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T. Rowe Price on How to Stay Competitive with Open Source Governance

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:30

To fully deliver on the promise of open source software (OSS), companies need to automate the management of open source from the point it enters the organization, throughout the development process, and across the supply chain. Without this level of logistical control over enterprise OSS usage, organizations face licensing, operational, and security risks.

While they navigate the complexities of OSS compliance, organizations are also trying to streamline the build process by deploying build automation and continuous integration solutions. Integrating OSS governance into build automation significantly improves business agility and development efficiencies.   

Join Michael Wasiak, ____ and Bill Weinberg, Director of Open Source Strategy at Black Duck, for a discussion on how integrating governance and build automation empowers software development organizations to:

  • Standardize use of selected open source components and versions by cross-checking build manifests against approved OSS component catalogs
  • Enable support of chosen OSS and coordinate OSS selection with integration and build
  • Increase re-use of software by highlighting pre-approved components
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Xerox Talks Best Practices for Open Source Governance

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:00

Xerox pioneered digital imaging, the graphical user interface, and the Ethernet, among other technological innovations. Today, the company is finding new ways to innovate using open source software (OSS). OSS has become nearly ubiquitous in the corporate enterprise, with developers turning to it to reduce costs, enhance flexibility, and reduce time to market. But as organizations increase their use of open source, they need better solutions to the logistical challenges that accompany its use.  
Join Robert Levine, Licensing Executive for Xerox, and Black Duck as they discuss open source best practices, common challenges, and emerging trends. You’ll learn about tools for managing open source, and hear the answers to commonly asked questions including:

  • Why should a company want to be compliant when it comes to OSS usage, and what are the impacts of non-compliance?
  • When should companies start thinking about OSS compliance?
  • What steps are needed to build a successful OSS compliance program?
  • Who should be involved in building an OSS policy?


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Managing complexity in safety critical industries – complex workflows made easy

Intland Blog - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:46
Date and time: 6 November 2014 – 4pm (CET) Webinar duration: 20 minutes What you can learn: Workflows are a crucial factor in successfully managing complexity. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to manage complex workflows in safety critical
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How to Balance Software Requirements and Testing Needs

Polarion Software - 1 hour 25 min ago
Join Polarion Product Management VP Jiří Walek and Polarion partner Vector Software in a free on-demand OpenSystems webinar that delivers practical tips on how complex software functionality can be safely, and quickly, managed with automated “continual test” occurring in parallel
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Town Sports International Improves Business Performance with Oracle Database Appliance

Oracle Database News - 4 hours 52 min ago
Town Sports International Improves Business Performance with Oracle Database ApplianceHealth Club Chain deploys Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Database Appliance to boost operational efficiency and accelerate decision-making Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 31, 2014News Summary

Town Sports International (TSI) operates fitness clubs in major United States metropolitan areas, including New York, Boston, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. TSI’s business strategy relies on cost-effective operational efficiency, due in part to investments in prime real estate for club locations. TSI turned to technology as a key strategic tool, upgrading its infrastructure with modern business applications from Oracle that are hosted on Oracle Database Appliance. By pairing Oracle E-Business Suite with the simple appliance based architecture benefits of Oracle Database Appliance, the company achieves real-time visibility into its financials with the benefit of clustered redundancy, increased performance and full stack deployment in a single appliance.

News Facts Fitness club owner and operator Town Sports International (TSI) has deployed Oracle Database Appliance to provide a high-availability, easy-to-manage “solution in a box” for its application upgrade. TSI needed a high-availability, high-performance platform to host its updated Oracle E-Business Suite applications, but wanted to avoid the complex and lengthy deployment timelines typically associated with integrating servers, networks, and storage from multiple vendors, as well as the costs and data center space requirements associated with such projects. With the help of Cintra Software and Services, Inc., a Platinum level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork, TSI selected Cintra’s recommended architecture based on two Oracle Database Appliances with the virtualized platform, one for test and one for production, as the platform for its deployment of Oracle Database with Real Application Clusters, Oracle VM and Oracle E-Business Suite. TSI’s Oracle Database Appliances are optimized to speed performance for Oracle E-Business Suite applications, delivering real-time intelligence into the company’s financials and inventory. By deploying a complete, preintegrated package of hardware and software, TSI reduced upfront capital expenses and expects to significantly reduce ongoing IT maintenance tasks. TSI will also benefit from the Oracle Database Appliance’s flexible capacity-on-demand licensing model, allowing the company to expand its database licenses based on current and projected demand while helping to ensure application and database redundancy. Additionally, TSI has adopted Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for proactive in-depth database monitoring and alerting. Supporting Quote “To help keep our members fit and balanced, we must also maintain a healthy IT infrastructure and strong operations,” said Paul Barron, chief information officer, Town Sports International. “By upgrading our Oracle Applications atop a streamlined, prepackaged Oracle Database Appliance, our organization is better equipped to keep our financials healthy and ensure our operations are in great shape.” Supporting Resources Oracle Database Appliance Oracle Database Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle VM Oracle Database Appliance on YouTube Connect with Oracle Database via BlogFacebook, and TwitterAbout Oracle

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Kohl’s Sets Foundation for Future Growth with Oracle Retail

Oracle Database News - 5 hours 52 min ago
Kohl’s Sets Foundation for Future Growth with Oracle Retail Oracle Retail solution helps department store giant optimize item and store performanceRedwood Shores, Calif. – October 31, 2014News Summary

For department store retailers, what consumers buy and when they buy it varies widely from store to store depending on the region, weather, demographics, and factors such as the popularity of local sports teams. Value-oriented specialty department store Kohl’s is transforming many of its core retail operations to accommodate recent growth and ensure that both its store and online shopping experiences reflect the unique preferences of consumers, no matter where they live and shop. Most recently, Kohl’s overhauled its core merchandising, inventory, and pricing operations with the launch of a new Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management solution, allowing the retailer to coordinate a unified system of record for inventory to better serve customers across channels, and to simplify its business user experience.

