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Parasoft: 1-Minute Intro

Watch this 1-min video to learn how Parasoft helps organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently by "shifting left" defect discovery & preventing software defects. Read more »

Continuous Testing for SAP

Learn strategies for overcoming the key challenges associated with continuously testing your SAP workflows to ensure that they satisfy expectations around system reliability, security, and pe... Read more »

Why Service Virtualization is a "Must Have" for Testing SAP

Learn how service virtualization for SAP provides complete control over a complex test environment at significantly lower costs, allowing you to perform more... Read more »

Continuous Testing for SAP
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn strategies for overcoming the key challenges associated with continuously testing your SAP workflows to ensure that they satisfy expectations around system reliability, security, and performance—as you're configuring them as well as migrating/upgrading them.  More »

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Why Service Virtualization is a "Must Have" for Testing SAP
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how service virtualization for SAP provides complete control over a complex test environment at significantly lower costs, allowing you to perform more extensive automated testing, trace the results of those tests through the entire simulated environment, and perform regression testing to ensure that migrations/upgrades do not alter expected process behavior.  More »

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Why a Development Testing Platform Is Essential for Accelerating the SDLC
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Since software quality has traditionally been a “time-boxed” exercise, it's foolish to expect that accelerating the SDLC will magically yield better results from a quality perspective. Learn how a Development Testing Platform helps organizations accelerate the delivery of top-quality applications.  More »

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Accelerate the SDLC with Service Virtualization

Featuring Forrester research & best practices from Staples, this recorded webinar explores how Service Virtualization enables leading organizations to accelerate the SDLC and reduce risks—via simulated test environments that promote earlier, faster, and more complete testing.  More »

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API Testing: A “Must-Have” for the API Economy
Gartner, Parasoft

Read new Gartner research: why success in the "API economy" requires a new approach to quality processes, the business impacts of API failures, and recommendations for service/API testing.  More »

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Retail: Early, Extensive Testing for Complex, Distributed Systems
- 563 KB PDF

As a leading Fortune 500 retailer advances its omnichannel retail strategy, ensuring a positive user experience on the company’s ecommerce site has become increasingly critical. Learn how Service Virtualization helps them ensure that all transactions associated with this ecommerce site meet or exceed customer expectations  More »

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2014: The Year of Continuous Delivery [Guest Blog]

Learn why Electric Cloud CEO Steve Brodie anticipates that 2014 will be the year of Continuous Delivery.  More »

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API Testing Maturity Model
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Parasoft's API Testing Maturity Model helps organizations set realistic expectations for adopting and optimizing API Testing solutions.  More »

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Theresa Lanowitz on Solving Age-Old Problems in the Enterprise

Theresa Lanowitz discusses "Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise" in this interview with Skytap's Noel Wurst. Learn how service virtualization and other extreme automation technology help organizations overcome traditional age-old computing problems.  More »

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Parasoft Development Testing Platform Data Sheet
- 205 KB PDF

Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP) eliminates the business risk of faulty software by consistently applying software quality practices throughout the SDLC.  More »

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Behind the Code: Outsourcing Quality

In this month's episode of Behind the Code, Wayne and Arthur discuss whether companies can afford to outsource quality - their last line of defense between the application releasing & the customer's experience.  More »

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Continuous Testing: It's All About Risk

Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Applied uniformly, Continuous Testing allows both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions between release scope, time, and quality.  More »

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Development Testing for Embedded Systems
- 76 KB PDF

Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP) for embedded systems enables teams to produce better code, test it more efficiently, and consistently monitor progress toward their quality goals.  More »

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Parasoft Process Intelligence Engine (PIE)

How do you accelerate the SDLC without sacrificing safety, reliability and performance? The answer is PIE: Parasoft's Process Intelligence Engine - a first of its kind solution that applies advanced analysis techniques to identify business risks and reduce the costs associated with software failures  More »

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Introducing Parasoft PIE

As the heart and soul of the Parasoft Development Testing Platform, see how Parasoft's Process Intelligence Engine (PIE) transforms data into a system of decision, delivering actionable tasks that help development teams mitigate risks before they progress to the next stage of the SDLC.  More »

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Is Software Development Meeting Expectations?

Software is increasingly critical to an organization's competitiveness, but the applications being developed consistently meet business stakeholder expectations only 17% of the time. What's the problem...and what's the secret to ensuring that expectations are met?  More »

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Parasoft Insure++

Parasoft® Insure++ provides runtime analysis and memory error detection for C and C++ applications. Insure++ identifies difficult-to-track programming and memory-access errors, such as memory corruption, memory leaks, access outside of array bounds, invalid pointers, and more to ensure the integrity of your applications' memory usage.  More »

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Rollback as a Quality Strategy: The ‘Pink Slime’ of Continuous Delivery
SD Times by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Users may not appreciate being the guinea pigs in your continuous delivery testing process. Organizations leveraging their unconsenting and unaware users as QA are the equivalent of the meat industry using pink slime: It's an unpleasant business reality that they would prefer to keep hidden.  More »

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Service Virtualization: Accelerating the SDLC

If you're researching service virtualization tools, don't miss this vendor-agnostic webinar moderated by SD Times. It features Comcast, as they share their first-hand experiences with service virtualization, and voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz as she presents the critical assessment questions you need to know prior to implementing a service virtualization solution at your company.  More »

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"Cost of Quality": It's More Than You Think

The cost of quality isn't the price of creating quality software—it’s the penalty or risk incurred by failing to deliver quality software...  More »

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Continuous Testing
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Given the business expectations at each stage of the SDLC, Continuous Testing delivers a quantitative assessment of risk as well as actionable tasks that help mitigate these risks before they progress to the next stage of the SDLC. The goal is to eliminate meaningless tests and produce value-added tasks that truly drive the development organization towards a successful release. The following Infographic explains how Continuous Testing helps organizations accelerate the SDLC and release with confidence...  More »

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Know What You Are Testing And Keep It Clean
Techpost Media by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager)

Are you running the right tests that really deliver useful results? The key to good software testing regimes is to be highly-selective in choosing what to test. It is possible to have too much of a good thing.  More »

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Behind the Code: Cost of Quality

Software is rapidly becoming the interface to your business--so now more than ever quality matters. Behind the Code with Wayne Ariola, Chief Strategy Officer at Parasoft, and Arthur Hicken, Parasoft Evangelist, is a series exploring how software quality directly affects your bottom line. In this month's episode, Wayne and Arthur discuss the true cost of software quality and why it's more than you might think.  More »

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Continuous Testing Podcast
STP by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer)

Learn about the importance of bringing together business executives and the quality teams to maintain the important edge quality software has become for so many organizations. He talks about the importance of setting expectations with the business and reducing the risk of releasing software that fails..  More »

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Forget ‘Continuous Integration’—the Buzzword is Now ‘Continuous Testing’
by Alan Zeichick (SD Times)

Speeding up development won’t mean quality will improve. How do we mitigate the negative effects of faster development?  More »

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Financial: 20X Reduction in Testing Time w/ SV, API Testing
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A global asset management company needed to accelerate testing for parallel and Agile development. Learn how service virtualization and API test automation resulted in a 20X reduction in testing time.  More »

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Parasoft Development Testing Platform

To ensure quality earlier in the compressed software development lifecycle, Parasoft offers the most comprehensive and complete open development testing solution. Parasoft's Development Testing Platform integrates with all development components, helping developers perform tasks (such as unit testing, static analysis, source control, etc) earlier in the SDLC when costs and risks are lower. This ultimately saves time and increases productivity during the QA process, while maintaining the security and quality required.  More »

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Extreme Automation, Meet the Pre-Production Life Cycle
SD Times by Alexandra Weber Morales (SD Times)

In the race to implement Continuous Delivery, emphasis on build-and-deploy has overshadowed Continuous Testing. Service Virtualization's simulation technology allows you to test your component in a complete environment—any time you want.  More »

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Parasoft Embedded Development

Parasoft Development Testing Platform seamlessly integrates into any embedded development environment and automates continuous software quality activities such as Static Analysis, Unit Testing, On Target Testing, Coverage Analysis, Peer Review or Runtime Error Detection. It offers full capability and traceability to comply with Automotive (ISO 26262 & MISRA), Medical (FDA & IEC 62304), Aerospace & Defense (DO 178B/C) Standards, providing software engineers with rich centralized data from diverse infrastructure components.  More »

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Parasoft SOAtest

As the world's first automated test tool for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Parasoft SOAtest has evolved over the years to enable complex, end-to-end and API testing. It now supports over 100 protocols & message types, including REST-based services, JSON, Web Services, SAP transactions, Database Transactions & Mainframes.  More »

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Parasoft Service Virtualization

As software becomes the primary interface for businesses, speed and quality matter more than ever. Service Virtualization with Parasoft Virtualize intelligently simulates a complete test environment to test earlier, faster & more completely.  More »

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Parasoft dotTEST

Parasoft dotTEST, our development testing solution for .NET languages, is an integrated Development Testing solution for automating a broad range of best practices proven to improve software development team productivity and software quality.  More »

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Continuous Testing eBook
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Learn how in this 44-page eBook.  More »

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Service Virtualization: Accelerating the SDLC
Gartner, Comcast, Parasoft

Read this Gartner research for insight on why SV is a "must-have" for accelerating the SDLC, a first-hand look at SV at Comcast, & recommendations for organizations getting started with SV & SDLC acceleration  More »

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Parasoft Continuous Testing

Get a quick overview of how Parasoft Continuous Testing helps organizations accelerate the SDLC and release with confidence.  More »

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Service Virtualization for Mobile App Testing
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how simulated test environments promote more extensive and accurate validation—and thus more effective optimization— prior to deployment.  More »

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Cloud Shifts the Burden of Security to Development
CrossTalk by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

This article explores 3 ways to help development teams bear the burden of security that the cloud places on them: use pen test results to harden the application, leverage service virtualization for security scenarios, & adopt policy-driven development to help engineers understand and satisfy management’s security expectations.  More »

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Top 10 Service Virtualization Questions from Gartner AADI
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Summarizes the top 10 service virtualization questions that industry leaders were asking Parasoft at Gartner AADI 2013.  More »

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[Infographic] API Integrity: How Buggy Are Today's APIs?
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This infographic highlights some interesting findings from Parasoft's research on API Integrity.  More »

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'Tis the Season...for Simulation
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

With the holiday season in our midst, we can't help but notice some parallels between holiday simulations and service virtualization's simulated test environments...  More »

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Service Virtualization for SAP

With comprehensive native support for working within the SAP ecosystem, Parasoft's service virtualization for SAP helps you effectively test your SAP workflows as you're building and migrating them—even if the complete test environment is not accessible for testing. By providing a comprehensive, easy-to-use solution for enabling and continuously executing end-to-end testing through SAP processes, Parasoft enables organizations to test earlier, faster, and more completely.  More »

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Service Virtualization for Mainframes

Learn how Service Virtualization can help companies reduce complexity by emulating mainframe components or interdependent elements and reduce the costs associated with both expensive hardware and management resources.  More »

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SYS-CON.tv: Continuous Testing

"Testing is the last piece of the puzzle. What we have seen is speed -- the need for acceleration in terms of software development -- and once you start hitting speed you start hitting speed bumps and those speed bumps are quality," noted Wayne Ariola, Chief Strategy Officer at Parasoft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 13th International Cloud Expo®.  More »

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Software Developers: Frontiersmen of the Business
by Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Like the early American settlers, software developers require tools and resources to ensure that they thrive in a harsh environment  More »

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Comcast Gets Real About Service Virtualization
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Office), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how service virtualization helped Comcast release thoroughly-tested software faster—at a lower total cost.  More »

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Today's API Economy: Why API Integrity is a Must!

