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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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Get Control of Change
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this strategy brief, get advice for maintaining control of the software development lifecycle with effective change and configuration management strategies. Learn why a "loose coupling" approach may be the best strategy.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Leading Security Software Company Improves Time-to-Market with Automated Continuous Testing
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
CASE STUDY: As leading security software company AVG Technologies experienced rapid growth, their development and QA sources were buckling under the pressure. In this case study, discover how AVG leveraged a continuous automated testing technology to test throughout the development cycle, enabling them to detect issues early on and fix them right away.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Borland, Micro Focus

Automate Test Scripts for Multiple Applications and Networks
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
EGUIDE: Today's complex software calls for frequent changes, and without effective testing for those changes, you're looking at bugs and errors. In this guide, discover how to overcome the challenges of traditional expensive, labor-intensive test creation with a test automation tool.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

AAA Life Meets Aggressive Time-to-Market Deadlines
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how AAA leveraged a suite of testing tools to support their Agile development initiative and streamline the testing cycle to achieve continuous integration.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Capabilities Of Comprehensive Test Management
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
PODCAST: In this podcast, dive into the capabilities of one comprehensive test management tool, including complete visibility into test execution, visualizations and dashboards, and real-time quality monitoring.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Aug 31, 2013

Borland, Micro Focus

Test Management In Agile Projects
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
PODCAST: In this podcast, explore the role of test management in Agile projects, and learn how one test management tool can help you streamline the software delivery process while delivering higher quality products every time
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Aug 31, 2013

Borland, Micro Focus

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

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

5 Factors for Continuous Delivery Success
sponsored by Perforce Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover 5 prominent factors that leading companies are using to enable successful continuous delivery. Learn how to think beyond the code, what to automate, and more.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2014

Perforce Software, Inc.

Accelerate and Improve Software Release with Continuous Delivery
sponsored by Perforce Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover the 4 key steps to abide by that will help you achieve continuous delivery capabilities. Learn how by applying these practices, you can effectively improve nearly every aspect of release, ultimately saving both time and capital.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2014

Perforce Software, Inc.

Continuous Delivery: Best Practices and Benefits
sponsored by Perforce Software, Inc.
WEBCAST: Continuous delivery is quickly emerging as the go-to approach for software development and change, as it encourages reliable, rapid, repeated enhancements and bug fixes with minimal cost and effort to your business. But how are successful organizations implementing continuous delivery? What works and what doesn't?
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 7, 2014

Perforce Software, Inc.

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: 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

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 Snapshotâ„¢ 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

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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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