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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: 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

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
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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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