With the recent shift to an API economy, the integrity of the APIs you produce & consume is more important than ever. Learn how to ensure the security, reliability & compliance of today's extremely interconnected and interdependent applications.  More »

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Telcom: Enabling Faster, Earlier & More Complete Testing
- 463 KB PDF

A leading telcom's testing efforts were regularly delayed & cut short due to test environment access constraints. Learn how Parasoft Service Virtualization helped.  More »

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Why Service Virtualization?
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn why service virtualization is a "must-have" for accelerating the SDLC and bringing higher quality functionality to the market faster—at a lower cost.  More »

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First Things First - Getting Started with Unit Testing

This webinar discuss how to do unit testing the right way while comparing and contrasting ad-hoc unit testing activities with a mature model of unit testing.  More »

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Strategies For Optimizing Application Security & Defect Prevention

Learn how organizations can take a proactive approach to securing its applications with a comprehensive tool set that ensures lowered risk, increased productivity, and brand protection.  More »

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Service Virtualization Maturity Model
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Read Parasoft's Service Virtualization Maturity Model, which helps IT organizations set realistic expectations for adopting and optimizing service virtualization.  More »

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Controlling Your Software Testing World thru Service Virtualization

Learn how Service Virtualization provides the exact simulated test environments needed for Dev or QA to access anytime, anywhere...to get the job done.  More »

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Service Virtualization in a VMware Environment
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Learn how Parasoft Service Virtualization, working hand-in-hand with VMware, helped one of the NZ's largest government agencies reduce test environment provisioning delays from weeks to minutes.  More »

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API Adoption is a Matter of Trust

This session from the API Strategy & Practice Conference explores how software failures can impact brands, the importance of API Integrity, and why software testing environments need to be improved.  More »

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8 Software Testing Demons that Service Virtualization Can Exorcise
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

These testing demons lurk around complex interconnected systems, just waiting to wreak havoc by forcing you to delay testing, work at dreadful hours, or make distressing trade-offs on the completeness of your testing…  More »

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Why a Development Testing Platform Makes Business Sense

Learn how implementing a policy-driven Development Testing Platform aligns business expectations with development—allowing businesses to reduce risks, ensure compliance with industry and regulatory standards, and address issues of privacy, security, and other development issues.  More »

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Why Regression Testing is a Development Testing Lifesaver
by Rich Newman (Principal Software Engineer)

Read a first-hand account of how regression testing can be a development lifesaver.  More »

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First Things First - Getting Started with Static Analysis

Parasoft static analysis expert shares tips and tricks for implementing static analysis the right way - including the range of implementation methods and how to avoid common pitfalls.  More »

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Managing the Risks of Building and Deploying SaaS with a Development Testing Platform
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

In this paper, you'll learn about the benefits, as well as the risks, associated with SaaS development.  More »

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Introducing Service Virtualization with Parasoft Virtualize

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize provides on-demand access to the exact test environments needed for Agile/parallel development, functional testing, and performance testing.  More »

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Keeping Bugs Out of Your Code - Why you Need a Development Testing Platform

Learn how a Development Testing Platform helps organizations consistently and continuously apply development testing activities that beef up application security, maximize performance, and prevent bugs from infiltrating your code.  More »

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Introducing Parasoft SOAtest

Learn how Parasoft SOAtest and Parasoft Load Test simplifies complex testing across the messaging layer, ESBs, databases, Web UIs, and mainframes.  More »

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Parasoft Service Virtualization – Create Intelligent Test Environments

Parasoft Service Virtualization is a product you need to seriously consider if you are developing applications that you have to test.  More »

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Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo
by Wane Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Let's have a little fun with the lingo that's become ubiquitous across the Service Virtualization market.  More »

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Embedded System Complexity Drives the Need for Advanced Test and Measurement Tools

The pressure to deliver more capability in shorter timeframes often leads to a search for shortcuts. Utilizing greater levels of automation for static analysis, flow analysis, and unit testing, an increasing productivity can match this growing demand.  More »

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Parasoft: 1-Minute Intro

Watch this 1-min video to learn how Parasoft helps organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently by "shifting left" defect discovery & preventing software defects.  More »

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Service Virtualization & Network Virtualization for Mobile App Performance Testing

Learn how to use service virtualization to optimize the performance of your mobile applications by providing development & testing teams convenient access to complete and realistic simulated test environments (including Telco network conditions like latency, bandwidth, packet loss and jitter).  More »

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Full Cycle Compliance Tracking & Embedded Software Testing

Compliance with industry standards isn’t something you can build in later--it’s part of the entire software development lifecycle. See a complete cycle on a Development Testing Platform with an emphasis on meeting compliance requirements for embedded systems.  More »

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Want Quality Software Testing? Lose The Ambition
Techpost Media by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager)

This podcast explains a) How to approach embedded testing b) Why relying on unit tests alone is dangerous c) Why the less complex the device, the more complex the testing.  More »

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Service Virtualization: Test Earlier, Faster, More Completely
Parasoft White Paper by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Test environment access constraints have become one of the greatest barriers to delivering quality software efficiently. Learn how service virtualization removes these constraints, enabling teams to test more efficiently & effectively.  More »

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Service Virtualization = Freedom to Test When You Want, How You Want
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how service virtualization gives developers and testers the freedom to access the exact test environment they need—anytime, anywhere.  More »

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Parasoft Service Virtualization Solution Sheet
- 1,602 KB PDF

Learn how Parasoft Service Virtualization delivers a simulated test environment that allows your organization to test earlier, faster and more completely.  More »

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Achieving MISRA C:2012 Compliance with a Development Testing Platform
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

This paper covers changes in MISRA C:2012, such as directives and decidablity, and provides strategies for configuring your development testing tools to meet the challenges they present.  More »

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Development Testing Maturity Model
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Parasoft developed this open Development Testing Maturity Model to help organizations move from a tool-centric data aggregation approach to a process-based strategy, which prevents defects at the policy level.  More »

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Unit Testing Maturity Model

The Unit Testing Maturity Model details the levels of adoption from ad hoc to fully-optimized to help organizations make informed unit testing strategy decisions.  More »

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6 Steps to Continuous Integration for Development Testing
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager)

Learn 6 steps to bringing your Development Testing activities under Continuous Integration—in less than a day.  More »

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Development Testing Business Drivers: Why Development Testing Makes Sense
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager)

Learn about the benefits driving the adoption of development testing, including details about the substantial opportunities for ROI in terms of reduced costs, reduced risks, and improved efficiency.  More »

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Does Service Virtualization’s “Shift Left” Burden Developers?
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Service virtualization undeniably benefits the development process, but it can be both a blessing & a curse for developers. Learn how to minimize the burden on development to achieve maximum acceleration of delivery cycles.  More »

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How Mature is Your API Testing Process?
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

API Testing processes can range from very simple ad-hoc or reactive efforts to highly-complex test environments driven by business risks. Learn where you stand today and how to achieve "Optimized" API Testing.  More »

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Static Analysis & Development Testing for Embedded Devices
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager)

Many developers are overwhelmed by static analysis & other development testing practices. Here are some tips to help you manage the validity and quantity of results with minimal human intervention.  More »

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Security Has Landed in the World of Embedded Software Testing
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager)

Security has finally landed as a hot topic in the world of embedded devices. Two key themes from last week's Design West conference: a) security is everyone's job and 2) build security in.  More »

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How to Spring Clean Your Static Analysis: 10 Tips
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Get 10 tips for revitalizing your existing static analysis implementation—no matter what static analysis tool you're using.  More »

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The Static Analysis Spectrum: 5 Types of Static Code Analysis
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Different types of static analysis serve different purposes. Choosing the right one makes the difference between wasting time & money and developing better software faster.  More »

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Exposing Your APIs = Opening Your Home to Bears?
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Exposing an API to your application is as risky as installing a doggie door into your house—as a recent incident with a bear aptly illustrates.  More »

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DESIGN West MISRA C:2012 Presentation

Parasoft Product Manager, Jason Schadewald discusses MISRA C:2012 live from DESIGN West. He highlights changes in the automotive software standard and discusses how these changes affect organizations moving forward.  More »

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Service Virtualization Definition
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Provides a service virtualization definition, presents key service virtualization benefits, and explores service virtualization ROI.  More »

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15 Seconds to Find a Pointer Error In 500,000+ Lines of Code
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how Parasoft Development Testing platform found an elusive crash-causing pointer error and also increased code quality, stability, & compliance.  More »

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Service Virtualization ROI
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn about the business drivers behind service virtualization purchase decisions, as well as the opportunities for ROI via OpEx reduction, CapEx reduction, risk reduction, and incremental top-line revenue.  More »

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Parasoft API Testing Solution Sheet
- 1,029 KB PDF

Learn how Parasoft's API Testing solution simplifies the complex testing that’s vital for secure, reliable, and compliant composite applications.  More »

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Success In Building Quality Software Is Knowing What Not To Test
Techpost Media by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Explore the evolution of software testing and get tips for applying top Agile quality strategies to development testing.  More »

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Development Testing Podcast: Do You Know What NOT to Test?
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Explore the evolution of software testing and get tips for applying top Agile quality strategies to development testing.  More »

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Why Service Virtualization is Essential for Mobile

Learn why service virtualization is essential for ensuring that your mobile apps deliver a compelling user experience.  More »

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What's Needed for API Integrity

Learn about the top challenges to API integrity and the strategies and best practices for reducing the risks associated with each challenge.  More »

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Cloudy with a Chance of Cyber Attacks

Learn about 1) New cloud service technologies that have made software infrastructure more vulnerable. 2) The exorbitant costs of failing to meet security standards. 3) The most effective development testing solution for improving application security.  More »

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Getting Down to Business: Leveraging the Right Static Analysis
Embedded Computing Design by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

There are different implementations of static analysis that serve different purposes in the development process. The proper implementation of the right technologies is the difference between wasting time and money and reaching new software development heights.  More »

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Service Virtualization for Mobile App Development & Testing
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer)

Why is service virtualization a "must have" for effective mobile app development & testing?  More »

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Parasoft and "Service Virtualization" Testing: A Good Idea
Thoughts From a Software IT Analyst

This service virtualization analysis declares the gains from Parasoft & service virtualization are clear and potentially company-reputation-saving.  More »

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Cloud/ API Testing Business Drivers
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn about the business drivers behind API testing purchase decisions, as well as the opportunities for ROI in terms of reduced costs, reduced risks, and improved efficiency.  More »

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False Positives in Static Code Analysis
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

"Too many false positives" is one the most common excuses for avoiding static analysis. This blog explores what "false positives" really are gives tips on how to manage them.  More »

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Give Your Static Analysis Process the Love it Deserves
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Get tips for expanding and optimizing your team’s static analysis process.  More »

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Java Application Security eKit

In this Java Development Security eKit, you'll gain insight on how to reduce risks of cyber attacks, such as DDoS and SQL injections.  More »

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Get Your Static Analysis Tool in Sync with Your Policies & Priorities
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Provides a few quick tips for getting your static analysis tool in sync with your team’s policies and priorities.  More »

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Static Analysis Tools: When Less is More
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Is your static analysis tool reporting an overwhelming number of violations? Try these 2 tips for slimming down your static analysis tool’s violation reports.  More »

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Developers Making Business Decisions ?!?
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer)

Without a clearly-defined policy that sets expectations on how software is to be designed and developed, developers are left to fill in certain business-related blanks. In most cases, this isn’t the developers’ strong suit.  More »

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API Testing: Challenges and Best Practices
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn about 4 unique challenges associated with API testing and 5 strategies for ensuring API reliability, security, and performance vs. the extreme conditions that API exposure brings.  More »

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“Stubs on Steroids”: Service Virtualization for Mobile Applications

Learn how Service Virtualization for Mobile Applications takes the concept of stubbing to the next level–allowing you to simulate the behavior and performance of multiple dependencies for flexible anytime/anywhere access as you develop and test your mobile application.  More »

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Mobile Application Development & Testing

Learn why you shouldn't be doing mobile app development and testing without service virtualization.  More »

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SYS-CON.tv: Service Virtualization Technology

"One of the last things always addressed on every wave of technology is quality & testing. This is where service virtualization, a type of virtualization that resides in the API level, comes in really handy…"  More »

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Do your Developers Make Business Decisions?
SD Times by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

In the absence of a clearly defined policy that sets expectations on how software is to be designed and developed, developers are left to fill in certain business-related blanks. In most cases, this isn’t the developers’ strong suit.  More »

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Service Virtualization - Gain Access to Constrained Components

Learn how service virtualization lets you break free from constraints when you need to test against dependent applications controlled by 3rd parties, other departments or partners.  More »

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How the Grinch Stole Testing

Learn why static analysis and other development testing practices are so noisy & get tips for cutting back on all that noise, noise, noise!  More »

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Achieving DO-178C Compliance
by Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer), Michal Rozneau (Developer)

In this paper, you'll learn how Parasoft's Development Testing Platform can help you achieve DO-178C compliance by automating policies that specifically address the guideline.  More »

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Development Testing Platform: Integrated Quality Management
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

This paper describes the key components of the Parasoft Development Testing Platform and how they function in order to provide significant benefits and long-term cost savings.  More »

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Achieving Java Application Security with Parasoft Jtest
by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Organizations taking to the cloud must be wary distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDOS) and SQL injections (SQLi) and other cyber-attacks. In this paper, you'll learn how to build security into your Java application.  More »

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Top 5 Best Practices for Unit Testing
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Learn how to create actionable tests for the present and the future, ensure that unit testing is adopted across the team, and help the team avoid unit testing pitfalls.  More »

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Testing REST, JSON, JMS, MQ, TIBCO & More- Oh My!

