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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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Choose Your Collaboration Destiny
sponsored by IBM
VIDEOCAST: Test your skills real-time and learn how IBM collaboration solutions - backed by Web 2.0 technology - are greatly assisting businesses to take collaboration to the next level across employees customers, suppliers, and partners.
Posted: 13 Aug 2008 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2008

IBM

The Business Case for Outsourcing Software Testing to a Separate Vendor
sponsored by LogiGear Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will explore the single-source, and the multi-source approach to application development, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each, and pointing out the distinct advantages that multi-sourcing has over single-sourcing.
Posted: 04 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

LogiGear Corporation

Offshore Software Test Automation: A Strategic Approach to Cost and Speed Effectiveness
sponsored by LogiGear Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of an innovative approach to integrating global resourcing and the latest test automation tools. It also explores the software development and testing process, global resourcing and the automation of software testing.
Posted: 04 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

LogiGear Corporation

Best Practices for Audit and Compliance Reporting for the IBM System i (AS/400)
sponsored by PowerTech
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the key items that need to be reviewed on AS/400 for both configuration data and transactional log information from the audit journal, it also explains various challenges of auditing and reporting on the System i platform.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

PowerTech

Driving Business Success with Software Reuse
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how Software Reuse and its underlying fundamentals have evolved dramatically. It also discusses the benefits of constructing critical enterprise software applications through reusable parts.
Posted: 30 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

IBM

Using UML and SDL for Next Generation Networking (NGN)
sponsored by Telelogic, An IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: UML and SDL are the design languages for third generation systems. This whitepaper discusses using an integrated UML and SDL approach, and using a design example that utilizes Telelogic solutions for Model Driven Development (MDD).
Posted: 30 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Telelogic, An IBM Company

What's Good for Security Is Good for Operations: Why Configuration Assessment Followed by Change Auditing Is Key to Operational Stability
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why configuration assessment followed by change auditing is key for operational stability, and that gaining visibility into all change to IT systems is the first step toward employing best practices across the organization.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Tripwire, Inc.

Trial download: IBM Rational AppScan
sponsored by IBM
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download this free trial to experience how IBM Rational AppScan software helps you quickly and easily pinpoint Web application vulnerabilities.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Premiered: 29 Jul 2008

IBM

GPS Receiver Testing
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Today, the power of software enables you to create GPS waveforms that accurately emulate the real word signal. In addition, advances in instrument bus technology enable record and playback of live GPS signals with PXI instrumentation.
Posted: 21 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

National Instruments

Advanced RFID Measurements: Basic Theory to Protocol Conformance Test
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: As RFID adoption continues to grow, engineers are faced with an increasing need to validate tags both for interoperability with products from other vendors and for conformance with the specified protocol.
Posted: 21 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

National Instruments

Patch Tuesday Alerts
sponsored by Lumension
PRESS RELEASE: Each Tuesday, Lumension Security reviews the Microsoft Security Bulletins and provides specific comments, recommendations and key considerations to help customers implement the latest round of security updates as quickly and effectively as possible.
Posted: 11 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Lumension

Best Practices for a Successful Upgrade Project
sponsored by HCL Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Upgrades help businesses to maintain a competitive edge in the market. Yet, upgrades pose their own set of challenges. This white paper lists the best practices that should be followed when upgrading to achieve maximum reliability.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 May 2008

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Zmanda Recovery Manager: Guide to MySQL Backup & Recovery
sponsored by Zmanda Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces you to the Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL version 2.1. ZRM is a comprehensive, certified, mission-critical enterprise backup and recovery solution designed to protect MySQL databases.
Posted: 09 Jul 2008 | Published: 08 Jul 2008

Zmanda Inc.

SAP Upgrade Assessment: Mitigating Risk of Upgrade Projects
sponsored by HCL Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges and risks associated with SAP Upgrades and analyze how a SAP Upgrade Assessment could be used as a risk mitigation tool.
Posted: 20 Jun 2008 | Published: 13 Mar 2008

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Implementing a "Smart IPS": IANS Working Knowledge Series™
sponsored by Sourcefire
CASE STUDY: The LA Times faced challenges securing its internal network and complying with PCI to address both issues they decided to implement an IPS they develop selection criteria, investigated several solutions, and ultimately selected Sourcefire.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Sourcefire

How to Certify or Re-certify Twisted-Pair Cabling for 10 Gb/s Ethernet
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a background and an overview of the performance requirements for the twisted-pair cabling and methods to measure and certify the performance of the installed cabling system.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Fluke Networks

PeopleSoft Testing
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The PeopleSoft Testing Accelerator Kit reduces the overhead of traceability and brings in the concept of reusability.
Posted: 20 May 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Hexaware Technologies

Scalability of 64-bit Terminal Server Platforms
sponsored by visionapp
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper first describes the test environment and the methodology used and then it provides detailed descriptions of the various scalability test results.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

visionapp

Real World Disaster Recovery
sponsored by IBM
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: In preparation for disasters, it's critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Download this article about a new enterprise data center and learn more about protecting your IT infrastructure.
Posted: 08 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

IBM

Software Internationalization/Translation / Localization Services
sponsored by Globalization Partners International
SERVICE LISTING: Globalization Partners International (GPI) provides Global Translation, Localization (L10N) and Internationalization (I18N) services into over 50 languages helping companies develop global software.
Posted: 05 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Globalization Partners International

Financial Giant Cuts Costs through Offshore Testing Services
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how one company was able to utilize cost effective offshore support for use acceptance testing (UAT) of customer applications, ensuring cost benefits and reduce failure rates.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Hexaware Technologies

Quickly Pinpoint and Resolve Problems in Windows/.NET Applications
sponsored by BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the most common .NET application problems, strategies to accelerate the problem resolution process and how to resolve issues faster.
Posted: 08 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

BMC Software, Extending Value with Identify Software

Implementing Database Development: Best Practices for Oracle
sponsored by Dell Software
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Quest Software offers a set of guiding principles to help organizations establish a methodology for best practices.
Posted: 31 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Dell Software

Testing Embedded Systems: Do You Have the GuTs for It?
sponsored by IBM Software Group
NEWSLETTER: This article is a general introduction to the testing of embedded systems, and will be followed over the course of the year by more articles focusing on some of the topics discussed.
Posted: 14 Mar 2008 | Published: 24 Nov 2003

IBM Software Group

Federal SOA Institute
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
CASE STUDY: The Federal SOA Institute's mission is to help the federal government adopt and benefit from service oriented architecture (SOA) by providing a robust education environment.
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

IBM Line of Business
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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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