Quality Assurance & Testing

SOA Uptake Still 'Early,' Analysts Say

The general enthusiasm for using SOA to improve business IT processes is high, but the actual adoption rates haven't skyrocketed yet, according to some accounts.

Agitar Adds Java Test App to IBM Rational Build Forge

Integrated solution lets developers perform unit testing of Java code and track overall lifecycle changes.

Enhanced App Tracks Software Development

6th Sense issues the next version of a solution that estimates software project development time.

Quest Upgrades SQL Server 2005 Offerings

Products promise automated database change tracking and performance analysis.

IBM Opens Up Collaborative Development

Company plans to share collaboration and lifecycle management solutions with IBM's software development partners through Jazz Project.

Java Migration Solution Supports Visual Studio 2005

Mainsoft has enhanced its solution, which creates Java bite code via a .NET-based platform.

Open Source Code Tracking Offered to ISVs

Palamida rolls out software risk management solutions to help ISVs identify open source code in their applications.

Telelogic Adds Business Process SOA Solution

Products help CIOs model processes and assess costs and risks across the enterprise.

Blueprint's Requirements App Hits U.S. Market

New software platform helps define the requirements of software projects, facilitating lifecycle testing and collaboration.

Vendors Using Survey Tools for SOA

Software companies are reaching out with partnerships and educational efforts to show how service-oriented architecture can improve IT and business processes.

Putting Coders' Security Chops to the Test

The SANS Institute is set to launch new assessment and certification exams for .NET this summer (article courtesy of Redmond Developer News, May 1, 2007).

IBM SOA Institute Targets U.S. Federal Organizations

Center will focus on SOA development and education to aid U.S. Federal agencies.

Cream Rises to Top at 22nd Annual Codies

Industry group bestows awards for latest software innovations.

SOA Report: GT Software Unveils Toolset

A number of companies released new products last week, supporting application development in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Here are some of those announcements to date.

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.

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