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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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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

Presentation Transcript: Top Hyper-V Deployment Scenarios
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript, senior enterprise IT architect Nelson Ruest breaks down some of these scenarios, with details on how Hyper-V can provide benefits in test and development situations and business continuity.
Posted: 26 Mar 2009 | Published: 20 Mar 2009

Dell and Microsoft

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: 26 Mar 2009 | Published: 20 Mar 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.8
sponsored by IBM
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.8 automates vulnerability assessments and scans and tests for all common Web application vulnerabilities including SQL-injection, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflow.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Best TCO for Server Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
PODCAST: Download this podcast and learn how Citrix virtualization solutions can dramatically simplify computing in your organization.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Premiered: Mar 16, 2009

Citrix

Improved Software Testing Using McCabe IQ Coverage Analysis
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces coverage analysis as an important direction in the management of software testing. Specifically, this paper covers test assessment and improvement using McCabe IQ coverage analysis in the areas of functional testing, incremental testing, and unit level testing.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

McCabe Software, Inc.

Using Code Quality Metrics in Management of Outsourced Development and Maintenance
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides answers to basic questions relating to the management of outsourced development and maintenance. What is the metrics approach to managing sub-contractors? What is the quality of the code expected to be that has been developed by the sub-contractor? Read on for the answers to these and other important considerations.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

McCabe Software, Inc.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this Tolly Group competitive performance evaluation, learn how Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 consistently delivered faster response time than competing products tested.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

Symantec Corporation

Symantec IT Compliance Solution
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Symantec helps organizations reduce compliance costs by automating key IT compliance processes, including policy management, controls assessment, monitoring, remediation, and reporting. Check out this brochure to learn more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2009 | Published: 09 Mar 2009

Symantec Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Reproducing Defects, The First Step To Fixing Them
sponsored by Replay Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this environment finding ways to be more productive while containing cost is important. This presentation transcript takes a look at how disruptive and innovative solutions can help your organization achieve greater time to market, more productivity and contain cost while extending your application lifecycle investment.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 | Published: 19 Feb 2009

Replay Solutions

Presentation Transcript: Improve PeopleSoft Quality by Leveraging a Quality Assurance Center of Excellence Model
sponsored by HP and FocusFrame
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this webcast transcript and learn how to leverage industry-leading quality management software and best practices to reduce test cycle time, decrease project risk, and increase the quality of your PeopleSoft applications.
Posted: 18 Feb 2009 | Published: 18 Feb 2009

HP and FocusFrame

Five Steps to Secure Outsourced Application Development
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Application security has risen to the top of the agenda for security professionals striving to control their overall risk profile. According to US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) and Gartner, 75% of new attacks target the application layer and software vulnerabilities have reached...
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

Veracode, Inc.

Email Archiving: To SaaS or Not to Saas?
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the overall benefits and drawbacks of SaaS solutions, outlining the type of situations that are best suited for this kind of implementation.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Proofpoint, Inc.

Case Study: Virtualizing with XenServer and NetApp
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: Mine Safety Appliances were facing a problem of server sprawl which created many problems in their process and to overcome this problem they choose XenServer and NetApp as their solution.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 19 Dec 2008

NetApp

NAV CANADA Takes Advantage of IBM Rational AppScan Software to Address the Security and Compliance of Its Online Applications
sponsored by Logicalis
CASE STUDY: NAV CANADA helped enhance the security of its Web applications through best practices such as regular scanning and testing for vulnerabilities throughout the software development lifecycle.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Logicalis

VMware ThinApp: Run Any Version of Any App on a Single OS Without Any Conflict
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Find out how VMware ThinApp, the leading desktop virtualization solution, enables agentless application virtualization for accelerated software development and desktop deployment. With ThinApp, you can run any version of any application.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

VMware, Inc.

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

Dell and Microsoft

Performance Advantage of Dell PowerEdge R900 over HP DL585 Running Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The combination of high performance and efficiency make the PowerEdge R900 an excellent Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization server.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell and Microsoft
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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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