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Program Testing Methodology Part One: Preparing for Testing
Program testing and debugging is one of the most critical aspects of implementing a computer system. Without programs which properly work, the system will never

testing tool documentation  should never enter systems testing and be put into production if the programmer has any doubt that the program will work. Programs should first be compiled without using test data in order to eliminate all diagnostics in the program due to programming errors. After a clean compilation is obtained, that is, one without any compilation diagnostics, the programmer should then desk check his or her program. Desk-checking refers to the process of playing computer with the source code/listing, that is,

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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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Program Testing Methodology Part Two: Running Tests and Getting Approval


After testing procedures have been created and the type of test data has been determined, link or string testing, and system testing must be executed to ensure the job stream is correct and to locate errors before production. Backup and restart testing must be also be conducted to ensure that the restart points within the system are accurately defined. Finally, to demonstrate the benefits and functionality of the system, management and user approval should be received.

testing tool documentation  Testing Methodology Part Two: Running Tests and Getting Approval Introduction Before any system can be completely implemented on a production computer, analysts and programmers working on the system must be able to unequivocally state that the programs work exactly as they were designed to work and that any errors or mistakes found in data processed by the system will be handled properly. Programming testing methodology should accommodate any scheduling slippage that may result from the test Read More

The Development Process Made Easy


Life cycle development can be a complicated and intimidating process for many organizations. Are you struggling to adapt the development process successfully to your own projects? Do you want to use various formal life cycle processes such as Agile, Incremental, Spiral, and Waterfall, or various informal processes, such as extreme programming (XP) and others? Are you burdened by the development process? This paper will explain how you can simply and easily adopt any life cycle process.

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Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

testing tool documentation  these vendors offer integrated testing or other sophisticated tools that SolMan offers. Moreover, many products on the market for data center management have some similar functionality to SolMan. Many such products help software companies track what functionality their customers are using and enable their support staff to look at the installation in some form or another (e.g., the Sage Advisor , see the blog post ). And many companies manage updates via a software package installed at the customer site Read More

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 be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are available to support all phases of a project. This article looks at the ways that test tools can be used to design, code, and (of course) test a system.

testing tool documentation  support the requirements of testing and QA teams. Test management tools allow a list of tests to be grouped, sorted, prioritized and assigned—helping the team to manage the work of testing. More focused tools will report on test progress and may also capture and summarize test results and histories, allowing comparisons and trend analysis. Test generation tools generate tests within parameters to fit a model of the system under test. While they are most effectively used when integrated with a test Read More

Next-generation Tool for Software Comparison Hits the Web


TEC has just released the second generation of its flagship software comparison tool, eBestMatch, which allows users to compare enterprise software side-by-side, down to the minutest level of detail. This version (see below to find out how to snag a free trial) provides immediate user responsiveness, giving you the feeling you’re leveraging a slick desktop app rather than a Web page.

testing tool documentation  generation Tool for Software Comparison Hits the Web TEC has just released the second generation of its flagship software comparison tool, eBestMatch , which allows users to compare enterprise software side-by-side, down to the minutest level of detail. This version ( see below to find out how to snag a free trial ) provides immediate user responsiveness, giving you the feeling you’re leveraging a slick desktop app rather than a Web page. Thanks to Ajax techniques, which I know sweet squat-all Read More

IBM Cognos Express: Easy BI?


On Monday, IBM gave me a sneak peek of its new business analytics software tool for midsized clients. The name of the new product is Cognos Express, and IBM’s press release says it’s an “all-in-one business intelligence and planning solution designed specifically for midsized clients.” Designed and priced for midsized companies and derived from the original IBM Cognos software

testing tool documentation  Cognos Express: Easy BI? On Monday, IBM gave me a sneak peek of its new business analytics software tool for midsized clients . The name of the new product is Cognos Express , and IBM’s press release says it’s an “all-in-one business intelligence and planning solution designed specifically for midsized clients.” Designed and priced for midsized companies and derived from the original IBM Cognos software, Cognos Express is composed of a set of modules delivered in a preconfigured solution: Read More

