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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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Manage Containers Easily on Oracle Public Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how Docker containers empower your development and operations teams to become more agile. Discover how the Oracle cloud helps you build and manage cloud native containers easily. Plus, learn how to extend your containerized app development, test, and production environments with the public cloud.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

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

Why Officially Supported Clients aren't Optional in API Projects
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
EGUIDE: APIs are about more than just coordinating software processes, building code, and integrating the various pieces of app development – they're about community and communication. In this expert e-guide, explore the use of open source and building relationships with officially supported clients to help guide API projects.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

Implementing Proactive API Portfolio Management
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore how to create an active, cloud-enabled API portfolio management strategy. Uncover helpful advice for enabling easy multisource integration and discover which tools can help radically improve API management.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

API Portfolio Management: Setting Goals for API Success
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, expert Tom Nolle explains how to improve API portfolio management by setting goals for development, operations and ALM, and compliance. Discover which tools can help build strong API portfolios and uncover useful tips about cloud-based API management.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

APIs: Bridging the Bimodal IT Gap
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the concept of bimodal IT examines how APIs can connect its two sides, aligning their different cultures, speeds, strategies, and governance. Discover how APIs help expose critical data and open up its availability, creating an interface for Agile development and IT services.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Nov 18, 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

Argos Leverages APIs to Boost Mobile and Digital Retail Strategies
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to discover how Argos enabled secure digital retail and seamless integrations across a variety mobile devices and platforms by implementing an API-based strategy to build apps in both open and closed development communities.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

APIs: Enhancing Retail, Mobile, and Integration Strategies
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how an API-based strategy is essential to multichannel, cross-device access to essential data for developers – whether they be in-house, partners, or affiliates. Discover how companies like Netflix, Expedia, and Citibank are leveraging APIs to accelerate their mobile strategies, transform partner integrations, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

Red Hat Virtualization: VMware Migration
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover the enterprise benefits of migrating your Linux and Windows VMs to an open source virtualization platform. Discover the software flexibility of this platform and the ease with which it integrates with sundry system components.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Red Hat

Better Decisions, No More Bottlenecks: 5 Metrics for Cross-Lifecycle Software Testing
sponsored by Tasktop
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how leveraging data from disparate systems will give software testing teams the unique opportunity to become the hub of organizational quality. Uncover 5 best practices that will help expose critical issues, enable Agile development, create a more holistic view of the software development lifecycle, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Tasktop

DevOps, the Cloud, and AWS: Tying it All Together
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement DevOps, using an automation platform in conjunction with AWS cloud resources. Discover how this approach can decrease time to market and reduce costs. Plus, uncover some critical best practices for workflow automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Chef Software

DevOps Cultural and Technical Values: Leveraging Automation and the Cloud
sponsored by Chef Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the cultural and technical values that are the foundation of DevOps. Discover what pain points you can address faster and more efficiently with this approach, using tools and methods like automation, cloud-based infrastructure, continuous delivery, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Chef Software

Application Modernisation: The Essential Guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this guide, we look at how distributed systems have evolved to support more agile software development.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

QA & Testing: How to Choose the Right Tool
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Choosing the right QA & testing tool takes time, flexibility, and the ability to ask the right questions. In our brand new guide, testing expert Gerie Owen explains why companies need to identify explicitly what it is they're trying to solve before it's possible to choose the right management tool.
Posted: 06 Sep 2016 | Published: 06 Sep 2016

TechTarget

Agile Case Studies: Learn from Etsy, Philips & 5 More
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: The goals of Agile software development methods are to improve software quality and speed up the release cycle, but you shouldn't speed right into this new software delivery model. Our just-launched guide, Adopting Agile: Etsy, Philips & 5 More Drive Change, reveals how other organizations overcame adoption challenges and found success.
Posted: 06 Sep 2016 | Published: 06 Sep 2016

TechTarget

Orchestrating Harmony between Middleware, Apps, and Operating Systems
sponsored by GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Tom Nolle discusses how to take a middleware-focused approach to app lifecycle management practices. Uncover helpful advice for selecting middleware tools and managing OS and middleware platforms in the cloud. Plus, learn about the critical relationship between ALM, DevOps, and orchestration.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.

Data Analytics Software Optimizes App Performance
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: Developers have a wealth of information at their disposal to apply data analytics metrics, speed development and improve applications.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Continuous Delivery and Integration Yield Improved, Disciplined DevOps
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: Trying to move your enterprise into the DevOps world? Consider continuous delivery and integration strategies to speed the process.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Building a Strong Application Security Program
sponsored by Onapsis
EGUIDE: What are the first steps to creating a strong app security program, and how do you know you've struck the right balance between static and dynamic testing? These are the types of questions we explore in this e-guide. Find out what role education is playing in building an app security program and get advice for mitigating SAP vulnerabilities.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

Onapsis

Explore the Combined Benefits of Continuous Delivery and Agile
sponsored by Magenic
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we help you learn how to implement continuous delivery successfully and build on the Agile teams you already have in place. Discover a way to develop and test software that allows you to quickly issue updates.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Magenic

How to Include QA in Agile Story Mapping Meetings
sponsored by Magenic
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore some of the more effective methods for incorporating QA and other stakeholders in Agile story mapping. Access tips for preparation best practices and learn how to become a more effective team member.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Magenic

Achieve Faster Time-to-Quality with Continuous Validation and Verification Engineering
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, improve outcomes by detecting 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

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
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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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