Learn how Parasoft SOAtest simplifies the management of multiple protocol & message types within a single test suite  More »

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Testing APIs for Mobile Applications

Learn how Parasoft SOAtest can help you deliver APIs that satisfy expectations for security, reliability, and performance.  More »

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10 Reasons to be Thankful for Service Virtualization and Simulated Test Environments
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

10 reasons why software development teams should be thankful for service virtualization and simulated test environments.  More »

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Embedded Software Testing at Center of Voting Machine Row
by Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

A recent voting machine controversy appears related to a lack of a software verification policy in the development testing process.  More »

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Automotive Software Development Testing and Compliance eKit

Learn about ISO 26262, MISRA and Parasoft's flagship software development testing solution, C/C++test.  More »

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Accelerate Testing with Service Virtualization

Learn how to 1) Capture and simulate real system behavior for 24/7 access, 2) Easily emulate performance & error conditions 3) Flexibly provision complete test environments and/or individual components  More »

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Close the Geek Gap Between Business Needs & Development Activity
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Learn how a centralized development testing platform can bridge the gap between business objectives and software development activities.  More »

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What's Frightening? Test Environment Access
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Test environment access access constraints can halt developers and testers in their tracks. Learn how service virtualization can help.  More »

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Getting More Out of Your Development Testing

Watch this Parasoft - Electric Cloud webinar to learn what development testing is, the cost of errors in development, prevention techniques, common hurdles in development testing, and much more.  More »

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Development Testing Platform eKit

Explains how Parasoft provides the industry's most comprehensive Development Testing platform—automating static analysis, unit testing, code coverage analysis, runtime error detection, peer code review, traceability, and more within a policy-driven process.  More »

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Service Virtualization eKit

Learn how service virtualization drives Agile enablement and reduces application risk—while lowering infrastructure costs.  More »

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Financial: Eliminating Third-Party Test Environment Access Fees

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize enables a brokerage firm to increase the scope & frequency of testing without incurring third-party access fees.  More »

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Communications: Cutting Database Dependencies for Performance Testing

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize enables a communications company to run earlier, more comprehensive performance testing by leveraging "virtual databases."  More »

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Hospitality: Parallel Development of Highly-Interdependent Components

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize helps a global resort group accelerate parallel development of highly-interconnected components for a complex distributed system.  More »

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Financial: Accelerating Agile Development through Rapid Prototyping

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize enables a financial organization to more rapidly prototype functionality in order to accelerate feedback cycles & reduce time to market.  More »

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Insurance: Reducing Infrastructure Costs for Staged Test Environments

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize cuts an insurance provider's dependency on over 11 back-end systems for each of their 7 test environments—significantly reducing costs.  More »

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Utilities: Facilitating Partner Integration & Validation

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize enables a utilities company to emulate a not-yet-implemented API for partner integration & automate the partner certification process.  More »

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Financial: Removing Test Data Management Bottlenecks for Agile

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize enables a financial organization to reduce the lengthy wait time for accessing test environments configured with the appropriate test data.  More »

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Retail: Enabling a Transition to Agile

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize streamlines a retailer's performance test configuration and parallel development efforts—facilitating their transition to Agile.  More »

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Financial: Providing Access to Environments for Partner Integration

Learn how Parasoft Virtualize provides a stable, "always-on" test environment that business partners can develop and test against in order to obtain certification.  More »

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Top 3 Mistakes w/ Static Analysis for Embedded & Safety-Critical Development
EE Catalog by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn the top 3 reasons why static analysis initiatives don’t deliver real value in embedded and safety-critical development environments—and get tips for avoiding these common pitfalls.  More »

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Parasoft Wins "Embeddy" Award for Embedded Testing Platform
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Parasoft Embedded Testing platform wins the Embeddy software award at DESIGN East.  More »

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Introducing C/C++test For Embedded Development

Learn how Parasoft C/C++test reduces the risks of safety-critical and embedded development by automating static analysis, peer code review, unit/component testing, traceability, coverage, and runtime error detection—on the host, simulator, or target.  More »

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Introducing Parasoft's Development Testing Platform

Learn how Parasoft's Development Testing platform integrates the industry's broadest array of Development Testing practices within a policy-driven development process.  More »

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What Do Developers Hate About Unit Testing?
by Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Results from our unit testing poll for software developers sheds a little light on the development testing best practice.  More »

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Software Development Traceability eKit

Learn how Parasoft links requirements to code, defects, code reviews, tests and other facets of the software development lifecycle.  More »

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Overcome Mobile App Development Fears through Development Testing
by Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Introducing bugs during an update, anxieties about APIs and platform shifts are software development fears that can be overcome with development testing tools like unit testing.  More »

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Developing DO-178B/C Compliant Software for Airborne Systems
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

This paper covers software development testing guidance outlined in DO-178B/C, including, DO-178B/C background, differences between DO-178B and DO-178C, why policy-driven development testing is central to DO-178B/C compliance, and how Parsoft C/C++test helps achieve DO-178B/C compliance.  More »

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SYS-CON.tv: Building Quality Applications in the Cloud

SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan interviews Parasoft's Wayne Ariola. "What comes first is the excitement around a new technology bursts, and what comes in next - the testing and the quality."  More »

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Parasoft Service Virtualization Wins Jolt Award
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Dr. Dobb's recognizes Parasoft's service virtualization as must-have technology for accelerating testing efforts and eliminating delays in the application delivery lifecycle.  More »

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Jolt Award: Parasoft Virtualize
Dr. Dobb's Journal

"In a group of intriguing candidates reviewed in this Utilities category, Virtualize stands out as truly Jolting product, raising the bar on automated testing and new quality achievement...."  More »

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ISO 26262 Software Compliance: Achieving Functional Safety in the Automotive Industry
by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Read this paper to learn about ISO 26262, its goals, and how to facilitate the software quality tasks for achieving ISO 26262 software compliance.  More »

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Static Analysis: The Top 10 Mistakes
Parasoft White Paper by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

See the top 10 reasons why static analysis initiatives don’t deliver real value—and get some tips for avoiding these common pitfalls.  More »

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Unit Testing Techniques for Embedded Systems Software
Parasoft White Paper by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how unit testing can help developers start verifying code as soon as it is completed—even if the target hardware is not yet built or available for testing—so target testing can focus on verifying the interface between the hardware and the software.  More »

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Service Virtualization: Declare Your Independence from Testing Constraints
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Service virtualization can help QA and performance testers break free from testing constraints associated with testing cloud, SOA, or other composite applications.  More »

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Service Virtualization Starter Kit

This 9-page eKit explains how service virtualization helps teams create & access any environment needed to develop or test an application.  More »

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Service Virtualization and Staged Test Environments

Learn why service virtualization is the perfect complement to staged test labs—especially if the application under test needs to interact with only a limited fragment of the dependent application's overall functionality.  More »

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Service Virtualization: Test More, More Effectively

In this webinar with voke's Theresa Lanowitz, learn how service virtualization can help your organization's QA teams test more efficiently and effectively—reducing the CAPEX and OPEX associated with establishing, configuring, and maintaining test environments.  More »

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The Benefits of Policy-Driven Development
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Policy-driven development can help businesses align software development activities with their business goals.  More »

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Static Analysis Best Practices

Learn best practices necessary to achieve real results with static code analysis.  More »

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Unit Testing Best Practices

Learn best practices for achieving real results with unit testing.  More »

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Integrated Error Detection Techniques for Java

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, unit testing, and runtime error detection—to more effectively find defects in Java applications.  More »

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Load and Performance Testing Made Easy

Learn how to create realistic traffic distributions to simulate real-world load scenarios, virtualize missing components to test in incomplete environments, and leverage JUnit and "pluggable" code components to load test systems via custom APIs and check code for concurrency issues.  More »

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Automating End-to-End Testing of Complex Systems

Demonstrates how to leverage automated end-to-end testing to execute and validate all critical aspects of transactions directly from the test environment— even when some components are unavailable.  More »

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Integrated Task Management for Agile Development

Introduces a continuous, integrated approach to task management that helps Agile teams consistently deliver projects on-time, on-budget, and with complete, working functionality.  More »

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Service Virtualization and Virtual Test Labs

Learn how service virtualization complements virtual test labs—especially when you need to test against dependent applications that are difficult or costly to access. and/or difficult to configure for your testing needs.  More »

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FDA Software Validation Compliance
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Details how Parasoft supports FDA General Principles of Software Validation sections 3, 4, and 5.  More »

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Multiple Error Detection Techniques for Embedded Software Development

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, unit testing, and runtime error detection—to more effectively find defects in embedded C applications.  More »

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Integrated Error Detection Techniques For Java

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, unit testing, and runtime error detection—to more effectively find defects in Java applications.  More »

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Parasoft C/C++test for Embedded Development

Demonstrates how Parasoft C/C++test enables teams to produce better code for embedded systems, test it more efficiently, and monitor progress towards their quality goals.  More »

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Top 10 Mistakes with Static Analysis

Learn the top 10 reasons why static analysis initiatives fail to deliver the expected results—and how you can steer clear of these common pitfalls.  More »

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Introduction to Parasoft C/C++test

Introduces how Parasoft C/C++test automates comprehensive development testing for C and C++, including static analysis, unit testing, code review, runtime error detection, and more.  More »

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FDA Compliance Static Analysis and Beyond

Learn how static analysis can be a key component of your strategy for FDA software validation.  More »

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Real Value with Static Analysis

Describes best practices for achieving real value with static analysis: continuous builds, email notifications, IDE quick-fixes, and trend reporting.  More »

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Take the Static Analysis Challenge

Take the Parasoft challenge and see if you can beat Parasoft's static analysis in finding hidden defects in Java code.  More »

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How to Select a Static Analysis Tool

Presents a 6-step strategy for selecting a static analysis tool that your team will actually use—now & in the future.  More »

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Next Generation Test Environment Management - Service Virtualization

See how Parasoft Virtualize enables easy, rapid creation of the various test environments needed for QA and development—with dependencies eliminated.  More »

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Test Environment Access Report
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

See the results from a recent survey about the test environment access constraints that developers, testers, and performance test engineers face—and how that impacts the risk of application failures.  More »

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Integrated Error-Detection Techniques Find More Bugs in Embedded C Software
Parasoft White Paper by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, unit testing, and runtime error detection—to more effectively find defects in embedded C applications.  More »

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The Inherent Complexities of Building Cloud Applications
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how service virtualization addresses the inherent complexities of building cloud applications.  More »

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The Case for Policy-Driven Development: Embedded Systems
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Learn how policy-driven development can help businesses in the embedded systems space overcome the shortcomings of traditional software development.  More »

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Static Analysis Spring Cleaning
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Get 10 tips for revitalizing your existing static analysis implementation—no matter what static analysis tool you're using.  More »

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Testing EDI Messages
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer)

Learn how to take full advantage of a rich graphical interface when you're configuring, sending, and validating EDI-based industry-specific messages during functional and load testing.  More »

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Insure++: Runtime Error Detection and Memory Error Detection
- 703 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces Parasoft Insure++, a C/C++ runtime memory analysis and error detection tool that automatically identifies a variety of difficult-to-track programming and memory-access errors, along with potential defects and inefficiencies in memory usage.  More »

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Video Highlights from the Design West Embedded Systems Conference
by Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

A look inside the 2012 Design West Embedded System Conference in San Jose  More »

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Coverage Analysis Starter Kit

Read our 20 page Code Coverage Guide to learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes regarding code coverage.  More »

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Automated Defect Prevention for Embedded Software Quality
by VDC Research (Tech Market Research/Consulting)

This paper from VDC Research discusses the challenges organizations face and provides insight on embedded software practices that can help achieve predictable outcomes and safe functionality.  More »

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Database Virtualization For Development and Test
ST & QA Magazine by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how service virtualization helps you efficiently develop and test without the constraints associated with a dependent database.  More »

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Service Virtualization for Agile Development

Learn how service virtualization removes the deadlocks and bottlenecks that occur when multiple teams are evolving system components in parallel.  More »

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On-Demand Test Environments
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how service virtualization enables easy, rapid creation of the various test environments needed for QA and development—with dependencies eliminated.  More »

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Service Virtualization for Performance Testing

Learn how service virtualization helps you test more effectively by emulating the behavior of dependent applications you need to test against—and letting you easily adjust that behavior to meet different testing needs.  More »

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Service Virtualization with Parasoft Virtualize

Learn how service virtualization helps you emulate the dependent applications connected to your AUT—enabling you to test faster, more accurately, and at significantly reduced costs.  More »

