Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) News & Articles


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.

Altova Delivers on UML 2.1

Altova demonstrated a new version of its UModel 2007, which displays the full UML 2.1.1 compatibility, at VSLive! San Francisco 2007.

Profile: It's All About Quality

Most organizations in software development are interested in application quality; Instantiations is doing something about it.

Profile: Enerjy Promotes Change in Software Development

To create quality code development teams must continually collect and analyze data on their processes for writing and building applications.

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.

Eclipse ALF Automates the Life Cycle

ALF is a new concept in vendor cooperation, and any one ALM vendor doesn't have the best solution for all disciplines. See how ALF provides a new level of repeatability and transparency.

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.

The Year of the Build

Is wrestling with your software builds a fact of life? Not necessarily.

Achieve Useful Requirements Processes

Aligning IT and business is more than a marketing slogan. Learn best practices that let IT teams share requirements that align IT priorities with business needs more effectively.

Profile: Telelogic and Enterprise Lifecycle Management

Telelogic seeks to define how enterprises manage innovative processes.

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.

Testing in Application Lifecycle Management

Understand the five phases of the application lifecycle, and learn which tests to perform in each of them.

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.

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