Why Conventional Testing Methods are not Equipped to Handle Business Rules Implementations


Your competitors are adopting business rules management solutions (BRMS) to achieve agility and reduce maintenance costs. With enhanced ability to store all business rules in one central location, enterprises have a unique opportunity to use non-conventional methods to test these rules, as well as their interactions with each other—without tying up their mission-critical software.

testing tool documentation  Conventional Testing Methods are not Equipped to Handle Business Rules Implementations Your competitors are adopting business rules management solutions (BRMS) to achieve agility and reduce maintenance costs. With enhanced ability to store all business rules in one central location, enterprises have a unique opportunity to use non-conventional methods to test these rules, as well as their interactions with each other—without tying up their mission-critical software. Read More

Rapid7


Founded in 2000, Rapid7 provides a variety of IT security solutions. It focuses on vulnerability management and penetration testing. The company developed its vulnerability management solution, Nexpose, to help organizations manage the security threat environment. In 2009, Rapid7 acquired Metasploit, which is a penetration testing platform. Rapid7 put these products together to offer an integrated security risk intelligence portfolio, which it intends to provide organizations with insight into their threat and risk posture.

testing tool documentation  which is a penetration testing platform. Rapid7 put these products together to offer an integrated security risk intelligence portfolio, which it intends to provide organizations with insight into their threat and risk posture. Read More

Test Effort Estimation


Software testing is carried out primarily to unearth system defects, and to prevent defective products from reaching customers. It’s also carried out to convince customers that a product conforms to and fulfils the agreed-upon specifications and functionality. However, in order to evaluate potential approaches to estimating test efforts, it’s vital to understand what the activity of testing actually consists of.

testing tool documentation  Effort Estimation Software testing is carried out primarily to unearth system defects, and to prevent defective products from reaching customers. It’s also carried out to convince customers that a product conforms to and fulfils the agreed-upon specifications and functionality. However, in order to evaluate potential approaches to estimating test efforts, it’s vital to understand what the activity of testing actually consists of. Read More

Case Study: Wilson Tool International


Wilson Tool recognized the need to develop its online presence. The company’s customers increasingly expected to be able to access information about products, execute order transactions, and view order status at any time—even after business hours—to support its own operations. Learn how the company’s new customer relationship management (CRM) solution helped Wilson ensure its customers’ success.

testing tool documentation  Study: Wilson Tool International Wilson Tool recognized the need to develop its online presence. The company’s customers increasingly expected to be able to access information about products, execute order transactions, and view order status at any time—even after business hours—to support its own operations. Learn how the company’s new customer relationship management (CRM) solution helped Wilson ensure its customers’ success. Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

testing tool documentation  of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips Introduction The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) placed new requirements on American companies to ensure the integrity, reliability, and accuracy of financial reporting and corporate disclosures. While you could do this on your own or manually, why reinvent the audit controls wheel? Automated tool sets and repositories to facilitate SOX compliance are available in ample numbers. But like any piece of Read More

Through Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value


A major consulting firm recently unveiled an E-Procurement selection tool that helps its clients select technologies that enable their business objectives. The tool combines the consulting firm’s knowledge of various E-Procurement solutions with TEC’s decision support technologies.

testing tool documentation  Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value Through Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value Lou Talarico - July 22, 2002 Overview In April, a major consulting firm began using a branded Technology Selection Tool to help its clients select E-Procurement technologies based on each client's specific business objectives. The tool arms field consultants with information on the functional and technical capabilities and implementation characteristics of various E-Procurement solutions. Read More

Attribute-based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers


As manufacturing becomes a global process, advances in demand management software have given rise to attribute-based demand management software. In the process manufacturing environment, this software can help manufacturers deal with complex manufacturing processes and increase overall customer satisfaction.

testing tool documentation  based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers Originally published - February 11, 2008 Today, manufacturing is a global activity. As supply chain management (SCM) becomes more prevalent in this industry, process manufacturers need to know what raw materials, or ingredients, are available in inventory and when they are needed, since sourcing these ingredients is a complex process. Demand management (DM) software has been developed so that it can be integrated within the supply Read More