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DEFINITION: SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) is an international framework for assessment of software processes developed jointly by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). SPICE is specified in ISO/IEC 15504. Essentially, ISO/IEC 15504 comprises a guide to performing an assessment for software development  … 
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The State of Software Testing 2012
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This survey reports on organisations' test maturity based upon the industry standard Test Maturity Model integrated (TMMi).
Posted: 26 Jun 2012 | Published: 26 Jun 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Can I Really Roll-out a Code Review Process That Doesn’t Suck?
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WEBCAST: This webcast takes you through the methods that have been found to be most effective in implementing a code review process and the processes and steps to get you started. Learn about topics including the benefits of code review, how to implement code reviews, and more.
Posted: 27 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 27, 2012

SmartBear Software

Test lab automation on the cloud
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WHITE PAPER: As many frustrated teams can attest to, manually setting up test labs requires an inordinate amount of resources and drags down development efficiency with its time-consuming complexity. Read this white paper to learn how test lab automation in the cloud can provide a cost- and resource-effective alternative to accelerate application testing.
Posted: 26 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Boosting software quality and development agility Webcast
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WEBCAST: This webcast exemplifies how technology like the cloud enables continuous integration testing of complex heterogeneous environments much earlier in the development cycle. Learn how the testing world is changing and the tools that are available to help you keep up.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 24, 2012

IBM

Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review: Modern Approach Practical Advice
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EBOOK: This insightful e-book provides in-depth best practices and advice on how to catch code errors before they are able to cause bigger problems within your organization. Read more inside to uncover new tools designed to make the QA process faster and easier.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 | Published: 22 Aug 2012

SmartBear Software

How to upgrade to HP Application Lifecycle Management
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover how a comprehensive approach to application lifecycle management (ALM) can help you accelerate the reliable, secure delivery of software applications and services.
Posted: 21 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Test Management: Measuring Quality in the Agile Enterprise
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EBOOK: The methods of measuring software quality in an agile environment are drastically different from tactics used in traditional IT landscapes. Discover why the "plan the work, then work the plan" technique doesn't work with agile IT, the 10 agile metrics you should be tracking, 3 questions to help determine when to start tracking defects, and more.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

Micro Focus

Continuous Quality Assurance whitepaper
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how a continuous quality assurance approach focusing on requirements, change, and test management can help provide the visibility, control and validation to efficiently deliver quality software.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Micro Focus

Selecting ALM tools for your organization
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to discover: a breakdown of the types of ALM tools that are available to help manage software testing processes− including market leaders and niche players that address specific issues; three key considerations to keep in mind when evaluating ALM tools; and more!
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

CA Technologies.

Approaches for Agile development teams
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the different approaches for agile development teams. Learn about a handful of methods from experts Mary LeMieux-Ruibal, Mirkeya Capellan and Lisa Crispin, including focusing more on trends than numbers, employing a risk-based testing approach, calculating testing costs and much more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012

IBM

Agile tools: True support for ALM
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers tips and tricks for putting yourself in the agile frame of mind when using ALM tools. Read this now and learn about the qualities and attributes that make development, testing, QA, requirements management, version control, security and other ALM process tools agile.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012

IBM

Key best practices for cloud testing
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains the benefits of testing software in cloud environments. Read this and gain tips for cloud testing, including ensuring a plan is in place in case of an interruption to service, learning the differences between testing in private and public clouds, exploring the risks of moving to a cloud-based testing solution and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012

IBM

SUSE lifecycle management server data sheet
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DATA SHEET: As if the process of building and installing software isn't difficult enough, deployed software systems require proper maintenance throughout their lifetimes. This data sheet describes a management server and its key characteristics that can assist in this process.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

SUSE

SearchSoftwareQuality.com E-Guide: Best Practices for Testing and QA
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide teaches QA managers ten things to know for successful configuration testing and provides guidance for overcoming five common hurdles of dealing with QA-reluctant CIOs.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Agile ALM: Automation for the application lifecycle
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to learn about both open source and commercially available application lifecycle management (ALM) automation tools for requirements traceability, for design and for test. Then, learn a three-step process that will improve the flow of the software delivery process.
Posted: 24 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

20th Century Fox Providing Answers to Performance Issues with SilkPerformer
sponsored by Micro Focus
CASE STUDY: When 20th Century Fox needed to find a way to increase its software performance and provide users with faster online transaction processing they turned to performance testing software. Read this brief case study to learn how easy the system was to implement and the benefits that Fox was able to see.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Micro Focus

Uplift Quality with Requirements Driven Testing
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn why requirements driven testing (RDT) is so important, what potential areas of the software development life cycle are addressed by RDT, the benefits, and the implementation strategy that may be adopted to introduce RDT within the organization.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Published: 16 May 2012

Micro Focus

Maintaining an Agile Test Environment
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EGUIDE: This expert resource guides you through case studies focusing on testing in agile development environments. Learn tips for agile testing and discover the collaboration that must take place between testers and programmers in order for automation to be successful.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

Micro Focus

Agile and ALM Testing Strategies
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: In this expert resource, you’ll find strategy suggestions on how application lifecycle (ALM) and agile testing and monitoring can help you manage the trade-offs that you can’t see within your applications. Also learn how agile testers can participate in and contribute to requirements analysis.
Posted: 14 May 2012 | Published: 14 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Collaboration in Agile development: Requirements analysis is a team effort
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: Agile development roles are no longer set in stone. The most successful and efficient teams work together, each adding their own perspective. This featured article uncovers why testers should participate in requirement analysis and how organizations are getting their whole team more involved in Agile projects.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

Test Automation: Exploring Automation Case Studies in Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this article to hear from experts Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster as they discuss the takeaways from 28 test automation case studies in agile application development. Learn how you can implement test automation in your organization quickly and easily.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Four Ways to Reduce Software Testing Cost Without Sacrificing Quality
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EGUIDE: Read this expert content to learn about a four step process to reducing test costs. Learn how to be financially savvy about your testing without cutting valuable employees and managers that enhance your quality assurance processes.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

The benefits and drawbacks on test automation
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EGUIDE: Automating software testing may seem ideal but like everything there are benefits and drawbacks. This expert resource features advice from software expert Peter Walen on the pros and cons of automation.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

Tips On Performance Testing and Optimization
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this expert resource to learn how to use testing tools in a typical Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environment for application performance testing. Also find four simple steps to follow to effectively track down the bottlenecks in your system.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Performance Testing in the Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this expert resource to learn how testing in the cloud is different from traditional quality assurance of applications. Find tips on how to adjust your testing techniques and tests themselves to ensure maximum cloud application performance.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

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SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE DEFINITION (continued): …  projects. It includes a description of this assessment process, a model for performing an assessment, a description of tools that may be used as part of the assessment process and a discussion of factors that contribute to the success of such an assessment. ISO/IEC make reference to more specific standards but do not set them out. The SPICE standard seeks to describe the preferred order in which activities should occur in a software development project, with particular emphasis on an organization's management and process definition structures. The ultimate goal of ISO/IEC 15504 is to achieve process … 
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