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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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New Rational Functional Tester Trial
sponsored by IBM
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Rational Functional Tester provides test teams with automated testing capabilities for functional testing, regression testing, GUI testing and data-driven testing.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Premiered: 25 Jan 2010

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Securing Access to Resources in the Cloud:  What's Really Possible Today
sponsored by FoxT
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the cloud from both a business and technical perspective to show how organizations can benefit from cloud services while maintaining the control and auditing capabilities to remain secure.
Posted: 19 May 2010 | Published: 19 May 2010

FoxT

ArcGIS® Server and Virtualization
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is becoming a standard IT practice. It is becoming more popular among ArcGIS customers as well. ESRI uses virtualization technologies for the development, QA and certification processes of ArcGIS Server. This paper provides an overview of virtualization and addresses some common questions regarding ArcGIS Server and virtualization.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

Esri

Field Measurements of Ethernet Performance
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Various metrics can quantify and characterize network performance. Test plans can be written to satisfy varying organizational objectives. This white paper will describe advancements in field measurement of end-to-end Ethernet performance.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 13 Apr 2010

Fluke Networks

Dell PowerVault MD3000i high-availability testing on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
TEST RESULTS: Dell Inc. (Dell) commissioned Principled Technologies (PT) to determine whether the Dell™ PowerVault™ MD3000i iSCSI storage array in a high-availability configuration can support small (200-user) and medium (500-user) organizations simultaneously running a variety of virtualized workloads in both an optimized and degraded system state.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Advanced Virtualization E-Book - Chapter 3: Essentials of High-Availability Planning
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: Design, management and testing can make or break high availability in your virtual environment. Chapter 3 of this Advanced Virtualization E-Book discusses the essentials of high availability planning.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 | Published: 05 Mar 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Webinar: Create Secure Test and Dev Environments in the Cloud
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: In this webinar, you will lean how to operate your entire application testing infrastructure in the cloud to save time and money – enabling you to test more extensively and quickly hand off projects from development to operations.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Premiered: Feb 24, 2010

RightScale

Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V introduces different options to implement HA for Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Virtualization 101 - Part 2 Moving From Test to Production
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript offers recommendations for moving your virtualization project from the testing phase to production. Learn how to plan virtualization design to ensure a smooth transition to production rollout. Discover ways to align your implementation with best practices and determine which next steps to take to prepare for production.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 03 Dec 2009

Dell and VMware

Information Security - IT Decision Checklist: Application Security
sponsored by Ounce Labs, an IBM Company
EGUIDE: Standards such as SOAP and XML have made it easier to test applications for security holes. We'll explain how to go about this process and what tools are available to help you secure the application layer.
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2009

Ounce Labs, an IBM Company

CORE IMPACT Pro V10
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
PRODUCT DEMO: Please join Core Security for a live demonstration of CORE IMPACT Pro, the most comprehensive product for performing security assurance testing on an organization’s network systems, endpoint systems, end users and web applications.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 | Premiered: 30 Dec 2009

Core Security Technologies

Consolidating SQL Server 2000 Databases from Dell PowerEdge 2650 Servers to a Dell PowerEdge R805 Server
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
ANALYST REPORT: Principled Technologies sought out to see how many Dell PowerEdge 2650s can be consolidated onto a single PowerEdge R805 with a Dell PowerVault MD1000 attached? We defined a consolidation methodology, which we detail later in this report; conducted multiple rounds of testing; and analyzed the results.
Posted: 28 Dec 2009 | Published: 28 Dec 2009

Dell and Microsoft SQL

Video: Rapid Bottleneck Identification: A Better Way to do Load Testing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: Rapid bottleneck identification (RBI) is a new testing methodology that allows quality assurance (QA) professionals to very quickly uncover Web application performance limitations and determine the impact of those limitations on the end user experience.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 | Premiered: 28 Oct 2009

Oracle Corporation

A Performance Comparison of Current and Previous Generation Dell Latitude Notebook Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
ANALYST REPORT: Dell Inc. commissioned Principled Technologies to run a set of performance tests on a mix of current and previous generation Intel&Reg; processor-based Dell&trade Latitude&trade notebook systems. Read this report to learn about key findings.
Posted: 27 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Virtualizing Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 on Dell™ Systems Running Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, various configurations of Exchange Server 2007 are tested in physical and virtual environments to evaluate the performance scalability and to understand the sizing requirements for Exchange Server 2007 in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Video Whitepaper: Rapid Bottleneck Identification: A Better Way to do Load Testing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Rapid bottleneck identification (RBI) is a new testing methodology that allows quality assurance (QA) professionals to very quickly uncover Web application performance limitations and determine the impact of those limitations on the end user experience.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2009

Oracle Corporation

Research Report on Virtualization and Cloud Computing in Test/Dev Environments
sponsored by Platform Computing Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this report to learn the research findings of this study, which examined the challenges of managing Test/Dev environments and the opportunity for server virtualization and cloud computing to address them. This paper includes several graphs and an in-depth discussion of the advantages of private cloud computing.
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 | Published: 26 Oct 2009

Platform Computing Corporation

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Transforming IT
sponsored by Platform Computing Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the evolution of private clouds and discusses how many organizations that have implemented grid or virtual machines are moving towards private clouds. It also describes how organizations can successfully implement this new IT delivery model using a phased approach that starts with cloud management software.
Posted: 26 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Platform Computing Corporation

Ensuring Web Service Quality for Service-Oriented Architectures
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the testing challenges presented by Web services, and introduces best practices to ensure SOA application quality through the use of Oracle’s award-winning Web service testing solution, Oracle Application Testing Suite.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 12 Jun 2008

Oracle Corporation

Software Testing Vol.3: This Issue of Software Testing Delves Into Mobile Application and Regression Testing
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EZINE: This ezine 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: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 Jul 2009

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Introduction to Virtualization E-book, Chapter 1: Virtualization Concepts in Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
EBOOK: Virtualization is changing the disaster recovery landscape. This E-Book is a beginners' guide to virtualization with chapters on disaster recovery (DR), test and development, server consolidation, high availability, storage, security and key technologies including VMware ESX,Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Software Testing eZine Vol.2 - Testing Strategies for Complex Environments: Agile, SOA
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EZINE: In this issue of SearchSoftwareQuality.com's Software Testing eZine, we'll discuss a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as a new testing environment as well as an Agile software development (ASD) methodology.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 06 May 2009

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Presentation Transcript: Pros and cons of Various Approaches to Deduplication
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: First, target and source deduplication are defined and explained in this segment. Then, Curtis discusses the pros and cons of each, how each fits into different types of environments, and how each approach is typically being used today.
Posted: 07 Apr 2009 | Published: 07 Apr 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Success with Static Analysis for Security: Why Code Audits Fail
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why and how to apply static analysis tools in the context of a policy-based security process that not only prevents security vulnerabilities, but also focuses on SDLC productivity.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Parasoft Corporation

Best Practices for Provisioning Databases for Test and Development
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Best practices and new technologies available for provisioning databases for test and development environments are outlined in this white paper. Using this as a guide, organizations can save time and resources, meet regulatory compliance standards, and streamline database provisioning processes for test and development environments.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

Informatica
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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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