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A Guide to Software Test Tools
Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may

test run  language or technology. Static test tools examine written code—but do not run it. They are an effective way of spotting a wide range of faults, which may be difficult to diagnose or reproduce reliably at later stages. Tests are based on coding standards and expected faults rather than any direct linkage to the functionality or requirements of the system, and will need to be adjusted to fit working practices. Some static test tools also provide functionality to help developers visualize code structure,

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters


It appears that several of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Solomon's truly differentiating traits, which could not have been easily or quickly replicated by its seemingly more robust brethren products within the MBS division, will have been a good enough reason for Microsoft to continue to bolster the product rather than to consider any other less popular options (e.g., stabilization and replacement) to offer to Solomon's loyal customer base and resellers, some of which will have even feared the possibility.

test run  Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Event Summary Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies, and the product that some had prematurely written off after being acquired first by one of its erstwhile greatest nemeses, former Great Plains Software in 2000 (see Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains' Insatiable Appetite? ), and Read More

Six Success Factors for Building a Best-run Marketing Organization


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test run  dealership to take a test drive and to make the actual purchase. In this case, the investment in the complementary Internet-based channel is warranted - and even mandatory for most automobile markets. Adapt in real time to sustain customer focus Channels provide a rich source of information to enable rapid adaptation to changing market conditions. Information systems can facilitate refinement of marketing programs by collecting and delivering data from the sales and distribution channels, enabling Read More

Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Two: Market Impact


MBS Solomon, due to its distinct differentiators and weaknesses has been blessed in disguise with possibly the most distinct niche and the least overlap (gray area) with the other MBS ERP products (i.e., MBS Great Plains, MBS Navision, and MBS Axapta).

test run  Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , is a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies. Most recently, in summer 2003, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) announced the availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon 5.5 , which includes several new features and enhancements in the product's Read More

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test run  daily basis. The complete test is run to flush out any problems introduced by the fixes. The end result is that product quality is not compromised by the inability and lack of time to perform adequate testing. Where does your process fit in the examples above? The first step in the transition process is to determine where you are today based on the diagrams above. Making the transition to an automated test environment requires change not only to the way testing is performed, but to the development Read More

Test Effort Estimation


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Expandable Case Study: Photon Dynamics, Inc.


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IT Service Delivery: From Basic Automation through to Managed Services


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test run  Service Delivery: From Basic Automation through to Managed Services Service companies that want to thrive need to find a better way to deliver services and run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should be the immediate goal of any company that aims to stay in business as market pressures increase. Looking beyond basic automation, becoming a managed services provider (MSP) should be the long-term goal. Discover ways to ensure your service company's survival in today’s Read More

IBM Pushes Linux into Appliances


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4 Steps to a Best-run Business


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