Adopting agile methods for safety-critical systems design
Because of the discipline and efficiency that agile brings to development, agile can be - and is - applied to the development of safety critical ......
Lately, a variety of PowerBuilder customers have asked whether or not they should stay with PowerBuilder or go to .NET. Sometimes they ask folks at Sybase directly, other times their inquiries are filtered to us through analysts.
The purpose of this paper is to show that this really isnt a valid question because PowerBuilder and .NET are not mutually exclusive. Ultimately, this paper should provide you with the information you need to ...
October 2012- Today's Internet-connected world virtually requires that all companies leverage the power of the Internet. There is a wide and sometimes bewildering array of techniques available to PowerBuilder programmers to move all or part of their PowerBuilder logic to the Internet. A process-based approach to examining which aspects of the application should be moved to the Internet, combined with an intelligent refactoring of the application and an understanding of your company's technology stack will maximize your ...
October 2012- Discover how organizations are protecting larger and larger volumes of sensitive data while still allowing users to easily conduct business.
October 2012- Your business is built on applications. So it is imperative that your systems are efficient and perform as you demand. Conventional approaches to ensuring quality results leave you with little margin for error. Continuous quality assurance (CQA) is an efficient, business-centric alternative to traditional vendors - "last minute" methodologies and provides capabilities across three key areas: requirements, change, and quality. Read this white paper to learn how CQA provides clients with a comprehensive "front to ...
October 2012- It is imperative that the applications that your customers rely on perform as expected. That requires effective performance testing. But as the costs and complexity of managing these tests rise, you should investigate more cost-effective and powerful alternatives. Read this white paper to learn how cloud-based performance testing provides the answer to your quest, allowing you to quickly scale to even the largest peak loads - all while paying just for what you use when ...
Today's software development organizations face a triple challenge. They must optimize the quality of increasingly complex software applications to deliver winning solutions that yield a high ROI and drive competitive advantage. To solve this challenge, many forward-thinking companies have turned to automation, recognizing its potential to thoroughly test, rapidly develop and reduce the cost of delivering high-quality applications.
But automated testing solutions are not one-size-fits-all. In fact, 85% of organizations that attempt automation fail ...
As it has been the trend over the last decade, organizations must continue to deal with growing data storage requirements with the same or less resources. The growing adoption of storage-as-a-service, business intelligence, and big data results in ever more Service Level Agreements that are difficult to fulfill without IT administrators spending ever longer hours in the data center.
Many organizations now expect their capital expense growth for storage to be unstoppable, and ...
September 2012- Discover how Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Enterprise architecture leverages hardware, software and services to provide scalability, enhanced security, improved end-user flexibility and ease of maintenance of virtual desktop computing.
September 2012- Become familiar with key considerations and reference architectures for Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. Review configurations targeted to classrooms and training facilities and learn relevant hardware requirements and best practices.
September 2012- Learn about the design and architecture of the DVS Simplified Appliance, including sizing guidelines and configuration recommendations.
September 2012- Whether it's in our professional or social lives, the majority of us are becoming increasingly reliant on mobile Internet and Smartphone technology. But as the number of apps, operating systems and devices proliferates, so does the risk of application error. Clinton Sprauve, product marketing director at Micro Focus reports.
September 2012- Borland has developed a pragmatic approach to software process improvement to help organizations identify and remediate sources of waste and risk. It starts with a brief, innovative, online Applications Value Profile (AVP) - an online self-assessment - to identify initial sources of improvement opportunity, highlight critical business alignment issues and provide peer comparisons.
September 2012- It is imperative that the applications that your customers rely on perform as expected. That requires effective performance testing. But as the costs and complexity of managing these tests rise, you should investigate more cost-effective and powerful alternatives. Cloud-based performance testing provides the answer. You can quickly scale to even the largest peak loads - all while paying just for what you use when you use it.
Software development projects suffer most when changes in requirements set off a chain reaction of delays, revisions, and rework. This happens all too often, as existing processes for establishing requirements are ad-hoc and inefficient, making it difficult for business people to communicate their needs to technology teams. This leads to miscommunication and insufficiently defined requirements that drive up development costs and delay projects.
To address the root cause of the problem, you need ...
Mingle from ThoughtWorks Studios is an Agile project management solution that offers unparalleled visibility into software initiatives and unprecedented collaboration among business and delivery teams.
For software development to translate into business value, it has to be driven by adaptive project and program leadership. Flexible, adaptive planning and estimation can improve team performance and morale. Easier said than done? See how Mingle Plus can help you plan adaptively by providing visibility of changes ...
September 2012- This paper will explain how Development Testing techniques such as pattern-based static code analysis, runtime error detection, unit testing, and flow analysis can be used together to find defects in an embedded C application. These techniques will be demonstrated using Parasoft C/C++test, an integrated solution for automating a broad range of best practices proven to improve C and C++ software development team productivity and software quality. The same techniques can be applied to ...
As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, there is a race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily.
These new innovations allow us to connect more simply and effectively, when and how we like. This paper discusses these dynamics and explains how you can leverage technology to better capitalize on information ...
Companies can win or lose in today's hyper-competitive market based on how well they use their data - both in day-to-day operations and in analytics. In this paper, learn how a new class of technology called NewSQL is key to bringing the power of distributed computing to relational databases and the applications powered by them, giving companies a competitive advantage right when it's needed most.
For decades, relational database management systems (RDBMS) have ...
Micro Focus has developed and released its latest application modernization product set for mainframe organizations in order to help them:
Deploy core applications that maximize business value
Provide business functionality at the lowest operational cost
Modernize systems according to business need without any associated risk
Build greater flexibility and operational efficiency
June 2012- Read this whitepaper and learn how you can gain a deep level of understanding of your mainframe applications and develop a modernization plan that will transform it into an agile platform, which will meet fast changing business needs both now and in the future.
It requires game-changing thinking to evolve mainframe systems with greater creativity, lower cost, and with an end-to-end solution that releases maximum value for your business.
Read this brochure and learn how you can implement a range of enabling technologies that will help support your IT strategic journey, reduce cost and change your business agility.
June 2012- This whitepaper explores the evolving nature of the mainframe and how the Micro Focus Enterprise product set enables organizations to redistribute the application workload to deliver maximum benefit from the mainframe; creating an infrastructure that is fit to deliver value for years to come.
This white paper examines the alternative approaches to testing mainframe applications, and highlights the most cost-effective and pragmatic ways of addressing mainframe testing concerns.
Learn how Micro Focus is changing the game - revolutionizing how mainframe applications are tested and how key IT services are delivered.
In order to boost productivity, remove IT bottlenecks and accelerate innovation, it is important to understand your current application landscape.
Read this whitepaper and learn how Micro Focus can help plan and execute major IT modernization and transformation projects by providing business intelligence through its application portfolio management solution.
This whitepaper examines how you can maximise the value of your mainframe applications, and highlights the most cost-effective and pragmatic ways to improve your ROI.
Learn how Micro Focus are revolutionising the way mainframe applications are developed, modernised and tested in order to significantly benefit your business.
June 2012- Even when using an application with the best security, the only way to keep data truly secure across the network is to ensure that your database middleware supports the latest security features. Kerberos authentication and SSL encryption are no longer cutting edge "nice-to-have" options. They are mandatory elements to any successful security strategy. Some drivers may not support these security features - others may only offer support from some platforms. Still other driver options may ...
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