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QA & Testing in Automotive Development

Intland Blog - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:00
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New DataConnect Feature in Oracle Utilities Solutions Enables More-Efficient Customer Experience and Metering Operations Through Effective Customer and Usage Data Capture

Oracle Database News - 3 hours 1 min ago
Press Release New DataConnect Feature in Oracle Utilities Solutions Enables More-Efficient Customer Experience and Metering Operations Through Effective Customer and Usage Data Capture

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 7, 2015

Oracle Utilities announced the availability of DataConnect, a new data extraction feature for Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing and Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management that allows utilities to more easily leverage data across their systems, including those provided by third-party vendors. This new tool exports customer and usage information for use in downstream applications, enabling utilities to derive greater value from their data and provide new offerings, such as conservation programs and audit tools, which require access to consistent and accurate data.   Utilities worldwide are making major investments in smart meter technology in order to capture abundant usage and customer data. However, these companies often do not realize the full value of that data because they lack the tools to use it across technology systems. With DataConnect, Oracle Utilities has simplified the extraction and sharing of data by enabling utilities to more easily export high volumes into clean files that can be used in a variety of applications.   While developing this feature, Oracle Utilities worked with several partners to determine the easiest and most effective way to access critical data. With the DataConnect feature, utilities can now automate data extraction from multiple sources and use it across applications, whether within the complete Oracle Utilities platform or other third-party applications leveraged by the utility.   “Utilities often leverage third-party applications, such as energy management platforms, to deliver value-add services to their customers. However, accessing customer and meter data and using it in downstream applications presents a major obstacle,” said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. “Oracle recognized that customer information systems and meter data management systems should not restrict the use of this powerful data. DataConnect gives utilities the power to freely access their customer and meter data and leverage it to deliver excellent service and drive peak performance across the organization.”   “EnergySavvy’s energy efficiency quantification software, Optix Quantify, utilizes usage data to measure and calculate energy savings in real time,” said Scott Case, COO, EnergySavvy. “DataConnect provides that valuable customer and meter data simply and easily, decreasing the time to value and helping utilities realize maximum performance from Optix Quantify.”   “Utilities are looking for solutions that increase operational excellence and customer engagement. When incorporated into Oracle software, Opower’s customer engagement analytics can become even more powerful for our utility partners,” said Alex Kinnier, senior vice president of Product, Opower. “Through DataConnect, utilities can leverage the power of both Opower and Oracle solutions to easily deliver customer and operational insights.”   Contact Info Samantha Thai
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Functional Safety Forum 2015

Intland Blog - 5 hours 1 min ago
IEC 61508 is the mother of all standards for functional safety. Many standards including ISO 13849, ISO 26262 or IEC 61511 are derived from IEC 61508. These standards are relatively complex but they need to be used in practice, no matter how complex
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TNCN-3:2015 Core Language is supported by TestCast 6.9.0

Elvior - 6 hours 16 min ago

Elvior has released TestCast T3 version 6.9.0.
Version 6.9.0 includes Core Language support for TTCN-3:2015 (ver. 4.7.1). New standard TTCN-3 can be downloaded from here. Learn more about new keywords and features from here here. This includes support for lazy and fuzzy variables and templates as well as all the other useful and convenient features of this new TTCN-3 standard. Customers can download this new version of TestCast T3 from Elvior online support. Versions for Windows and Linux are available.
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Introducing Ranorex 5.4 - Windows 10 and JavaFX/Java SWT Supported Latest News - 6 hours 58 min ago
We are pleased to announce that Ranorex 5.4 is now available for download! This latest release considerably extends the object recognition capabilities of Ranorex, including native support for Java SWT and JavaFx as well as support for Windows 10 apps and the new Microsoft Edge Browser. In addition to the object recognition enhancements, additional mobile non-UI actions for simulating GPS and enabling/disabling Bluetooth have been introduced. To better protect your confidential data, the new release of Ranorex allows users to mask sensitive content in the action table and in the report. That’s not all! We’ve also made improvements in image validation for reporting, added enhancements for mobile deployment, and much more… Download Ranorex 5.4 Upgrade for free with your valid subscription (You can find a direct download link for the latest version of Ranorex on the Ranorex Studio start page.) For an overview of all the new features, check out the release notes.    Support of Windows 10 Apps and Microsoft Edge Browser Support of Windows 10 Apps and Microsoft Edge Browser

The new version of Ranorex allows automated testing of Windows 10 apps including the brand new Microsoft Edge Browser, future-proofing your test automation.

Native Support of Java SWT and JavaFx

With Ranorex 5.4, native support for JavaFX and Java SWT based apps has been added. This brings Ranorex object recognition to the next level.

Native Support of Java SWT and JavaFx Non-UI Testing Updates Non-UI Testing Updates

Now it is possible to invoke additional technology dependent actions to better reflect real world scenarios. You can enable and disable Bluetooth as well as simulate GPS coordinates on your Android device to enhance location based mobile tests.

Protect Sensitive Data

Ranorex 5.4 introduces masking of confidential data (e.g. passwords) in the Ranorex Recorder as well as in the Ranorex Report – a step toward great safety when using Ranorex Recorder.

Protect Sensitive Data Image Validation Enhancements for Reporting Image Validation Enhancements for Reporting

With Ranorex 5.4, several image validation enhancements have been introduced. You can now log the similarity of two compared images to the report. Additionally, you can log the difference between target and actual presentation in separate image difference maps. The result: image validation made even easier.