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Embedded Testing eKit

This 30-page eKit explains how Parasoft can help you reduce the time, cost, and effort of embedded testing.  More »

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Static Analysis and Dynamic Analysis
by Boguslaw Czwartkowski (Professional Services Manager), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how dynamic analysis complements static analysis.  More »

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C++test for Lauterbach TRACE32
- 2,892 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces how C++test works with the Lauterbach TRACE32 debugger.  More »

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In the News: Static Analysis, Service Virtualization, Requirements Traceability
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

A round up of some recent articles about static analysis, service virtualization, defect prevention, and safety-critical development.  More »

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Parasoft SOAtest & Load Test Data Sheet
- 471 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces the industry's premier testing platform for service-oriented architectures and composite applications.  More »

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Software Testing and Quality Trends to Watch
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Read Wayne Ariola's predictions re: switching costs, safety-critical compliance, and market-ready software.  More »

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4 Software Quality Predictions for 2012
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Read Arthur Hicken's predictions re: SQL injection, cloud quality, component testing, Kindle Fire caching testing.  More »

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SELEX-ES Case Study
- 553 KB PDF

SELEX-ES wanted to eliminate software defects early in the SDLC. Learn how Parasoft static analysis helped them increase reliability while reducing reduced development time, costs, and resources.  More »

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Thales Case Study
- 555 KB PDF

By applying Parasoft solutions to its Integrated Tramway Management Solutions project—then later deploying it across the entire Automatic Vehicle Location System division—Thales Italia reduced its rate of defective components by 30% and significantly increased application performance.  More »

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IMA Case Study
- 561 KB PDF

By working with Parasoft , IMA significantly increased the efficiency and auditability of the strict quality process they adopted to comply with pharmaceutical industry regulations.  More »

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SYS-CON.tv: Managing Test Environments

SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan interviews Wayne Ariola, Parasoft VP of of Strategy and Corporate Development . "Today things are being distributed. They're getting parsed out everywhere on the cloud, everywhere in that virtual space. You still need to test them - that's where Parasoft comes in."  More »

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Eliminate Testing Roadblocks with Service Virtualization
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Testing SOA and composite applications? Learn how to exercise end-to-end transactions involving system components that are unavailable, evolving, or difficult-to-access.  More »

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Service Virtualization for Performance Testing
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how to rapidly access a realistic performance testing environment that enables you to run the tests you need—on your own schedule  More »

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Static Analysis Tool Evaluation Guide
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Follow these 6 steps to choose a static analysis tool that your team will actually use—now & in the future.  More »

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SYS-CON.tv: Application-Behavior Virtualization

SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan interviews Mark Lambert, Parasoft VP of Professional Services. "People who are moving to the cloud still have the challenge of quality. Any time you send a message to a system and need to get a response back - that's where Parasoft Virtualize comes in..."  More »

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voke Parasoft Virtualize Snapshot
by Theresa Lanowitz (voke Research)

This 12-page report from voke media analyzes Parasoft's position in the Service Virtualization market.  More »

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Making Unit Testing Practical for Embedded Development
Electronic Design by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how to start verifying code as soon as it is completed—even if the target hardware is not yet built or available for testing. With this strategy, the majority of the problems with the application logic are exposed early and target testing can focus on verifying the interface between the hardware and the software.  More »

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Integrating Error-Detection Techniques to Find More Bugs in Embedded C Software
Embedded Computing Design by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Miroslaw Zielinski (C++test Development Mgr), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Demonstrates how automated techniques such as pattern-based static code analysis, runtime memory monitoring, unit testing, and flow analysis can be used together to find bugs in a sample embedded C application.  More »

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Accelerate Parallel Development with Service Virtualization
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This eBook introduces a new way to break through common dev & test roadblocks using a new technique that expands service virtualization.  More »

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.NET Static Analysis and Parasoft dotTEST
InfoQ by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Provides practical tips for using static analysis to prevent defects in .NET and other programming languages (C, C++, Java, etc.).  More »

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Engineering TV: Safety-Critical & Embedded Testing with Parasoft Test

Bill Wong of Electronic Design magazine interviews Parasoft's Wayne Ariola about Policy-Driven Development and testing safety-critical/embedded software with Parasoft Test.  More »

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How Service Virtualization Removes Testing Roadblocks
Automated Software Testing by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This article explores how Service Virtualization provides a new way for developers & testers to exercise their applications in incomplete, constantly evolving, and/or difficult-to-access environments.  More »

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Input Validation: Immunity Against Web Attacks
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how to prevent injection attacks by using input validation and static analysis to build security into your application.  More »

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Code Coverage Awareness
by Mirko Raner (Systems Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Introduces steps for improving code coverage awareness: tools for measuring coverage; understanding the type of coverage provided; identifying and covering uncovered cases.  More »

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Code Coverage Density and Test Overlap
by Mirko Raner (Systems Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains why test overlap is generally undesirable, introduces test overlap and the imperfection of coverage models, and explores how to achieve properly distributed test density.  More »

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Safety-Critical/Embedded Development Solution
- 974 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces how Parasoft reduces the time, effort, and cost of satisfying strict quality demands for safety-critical/embedded development.  More »

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Towards Full Regression Test Coverage
by Mirko Raner (Systems Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how to achieve full regression coverage (complete entry/exit coverage) and why complete path coverage is not sufficient.  More »

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The Problem with Path Code Coverage
by Mirko Raner (Systems Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Discusses why so few available code coverage analysis tools support path coverage: high number of paths, difficulty identifying and covering paths, representation challenges.  More »

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Jtest: Java Static Analysis, Code Review, Unit Testing, Security
- 181 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces Parasoft Jtest , an integrated Java testing toolkit for static code analysis, code review, automated unit and component testing, coverage analysis, runtime error detection, and regression testing.  More »

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C/C++test: C/C++ Static Analysis, Code Review, Unit Testing, Security
- 1,108 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces Parasoft C/C++test, an integrated C and C++ testing toolkit for static code analysis, code review, automated unit and component testing, coverage analysis, runtime error detection, and regression testing.  More »

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Test Code Coverage Metrics
by Mirko Raner (Systems Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explores code coverage metrics including statement coverage (block coverage), branch coverage, and path coverage.  More »

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Code Coverage Granularity
by Mirko Raner (Systems Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains what coverage granularity means, why line-based coverage is meaningless yet popular, and granularity levels for test coverage (line, statements/expression, bytecode instruction).  More »

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Dispelling Common Code Coverage Myths and Dodging Pitfalls
by Mirko Raner (Systems Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Introduces common pitfalls and misconceptions regarding code coverage granularity, coverage criteria, coverage density, and test overlap, then it explains what you need to know to choose the best coverage metric for your goals.  More »

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Requirements Traceability and Requirements-Based Testing
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explores how to achieve requirements traceability, which has become a "must have" capability for teams who need to comply with safety-critical standards such as DO-178B, FDA, IEC 62304, IEC 61508, ISO/DIS 26262, etc.  More »

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Great Expectations for Development—with Policy Automation
SD Times by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Automated policy enforcement and monitoring brings law and order to the development environment, reducing rework and focusing limited resources by ensuring that your expectations are enforced in a standardized way across the development group.  More »

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The Next Generation of Test Environment Management: Service Virtualization
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This eBook introduces Service Virtualization, which gives teams the freedom to exercise their composite applications in incomplete, constantly evolving, and/or difficult-to-access environments.  More »

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Static Analysis for FDA Software Validation Compliance eBook
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

To assist organizations that are exploring static analysis for FDA compliance, this 12-page guide describes Parasoft's static analysis capabilities in the context of FDA compliance.  More »

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What Do Developers Hate Most About Static Analysis?
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Presents results from a recent survey on what developers hate most about static analysis.  More »

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The Next Generation of Test Environment Management
Virtualization Journal by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This article introduces a new breed of virtualization that radically reduces the time and cost of standing up and managing a realistic and sustainable dev/test environment.  More »

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FDA / Medical Device Software Development Solution
- 101 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces Parasoft's pre-configured system with processes & best practices for FDA/medical device software compliance. It helps organizations uniformly apply the least burdensome practices to produce medical device software consistently & efficiently, with freedom from unacceptable risks.  More »

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Inomed Case Study
- 568 KB PDF

Inomed wanted to streamline the risk management processes they established for IEC 62304 medical device software certification. Learn how they increased efficiency through automation—and also achieved full requirements traceability.  More »

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Unit Testing: How We Eased the Burden of Our Regression Test Process
by Matt Love (Software Development Manager), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

When Parasoft started with unit testing, our regression test failures weren’t being addressed promptly as the application evolved. This post describes what our team learned.  More »

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Increase Unit Testing ROI: Keep Unit Tests in Synch with Your App
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Establishing a supporting unit test maintenance process and an infrastructure to drive this process and keep it on track is essential for getting a good return on investment from your unit testing efforts.  More »

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Unit Testing: Is More Coverage Better?
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Argues that greater unit testing code coverage is not always better. Also discusses what you can learn by reviewing unit test code coverage.  More »

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dotTEST: .NET Static Analysis, Code Review, Unit Testing, Security
- 1,086 KB PDF

This data sheet introduces Parasoft dotTEST, an integrated .NET language testing toolkit for static code analysis, code review, automated unit and component testing, coverage analysis, and regression testing.  More »

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Unit Testing: Is it Nearing Extinction?
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Introduces a new approach to unit testing that is designed for functional testing of cloud, RIA, SOA, and other complex applications.  More »

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Load Testing Web Services eBook
by Sergei Baranov (Software Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This 15-page guide provides practical tips on how to automate web services load testing as part of the SOA testing process.  More »

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Static Code Analysis Best Practices
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how static analysis (static code analysis, data flow analysis, and metrics) can help your team improve code security, reliability, performance, and maintainability—and how to get started as painlessly as possible.  More »

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Runtime Error Detection Starter Kit

This 30-page eKit explains how runtime error detection helps you expose defects such as race conditions, exceptions, resource & memory leaks & security attack vulnerabilities.  More »

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Code Review Starter Kit

This 20-page eKit explains how to obtain real value from code review—so it's not a burden on developers & a waste for management.  More »

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Unit Testing Starter Kit

This 20-page eKit provides practical tips on how adopt unit testing without all the traditional hassles—so you can obtain real value from unit testing.  More »

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Static Analysis Starter Kit

This 20-page eKit explains how to get started with static analysis (coding standards/static code analysis, data flow & metrics) as painlessly as possible.  More »

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Java Testing & Java Analysis Starter Kit

This 25 page eKit explains how Parasoft Jtest simplifies Java unit testing (including JUnit test generation & TDD), static analysis (code analysis, data flow, metrics), runtime error detection, and code review.  More »

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Software Development Standards Compliance Starter Kit

This 25 page eKit introduces proven strategies for controlling safety risks and complying with FDA, DO-178B, MISRA, JSF, PCI-DSS, ISO, IEC, or other guidelines.  More »

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C++test Embedded Demos (Restricted)

These C++test embedded tutorials and video guides provide customers and evaluators additional guidance on topics such as setting up C++test for a specific target.  More »

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Agile Development Quality Practices & Techniques: Session 1

This first of three 30-minute sessions teaches best practices for development, testing, and management in an Agile environment.  More »

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Foundations of Secure Application Development
- 44 KB PDF by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains why approaching security as a bug-finding exercise is risky and inefficient, and then explains how to make your web sites immune to attacks —including the SQL injections, Lizamoon mass injections & mesh injections.  More »

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Managing Manual Testing
Professional Tester by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev)

Explains how to make manual testing as traceable, auditable and integrated with development as automated testing.  More »

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Samsung Electronics Case Study
- 553 KB PDF

To deliver more and more complex functionality in less time than ever before, Samsung turned to static analysis. Learn how they accelerated development while maintaining stringent quality standards.  More »

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How Can Test-Driven Development (TDD) Be Automated?
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explores how automation can make Test-Driven Development (TDD) less painful and more valuable.  More »

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Automating C/C++ Runtime Error Detection with Parasoft Insure++
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Discusses the challenges associated with C and C++ development— including memory corruption, memory leaks, pointer errors, I/O errors, and more— and explains how Parasoft helps developers eliminate those problems.  More »

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Software Development Productivity Audit
by Marc Hamilton (Hamilton Management Consultants)

An independent audit found that Parasoft's development team is 8-15X more productive than the industry average.  More »

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Unit Testing Best Practices
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how unit testing can help your team rapidly modify code with confidence—and how to get started as painlessly as possible.  More »

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Code Review Best Practices
Parasoft White Paper by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how process automation plus a focus on requirements can help your team uncover more complex defects during peer code review—without impeding project progress.  More »

