For Charles Schwab, testing has long passed the "fad" stage to become convention in the IT unit; some observers caution users to beware of overpromises.
Government regulations seek to enforce best practices, and IT development managers must respond. The Sarbanes-Oxley act is like sensible shoes -- with teeth. If corporate governance is here, will better IT governance follow?
A sampling of recently released automated testing tools
In which the intrepid reporter undertakes a few weeks of development using the .NET
Compact Framework, and lives to tell of it.
Increasingly, the barriers between development and data are blurring, and the designer often acts as the focal point of communication between the two camps. Useful tools are only part of the equation when pursuing success.
Many programmers feel that the Rational Unified Process (RUP) is too rigid and structured for small development projects. Proponents of agile and extreme programming have similar concerns. To answer these criticisms, we speak with Gary Pollice and Liz Augustine, two authors of the recently released book "Software Development for Small Teams: A RUP-Centric Approach."
Web application security software vendor Sanctum Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has announced a partnership with Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Mercury Interactive Corp. to integrate security testing tools into the QA environment.
Telelogic is now positioned to further spread Synergy, the company's task-based CM tool, as it is newly available in an embedded version for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
Sun cited technical and organizational differences over the use of its own open source IDE framework, NetBeans, among its reasons for opting out of the Eclipse project.
The Object Management Group’s (OMG) Legacy Transformation PSIG plans to release a set of standards for transforming legacy software.
As developers look to SOAP-oriented Web services to do more, ensuring app quality becomes more difficult. Can test tool advances keep up?
In requirements management, as in most development projects, testing
tends to be the forgotten stepsister.
Though much-maligned, requirements management becomes more important
as IT turns to incremental development; effective communication still key to
RMTrack provides a customizable ASP.NET system for bug-tracking in the browser. You can change everything right down to the workflow with ease.
Integra Enterprise is a testing tool for serious enterprise development. Version 4.0 introduces intelligent recording and Mercury TestDirector integration.
Chicago-based firm to offer Web analytics tools in ASP, MSP and service bureau models.
Announcement of new support for Web services security across IBM's WebSphere infrastructure and Tivoli identity management middleware.
With Jim Floyd, Compuware's QACenter Performance Edition product manager.
Pilot program the start of its effort to promote interoperability of voice applications.
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