Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) News & Articles

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.

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.

First Look: Leveraging Open Source in the Enterprise

Mergere gives businesses access to commercially supported open source solutions.

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.

Mercury Interactive Updates BPT Software

It is axiomatic to say that testing and QA are the ugly stepchildren of the software development process. Everyone knows code quality is important, but so are features and deadlines. And when it's crunch time, testing and QA get short shrift.

Don’t Let Your Applications Get You Down

Exploited software flaws cost the U.S. financial services industry more than $3 billion per year, according to the National Institute of Standards & Technology.

Kenai Systems Automates Web Services Vulnerability Testing

The good thing about Web services is that they expose interfaces, streamline connections and accelerate business processes. The bad thing about Web services is that they expose interfaces, streamline connections and accelerate business processes.

Parasoft Adds Penetration Testing to SOAPtest

Few software companies have beat the security-begins-in-the-application-development-process drum louder than automated software testing solutions vendor Parasoft Corporation. “Prevent errors as you write the code,” is the company mantra (if not exactly its slogan). The advent of service-oriented architectures that support wide-scale use of Web services makes that message even more urgent, says Wayne Ariola, Parasoft’s VP of corporate development.

New Rational Tools Link Operations to Development

IBM Rational has announced two new tools to bridge the traditional gap between enterprise IT operations and application development by integrating its testing and development tools with its Tivoli application management software.

The Business Perception of MDA

In an interview with Java Pro editors, Alan Brown, a distinguished engineer at IBM Rational software, discussed patterns, modeling, and focus areas for software development in 2005.

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