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ALSO CALLED: Scenario Testing, Tests
DEFINITION: In general, testing is finding out how well something works. In terms of human beings, testing tells what level of knowledge or skill has been acquired. In computer hardware and software development, testing is used at key checkpoints in the overall process to determine whether objectives are being met. For example, in software development, product objectives are sometimes tested by product user  … 
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Expert Tips for Performance Testing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: As you're well aware, Web applications and architectures have become very complex, making performance testing equally as difficult to navigate. Read this expert e-guide to learn about the types of testing that exist for Web applications and the best strategies to use when it comes to measuring performance.
Posted: 19 Mar 2012 | Published: 19 Mar 2012

CA Technologies.

Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Development and testing workloads can be very complex to manage, often slowing time to market for critical applications. This video discusses the benefits of leveraging a new cloud technology for testing and developing. Learn how this platform can help you minimize costs, simplify environment set ups and improve security.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Premiered: Mar 9, 2012

IBM

Automation in ALM: The Changing World of Test, Thanks to Automation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: Read this e-book to discover a series of expert articles covering: six tips for selecting automated test tools for Agile development; when it's appropriate to automate testing and best practices for implementation; the important role of automated UI testing in exploratory testing; and how automation is changing the role of the software tester.
Posted: 08 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Feb 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

eBook: Automation in ALM: The Many Flavors of Automation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: Designed to help managers and QA groups better understand and take advantage of automation, this e-book describes a variety of techniques including test-driven development, performance testing and continous integration and includes a two-part Q&A with Agile ALM author Michael Hütterman.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Feb 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

IBM Cloud Services: How IBM is shortening the gap between customers and development value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores various cloud test and development offerings and provides exclusive advice to help you choose the right option for your business.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

IBM

Step Up to Cisco Premier
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page resource to learn about Step Up to Cisco Premier, a unique training that can help your associates receive the Cisco Premier certification so you can identify your company as a qualified, trained, and experienced Cisco resource.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

Comstor

Agile testing success with Janet Gregory
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: How is Agile testing different from traditional testing? In this tip guide, you'll learn the differences in techniques between traditional and Agile testing and learn how to gain the Agile testing skills needed to become an expert yourself.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Is automated testing replacing the software tester?
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: With increased use of automation in application lifecycle management (ALM), the role of the tester is changing. In this tip guide managers will get advice on what to look for when selecting automated test tools and will learn more about how they may best want to invest their testing dollars in automation.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

How are Agile testing and traditional testing different? Interview with George Dinwiddie – Part 1
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: How is Agile testing different from traditional testing? In this tip guide, you'll learn the differences in techniques between traditional and Agile testing and learn how to gain the Agile testing skills needed to become an expert yourself.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Case Study: Dow Corning Shaves 400 Hours off Manual SAP Testing
sponsored by Worksoft
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, learn about Worksoft Certify for SAP, a system that provides business process experts and IT users with a single solution to validate, document, and record SAP business processes without writing, generating, or maintaining any code.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

Worksoft

Application security testing: Protecting your application and data
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Application security testing is critical in ensuring your data and applications are safe from security attack. This e-book, written for IT management, including QA and development managers, explains the basics of application security and then delves deeper into common vulnerabilities and performance concerns.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Case Study: How Bombardier Accelerated Its SAP Rollout With SAP Life Cycle Testing
sponsored by Worksoft
CASE STUDY: This case study demonstrates that some SAP test automation tools can expedite your SAP change management processes, especially if they offer highly reusable test scripts and are really suitable for use by business users.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 03 Nov 2011

Worksoft

Risk-Based Test Automation from a Business Process Perspective
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can improve your risk-based testing without automating thousands of existing manual test cases, and why validating critical business processes will enable you to better accommodate change for greater success as well as reduce the ongoing operational costs associated with running your enterprise systems.
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

Worksoft

Leading Pharmaceutical Company Reduces Costs to Meet CFR Compliance Through Digital Signature Implementation
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, discover eSignature's method of capturing electronic signatures at appropriate points in the work flows, storing relevant information, and enabling an audit trail to be retrieved for each applicable asset.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Hexaware Technologies

Best Practices for Load Testing: Do Try This At Home
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks load testing down into the following key activities: planning, configuration, scripting, execution, and analysis.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

Neustar®

Shopatron uses BrowserMob to prepare for the holiday rush
sponsored by Neustar®
CASE STUDY: View this white paper to see how one company was able to up their game and ensure they were prepared to handle website traffic loads up to 10x off-holiday season volume with BrowserMob.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

Neustar®

E-Guide: Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Testing tips & maximizing your DR budget
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Overall, disaster recovery tests are essential to execute and demonstrate, but you have to be cautious and take the correct steps to test your DR plans. This expert E-Guide can help minimize the risk of your plan failing by discussing different DR testing tips. Also outlined – how to make the most out of your DR budget.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

Iron Mountain

Paradigm shift in test automation The solution to the maintenance problem
sponsored by Tricentis
WHITE PAPER: Many companies have failed to realize a return on their test automation investments due to the underestimated, inordinate associated maintenance costs. Read this white learn how to reduce the TCO of your automated software testing with dynamic steering.
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 | Published: 28 Sep 2011

Tricentis

SearchSoftwareQuality.com Expert Tip Guide: Best practices for embedded software development and CI
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Read this expert Tip Guide for workable, profitable embedded software development best practices.
Posted: 20 Sep 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

IBM

Demand Engage QA Verification - 1
sponsored by TechTarget
WHITE PAPER: Test Resource for Demand Engage QA Verification - #1
Posted: 15 Sep 2011 | Published: 15 Sep 2011

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Unleashing IT: Seize innovation, accelerate business, drive outcomes. All through the cloud.
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the ways in which an educational testing and research organization uses the cloud to leverage on-demand capacity for improved workload management while supporting the price points and computing power needed to pursue global opportunities.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Solution Brief: IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for SAP Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for SAP Applications creates targeted, right-sized development, testing and training environments, reducing the time, expense and manual effort. This solution brief provides an overview of the product.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

IBM

CIO strategies for DR planning in virtual environments
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Regarding disaster recovery, expenses currently overshadow the risk of theoretical disaster. As a result, CIOs who hope to implement or upgrade their DR plans must compromise. This e-guide discusses how to make a value case for DR, along with a series of low-cost strategies for planning, implementing, and testing virtual DR plans.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

All you Need to Know About Oracle Siebel Application Testing
sponsored by HP and Infosys
WHITE PAPER: This paper discussed the origins of the solution and examines its key features which provide compelling benefits such as improving time-to-market by up to 30% and reducing testing costs by 40%.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

HP and Infosys

Five Critical Rules for Firewall Management: Lessons from the Field
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will teach you five things to consider when managing your firewall, and will present you with real life examples of how these five things have helped other organizations improve their firewall management.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

Dell SecureWorks
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TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  representatives. When the design is complete, coding follows and the finished code is then tested at the unit or module level by each programmer; at the component level by the group of programmers involved; and at the system level when all components are combined together. At early or late stages, a product or service may also be tested for usability.At the system level, the manufacturer or independent reviewer may subject a product or service to one or more performance tests, possibly using one or more benchmarks. Whether viewed as a product or a service or both, a Web site can also be tested … 
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