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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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Agile ALM and Continuous Delivery Classroom
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom will teach product managers what they need to know in order to Evaluate if continuous delivery, set up the environment to support continuous delivery, begin automating processes for fully continuous software development.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2014

IBM

Guide to Selecting an Application Performance Management Solution
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: Application performance management (APM) is a broad field of technology, so when it comes to selecting an APM tool for your development efforts, it's no surprise the task can be daunting. Fortunately, this decision guide from Ovum is here to help. Read now to compare the top 10 APM technologies on the market.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

IBM

Agile case studies: How GE, Houghton Mifflin and NYSE drove change
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: With technological advancements moving at breakneck speeds, it's challenging to keep pace. But in order to stay relevant in the IT landscape you need to move where technology is going. Take a look at this e-guide to discover how to successfully change your existing culture to one of lucidity and conjunction – and set business processes accordingly.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

An Insider’s Guide to Agile Testing and Service Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE CENTER: In order to streamline the software development lifecycle (SDLC), savvy organizations are implementing strategies based on Agile development and service virtualization. Access this Agile testing and service virtualization "e-kit" to get the essentials from a variety of different sources: analysts, customers, and software professionals.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

IBM

Analyst Comparison: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions, Q1, 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive Forrester Research, Inc. report provides an in-depth comparison of five service virtualization and testing solutions from CA Technologies, Hp, IBM, and more.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

IBM

Key Opportunities and Pitfalls on the Road to Continuous Delivery
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Continuous delivery is the automation of the software development and delivery cycle, and it offers a number of opportunities for organizations, including feature toggling, value analysis, and better quality. However, it also presents a number of challenges that must be overcome in order to reap those benefits.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of the application threats that your organization faces and describes which risks you need to prioritize. Also inside, find five practical steps you can take to build security into your development processes.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

The Secret to Agile Delivery? Tap into the ALM Hub of Activity and Insight
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company

Agile Load Testing: Tips and Best Practices
sponsored by Neotys
WEBCAST: In this on-demand webcast, learn how to guarantee optimum application performance while keeping up with the pace of your Agile development teams. Watch now for best practices and key steps for testing the performance of your web and mobile applications in an Agile environment.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2014

Neotys

Tame the Beast of Performance Testing Mobile Apps
sponsored by Neotys
WEBCAST: Do you have confidence in your approach for performance testing mobile applications? Watch this on-demand webcast to hear about best practices and key steps for testing the performance of your mobile applications "in the wild."
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Apr 25, 2013

Neotys

Testing Tools Ensure Defect-free Applications for Germany's Federal Employment Agency
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
CASE STUDY: View this case study to learn how the IT department of Germany's Federal Employment Agency implemented a suite of testing tools to test the Agency's applications and ensure flawless, defect-free performance.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Borland, Micro Focus

Lighten your load with the silk portfolio
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
VIDEO: As computing platforms such as cloud, Web, and mobile gain traction, application delivery and testing becomes more complex. Watch this comprehensive video to discover a suite of versatile, automated testing tools that promises to ensure the performance of your applications, regardless of platform.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Dependable, Effective Software Testing -- Without Any Surprises
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
VIDEO: Today's developers are under significant pressure to deliver high-quality software quickly, and with limited resources to boot. When testing applications, you don't have time to worry about problems such as low test visibility, malfunctions, or lagging test times.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Solution Spotlight: Agile ALM: ATDD To Continuous Integration
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this Solution Spotlight, learn from experts about Agile development techniques such as continuous integration and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). Discover how they enable developers to achieve both speed and quality, as well as explore the benefits, trends and challenges of each technique.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 09 Apr 2014

IBM

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

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

Solution Spotlight: Accelerating Application Deployment With DevOps
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Bringing together development, testing and operations through DevOps can help organizations address software quality issues and application deployment challenges. This expert e-guide highlights the benefits of a DevOps approach and offers advice on how to implement a DevOps strategy,
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

IBM

Solution Spotlight: Gaining Effective Productivity In Release Management
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: "Developers are always surprised when they see how [poorly] their applications perform under load," said J.P. Jackson, a project manager for the State of Michigan. Too often, performance testing happens after the fact, in response to user complaints that the software runs too slowly. So how can this be avoided?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

IBM

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 Company
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 Company

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

Best Practices for Working Together to Achieve Software Quality
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: View this expert e-guide to find out why ALM consultant Howard Deiner says "a lot of DevOps teamwork should happen in the cusp right before deployment" and explore DevOps tactics for working together to achieve and maintain software quality.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Published: 10 Jan 2014

CA Technologies.

Efficient Release Management with Testing Automation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from searchSoftwareQuality.com, learn why "You can't manually test your way into quality code. You have to bake the testing into the code while the code is still cooking to make it work." Read now to discover best practices in utilizing test automation to keep costs low and quality high.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Published: 10 Jan 2014

CA Technologies.
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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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