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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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Test Early, Test Often: Continuous Testing as Part of the DevOps Lifecycle
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper now to discover top tips for overcoming agile development testing challenges, and how to achieve continuous testing in a DevOps environment.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Mobile Load Testing Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: Developers have seen an increase in the number of mobile projects; however, their load testing tactics have not adapted to facilitate the new popularity. This whitepaper discusses seven key steps to successfully testing and analyzing your organization's mobile load capabilities.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Neotys

Key opportunities and pitfalls on the road to continuous delivery
sponsored by Coverity by Synopsys
EGUIDE: This e-guide presents tips and suggestions for a continuous delivery strategy to accelerate software development cycles, as well as five lessons to simplify continuous integration to lessen obstacles.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Coverity by Synopsys

Agile for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Agile methods aren't just for cutting-edge development teams anymore, but if you're just jumping on the Agile train, it's likely you have a lot of questions. Fortunately, this e-book can help answer them, as Agile for Dummies offers a comprehensive look at Agile practices, tools, and projects.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

DevOps 101: The Essentials of Creating Diverse Applications
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: If you're unsure about how to leverage DevOps to its greatest potential, or just looking to brush-up on your DevOps best practices, then this e-book is for you. DevOps for Dummies provides a comprehensive look at what DevOp is, how it can benefit your organization, and what you'll need to succeed.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

IBM

Closing the Communication Gap Between Dispersed Software Testing Teams
sponsored by WANdisco
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn how social media giant Twitter effectively improved communications amongst their dispersed engineering team to streamline software testing. Plus, discover what 20-year software development veteran Yvette Francino has to say about communication within distributed Agile teams.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

WANdisco

Assure the Reliability of Complex, Mission-Critical Applications and Deliver a Flawless End-User Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an application performance management (APM) technology that can help you better understand the end-user experience and the performance of application service delivery.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

CA Technologies.

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

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

Mobile App Testing: Expert Q&A
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this question-and-answer session, a panel of experts thoughtfully explores a number of factors that impact mobile app testing and quality management in today's market.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

IBM

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

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 Snapshot™ Report: Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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
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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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