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Integrating Git, Mercurial and SVN into Application Lifecycle Management

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: POSTPONED – 23 Sep 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) Update on 17 Aug 2015: Due to technical difficulties, this webinar has been postponed to 23 Sep 2015. Please click here for a recording of a
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Software Quality Assurance, Testing and Reporting

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 17:00
Date and Time: 16 Sep 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: Quality is key for software development teams. Whatever industry they work in, and regardless of the methodology used, ensuring the high quality and reliability
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Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/09/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 9 Sep 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: In order to be able to react to changing requirements, reduce time to market, as well as to overall be able to release quality
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Integrating ALM in Your Development Environment

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:00
Date and time: 2 Sept 2015, 4:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (ET) What you can learn: Most companies think that switching to a new ALM platform is a painful experience, requiring immense sacrifices of time and effort. Whether you’re planning on
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Oracle Launches New All Flash FS1 Storage System

Oracle Database News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:35
Press Release Oracle Launches New All Flash FS1 Storage System With Superior Flash Performance, Scalability and Unique Co-engineering, Oracle All Flash FS1 Tops EMC XtremIO Across Multiple Concurrent Mixed Workloads

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Aug 27, 2015

Oracle expanded its flash storage portfolio today with the announcement of an all-flash model of its Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System. Available now, the new Oracle All Flash FS1 Storage System delivers superior flash performance, capacity scaling, and flash provisioning and is designed to handle concurrent mixed workloads, such as OLTP and high-speed data backup, in enterprise SAN environments as well as in private or public clouds. It delivers up to 64 all-flash domains for highly-secure data isolation in multitenant cloud environments, I/O prioritization based on business value, scales to nearly 1 PB of raw flash capacity, and goes from pallet to power-on in less than 30 minutes.   All Flash FS1 demonstrates superior I/O performance and low latency with minimal falloff. Tests performed for customers show sub-one millisecond latency when running simultaneous workloads across small to large block sizes with up to 8x faster IOPS and 9.7x faster write throughput than EMC XtremIO(1). As a result, All Flash FS1 can reduce Oracle Database I/O wait times and effectively give customers back time for projects that can help drive a company’s top-line growth and bottom-line savings.   Oracle All Flash FS1 is the only all-flash storage system co-engineered with Oracle Database and Applications and delivers net incremental business benefits to customers when deployed with Oracle software, from industry-leading data compression to one-click application provisioning. All Flash FS1 is uniquely able to take advantage of Oracle Hybrid Columnar Compression, available only to Oracle Storage, the most advanced data reduction technology in the industry. Hybrid Columnar Compression typically delivers a 10:1 compression ratio, nearly twice the data reduction usually obtained with deduplication techniques, reducing storage capacity requirements and accelerating Oracle Database queries. While encrypted Oracle Database data can’t be deduplicated, it can be compressed with Hybrid Columnar Compression, providing significantly higher levels of security to customers and maintaining Oracle Database best practices.   All Flash FS1 also features Flash Profiles, which provide pre-tuned and optimized provisioning profiles for Oracle Database and enterprise applications to simplify and accelerate flash storage provisioning and application deployment. As the industry’s best all-flash scale up two-node system, Oracle All Flash FS1 can support hundreds of Oracle databases—all in flash.   “High latency has impacted customers on shared storage platforms for years, slowing down OLTP response times and preventing mixed workloads from running at full speed. Customers are looking to flash to address these issues,” said Mike Workman, senior vice president, Flash Storage Systems, Oracle. “Oracle All Flash FS1 dramatically reduces I/O wait times typically seen in today’s highly virtualized, transaction-driven enterprises where low latency is critical to response time. This superior performance combined with unique features, such as Flash Domains and Flash Profiles, make the All Flash FS1 the platform for customers who want to significantly accelerate their applications in SAN and secure cloud environments.”   “Oracle practitioners in our community expect the highest levels of data integrity and security coupled with predictable performance,” said David Vellante, chief research officer, Wikibon. “Products such as the All Flash FS1 are riding the flash price/performance curve and promise to deliver dramatically lower latency and consistent response times at an affordable price. This can significantly reduce the effort required to deliver what are often among the most stringent service level requirements in IT.”   “With their introduction of the Oracle All Flash FS1, which was engineered from the ground up to maximize Oracle Database performance and scale, Oracle enters the ranks of what IDC defines as the ‘true All Flash Array (AFA) vendors’,” said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage, IDC.  “AFAs feature unique designs that are specifically optimized for flash media, delivering more consistent performance across their entire throughput range than Hybrid Flash Arrays, and making them the storage platform of choice for application environments that demand the highest levels of performance.”   Additional Information Join Oracle on LinkedIn and follow @Oracle on Twitter.  To learn more about Oracle’s flash storage, please follow @OracleHardware.   Contact Info Michelle Jenkins
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  1. (1) Oracle FS1-2 delivers 8x higher IOPS for 50% Read/50% Write IOs of 32KB, 215,000 for FS1-2 and 26,863 for XtremIO X-Brick, and 9.7x higher write throughput 5.4GB/s for FS1-2 and 554MB/s for XtremIO X-Brick. XtremIO data from pages 10-13 of “EMC XTREMIO PERFORMANCE REPORT: Test Methodology and Performance Results of EMC XtremIO Version 2.4 SP1,” published September 2014.


