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Robert William Taylor, known as Bob Taylor, is famous for a variety of contributions to computing and other related technologies. He was director of Information... Read more

Data-driven testing (DDT) is a methodology in which iterative repetition of the same sequence of test steps are performed with the help of a data source in order to... Read more

Telecine is the conversion process of motion picture film into video. Telecine helps in the viewing of motion pictures with standard video devices such as... Read more

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