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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 SearchSoftwareQuality.com'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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  • software requirements specification (SRS)

    A software requirements specification (SRS) is a comprehensive description of the intended purpose and environment for software under development. The SRS fully describes what the software will do and how it will be expected to perform... (Continued) Continue Reading

  • functional specification

    A functional specification is a formal document used to describe a product's intended capabilities, appearance, and interactions with users in detail for software developers. Continue Reading

  • collaboration diagram

    A collaboration diagram, also known as a communication diagram, is an illustration of the relationships and interactions among software objects in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Continue Reading

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  • rapid application development (RAD)

    Rapid application development (RAD) is a model based on the concept that higher-quality products can be developed faster through more expedient processes, such as early prototyping, reusing software components and less formality in team ... Continue Reading

  • 3-tier application architecture

    A 3-tier application architecture is a modular client-server architecture that consists of a presentation tier, an application tier and a data tier. The data tier stores information, the application tier handles logic and the presentation tier is a ... Continue Reading

  • 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

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