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Quality Assurance & Testing


Tibco Releases Open-Source AJAX Test Kit

A test kit from Tibco that helps debug code used in asynchronous Web development has been released as an open-source tool.

ActiveState Beefs Up Perl Dev Kit

ActiveState has released a new version of its Perl development kit to create self-contained executable files for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, AIX and HP-UX platforms.

Java Analysis and Visualization Tools Announced

Quest Software has released a new Java code-checking tool; other Java developments include a visualization tool and NetBeans Ruby pack.

Seapine Upgrades Testing and Configuration Tools

Seapine Software is releasing new versions of its ALM products TestTrack Pro and Surround SCM 5. The company is also launching TestTrack TCM, a new tool for test case planning and tracking that integrates with TestTrack Pro.

Virtualization Vendors Vying to Provide Software Development and Test Solutions

VMware is taking its virtualization technology further into the software development lifecycle with a new product designed to enable development and test teams to pool resources and to allocate them on an as-needed basis. Bangalore-based competitor VMLogix is expected to launch a similar tool this month. Surprisingly, both products have virtually the same name.

Fortify Tracer Shines a Light in the Black Box

Black-box testing is standard practice for analyzing the security of deployed Web applications. It's a practice that falls short in key areas, however, making it difficult for developers to find and repair code flaws.

iTKO Enhances SOA Continuous Testing Service

Dallas-based iTKO is releasing an upgrade to its SOA testing platform this week. The LISA 3.5 Complete SOA Test Platform is a Java-based toolset designed to automate testing without requiring any coding.

Best Practices: Building a Test-Driven Development Team

Thanks to the rise of agile software development, more and more code jockeys are embracing software testing as a means to accelerate development and improve overall quality levels.

Developers: Think Like a Hacker to Beat a Hacker

Like a game of chess, app security boils down to a series of attacks and countermoves, and developers need to do what they can during production before they become another hacker’s pawn. But one expert says that's easier said than done.

Python planning new beta release

Promising speed, new language features and upgrades, Python is just weeks away from releasing the final version of its 2.5 software.

Security 101 for Web 2.0

Experts have long said that AJAX, used to increase and speed site interactivity, could also be used to amplify attacks against outward facing Web apps—particularly against providers of Software-as-a-Service.

AOL takes aim with security software

This summer AOL plans to add two tools to its repertoire to provide users with firewall, antivirus and antispyware security—tools that will likely rival similar products from Symantec, McAfee and Microsoft.

Debugging Quality Control

Business execs, shadowed by electronic and paper trails, are demanding better software quality assurance. The challenge is defining quality metrics that developers and enterprise users can agree on.

Compuware seeks to secure Web apps with tool upgrade

Compuware is announcing the general availability of a new version of its security analysis tool DevPartner SecurityChecker.

TRUSTe relies on AppLabs for download program

TRUSTe said this week it has chosen AppLabs Technologies to test the technical operation of software applicants to its Trusted Download beta program launching early this year.

Compuware releases upgrades to its enterprise-wide quality-management software

Compuware released on Tuesday enhancements to its app, The Compuware Application Reliability Solution, and Compuware QACenter Enterprise Edition.

App performance troubleshooting is in reactive mode

When it comes to troubleshooting application performance problems, most organizations are still stuck in reactive mode.

On Track with Seapine’s Defect and Management Software

Seapine Software announced last week the availability of TestTrack Pro 7.5, a new version of the defect tracking and issue management software, featuring cross-platform user and administrator clients, full Unicode character support and expanded workflow functionality.

Put Your Apps to the Test

Rapidly increasing user loads, wildly complex software and distributed development that includes worldwide outsourcing all ratchet up the need for better application testing processes and tools.

If You Build BI, You Must Maintain BI

Custom-built BI applications need tune-ups. And if the rate at which new features are added to shrink-wrapped BI releases from major vendors is any indication, BI consumers, in particular, aren’t shy about asking for more. As a result, there’s a good chance custom-built BI apps will require more attention than other kinds of homegrown software.