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New Oracle Research Reveals that Businesses are Unaware of Competitive Advantages of Cloud Agility

Oracle Database News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:00
Press Release New Oracle Research Reveals that Businesses are Unaware of Competitive Advantages of Cloud Agility

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Aug 27, 2015

Today, Oracle announced the results of its “Oracle Cloud Agility” study and revealed that businesses worldwide overestimate their agility. While a majority of businesses believe they are agile, Oracle’s research highlights that many organizations cannot flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test, and launch new applications, leaving them poorly prepared to deal with competitive threats. The study also found a lack of awareness among businesses around how technology, like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), can be used to help address these challenges.

The Oracle Cloud Agility study surveyed 2,263 employees working for large global enterprises to understand business agility in the age of cloud. The results show that 64 percent consider their organization to be agile (i.e., able to adjust quickly to new business opportunities or to iterate new products and services quickly). When looking at the United States, businesses are even more positive, with 66 percent believing their business to be agile.

Respondents are clear about the benefits of agility, with 81 percent stating that the ability to rapidly develop, test, and launch new business applications is either critically important or important to the success of their business, falling to 76 percent in the United States. In particular, nearly one-third of respondents (29 percent) believe the effective mobilization of applications and services is the most important factor in business success today when it comes to IT infrastructure.

The study also reveals that the impact of agility on competitiveness is critically important to businesses. In fact, the ability of competitors to launch innovative customer services more rapidly was identified as the top threat by businesses (27 percent). Fifty two percent of global respondents indicated that their business does not have an IT infrastructure capable of meeting competitive threats. Those surveyed in the United States aligned exactly with their global counterparts, as 52 percent noted that their IT infrastructure was insufficient to meet competitive threats.

Significantly, the survey reveals that the agility benefits delivered by PaaS are not being leveraged. In fact, nearly half of businesses (49 percent) surveyed either cannot, or do not know if they can shift workloads between public, private, and hybrid clouds, and migrate on-premises applications to the cloud. Additionally, only 50 percent of businesses can develop, test, and deploy new business applications for use on mobile devices within six months, with this figure falling to just 30 percent within a one month timeframe.

“Businesses clearly know agility holds the key to their success, but there is an awareness gap around exactly how this agility can be realized through the right technology investments,” said Robert Shimp, group vice president, Oracle. “Today, PaaS can enable businesses to build new applications quickly – in as little as two weeks – allowing them to launch new internal and customer-facing applications rapidly. This capability allows organizations to respond almost immediately to market conditions and get their products and services to customers ahead of the competition.”

The survey results bear out the assessment that businesses are not fully aware of how PaaS can increase operational agility. Only 32 percent of respondents state that they fully understand what PaaS is, rising to 37 percent in the United States, while 29 percent admit that they do not understand it at all. For those that say they do understand PaaS, only 31 percent cite reduced timeframes for application development as a main benefit, far behind less strategic benefits such as savings on the cost of internal IT infrastructure (47 percent).

”PaaS offerings, such as the Oracle Cloud Platform, have the ability to deliver unprecedented levels of business agility. The key now is to demonstrate to businesses just how easy it is to integrate this critical cloud platform into their IT architectures. Yes, the cost savings delivered by PaaS are important, but of greater importance is its ability to help businesses reduce application development timeframes and more easily tailor and integrate third-party Software as a Service apps into their business, allowing them to more effectively address customer demand,” said Shimp.

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For this research Oracle partnered with Opinium Research to survey 2,263 individuals from large enterprises based around the globe, with respondents coming from countries including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, South Korea, Poland, UK, and the USA.

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Ranorex 5.4.1 with Firefox 40 Support Latest News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:00
We have great news for all cross-browser testers: Ranorex 5.4.1 with support for Firefox 40 has been released and is now available for download! Upgrade to the latest version of Ranorex and enjoy trouble-free Web test automation. Here are a few of the changes and new features:
  • Added support for Firefox 40
  • New highlighting icon for modules which encountered errors
  • Now you can define the transparency of test progress window
  • Updated apktool
  • Updated Qt support
  • More…
Check out the release notes for more details about the changes in this release.

