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dashboard

UK

A representation of dynamic measurements of operational performance for some organization or activity, using metrics represented via metaphors such as visual dials, counters, and other devices resembling those on the dashboard of an automobile, so that the effects of events or activities can be easily understood and related to operational goals. - See also: corporate dashboard, scorecard

data flow

UK

The sequence of possible changes to the state of data objects. [Reference: Beizer]

data flow analysis

UK

A type of static analysis based on the lifecycle of variables.

data flow testing

UK

A white-box test technique in which test cases are designed to execute definition-use pairs of variables.

data obfuscation

UK

Data transformation that makes it difficult for a human to recognize the original data.

data privacy

UK

The protection of personally identifiable information or otherwise sensitive information from undesired disclosure.

data-driven testing

UK

A scripting technique that uses data files to contain the test data and expected results needed to execute the test scripts.

debugging

UK

The process of finding, analyzing and removing the causes of failures in a component or system.

debugging tool

UK

A tool used by programmers to reproduce failures, investigate the state of programs and find the corresponding defect. Debuggers enable programmers to execute programs step by step, to halt a program at any program statement and to set and examine program variables.