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Agile Quality Practices that Save Time
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer)

This 12-page eBook aggregates 10 tips for ensuring that each new feature is truly "done"...and defects don't derail your Agile project.  More »

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Parasoft Secure Application Development Solution Sheet
- 1,277 KB PDF

This solution sheet introduces Parasoft's Secure Application Development solution, which establishes a continuous process that ensures security verification and remediation tasks are not only deployed across every stage of the SDLC, but also ingrained into the team's workflow.  More »

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End to End Testing & Validation
by Rami Jaamour (Software Engineering Manager), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Demonstrates how to leverage automated end-to-end testing and application behavior virtualization to execute and validate all critical aspects of transactions directly from the test environment— even when some components are unavailable.  More »

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Understand and Optimize Code Coverage

Introduces common pitfalls and misconceptions regarding code coverage granularity, coverage criteria, coverage density, and test overlap, then it explains what you need to know to choose the best coverage metric for your goals.  More »

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Unit Testing for Java Enterprise Applications: Extend Beyond JUnit

Explains why a more comprehensive regression test suite is required for ensuring the continued functionality of Java EE apps, then covers how to build and maintain such a test suite.  More »

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Safety-Critical Development Starter Kit

This 18 page eKit introduces proven strategies for controlling safety risks and complying with DO-178B, MISRA, JSF, ISO 26262, IEC 61508 or other guidelines.  More »

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Parasoft SOAtest Starter Kit

This 9-page PDF guide explains how Parasoft SOAtest simplifies SOA, RIA, and cloud testing by integrating functional testing and load testing.  More »

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Outsourced/Geographically-Distributed Development Starter Kit

This 10 page eKit explains how to ensure that high-quality reusable code is delivered as expected—regardless of obstacles such as communication barriers, fragmented development environments, and team turnover.  More »

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Oracle Fusion eKit

This 10-page eKit explains how to reduce the complexity of testing the complex transactions that pass through Oracle-driven enterprise environments.  More »

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Parasoft Insure++ Starter Kit

This 21-page PDF guide explains the challenges associated with C++ and C development and offers tips on how to address them with Parasoft Insure++.  More »

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Parasoft SDLC Productivity Audit

An independent audit found that Parasoft's agile development team, using Parasoft's application lifecycle management solution (Concerto), is 8-15X more productive than the industry average.  More »

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Static Code Analysis Rule Set Optimization Can Uncover More Defects

Shows how static analysis--specifically, fine-tuning a team's static code analysis rule set--helped Parasoft's development team eliminate defects.  More »

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Best Practices for Bulletproofing C/C++ Code

Examines several techniques that reduce the risks of errors when extending an existing code base, as well as improve the stability and quality of the project's evolving code base.  More »

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New SD Times Articles on Software Development Management

Introduces 2 SD Times articles: one on how to increase software development management and one about the Parasoft Concerto ALM platform.  More »

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Static Analysis Finds Software Defects that Functional Tests Miss

Provides an example of how static analysis exposes software defects that functional testing would miss.  More »

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Software Development Management: Optimizing Project Task Management

How software development project task management improves development and QA productivity.  More »

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Four ways to increase productivity
SD Times

The software development life cycle is riddled with inefficiencies; this article introduces 4 ways to achieve astonishing increases in productivity  More »

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Parasoft Concerto Technical Sheet

This technical sheet details Parasoft Concerto's supported methodologies, practices, and integrations (requirements management, source code repositories, build management, continuous integration systems, test management, bug tracking, IDEs, etc.).  More »

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Parasoft Concerto Data Sheet

This data sheet introduces Parasoft Concerto, a complete Software Development Management platform that ensures quality software can be produced consistently and efficiently...in any language.  More »

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Success with Static Analysis for Security: Why Code Audits Fail
Parasoft White Paper

Explains why and how to apply static analysis tools in the context of a policy-based security process that not only prevents security vulnerabilities, but also focuses on SDLC productivity.  More »

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Code Review and Requirements Review: Automating Human Review Tasks

How to automate human review processes such as peer code review and requirements review to increase software development productivity and defect prevention.  More »

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Software Development Management: Meeting Expectations

How software development teams can satisfy management’s expectation about what defines a completed requirement.  More »

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Achieving Software Development Productivity Naturally

Explains how to to achieve greater levels of developer productivity with a natural software development management process.  More »

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Software Development Process Improvement: The Time is Now

Why and how to optimize the software development processes to improve quality and efficiency—even while rapidly evolving applications in response to constantly-changing business needs.  More »

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Integrated Error-Detection Techniques Find More Bugs in .NET Applications
Parasoft White Paper

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, and unit testing—to more effectively find defects in .NET applications.  More »

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Static Analysis and Run Time Error Detection on 64-Bit Platforms

Introduces a strategy for identifying run time memory errors and other defects after porting software code to 64-bit processors or platforms.  More »

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Static Analysis for Porting Code to 64-Bit Platforms

Introduces static analysis rules that help you remove memory errors and other defects when porting code to 64-bit platforms  More »

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Memory Error Detection When Porting to 64-Bit Platforms: Preparing for Porting

Introduces a process to prepare the application for the porting process: 1. Perform mutation testing via runtime memory error detection; 2. Use static analysis to identify error-prone and non-portable code; 3. Repeat runtime memory error detection; 4. Perform unit testing (Optional)  More »

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Porting to 64-Bit Platforms: Why Is it So Challenging?

Introduces the potential problems that could occur when you port applications to 64-bit processors.  More »

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Parasoft SOAtest: Oracle Fusion Edition

This data sheet describes Parasoft SOAtest: Oracle Fusion Edition, which provides enterprises working with Oracle applications and middleware an integrated solution for everything from end-to-end functional testing to load & performance testing.  More »

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Wipro Case Study
- 625 KB PDF

To remain competitive, Wipro needed a more efficient and cost-effective way to maintain the exceptional quality standards that they pride themselves on. Find out how an automated testing infrastructure helped them achieve their quality objectives while reducing testing time and effort by 25%.  More »

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Expose Hidden C and C++ Defects Automatically

This 40-minute video explains how Insure++'s runtime memory error detection exposes memory corruption, memory leaks, access outside of array bounds, invalid pointers, and other defects.  More »

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Parasoft Agile Development Quality Solution

This data sheet introduces Parasoft Agile Development Quality solution, which ingrains Agile quality & testing practices for Java, C, C++, and .NET into the team's application development process.  More »

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Parasoft Functional and Load Testing Technical Sheet

This technical sheet details the solution's capabilities and support for environments/platforms (Oracle, Tibco, Progress, Software AG, HP, IBM, Microsoft, etc.), protocols, and technologies.  More »

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Practical Unit Testing for Embedded Systems - Part 2 of 2
- 906 KB PDF

Demonstrates how to prepare, maintain, and benefit from setting up unit tests for a simplified simulated ASR module. Learn how to achieve particular goals with unit testing (like a certain level of code coverage) and explore the safety relevance of unit testing.  More »

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Practical Unit Testing for Embedded Systems - Part 1 of 2
- 1,200 KB PDF

Demonstrates how to prepare, maintain, and benefit from setting up unit tests for a simplified simulated ASR module. Learn how using tight IDE/Test Framework integration and the test-tool-dedicated host communication channel through ULINK Pro simplifies the initial set up and extends testing capabilities.  More »

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Test Driven Development (TDD) and Unit Testing with Parasoft
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how Parasoft supports Test Driven Development with many different capabilities: both automated and assistive.  More »

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Expose Concurrency Defects in Java

Learn how to expose and prevent concurrency defects that cause deadlocks, performance degradation, data corruption, and more.  More »

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Automating .NET Development Best Practices: The Fast Track to Reliable .NET Software
Parasoft White Paper - 627 KB PDF

Introduces the best practices shown to have the greatest impact on .NET code's reliability, agility, and maintainability, then explains how automation can help your team take advantage of these best practices without disrupting or slowing your normal processes.  More »

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Extreme Geographically-Distributed Development: Tips and Tricks
Parasoft White Paper

Shares the lessons that Parasoft learned when developing a shared code base around the globe—including how to best integrate multiple source control repositories and how use automation to establish a sustainable process.  More »

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Siemens AG Case Study
- 547 KB PDF

With the constant introduction of new APIs and services, Siemens must ensure their applications are smartly integrated with the back-end infrastructure and are diligently maintained to avoid errors or system shutdowns. Learn their strategy for rapidly implementing top-quality APIs.  More »

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Agile Development Starter Kit

This 12 page eKit introduces proven strategies for optimizing Agile development through integrated project management + Agile quality practices.  More »

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Manual Testing Starter Kit

This 20-page eKit explains how Parasoft increases the speed, consistency, and scope of manual testing efforts—while enabling change-based testing and requirements-based testing.  More »

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Cisco Case Study
- 550 KB PDF

To comply with corporate quality and security initiatives, Cisco Systems adopted static analysis, unit testing and code review. Learn how they automated these practices and seamlessly integrated them into their existing processes to deliver compliant code without impeding productivity.  More »

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C++test for ARM RVDS

This data sheet introduces the C/C++test plugin for the ARM RealView Development Suite environment.  More »

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C++test for Keil µVision

This data sheet introduces the C/C++test plugin for the Keil µVision environment.  More »

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C++test for Wind River Workbench

This data sheet introduces the C/C++test plugin for the Wind River Workbench environment.  More »

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C++test for TI Code Composer

This data sheet introduces the C/C++test plugin for the Texas Instruments (TI) Code Composer environment.  More »

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SOAtest User Testimonials

Read what customers had to say about SOAtest's functional testing and load testing capabilities.  More »

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Concerto User Testimonials

Read what customers had to say about Parasoft Concerto's software development management capabilities.  More »

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Insure++ User Testimonials

Read what customers had to say about Insure++'s runtime memory error detection.  More »

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Jtest User Testimonials

Read what customers had to say about Jtest's static analysis, unit testing, code review, and runtime error detection capabilities.  More »

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C++test User Testimonials

Read what customers had to say about C++test's static analysis, unit testing, code review, and runtime error detection capabilities.  More »

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Satisfying EN 50128 Railway Software Requirements
- 1,039 KB PDF

Outlines how Parasoft C/C++test helps organizations satisfy the requirements for particular SIL levels as defined by the EN 50128 standard (for railway software).  More »

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Trane Case Study
- 549 KB PDF

Trane decided to migrate their legacy systems to C++ and .NET to enable more rapid and agile responses to business demands. Discover how Parasoft reduced the learning curve, helped them ensure code met uniform expectations around reliability, performance, and maintainability, and helped them achieve nearly 100% coverage on unit tests.  More »

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Native Environments ESBs

This 10-minute video demonstrates how Parasoft automatically generates tests by monitoring transaction messages that touch JMS endpoints - and how we can visualize and trace the intra-process events that occur as part of tested transactions, as well as dissect them for validation.  More »

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End to End Testing

This 12-minute video demonstrates how Parasoft enables end-to-end business process testing, validation, and dissection of complex transactions that may extend beyond the message layer through a web interface, ESBs, databases, and everything in between.  More »

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dotTEST User Testimonials

Read what customers had to say about dotTEST's static analysis, unit testing, application testing, and code review.  More »

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C and C++ Data Flow Static Analysis
Parasoft White Paper

Demonstrates how Parasoft's data flow analysis for C and C++ provides automated detection of runtime errors such as memory and resource management problems, buffer overruns, thread management errors, dead code, exceptions, and security vulnerabilities  More »

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Lufthansa Cargo AG Case Study
- 551 KB PDF

Lufthansa Cargo needed to develop central, stable, and optimal-performance APIs without affecting the various front ends that were already in place or currently under construction. Discover how they achieved these goals while significantly increasing productivity.  More »

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Productivity vs. Quality: Achieving Measurable Results through Proper Workflow Management
- 489 KB PDF

Explains how to achieve both productivity and quality by making quality tasks an integrated part of your daily development process.  More »

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Putting the SOA Infrastructure Together: Lessons from SOA Leaders
SOA Leaders Council Whitepaper - 117 KB PDF

SOA leaders lay out a practical approach to implementing an enterprise SOA.  More »

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Integrated Error-Detection Techniques Find More Bugs in Java Applications
Parasoft White Paper

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, unit testing, and runtime error detection—to more effectively find defects in Java applications.  More »

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Cisco DSSTG Case Study
- 621 KB PDF

Cisco DSSTG wanted to automate its Test-Driven Development (TDD)-based testing infrastructure and further enhance testing collaboration between development and QA. Find out how they increased test coverage by 25%, testing productivity by 50%, and rapidly delivered quality software that is highly valued by their clients.  More »

