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Quality Assurance & Testing


NSA Posts Secrets to Writing Secure Code

Tokeener case study serves as an example of writing low-defect, highly-reliable code, researchers claim.

11 Fixes Expected for Patch Tuesday

IT admins will see nearly a dozen security fixes on Tuesday, according to Microsoft.

Panelists Praise Vista Performance, Despite the 'Pain'

A Microsoft talk fielded expert opinions on Vista upgrades and how system performance is affected.

SQL Server 2008 Hits High Mark, Minus the Competition

Microsoft's database management system did well on the TPC-E processing test, but the competition doesn't use that benchmark.

Windows 7 Bits To Be Released at PDC'08

A pre-beta of Microsoft's newest operating system will be available in late October at the developer event.

Microsoft To Expand Security Lifecycle Expertise

New Security Development Lifecycle tools and services will be available in November.

Ranorex Studio Automates Testing Tasks

Testing tools vendor Ranorex's new automated application-testing solution supports C#, VB.NET, Python and C++ languages.

The Upside of ALM

Why software development as a repeatable business process may work for you.

Google's Chrome Browser Contains Microsoft Code

The newly launched Web browser uses Microsoft's Windows Template Library, and other open source code.

First Look: IE8 Beta 2 -- Catching Up With Firefox

Internet Explorer's usability has improved with the latest beta version.

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

The latest beta includes features designed to match user 'flow' while surfing the Web, says the IE8 dev team.

UPDATED: Microsoft Tool Helps Filter SQL Injection Attacks

UrlScan 3.0, a security add-on to Microsoft's IIS Web server, is now available in its Release-to-Web version.

Microsoft-Novell Linux Deal To Grow by $100M

Microsoft plans to invest further in its Novell SuSE Linux interop deal.

Coverity Offers Java Code Readiness Service

The new tool is designed to help managers assess code quality before it's shipped.

Q&A: Dev Options in UNA's Collaborative IDE

N-BRAIN's exec talks about the integration of mixins and plug-ins in the company's new collaborative development tool.

Linux Application Checker Brings Distro Help

The Linux Foundation released Beta 3 of a utility that helps ensure applications will work across multiple Linux flavors.

iTKO Enhances SOA Test Solution With LISA 4.5

The solution is designed to simulate architectural dependencies and test SOA components.

VMware Unveils ThinApp 4.0 for Application Virtualization

'Agentless' offering comes thanks to VMware's acquisition of Thinstall earlier this year.

UPDATE: Gates and Ballmer To Demo Windows 7

Microsoft's newest operating system, scheduled to appear sometime in 2010, will get an early preview at the All Things Digital event.

Microsoft's High Performance Computing Server 2008 Beta 2 Debuts

Microsoft has released its second beta for testers after fixing some bugs.