Lean methodologies, forges connections between people with diverse skills, creates a roadmap to better product development, fosters high-velocity organizations, and more.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

Chef Software

Mobile App Development Modernization for the Post-PC Era
sponsored by PowWow
RESOURCE: Explore how to deliver powerful, modern native mobile apps faster and enable rapid modernizations for legacy Windows and web apps. Discover how PowWow Mobile's SmartUX platform empowers users to build and run apps smartly and securely on-premise and in the cloud, on any device, using any OS.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016


Building and Modernizing Mobile Apps for Windows 10
sponsored by PowWow
RESOURCE: Explore how to resolve app bottlenecks in adopting or migrating to Windows 10. Discover a development platform that enables you to rapidly transform legacy Windows apps or workflows into mobile apps, build native mobile apps for Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, and run apps in the cloud or on-premise, across a variety of devices and OS.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017


Microservices and SOA: Overcome Modern Integration Challenges
sponsored by SearchMicroservices
EBOOK: Microservices and other new technologies make modern integration increasingly complex. Learn how to overcome integration problems when merging new and old infrastructures by leveraging APIs, software containers, continuous engineering, and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

SearchMicroservices

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

The Enterprise Developer's Guide to Building 5 Star Mobile Apps
sponsored by Microsoft
EBOOK: This enterprise developers' guide explores how to deliver high quality mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows at scale. Learn which mobile development approach is right for you and uncover a variety of tips on how to support development with an end-to-end mobile technology stack and balance quality of UX with lifecycle management needs.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

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

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

The Enterprise Guide to Evaluating Agile Software Testing Tools
sponsored by QASymphony
EBOOK: Many companies try to enable faster development by adopting Agile methodologies, but this transition comes with a variety of challenges. Discover how to satisfy Agile development's need for better software testing tools with 9 key areas for evaluation, including company viability, research and development, integration and 6 more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 20 Jan 2017

QASymphony

A Complete Guide to Understanding Agile Testing Methodologies
sponsored by QASymphony
EBOOK: As Agile development increases the pace of innovation, the time testers have to thoroughly assess software quality dramatically reduces. Discover how to implement a collaborative, flexible and adaptive approach to software testing and QA by learning about the different types of Agile testing including Scrum, Test Driven Development, and 3 more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

QASymphony

Project Management and Collaborative Communication
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to create a connected software lifecycle to overcome data silos and enable end-to-end visibility for project management. Learn how to connect information across teams and departments to enhance project collaboration and create the communication that digital transformations, Agile, and DevOps principles demand.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Tasktop
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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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