Delivering applications that meet the needs of the business can be a challenge in a complex business climate that is constantly changing. Diverse, multiple heterogeneous environments are the norm, all of which must be maintained and deployed. Multiple tools and technologies connect, support and create work. Processes are inconsistent, which contributes to difficulties with end-to-end lifecycle governance. Waste, rework and technical debt abound.
At the same time, organizations are striving to be leaner by eliminating tasks that do not add value and by preserving existing IT...

Conventional wisdom and intuition say that faster software releases must come at the expense of quality and control. This October 2014 Forrester Consulting report, commissioned by IBM and based on a survey of 600 IT professionals with application development responsibilities, reveals how "delivering fast" companies use DevOps to consistently deliver software every one-to-three weeks while also achieving high levels of quality and achieving business goals.

Determining the quality of mobile applications requires you to look beyond the application itself and take into account all the systems and services the application makes use of. This paper describes the IBM point-of-view on critical mobile application testing scenarios and execution engines that are necessary and appropriate for a comprehensive mobile application testing solution.

Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost. The book covers the following topics and more:
- Understand the changing relationship between IT and business — quicker delivery is required
- Examine today’s complex applications — mobile,...

This assessment provides you with the capability to self-assess your current DevOps practices and identify your goals for improving. You can use the assessment to baseline your current practices and explore your improvement options with IBM solutions and support.

This paper explains how IBM Rational Developer for System z addresses the key software development challenges identified by enterprises, helping them to:
- Accelerate software delivery—for shorter time-to-value
- Balance speed, cost, quality and risk—for increased capacity to innovate
- Reduce time to customer feedback—for improved customer experience

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