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SOA Adopters Retrospective Report: Quality Considerations in the Primary Phase
Parasoft White Paper

Survey findings: From a quality perspective, the failure to adequately plan for and invest in SOA quality impeded organizations' ability to fully realize the expected ROI of their initial SOA initiative.  More »

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Avoiding C/C++ Dynamic Memory Problems with Parasoft Insure++
Parasoft White Paper

Discusses the challenges associated with C and C++ development— including memory corruption, memory leaks, pointer errors, I/O errors, and more— and explains how Parasoft Insure++ helps developers eliminate those problems.  More »

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Automated Defect Prevention Introduction

This booklet introduces the key concepts featured in the book Automated Defect Prevention: Best Practices in Software Development. It is designed to provide you an overview of what Automated Defect Prevention involves and how it can benefit your development team.  More »

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Rethinking Software
Forbes

Explores why writing and fixing applications remains a persistent pain point for most companies.  More »

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Parasoft Insure++: Before You Get Started
Parasoft White Paper - 158 KB PDF

Helps you understand why Insure++ reports compiler errors under certain conditions...and what to do if it reports one for your code.  More »

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MedicAlert Case Study
- 554 KB PDF

MedicAlert needed to accelerate its ability to roll out new services in a secure and effective fashion. Learn how they established a process for managing the functional, security, and performance testing challenges associated with their new capabilities and offerings.  More »

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Bovie Medical Case Study
- 565 KB PDF

Bovie Medical had been using an outside vendor to perform the software validation required for FDA compliance, but they wanted to improve the effectiveness of testing while at the same time reduce testing costs. Learn how Parasoft helped them move verification and validation testing in-house—cutting costs approximately in half and getting to market 6 months sooner.  More »

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NEC Telecom Software Philippines Case Study
- 561 KB PDF

NEC Telecom Software Philippines (NSP) needed an alternative to manual code review and unit testing in order to comply with internal quality initiatives while working under a tight schedule. Find out how Parasoft helped them streamline their internal quality processes to more efficiently satisfy quality initiatives.  More »

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Security Code Audits: One Size Does Not Fit All
Software Test & Performance - 628 KB PDF

Introduces best practices for applying security static analysis, data flow analysis, penetration testing, and workflow optimization to bake security into the application development process.  More »

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How to Fix The Productivity Problem That's Killing the Software Industry
CIO

Antiquated software development methods strangle innovation and hobble business recovery effort. It's time that IT departments boost development productivity–and it's not that hard.  More »

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Automate Performance Tests
Software Test & Performance - 3,899 KB PDF

Describes strategies for successful automation of performance testing and provides a methodology for creating test scenarios that reflect tendencies of the real-world environment.  More »

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Data Flow Static Analysis: Static Analysis on Steroids
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how data flow analysis can be applied to bolster both your static analysis and unit testing efforts.  More »

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Fundtech Case Study
- 560 KB PDF

Fundtech, leading provider of financial software solutions and services, wanted to establish a process for ensuring quality as a continuous process. Learn how they established a process that not only ensures quality, but also makes their QA team more focused and productive.  More »

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MIMOS Case Study
- 543 KB PDF

MIMOS, a strategic agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation of Malaysia, needed to ensure that their lab's search engine enhancements met strict quality and security standards despite having limited testing resources. Learn how automation helped them cut testing time in half, as well as cut costs.  More »

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The Next Leap In Productivity

This book explains how to survive in today's economy by making IT more productive, then leveraging that into improved productivity at the enterprise level— resulting in dramatically reduced operating costs.  More »

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The Yin and Yang of Software Development: 5 Best Practices that Allow Efficiency and Creativity to Productively Coexist
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how 5 best practices reduce the amount of avoidable waste in the software development process, enabling developers to satisfy business goals without compromising their craft.  More »

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BITTT Enterprises Case Study
- 555 KB PDF

A show-stopping error suddenly emerged from a new build of a stable project. Learn how Parasoft helped BITTT resolve this issue as well as increase code quality, stability, and compliance.  More »

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Establishing a Continuous Process for PCI DSS Compliance
Parasoft White Paper

Details how Parasoft reduces the time and cost of PCI DSS compliance.  More »

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Ensuring SOA ROI
Testing Experience - 531 KB PDF

Explores the testing challenges unique to heterogeneous distributed applications and introduces best practices for ensuring that they are secure, reliable, and compliant.  More »

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Increase Agile Development Productivity eBook

This 6-page Agile Project Management guide offers 4 tips for achieving greater efficiency in Agile development projects...up to 10X.  More »

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Technologies that Make Developers’ Lives Easier
Parasoft White Paper

Introduces technologies that help developers prevent & expose the most elusive errors, eliminate tedious meetings, and test incomplete systems.  More »

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Software Quality Needs to be a Continuous Process
SearchSOA.com

Explains how establishing a continuous process that helps the team build quality and security into the software not only reduces defects and debugging, but also optimizes QA time and significantly improves team productivity.  More »

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Tackling Quality Challenges in Distributed Heterogeneous Systems: A Technical Perspective
SearchSOA.com

Explores the technical challenges that arise in distributed systems (SOA, cloud, web), and what kinds of quality policies and testing practices need to be put in place to address these challenges.  More »

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Tackling Quality Challenges in Distributed Heterogeneous Systems: An Organizational Perspective
SearchSOA.com

Takes a high-level look at the quality challenges of distributed systems and proposes an approach to minimize the challenges in terms of how the teams are structured. It promotes a framework for collaboration and information sharing, as well as visibility from a quality perspective.  More »

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How Better Software Can Save the World
CIO

Achieving a quantum leap in IT productivity isn't merely possible–it's absolutely essential.  More »

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Jack Henry & Associates Case Study
- 557 KB PDF

Jack Henry & Associates began building a new SOA and needed to ensure it met a strict yet evolving set of requirements. Learn how they satisfied expectations around functionality, interoperability, and performance.  More »

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Static Analysis, Security Failure
Software Test & Performance

Discusses why a policy-based approach is the secret to success with static analysis.  More »

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Satisfying SIL Requirements: Ensure Functional Safety of E/E/PE Safety-Related Systems
Parasoft White Paper

Outlines how Parasoft addresses the requirements for achieving each SIL safety integrity level as defined by the IEC 61508 standard.  More »

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Software AG-Parasoft Data Sheet

This data sheet describes how Software AG and Parasoft deliver design-time governance, helping teams develop SOA services to meet quality standards and deploy in confidence.  More »

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Emulating Systems
SearchSOA.com

Answers the questions "What are the best ways to go about emulating a system?" and "Are there specific products that are better at this than others?"  More »

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Building a Testing System for SOA
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "Where is the best place to begin when building a testing system for SOA?"  More »

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Intermoco Case Study
- 1,244 KB PDF

Intermoco's engineering organization is responsible for both the "server side" (or database) activities associated with its network operations center as well as "embedded" solutions associated with metering and communication units in the field. Learn how Parasoft helped them double testing coverage, reducing the risk of inaccurate reporting and unit failures in the field.  More »

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Optimizing BPM and ROI with testing skills
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "Can you suggest some testing skills and/or requirements for optimizing BPM and ROI?"  More »

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On the Road to Service Interoperability
SearchSOA.com

Explains the importance of service interoperability in terms of internal and external contexts, then discusses how governance and policy can be used to achieve interoperability.  More »

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QA Tests for BPM
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "What are some new QA tests that our business should be aware of in creating an optimized BPM?"  More »

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Atex Case Study
- 559 KB PDF

With Atex's online ad booking service growing in popularity, Atex needed to ensure the application would perform and function under increasing loads. Learn how they established a process for isolating the root cause of performance problems and ensuring that they do not recur.  More »

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BPM Testing
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "What are some new QA tests that our business should be aware of in creating an optimized BPM?"  More »

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Satisfying ASIL Requirements: Ensure the Functional Safety of Automotive Software
Parasoft White Paper

Outlines how Parasoft addresses the requirements for achieving each ASIL safety integrity level as defined by the ISO/DIS 26262 standard.  More »

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Regression Testing Explained
SearchSOA.com

Answers the questions "Can you explain what a regression test is?" and "How do you know for sure if your regression test is getting done correctly?"  More »

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Business Process Testing and Simulation for Optimized BPM
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "Can you suggest some testing skills and/or requirements for optimizing BPM?"  More »

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Changing Tires on a Moving Car

This recorded webinar features case studies and solutions for governing the continuous evolution of complex business systems.  More »

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Service Emulation Pitfalls
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "What potential pitfalls are there in service emulation?"  More »

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Unit Testing for SOA Best Practices
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "Can you provide me with some unit testing best practices for SOA?"  More »

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Aeroplan Case Study
- 555 KB PDF

Aeroplan's Web service team was expected to write more than 50 outward facing Web services in seven different environments–under a strict deadline with limited QA resources. Discover how Aeroplan met all of their target dates and attained higher quality Web services.  More »

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Cover Yourself in Java
Software Test & Performance

Explains the basic notions of Java test coverage and discusses some of the common pitfalls and misconceptions.  More »

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Evolving Web 2.0 Apps
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "Do you have any suggestions on how to make Web 2.0 apps more reliable?"  More »

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How Governance and Quality Define SOA Maturity
SearchSOA.com

Explores the quality challenges that emerge as SOA environments becoming more and more heterogeneous, with many different interfaces and protocols.  More »

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Performance capabilities in a WSDL
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "What sort of performance information should I look to include in a WSDL?"  More »

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Functional Requirements for SOA Testing
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "What are the newest in functional requirements for SOA testing?"  More »

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Parasoft Support for IEC 62304 Medical Device Software Certification
- 1,052 KB PDF

Find out how the Parasoft Compliance Solution helps organizations adopt practices for IEC 62304 compliance in the least burdensome manner.  More »

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Rethinking Application Security
Artima

For developers to work effectively in a security-conscious environment, addressing security-related coding issues must be integrated in developers' daily workflow.  More »

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Parasoft .TEST 4.0: How to Best Combat Errors in .NET Applications
Software Developer's Journal - 867 KB PDF

Parasoft .TEST 4.0: How to Best Combat Errors in .NET Applications  More »

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The Future of Quality Lies in Productivity
SD Times

Explains how a productive workflow can make or break a quality initiative focus on productivity by helping the team work smarter, and the team will deliver better software faster.  More »

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Whipping the QA Process Into SOA Shape
E-Commerce Times

Details strategies to improve the QA process for SOA by providing visibility and promoting bottom-up quality.  More »

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Agile Development Requires Agile Processes
Parasoft White Paper

Highlights how organizations can optimize their software development processes to improve quality and efficiency—even as they are rapidly evolving applications in response to constantly-changing business needs  More »

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Change Code Without Fear
Dr. Dobb's Journal

Explores how behavioral regression testing provides a fast and easy way to determine if code modifications change or break existing functionality.  More »

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C/C++ Runtime Memory Analysis and Error Detection

This 12-minute video demonstrates how Parasoft Insure++ automatically identifies programming and memory-access errors, along with potential defects and inefficiencies in memory usage.  More »

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Increase Software Development Productivity: Equations for Efficiency
Parasoft White Paper

Presents one simple equation for assessing your team’s current efficiency level, then four formulas for improving it.  More »

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Will C and C++ Survive?
SD Times

Several years ago, many people were declaring that C and C++ were dead, and Java would soon take over the world. It seems that the C/C++ doomsayers vastly underestimated the languages’ role in meeting the increasing demands for embedded software.  More »

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Building Security into Software with Security Policies & Static Analysis
Java Developer's Journal

Discusses why the most effective security efforts define a policy that details security requirements, then use static analysis to verify that the policy is implemented in the code.  More »

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Validate Section 508 and WAI WCAG Web Accessibility Compliance
Parasoft White Paper - 477 KB PDF

Explains how Parasoft facilitates compliance with Section 508 and WAI WCAG web accessibility guidelines.  More »

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Automating Regression Testing for Command-Line Applications
Parasoft White Paper

Presents a new approach to regression testing command-line applications: an approach that uses the graphical environment of Parasoft Test to fully automate the core regression testing process.  More »

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Who's Responsible for SOA Quality in a Service-Oriented Architecture?
SOA World Magazine

Discusses how the complexities of the SOA environment impact development and QA roles and responsibilities.  More »

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Software Development Management with Parasoft Concerto
Parasoft White Paper - 72 KB PDF

Explains how the Parasoft Concerto Software Development Management solution assists to increase productivity throughout the SDLC.  More »

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Want to Automate Regression Testing? Get Development and QA in Sync
Software Test & Performance