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(Direct download link for the latest version is on the Ranorex Studio start page.)

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Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:34
DaSpec is an open source automation framework for Executable Specifications in Markdown. DaSpec’s primary target are teams practising Behaviour Driven Development, Specification by Example, ATDD and generally running short, frequent delivery cycl ...
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SonarLint for Visual Studio

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:31
SonarLint is an open source Visual Studio 2015 extension that provides on-the-fly feedback to developers on new bugs and quality issues injected into C# code.
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Redpine Signals Launches WyzBee

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:41
Redpine Signals has launched a new IoT platform for device makers – the WyzBee platform – that includes a flexible hardware platform, development environment and cloud software and services framework. The WyzBee IoT platform significa ...
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Pacific Controls Acquires Equity in WSO2

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:30
Pacific Control Systems (PCS), the world leader in Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, announced that it has invested $20 million into WSO2, an open source cloud application development and middleware company. Further ...
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Unlock Engineering Excellence With a Unified ALM Solution (New On-Demand Webinar)

Polarion Software - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 17:08
We've just released a new on-demand webinar by Polarion Product Management VP Jiri Walek. Learn about Polarion's new solution for variant management, continuous deliver best practices, and more.
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September Workshop Reminder Latest News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:50
This is a short message to remind you about our upcoming Ranorex training courses scheduled for September.

Get firsthand training with Ranorex professionals and learn how to get the most out of Ranorex Studio and the Ranorex Test Automation Tools at one of these workshops.

Look at the schedules for additional workshops in the next few months.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
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Progress Survey Reveals Developers Continue to Struggle with Mobile App Development—Results Indicate Need for Flexible Multi-Platform Approach

Progress Software News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:02
Progress Survey Reveals Developers Continue to Struggle with Mobile App Development—Results Indicate Need for Flexible Multi-Platform Approach
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Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:45 is a simple note taking application for agile exploratory and session-based software testers. Record your actions, questions, ideas and bugs during your testing session and then export your notes in a choice of formats, ready for sharing.
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Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:42
SourceTree is a free Git and Mercurial client that makes working with your favorite source control pretty easy. It has an intuitive UI that helps newcomers and supports complex operations for experts.
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Oracle Buys Maxymiser

Oracle Database News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 20:05
Press Release Oracle Buys Maxymiser Extends Oracle Marketing Cloud’s Leadership with the Industry’s Most Powerful Solution for Optimizing Web and Mobile Customer Experiences

Redwood Shores Calif—Aug 20, 2015

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Maxymiser, a leading provider of cloud-based software that enables marketers to test, target and personalize what a customer sees on a Web page or mobile app, substantially increasing engagement and revenue. Maxymiser optimizes over 20 billion customer experiences per month for brands such as Allianz, HSBC, Lufthansa, Tommy Hilfiger and Wyndham.

Oracle Marketing Cloud is already the fastest growing software platform for modern marketers in the world. The addition of Maxymiser to Oracle Marketing Cloud will strengthen the most comprehensive solution to manage marketing programs across all digital channels and across the customer lifecycle.

“Companies are increasingly seeking innovative ways to differentiate their brands while increasing both ROI and loyalty based on optimized customer experiences,” said Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development, Oracle. “Together with Maxymiser, Oracle Marketing Cloud enables enterprises to stop guessing and start delivering what customers want across all digital channels and devices.”

“Our mission is to empower enterprises to use data science to systematically test, discover, and predict what customers want and deliver uniquely tailored experiences,” said Tim Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Maxymiser. “We are excited to join Oracle and bring these capabilities to help extend Oracle Marketing Cloud.”

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XebiaLabs XL Deploy Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:10
XebiaLabs has announced that its application release automation tool, XL Deploy, is available from the Azure Marketplace. The new offering allows development and operations teams to seamlessly deploy existing enterprise applications and “ne ...
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JNBridge Releases JNBridgePro v7.3

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:04
JNBridge, a provider of interoperability tools to connect Java and .NET frameworks, has announced the availability of JNBridgePro v7.3. The latest release builds on the features and functionality of previous versions, now ensuring compatibility w ...
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MongoDB Announces Support for IBM Mainframe

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:56
MongoDB has deepened its partnership with IBM, announcing plans to offer support for MongoDB's products on IBM z Systems mainframe. This support reflects the strong momentum for mission critical deployments of the world's fastest growing ...
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