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  • November 03, 2010 03 Nov'10

    Glitch author seeks mandated software quality controls

    In Part 2 of this SSQ interview with Glitch author Jeff Papows, we learn more about Papows' proposal for an IT Governance Manifesto which would mandate higher standards of quality for life-threatening software. Papows warns of the dangers of not ...

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Rise in hidden software glitches caused by programmer retirements

    Undiscovered software glitches in complex systems are common, and one of the primary drivers is the loss of mainframe knowledge of a retiring workforce. Software glitches are lurking in many large systems, particularly mainframe systems, and the ...

  • October 18, 2010 18 Oct'10

    Agile, virtualization help with long-standing challenges

    Results of's recent reader survey find interest in agile on the rise, and same three areas of ALM that are most essential: requirements management, bug tracking and project management. Integration testing and regression ...

  • August 28, 2009 28 Aug'09

    VMLogix LabManager adds support for vSphere 4, Hyper-V R2

    VMLogix, a virtual lab management software now supports VMware vSphere 4 for virtual infrastructure along with Microsoft Hyper-V R2 for shared storage. These new additions cooperate with VMLogix's new network policy and revised configuration.

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  • cross-site scripting (XSS)

    Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a security exploit which targets Web sites that accept user input but don't filter that input for common characters or strings used in scripts. Continue Reading

  • sprint (software development)

    A sprint is a set period of time during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review. Continue Reading

  • cryptography

    Cryptography is a method of storing and transmitting data in a particular form so that only those for whom it is intended can read and process it. The term is most often associated with scrambling plaintext (ordinary text, sometimes referred to as ... Continue Reading

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  • OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project)

    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a not-for-profit group that helps organizations develop, purchase, and maintain software applications that can be trusted. Continue Reading

  • application security

    Application security is the use of software, hardware, and procedural methods to protect applications from external threats. Once an afterthought in software design, security is becoming an increasingly important concern during development as ... Continue Reading

  • What open source security tools experts stand by

    When it comes to selecting a good security testing tool from the open source offerings it is best to use highly-recommended choices. Expert John Overbaugh prefers using WebScarab for his application security testing needs. Continue Reading

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