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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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Software Agitation: Your Own Personal Code Reviewer
sponsored by Agitar Software
WHITE PAPER: Agitator helps you debug your code while you write it - a benefit that no other existing Java Testing tool can claim. Agitator can also be extremely beneficial when run on legacy code - even code that has been reviewed by other developers and deemed to be “sufficient” and “properly written.” Learn how Agitar can be your own personal code reviewer.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Agitar Software

Automating User Provisioning: A User’s Perspective
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Catch this FREE webcast to find out how Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research, is leveraging Oracle Identity Manager to meet its user administration needs.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Premiered: Apr 12, 2011, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Oracle Corporation

Step by Step: Best practices for security patch management
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
EGUIDE: Whether you're new to patch management or just need a refresher, this expert e-guide reviews best practices for security patch management to ensure accurate, effective patch testing in your organization.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

Shavlik Technologies

IPV6: Complete these 5 Steps to Prepare
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides guidelines to help you take advantage of the strategic opportunities IPv6 will bring, while avoiding loss of business, marketing challenges, increased SPAM activity and other potential problems.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

AT&T Corp

Increase ARPU, Add Applications and Ensure Policy, QoS and Security
sponsored by Mu Dynamics
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Recent rulings around Net Neutrality and Lawful Intercept are enabling service providers to take more control over the applications running on their networks. But, due to Facebook and Twitter, operators are struggling to test these policies.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Mu Dynamics

Plantronics UC Toolkit Deployment FAQ
sponsored by Plantronics
WHITE PAPER: The Plantronics UC Toolkit, Deployment FAQ provides insight to typical questions IT organizations must consider regarding the physical deployment of UC audio devices. “What are key things I should consider during deployment? What and how should I communicate to users? How do I best prepare my IT organization?” are key topics covered in this FAQ.
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Plantronics

Presentation Transcript: Focusing on What's Important with Your Web Application Security: Scanning and Testing
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Web application security affects every business in some capacity. Regardless of the industry, there are certain Web security weaknesses you can’t afford to overlook and steps you must take to find them. In this presentation transcrip, expert Kevin Beaver shares what you need to know in order to find Web security vulnerabilities in your environment.
Posted: 14 Jan 2011 | Published: 14 Jan 2011

IBM

Leading Telecom Implements Infosys and HP's BPT Solution for Oracle Siebel Applications
sponsored by HP and Infosys
CASE STUDY: In this case study, find out how one company was able to effectively test its Oracle Siebel implementation  business processes by adopting Infosys and HP’s a Business Process Testing Solutionwith the accelerated implementation of new applications, which helped improve time-to-market by 30%.
Posted: 13 Jan 2011 | Published: 13 Jan 2011

HP and Infosys

JBoss Enterprise Middleware: Making Software from the Open Source Community Ready for the Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the differences between JBoss Community projects and JBoss Enterprise Middleware products. It explains how JBoss Enterprise Middleware delivers the benefits of open source software, combined with the additional testing, certification, and maintenance releases necessary for reliable long-term enterprise production use.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Red Hat

DataSheet: Rational Quality Manager
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: IBM Rational Quality Manager offers two views on the individual user’s dashboard: A work-item list that shows a tester what work has been assigned to him or her, and a team event log that updates automatically as activities occur/progress. Together these views help ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

E-Zine: Software Testing Vol.2 - Testing Strategies for Complex Environments: Agile, SOA
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: In this issue of SearchSoftwareQuality.com's Software Testing e-zine, we'll discuss a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as a new testing environment as well as an Agile software development (ASD) methodology.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

IBM

E-Zine: Software Testing Vol.3: This Issue of Software Testing Delves Into Mobile Application and Regression Testing
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: This e-zine covers the topic of testing and retesting defects and cites the Blackberry blackouts of 2007 and 2008 as examples of issues that could have been detected by regressing testing.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

IBM

SoftwarePlanner QA Planner beta
sponsored by SmartBear Software
TRIAL SOFTWARE: IT Problem: Manage your manual test library, track your progress and analyze test results.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Premiered: 02 Dec 2010

SmartBear Software

Presentation Transcript: Best of Breed Virtualization Scenarios and Hyper-V Features
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript, senior enterprise IT architect Nelson Ruest breaks down the seven different layers of the server virtualization architecture, and explains the role the hypervisor plays in the success of that infrastructure.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Using Cyclomatic Path Analysis to Detect Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The paper discusses how path coverage is better than branch or statement coverage in testing to uncover security vulnerabilities, including showing how several CWE vulnerabilities could be undetected by branch coverage but detected by path coverage. Download this paper and find out how Cyclomatic Path Analysis can uncover these vulnerabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

McCabe Software, Inc.

Cloud Computing: Save Time, Money, and Resources with a Private Test Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing can help you organize and streamline your test environment. The business model of cloud computing facilitates better use of existing resources, allowing you to do more with fewer resources. As a result, you can achieve a highly simplified and so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

IBM

Automating SAP System Copy
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This document explains how a considerable portion of the total process can be automated using the UC4 platform. This helps companies be more flexible, save time and money, while producing audit-compliant documentation
Posted: 16 Sep 2010 | Published: 16 Sep 2010

UC4 Software, Inc

6 Tips to Get Started with Automated Testing
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Automated testing will shorten your development cycles, avoid cumbersome repetitive tasks and help improve software quality but how do you get started? The best practices discussed in this white paper help ensure results and a successful foundation for improving your software quality.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper recommends best practices for efficient, lightweight peer code review that have been proven to be effective via scientific study and extensive field experience. Use the techniques discussed in this paper to ensure your code reviews improve your code and make the most of your developers' time.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

Uniting Your Automated and Manual Test Efforts
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Software development teams are always looking for an edge to produce features more quickly while retaining a high level of software quality. This document describes best practices for uniting both automated and manual test efforts to improve your software releases and obtain the highest quality releases in the shortest amount of time.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

Linktropy WAN Emulators
sponsored by Apposite Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Apposite's Linktropy WAN emulators simulate bandwidth, latency, jitter, loss, congestion, and other important link impairments to test applications in the lab and under a spectrum of real-world conditions. Through an intuitive, browser-based graphical interface, you can still install the Linktropy WAN emulator and begin testing within minutes.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

Apposite Technologies

Antivirus Testing and AMTSO Has anything changed?
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at testing as it was, as it is, and as Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) would like it to be. Is testing really so difficult? Is it appropriate for the vendors who make the products under test to be so involved in the process of defining good practice?
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

ESET

Tools and techniques for superior test management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges and rewards of test management and provides practical ways to help you implement an organized and structured testing process. In addition, this paper discusses the benefits of HP Quality Center software, which addresses the need for global test management.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

The High Cost of Low-Cost Cable Testers
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: It can be hard to figure the total cost of purchasing a new certification tester for network cabling. A low-cost cable tester might save a few thousand dollars in the original purchase, but can cost significantly more in lost productivity throughout the life of the tool. Read on to find the hidden costs that can come along with a “low-cost” tester.
Posted: 14 Jul 2010 | Published: 14 Jul 2010

Fluke Networks

Presentation Transcript: Standard Requirements for Your Desktop Virtualization Pilot
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript focuses on identifying the standard requirements necessary to implement a successful desktop virtualization pilot, including selecting use cases, a time frame for the pilot and more.
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 | Published: 12 Jul 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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