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.
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.
Promising speed, new language features and upgrades, Python is just weeks away from releasing the final version of its 2.5 software.
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.
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.
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 is announcing the general availability of a new version of its security analysis tool DevPartner SecurityChecker.
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 released on Tuesday enhancements to its app, The Compuware Application Reliability Solution, and Compuware QACenter Enterprise Edition.
When it comes to troubleshooting application performance problems, most organizations are still stuck in reactive mode.
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.
Rapidly increasing user loads, wildly complex software and
distributed development that includes worldwide outsourcing
all ratchet up the need for better application testing processes
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.
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.
Exploited software flaws cost the U.S. financial services industry more than $3 billion per year, according to the National Institute of Standards & Technology.
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.
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.
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.
Parasoft Corp., the Monrovia, Calif., provider of solutions that automatically prevent software errors, announced the availability of Jtest 6.0 at LinuxWorld in Boston last week.
Compuware Corp. has launched two new products as part of its DevPartner product line -- Fault Simulator and SecurityChecker.