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Greece votes ‘No’, but you’d need a University Degree to figure out the question.

VisibleThread - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:52


Last week the BBC published this; ‘The Greek referendum question makes (almost) no sense_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb8741125","Article link clicked",{"Title":"The Greek referendum question makes (almost) no sense","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]);’

And yesterday, Greece said ‘No’ with a decisive 61.3% majority_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb87412cf","Article link clicked",{"Title":"61.3% majority","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]);.

Here’s what the voters said no to (English translation).

The Greek Referendum QuestionShould the agreement plan submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to the Eurogroup of 25 June 2015, and comprised of two parts which make up their joint proposal, be accepted?
The first document is titled “Reforms For The Completion Of The Current Program And Beyond” and the second “Preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis.”

We wanted to measure the readability level of the question. After scoring the readability in VisibleThread_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb8741478","Article link clicked",{"Title":"VisibleThread","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]);, here’s what we found:


The question has;

  • 38 words,
  • has a Readability Level_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb8741615","Article link clicked",{"Title":"Readability Level","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]); of 25 out of 100, and a
  • Grade Level_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb87417b6","Article link clicked",{"Title":"Grade Level","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]); of 19.

It also has some passive voice; ‘be accepted’ (indicated by maroon) which can complicate matters further. But that’s another days work!

What the Readability Scores meant for the Greek Electorate?

Readability correlates to education level

A readability score of 25 and grade level of 19 suggests the reader should possess a higher education level (degree or advanced degree) to easily understand it.

The OECD_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb8741955","Article link clicked",{"Title":"OECD","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]); (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) tells us that 27.4%_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb8741aff","Article link clicked",{"Title":"27.4%","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]); of the Greek population between 25 and 64 have attained a 3rd level education.

Now 8.9m_kmq.push(["trackClickOnOutboundLink","link_559aeb8741ca8","Article link clicked",{"Title":"8.9m","Page":"Greece votes \u2018No\u2019, but you\u2019d need a University Degree to figure out the question."}]); Greeks are of voting age. Assuming 27.4% of those have 3rd level schooling, then about 2/3rd of eligible voters, a whooping 6.4m people likely found the question hard to understand.

You’re left to wonder whether the democratic intent of the referendum was best served by a question barely understood by a majority of the population!

The post Greece votes ‘No’, but you’d need a University Degree to figure out the question. appeared first on VisibleThread.

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Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:37
Sioux is a collection of modules, that helps create apps for the mobile web. It tries to follow in some ways, how the programming for iOS works, but takes advantage of the benefits of javascript, CSS and nodejs. These projects are node modules th ...
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Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:16
NLoad is a free and open source load testing framework for .NET, intended for load testing your code and figuring out how many concurrent operations your code can handle. NLoad can be used for load testing websites, WCF services, CPU intensive al ...
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.NET Community Movers and Shakers

We are half way through the year and we thought we would take a moment and reflect on some members of our .NET community that have helped us get to where we are today and where we are going in the future. Let’s take a moment to celebrate some amazing members advancing .NET.

Bob Tabor

ncover_mvp_bob_taborBob Tabor is an established .NET developer based in Dallas, TX. In addition to achieving C# MVP status three times, he has found success as an author and entrepreneur. After holding a number of contract developer positions, Bob started his own .NET training company, LearnVisualStudio.NET.

The work of an entrepreneur takes on many forms, and Bob has managed to build his company from the ground up by serving as developer, trainer, marketer, salesman, recruiter, manager, community evangelist, operations manager, and much more.

Check out Bob’s website or follow him on twitter @bobtabor.

Antonio Pelleriti

ncover_mvp_antonio_pelleritiAntonio fell in love with C# at the first .NET public beta. Now with more than 12 years’ experience in the industry, he works as a project lead and senior developer consulting in various Windows and Windows Phone applications.

Currently recognized as a .NET MVP, Antonio also enjoys working with Visual Studio ALM and ASP.NET/IIS. Fluent in Italian and English, Antonio offers tech writing and translation services. He has authored two books on Microsoft Silverlight 4 and C#.

Find out what Antonio is up to on twitter @zetanove.


The post .NET Community Movers and Shakers appeared first on NCover.

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When and Why to use Continuous Testing

Intland Blog - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:16
The purpose of Continuous testing and continuous integration is to enable continuous delivery, the end goal of which is to accelerate the delivery of high quality software.  Continuous testing builds upon automated testing which enables teams to run a large
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Inflectra Offices Closed for Independence Day Holiday July 3rd

Inflectra News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Friday July 3rd, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Monday July 6th, 2015. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.


The Inflectra Team

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Progress Appoints Jerry Rulli Chief Operating Officer

Progress Software News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:20
Progress Appoints Jerry Rulli Chief Operating Officer
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Progress Software Reports 2015 Fiscal Second Quarter Results

Progress Software News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:15
Progress Software Reports 2015 Fiscal Second Quarter Results
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Sencha Ext JS 6 and Sencha Web Application Manager Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:43
Sencha has announced the general availability of Sencha Ext JS 6 and Sencha Web Application Manager (formerly known as Sencha Space), two core products within the new Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform. Sencha Ext JS is the most ...
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Qt 5.5 introduces Windows 10 support

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:41
The Qt Company today announced that Qt 5.5, the latest version of its leading cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework, is available for download. Qt 5.5 addresses the multiple strands of frequently changing requir ...
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