Looks at how automation goes to hell in QA and offers suggestions for establishing a sustainable automated process.  More »

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Parasoft Concerto: Providing Management Insight and Control
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how Parasoft Concerto provides management an objective assessment of the project as well as helps them optimize the three fundamental variables involved in effective software development management: functionality, deadline, and budget.  More »

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Implementing the UK Ministry of Defence Standard 00-56 (Issue 4 Publication Date 01 June 2007)
Parasoft White Paper - 475 KB PDF

This paper describes how Parasoft helps organizations comply with the UK Ministry of Defence standards document, which defines how its contractors should manage risk within their projects.  More »

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Defect Prevention
Visual Studio Magazine

Use Automated Defect Prevention as a software management strategy that increases application quality through process improvement  More »

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Unlocking the Power of Automation
SOA World Magazine

Discusses how Automated Defect Prevention (ADP) an approach to software development and management that makes quality a continuous process throughout the software development lifecycle gives developers more time to focus on the creative tasks they enjoy most.  More »

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AOL Case Study
- 544 KB PDF

As AOL was transforming their traditional subscription-based ISP to SOA, they were frustrated with the time and effort that their manual testing efforts were consuming. Learn how automation helped AOL improve productivity while ensuring the flexibility and reliability of their SOA initiative.  More »

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Software Quality is a Continuous Process
SearchSoftwareQuality.com

As the diversity of tools used in software development has grown, best practices for managing the development process have often lagged. A more comprehensive infrastructure is needed for projects to regularly succeed.  More »

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Parasoft SOA Solution Ranks Best in InfoWorld's SOA Testing Comparison Review
SOA World News Desk

An independent study found Parasoft SOAtest to be the best overall solutions after reviewing five different testing solutions used for SOA testing.  More »

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Clean Up Your SOAP-Based Web Services
InfoWorld

InfoWorld found Parasoft SOAtest to be the best overall solution for SOA testing. "SOAtest handles testing coming and going, and it has an overall feel of maturity missing from several of the other tools."  More »

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Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs Case Study
- 559 KB PDF

The Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs was assigned to roll out the Netherlands' new personal ID system–a high profile initiative with little margin for error. Learn how they met ambitious objectives for this advanced system within a demanding timeframe.  More »

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Software Development: Then and Now
Dr. Dobb's Journal

Reflects upon how developers today struggle with the same essential challenges that troubled us 20 years ago: assessing the impact of code changes.  More »

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What Is the Best Measure of Software Development Productivity?
ECN

Defines a simple yet effective productivity metric: the total number lines of code in the organization divided by the number of people who are working on that code.  More »

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SOA's Been a Matter of Trust
Software Test & Performance

Explains why a visible and measurable quality process is required to mitigate the inherent risk of reuse.  More »

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Establishing an Infrastructure for Productive Development
Java Developer's Journal

This article explains how five industry-standard practices reduce the amount of avoidable waste in the software development process, enabling developers to satisfy business goals without compromising their craft.  More »

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Automated Defect Prevention: Best Practices in Software Management

This book introduces Automated Defect Prevention (ADP): a practical approach to software management through process improvement. This strategy is enabled by an infrastructure that automates repetitive tasks, tracks project status, and provides instant access to the information needed for informed decision making and process improvement.  More »

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Corillian Online Case Study
- 566 KB PDF

Corillian Online decided to transition one of its mainframe retail banking payment applications to APIs. Learn how they established a more automated and repeatable testing process that better verified functionality against requirements and increased the effectiveness of QA's testing efforts.  More »

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Sabre Holdings Case Study
- 570 KB PDF

Parasoft SOAtest has enabled Sabre to effectively transition its software systems to a Service Oriented Architecture that now processes over 5 million transactions daily. Integrated into the Sabre development lifecycle, SOAtest allows Sabre to deliver a richer set of Web services...  More »

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Extend Beyond JUnit's Basic Color Palette
Software Test & Performance

Explains why a more comprehensive regression test suite is required for ensuring the continued functionality of Java EE apps, then covers how to build and maintain such a test suite.  More »

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The Long-Term Benefits of Beautiful Design
- 155 KB PDF

Adam Kolawa's chapter of the “Beautiful Code” book (edited by Greg Wilson, Andy Oram) explains how attention to good design principles many decades ago helped CERN's widely used mathematical library (the predecessor of LINPACK) stand the test of time.  More »

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Automate regression testing
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "Given the amount of different technologies our company is trying to make work together is there any way to automate regression testing?"  More »

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SOA Best Practices - Four Steps to Securing Your Web Services
SOA World Magazine

Details practices for ensuring Web service security throughout the SDLC.  More »

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Flow Analysis: Static Analysis on Steroids
Java Developer's Journal

Introduces the general concept and benefits of flow analysis, then demonstrates how flow analysis helps you find critical runtime bugs without executing code.  More »

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Stress tests
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "How do I do properly load and stress test, given that I can't necessarily predict how or when my application complication components will be used?"  More »

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Quality Assurance for SOA Through Process Cadence
The SOA Magazine

Explores what's needed to bring an organization's quality process in alignment with the world of SOA.  More »

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Web testing
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "What is fundamentally different about testing a Web service from testing a traditional Web application?"  More »

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SOA World Product Review — Testing...1...2...3...Testing
SOA World Magazine

"I found Parasoft's SOAtest to be a well-designed tool that took a lot of the pain and work out of testing and validating a SOA."  More »

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Integration Testing
SearchSOA.com

Answers the questions "What constitutes integration and when should I look to do it?" and "Early or late in the development process?"  More »

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SOA versioning best practices
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "Can you recommend any versioning best practices for SOA/Web services?"  More »

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Strategies for Overlapping the Development of Embedded Systems Software and Hardware
ECN Magazine

Explores how to resolve most issues in the software's logic during desktop testing, significantly reducing the amount of time you need to spend testing the code on the target device.  More »

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Taming the SOA Beast
eCommerce Times

Explains how a visible and measurable quality process mitigates risk, increases trust and ultimately promotes reuse.  More »

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Security As A Requirements Issue
SD Times

Argues that security is really a requirements issue.  More »

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Introduction to Parasoft Tracer: A Demonstration of How to Use Tracer Technology While Extending an Existing Application
Parasoft White Paper - 1,509 KB PDF

Describes and demonstrates how a development team responsible for extending an existing application can use Jtest Tracer to verify whether the new functionality works correctly now and in the future, as the application continues to evolve.  More »

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Making the Right Software Investment
Enterprise Architect

Explores how to narrow down you options, assess your software of choice, and reduce the risk of failure.  More »

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OSS: A Tactical Plan for Building Applications
SOA Web Services Journal

Answers the questions: How can you take advantage of Open Source when you're building applications? Are there any dangers involved in using Open Source?  More »

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Bulletproofing C++ Code
Dr.Dobb's Journal

Examines techniques that reduce the risks of errors when extending an existing code base, as well as improve the stability and quality of the project's evolving code base.  More »

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Making Sense of WS-Policy and SAML
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "If I want to learn about WS-Policy and SAML, where should I start looking?"  More »

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Is It Done Yet? Three steps to checking in your code with confidence
SOA World

Presents three steps to checking in your code with confidence.  More »

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Early Testing Benefits Consumer Electronics
ECN Magazine

Explains how running unit tests (or API tests) on the host system or on a simulator lets testing begin earlier in a design cycle, often concurrent with target-hardware development.  More »

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Designing JUnit Test Cases
Java Developer's Journal

Introduces and demonstrates a strategy for building an effective JUnit functional test suite  More »

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JDJ Product Review — Parasoft Jtest 8.0
Java Developer's Journal

"Jtest has matured with age and is getting like a fine wine now. There are facets that I discover every day that make me open my eyes and go, 'Wow!' It's a large complicated product, but for a large team it's essential."  More »

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Clean and Protect a Large .NET Code Base with Coding Standards and Unit Testing
.NET Developer's Journal

Explains a simple strategy that has proven to deliver fast and significant improvements to large and complex .NET code bases.  More »

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The Challenges of Developing Games & Other High-Resolution Graphics
Enterprise Open Source Magazine

Explores the challenges of developing software for the game development industry, and describes the strategies used to overcome them. The challenges and strategies discussed apply not only to game development, but also to most high-resolution graphic development, which is increasingly being performed on Linux.  More »

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Understanding XPath Injection
SearchSoftwareQuality

Answers the question "Can you please explain what an XPath injection is?"  More »

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Jtest Aids Process
eWeek

"Developers, like astronauts, want to get quickly to the point of knowing whats really wrong with rapid further progress toward getting it fixed. Jtest 8 makes significant progress on both fronts. It offers more comprehensive tools for following a fault across the boundaries of a multimodule application, and it integrates useful aids to the process of code review and repair."  More »

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Jtest continues its trek toward code-testing supremacy
InfoWorld

"Jtest was already a great Java testing tool; now it's even better. Version 8 adds more pre-loaded rules and the new BugDetective analysis module for locating problems and identifying their origin. It takes on everything from unit tests to functional tests, and it does not limit your testing of any particular Java component."  More »

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Reducing the Risks of 64-bit Application Porting With Parasoft C++test and Parasoft Insure++
Parasoft White Paper

Introduces the potential problems that could occur when you port applications to 64-bit processors and describes a practical strategy for preventing them.  More »

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Bulletproof .NET Code
.NET Developer's Journal

Introduces a simple four-step strategy that has been proven to make .NET code more reliable, more secure, and easier to maintain - as well as less likely to experience functionality problems.  More »

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A Small Shop's View of Jtest 8.0
DevSource

"You don't need a large corporate development team to appreciate Parasoft's Jtest. Just a real application that needs to be debugged, that needs test cases generated, or needs a code review. Find out why our reviewer fell in love."  More »

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Prevent Application Logic Attacks with Sound App Security Practices
SearchAppSecurity.com

Discusses the rise in attacks on application logic and strategies for preventing them.  More »

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Code Quality Improvement
Dr. Dobb's Journal

Samsung Electronics writes how C/C++test helped them improve code readability, produce consistent code, and prevent error-prone coding styles...  More »

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Optimized Java
Dr. Dobb's Journal

Explores the performance implications of implementing some common algorithms using old and new language features to help you decide which patterns should be encouraged or avoided, relative to performance.  More »

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"Inside View: Parasoft Insure++ 7.0 for Linux"
Linux World

Parasoft's Sergei Sokolov provides an inside view on how Parasoft Insure++ helps developers perform runtime memory analysis and debugging.  More »

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How Does WS-Security Relate to Other WS- Standards?
SearchSoftwareQuality

Answers the question "How can you relate WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy, WS-SecurePolicy and WS-Reliability to one another?"  More »

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SOAtest Bridges Web Services Gap
eWeek

"SOAtest helps developers close that gap between Web services and full SOA... That's what will make SOAtest a real working part of the SOA infrastructure, not just another dead chicken to wave over the system when management wants to see people doing something."  More »

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Distinguishing a Faked XMLHTTP Request from a Real One
SearchSOA.com

Answers the question "How can one make sure an Ajax-enabled Web application is able to tell the difference between a real and a faked XMLHTTP request?"  More »

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Performance Testing
Wrox Press

Introduces performance testing: ensuring that an application will meet performance and scalability requirements when deployed .  More »

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What Issues to Look Out For as You Move from Java to Web Services
Java Developer's Journal

Discusses potential pitfalls teams may encounter when exposing legacy systems and middleware as Web Services.  More »

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Achieving Quality with SOA
ebizQ

Argues that to ensure secure, reliable, compliant SOAs, the SOA quality process must morph towards the quality process used for embedded systems.  More »

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How to Create Secure Web Applications with Struts
Java Developer's Journal

Focuses on developing secure Web applications with the popular Java framework Struts.  More »

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Regression Testing
Wrox Press

Introduces regression testing: verifying that code base changes and additions don't "break" an application's existing functionality  More »

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Survey of Systems for Detecting Serial Run-Time Errors
The Iowa State University's High Performance Computing Group

Iowa State University's High Performance Computing Group performed a detailed study of performance analysis tools and concluded, "We consider Insure++ to be the best of all the software products evaluated."  More »

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The Importance of WS-Security
SearchSoftwareQuality

Answers the question "What is WS-Security? Why can't I just use SSL?"  More »

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Trusting Reusable Business Components in SOA and Web Services
SOA World

Explains why the success of SOA depends upon an implementation plan for a robust and objective quality process.  More »

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Why are Web Services More Vulnerable than Web Apps?
SearchSoftwareQuality

Answers the question "Why are Web services potentially more vulnerable to security problems compared to traditional Web applications?"  More »

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XML Security: Preventing XML Bombs
SearchSoftwareQuality

