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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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The State of Software Testing 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This survey reports on organisations' test maturity based upon the industry standard Test Maturity Model integrated (TMMi).
Posted: 26 Jun 2012 | Published: 26 Jun 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Thetrainline.com: Datacentre Transformation
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PRESENTATION: Josko Grljevic, IS Director of thetrainline.com, explains how he cut its IT costs dramatically by virtualising its data centre and moving IT services into the cloud.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Agile tools: True support for ALM
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers tips and tricks for putting yourself in the agile frame of mind when using ALM tools. Read this now and learn about the qualities and attributes that make development, testing, QA, requirements management, version control, security and other ALM process tools agile.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012

IBM

Key best practices for cloud testing
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains the benefits of testing software in cloud environments. Read this and gain tips for cloud testing, including ensuring a plan is in place in case of an interruption to service, learning the differences between testing in private and public clouds, exploring the risks of moving to a cloud-based testing solution and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 14 Jun 2012

IBM

Join Levi Strauss & Company and SAP: Drive Innovation, Reduce Project Risk with SAP Application Life cycle Management Solutions
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WEBCAST: Your company’s success relies heavily on the quality of its core  business applications. Watch this webcast to see how Levi Strauss & Company cut costs and improved their operational efficiency with SAP’s application life cycle management solution (ALM).
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Premiered: May 23, 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Maintaining an Agile Test Environment
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: This expert resource guides you through case studies focusing on testing in agile development environments. Learn tips for agile testing and discover the collaboration that must take place between testers and programmers in order for automation to be successful.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

Micro Focus

Agile and ALM Testing Strategies
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: In this expert resource, you’ll find strategy suggestions on how application lifecycle (ALM) and agile testing and monitoring can help you manage the trade-offs that you can’t see within your applications. Also learn how agile testers can participate in and contribute to requirements analysis.
Posted: 14 May 2012 | Published: 14 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Testing and Quality Management - Best Practices
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn the best practices for testing and configuration that Aberdeen's best-in-class designated organizations used to reduce operating costs by 26% and improve process efficiencies by 41% so you can adopt them to create a streamlined, stable IT environment for your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Application Lifecycle Performance Testing and Monitoring Strategies
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: In this expert resource, you’ll find strategy suggestions on how application testing and monitoring can help you manage the trade-offs that you can’t see within your applications.
Posted: 04 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Tips On Performance Testing and Optimization
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this expert resource to learn how to use testing tools in a typical Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) environment for application performance testing. Also find four simple steps to follow to effectively track down the bottlenecks in your system.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Collaboration in Agile development: Requirements analysis is a team effort
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: Agile development roles are no longer set in stone. The most successful and efficient teams work together, each adding their own perspective. This featured article uncovers why testers should participate in requirement analysis and how organizations are getting their whole team more involved in Agile projects.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

Test Automation: Exploring Automation Case Studies in Agile Development
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this article to hear from experts Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster as they discuss the takeaways from 28 test automation case studies in agile application development. Learn how you can implement test automation in your organization quickly and easily.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Four Ways to Reduce Software Testing Cost Without Sacrificing Quality
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this expert content to learn about a four step process to reducing test costs. Learn how to be financially savvy about your testing without cutting valuable employees and managers that enhance your quality assurance processes.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Devising a test automation strategy: Getting started
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: Many organizations are aware of how much easier the testing process would be if they had a testing automation strategy. Yet many are unsure of the best practices for developing a successful plan. This exclusive resource features insight on developing a successful test automation strategy from Agile testing expert, Lisa Crispin.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

Performance Testing in the Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Read this expert resource to learn how testing in the cloud is different from traditional quality assurance of applications. Find tips on how to adjust your testing techniques and tests themselves to ensure maximum cloud application performance.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

CA Technologies.

Succeeding in test automation: Collaboration between Agile testers and programmers
sponsored by Micro Focus
EGUIDE: This essential resource details why communication and collaboration are such important tester skills. Read on to get expert advice from Quality Assurance writer, Lisa Crispin, on training a tester for collaborative teamwork.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

Micro Focus

The Many Faces of Software Testing
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
EGUIDE: Read this expertly compiled e-guide to learn how your security testing mangers can educate about, plan for, and validate the communication that is required across the enterprise to make sure that your software is secure and protected.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

CIC Shorts: Greater IT Insight Through Balanced Quality Assurance
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn what it takes to initiate a balanced and direct approach to testing and QA throughout the application lifecycle. Effective management will lead to better IT insight, happier clients, and reduced costs.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

SERENA Software, Inc.

Tools to unit test your JavaScript
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: While unit testing your JavaScript can be challenging, developers agree that it is becoming an increasingly important task. This white paper reviews three popular tools that you can leverage to ease the testing process and mitigate common challenges.
Posted: 24 Apr 2012 | Published: 10 Apr 2012

IBM

How They Do It in Switzerland…Outsource the Code, Insource the Quality: McCabe IQ Analyzes and Visualizes Software Quality in Critical International Financial Systems
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Given the competitive marketplace, evaluating source code analysis tools can be overwhelming. This case study highlights one recommended offering, the quality indicators it provided, and the results one organization achieved after implementing it.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Software Agitation:Your Own Personal Code Reviewer
sponsored by Agitar Software
WHITE PAPER: Exercising Java code is a painstaking yet critical process for developers. This white paper explains how you can free up time by implementing a testing tool designed to detect coding errors as you write Java classes, and even after they have been reviewed.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

Agitar Software

Performance Testing for SAP Applications: Selection Criteria for Stress and Load Testing SAP Solutions
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find an overview of the challenges associated with SAP application performance testing and suggested selection criteria to look for when choosing a strategy to overcome the issues.
Posted: 10 Apr 2012 | Published: 10 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Worksoft Certify Demo
sponsored by Worksoft
PRODUCT DEMO: Watch this demo to learn how to create automated testing processes in SAP applications with the help of Worksoft Certify.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Premiered: 05 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Risk-Based Test Automation from a Business Process Perspective: Automating the Testing of Critical Business Processes Enables you to Manage Change More Effectively
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: Being able to adapt your business processes to changing environments effectively is crucial to the overall success of your business. Read this white paper to learn how SAP users can implement the best risk-based testing strategies and the right automated testing tool to accommodate change.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Worksoft

Increasing Productivity by Adopting Testing Best Practices
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can increase productivity and efficiency by adopting testing best practices for your network.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Mar 2012

Fluke Networks
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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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