Answers the question "What is an XML bomb and how do I protect my Web service against it?"  More »

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Functional Testing
Wrox Press

Provide a quick introduction to functional testing: how to determine whether each functional requirement is actually implemented in the code  More »

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Unit Testing (White Box)
Wrox Press

Provides a quick introduction to unit testing in general, and a look at white box testing for exposing reliability problems.  More »

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TransCore Case Study
- 563 KB PDF

TransCore needed a cost-effective way to ensure the reliability of their Java-based toll-road payment collection systems. Learn how static analysis and unit testing helped them achieve this by exposing defects early when they could be resolved with minimal rework and added costs.  More »

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Developing in Java 5
Java Developer's Journal

Explains how you can use the new features to prevent some silly mistakes, as well as some that are not so silly.  More »

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Enventive Case Study
- 554 KB PDF

Most of Enventive's products must comply with a design for Six Sigma development process and meet a five nines (99.999%) reliability standard. Discover how Parasoft helped them move towards their goal of 100% crash-free code—and also implemented best practices that enable them to spend more time creating new capabilities.  More »

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United Guaranty Case Study
- 588 KB PDF

Software defects were resulting in sporadic downtime for United Guaranty's applications, disrupting the business processes that relied on them. Learn how they established a continuous quality process that not only addressed these availability problems, but also saves them more than $400,000 annually.  More »

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Implementing .NET Coding Standards
Windows IT Pro

How .NET coding standards can prevent security gaps, functionality lapses, maintenance problems, and other quality issues.  More »

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Choosing the Best Testing Tools to Increase Project Productivity
SOA World

Explains how to choose testing tools that increase productivity by helping the team prevent errors from the earliest phases of the software development lifecycle.  More »

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Comverse Case Study
- 554 KB PDF

Comverse needed to deliver frequent updates to their billing platform, which manages millions of active customer accounts. Read how they established a process for ensuring system availability and reliability in the face of constant change–and at the same time reduced time to market.  More »

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Unit Testing (Black Box)
Wrox Press

Introduces black-box unit testing: testing the functionality of the application's individual components or units (each class and method) to ensure that they behave properly and satisfy a defined specification or use case.  More »

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Automated Coding Standards Analysis
Wrox Press

Provides a concise introduction to static code analysis for checking compliance to coding standards.  More »

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Hold the Line Against Application Attacks
Software Test & Performance

Presents the security best practices that should be integrated throughout the SDLC in order to "bake in" application security.  More »

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Securing Web Services
Information Systems Security

Examines the threats to web applications and services, then outlines a strategy for preventing them.  More »

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Making Your Testing Technologies Work for You
Wrox Press

Outlines policies for getting the most out of your testing technologies.  More »

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Removing Memory Errors from 64-Bit Platforms
Dr. Dobb's Journal

Explains why and how to address potential memory errors before porting to 64-bit platforms.  More »

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Jtest 7.0 passes with honors
InfoWorld

Parasoft Jtest 7.0 is like a Java code development assistant on a SoBe Adrenaline Rush intravenous drip. Not only does it do source analysis, perform coverage analysis, and manage unit test production, execution, and tracking, but now it provides on-the-fly generation of functional tests for everything from stand-alone applications to container-supported servlets and EJBs. In short, Jtest is becoming a one-stop-shopping Java-testing supercenter that copes with just about every Java component you might develop, regardless of its run-time requirements.  More »

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Making Your Automated Build System Work for You: Example
Wrox Press

Provides examples of how those build best practices can be applied to an actual build process.  More »

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Four Strategies for Communicating with Outsourcers
Enterprise Systems

Explains the problems that cultural communication gaps typically create for outsourcing software development and suggests four strategies for preventing them.  More »

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Testing Patterns for Java Unit Tests
JavaPro Magazine

Explores how to identify common patterns in test cases and use these patterns to create new tests.  More »

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Reducing Software Security Vulnerabilities through Unit Testing
Military & Aerospace Electronics

Explains how best practices like unit testing and coverage analysis can help prevent buffer overflow security vulnerabilities.  More »

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Integrating Outsourced Development
Enterprise Systems

Details how to integrate infrastructure and workforce after you decide to outsource development efforts.  More »

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Product Review: Jtest 7.0 From Parasoft
Java Developer's Journal

"Jtest makes static code analysis a breeze and it should be easy for even beginners to analyze their code for compliance to standards as well as to generate unit tests."  More »

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Java Application Security in the Corporate World
Java Developer's Journal

Most developers truly believe that application security is not their concern... but are you ready for the code audit?  More »

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Establishing a Foundation for Improving Software Quality
Enterprise Systems

Explains how optimizing group culture, source control, and automated builds lay the foundation for developing quality software.  More »

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Making Your Regression System Work for You
Wrox Press

Explains how to ensure that your regression system will identify all actual code base regressions as soon as possible — without reporting false positives.  More »

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Making Your Automated Build System Work for You
Wrox Press

Provides tips for ensuring that your automated build process provides early detection of incompatible changes in the application components, ensures that the application continues to run as expected, and detects any errors introduced by newly integrated code.  More »

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Making Your Bug Tracking System Work for You
Wrox Press

Outlines what type of information should be entered into a bug-tracking system during development and after code freeze, and how to use the information when designing future product versions.  More »

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Making Your Requirements Management System Work for You
Wrox Press

Introduces requirements management tips that help you determine whether a requirement is truly implemented.  More »

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Outsourcing: Devising a Game Plan
ACM Queue

Introduces strategies to help you decide whether outsourcing is right for your project, and--if so-- how to avoid common pitfalls.  More »

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Outsource More Effectively
Enterprise Architect

Presents guidelines for determining when you should develop in house and when you should subcontract.  More »

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Bulletproof Web Services: Follow Basic Principles
SOA World

Explores the nuts and bolts of implementing and deploying a bulletproof Web service.  More »

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Prevention's the Cure
Software Development

Explains how static analysis can help you shift focus from finding bugs to building quality into the code.  More »

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Automating Builds on Linux
Linux Journal

Why nightly builds improve code integrity and how to incorporate them into your product's lifecycle.  More »

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Do US Patents Promote or Prevent Innovation
SD Times

Predicts that the problems that will arise from the current patent system will stem not from flaws with the original laws, but rather from people forgetting about the details and intentions of the original laws.  More »

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Location! Location! Location!
Better Software

In real estate, it's not so much which house you buy as where you buy it. The same is true for bugs—the bug itself isn't as important as pinpointing where the bug lives and breeds. Learn one way to track down a bug's true source and prevent it from recurring.  More »

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Banish Security Blunders with an Error-prevention Process
DevX

Traditionally, application security is an afterthought—we build our apps and try to poke holes in them later. Why not take potential security breaches into account from the very beginning? The Automated Error Prevention Methodology provides a framework you can use to integrate security concerns into your app development right from the start.  More »

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Getting the Most From Your Quality Initiatives
Computerworld

Explores the real problem with process improvement initiatives there is no practical way to get them off the page and into your software development life cycle and proposes solutions.  More »

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Cleaning Up XML
XML Journal

Explains how to prevent poorly-written XML from slowing down an integration project–or causing it to collapse.  More »

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Outsourcing Is Not the Enemy
Wall Street Journal - 709 KB PDF

Argues that the software development outsourcing trend is a normal stage of industry maturation. Explains that the software industry is in the process of transitioning from price-reduction outsourcing to subcontracting outsourcing.  More »

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The Strange Inconsistency of Developers
SD Times

Argues that while love their code improvement books, they don't see any real reason to worry about the rules when coding.  More »

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Minimizing Weaknesses in TLS
JavaPro

Explains how by recognizing TLS's weaknesses and considering alternatives such as message layer security, you can ensure that you are implementing the best possible security scheme for your specific needs.  More »

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Cutting the Crap: 7 Keys to Clean Up XML
Integration Developer News

Provides a checklist for cleaning up code that may have been auto-generated by a variety of tools.  More »

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Love Bugs?
SD Times

Argues that bugs aren't so bad because they provide a prime opportunity to improve software quality.  More »

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Why Aren't We Doing More to Prevent Errors?
Computerworld

Argues that the software industry can and must do more to prevent errors.  More »

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Automated Error Prevention; Preventing Errors in Business Systems
WebSphere Journal

Explains how to prevent errors in business systems built upon WebSphere.  More »

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JUnit + Jtest = Automated Test Case Design and Static Analysis
DevX.com

Outlines how Jtest, an automated unit testing and static analysis tool, extends JUnit to provide automatic test case generation and static analysis functionality.  More »

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What Can Be Done about Software Reliability?
Stickyminds.com

When an error is found in an application during development, the automated error prevention method helps you correlate that error to a specific point in the development process, and allows you to modify your processes to remove it, and more important, to prevent it from happening again. Preventing errors, rather than chasing them, dramatically improves software reliability. This way, you can stay competitive and not risk your valuable reputation on unforeseen bugs.  More »

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Reducing the 80/20 Rule and Increasing Developer Productivity
WebSphere Developer's Journal

Explains that developers spend 80% of their time debugging applications and 20% writing new code..and offers tips for achieving a more productive ration of coding to debugging.  More »

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Verifying Web Site Accessibility
WebSphere Developer's Journal

Explains how to comply with Section 508 and W3C WAI mandates for making Web sites accessible to people with disabilities.  More »

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Moving Linux into Commercial Applications
Linux Business Week

Explores why the architects of a music-matching application turned to Linux for convenience, low cost, stability, reliability, and performance.  More »

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Preventing Web Service Security Breaches with Unit Testing
StickyMinds.com

One effective way for development teams to prevent unexpected inputs is to perform thorough "white-box" testing at the unit level.  More »

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Testing Web Services
WebSphere Developer's Journal

Solid testing techniques are essential for developing robust Web services because Web services' flexibility and connectivity provide an increased opportunity for errors. Problems can be introduced in any of a service's multiple layers, and even the slightest mistake can cause the entire service to fail.  More »

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Managing Web Service Security Risks
SD Times

Explains how web services' fundamental architecture opens the door for serious security breaches.  More »

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How and Why to buy a Runtime Debugger
Parasoft White Paper

Explains why to buy a runtime debugger and what questions to ask as you are selecting one.  More »

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C++ Defensive Programming: Firewalls and Debugging Information
Parasoft White Paper

Presents two proactive programming techniques that assist in producing more robust code with minimal overhead in both programmer effort and runtime performance.  More »

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"Divide and conquer" Prevents Errors on Hosts and Targets
EE Times

Introduces a a two-stage, "divide and conquer" strategy that prevents errors on both the host and target systems.  More »

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Building Solid Software
CIO

Other industries have learned to incorporate better production methods into their manufacturing processes to ensure quality in their products why isn't the software industry doing the same?  More »

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Techniques for Testing Your JavaServer Pages
EbizQ.net

Provides a handful of testing tips that should help you improve the reliability of your applications that use JSP.  More »

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Certification Will Do More Harm Than Good
IEEE Computer

Argues that before adopting certification, we should first determine--if possible--what makes computer science a science and enforce this understanding through accreditation at the educational level, not through certification after the fact.  More »

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Security Issues with SOAP
Crosstalk Journal

Some of the very features that make SOAP attractive, such as its flexibility and its compatibility with HTTP, also provide opportunities for security breaches. This article discusses SOAP security issues and how they can be addressed.  More »

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Ghost from the Past
SD Times

Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) is an example of an old idea coming around again in a different dress. While it certainly has merit, it may not be the answer to all of our programming needs.  More »

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Bulletproofing Web Applications

"Bulletproofing" is a road map for how to integrate error prevention and detection into the development process to ensure that Web applications are robust, scalable, efficient and reliable.  More »

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Establishing an Infrastructure for Immediate Servlet Testing
StickyMinds.com

If you establish an appropriate infrastructure, you can perform client-side testing on a servlet immediately after you compile it and perform unit testing.  More »

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The Mustard After the Dinner
SD Times

Argues that C# is too little, too late.  More »

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Techniques for Preventing and Detecting Errors in Embedded Systems
Dedicated Systems Magazine

Explains how error detection, and debugging techniques can dramatically improve embedded software quality and reduce the time and money spent on debugging.  More »

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Surviving the Web Shift
DevX.com

Five stumbling blocks that still trip up good developers.  More »

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Automating the Development Process
Software Development Magazine

When most developers write code, that's all they do--the original specifications are lost. An innovative approach requires the person who pounds the code to document the assumed contracts and ensure they're enforced.  More »

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Insure++ Review
LINUX Journal

"I think Insure++ is a great product. It finds programming errors better than any other product I have used, it runs under my favorite operating system, and Parasoft's technical support is excellent."  More »

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