News Facts Following its deployment of Oracle Commerce, Kohl’s implemented Oracle Retail Merchandising System and Oracle Retail Price Management to streamline and improve the inventory, pricing, and promotions operations that, for 1 million SKUs, determine how well larger categories and individual items perform both online and at each of Kohl’s more than 1,100 stores nationwide. The Oracle Retail implementation is part of a larger business transformation designed to support Kohl’s ongoing growth and enable marketing and merchandising teams to anticipate customer demand, identify market opportunities, and roll out new products and promotions online and in stores. By managing pricing and promotions from a unified view that delivers accurate, real-time insight from multiple sources, merchants will gain efficiencies with a more agile promotional pricing process. The company is using Oracle Retail to manage pricing for all items (or SKUs) on a store-by-store basis and for its e-commerce site, to preserve margins where demand remains high and for clearing and refreshing inventory where needed. To deliver a real-time view of the many variables influencing item and store performance, Kohl’s has integrated Oracle Retail Merchandising with multiple existing systems. By leveraging the best practices built into the Oracle Retail reference model, which is a comprehensive collection of industry-leading processes that guide retail operations, Kohl’s avoided customizations, simplified its merchandising overhaul, and allowed for faster upgrades in the future. Kohl’s implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine to optimize performance of its retail operations and ensure that merchants have rapid access to the information they need. The merchandising transformation at Kohl’s represents a key step in the retailer’s longer-term strategy, establishing a robust, stable, and scalable foundation for deploying new retail science, optimization, and planning solutions that will help to identify market opportunities and drive profitable growth. Next, Kohl’s plans to implement and use the industry-leading predictive technology embedded in Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization to more precisely tailor its selection of items, styles, and sizes to meet customer demand at each store. The Oracle Retail solutions represent an expansion of Oracle Applications already in use at Kohl’s, including Oracle Commerce, Oracle’s PeopleSoft financial management solutions, and Oracle’s PeopleSoft Human Capital Management; several components of Oracle Fusion Middleware; Oracle Database; and Oracle Exadata Database Machine. In 2013, Kohl’s moved its e-commerce operations to Oracle Commerce to deliver nearly 100 percent availability and support record high sales during the annual shopping spikes that accompany the holidays. To provide differentiated customer service, Kohl’s also deployed Oracle Service Cloud for web customer service, contact center, and knowledge management. The deployment enables Kohl’s to reduce costs while delivering a compelling customer experience through voice, e-mail, chat, and cobrowsing capabilities that support millions of web interactions per month and more than 2,000 contact center agents. Supporting Quotes “Oracle Retail has provided our merchants with more visibility to make informed decisions with better data to optimize performance at the item and store level,” said Janet Schalk, executive vice president and chief information officer, Kohl’s. “Equally important, the Oracle Retail implementation establishes a foundation for future growth and innovation.” “Consumers require access to their favorite brands 24/7 via nearby stores, their desktop, or using a mobile device, and Kohl’s is moving quickly to deliver that type of personalized and relevant commerce-anywhere experience. By implementing the Oracle Retail family of applications, Kohl’s is establishing a foundation to drive ongoing growth,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail.Supporting Resources About Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization Oracle Retail on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Oracle Retail Blog  Oracle Commerce Anywhere Blog Oracle Retail in the News Oracle Retail Asset and Centralized Knowledge PortalAbout Oracle

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Greg Lunsford

Mary Ellen Amodeo
Amodeo Associates

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Best Practices for .NET Code Coverage

best-practices-webinarWe have been covering code for over a decade. During that time, we have learned a lot from our customers on how to make the most out of implementing meaningful code coverage to teams. We thought it may help if we put together some of the highlights we have learned about the best practices of .NET code coverage and share them with you.

This webinar outlines four categories of best practices, with examples, to guide development efforts and improve overall code quality. The first category focuses on code coverage metrics and the three we rely on in our own organization. The second category outlines how code coverage best practices can be employed as a team. The third category reviews techniques for effectively capturing code coverage data. The fourth, and final category, relates specifically to NCover and how to keep your system optimized.

This webinar outlines four categories of best practices, with examples, to guide development efforts and improve overall code quality. Previously recorded and available for immediate viewing.


The post Best Practices for .NET Code Coverage appeared first on NCover.

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HP Mobile Center Prepares Apps For Prime Time

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:12
HP has announced HP Mobile Center, a new on-premise software solution for testing mobile application functionality and performance across real-world network conditions on real-devices. The solution is designed to allow customers to deliver high-q ...
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Typesafe to Bring Reactive Applications to Microsoft Azure

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:56
Typesafe, a Reactive platform provider and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partnership Program. By certifying the Typesafe Reactive Platform fo ...
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YouTrack 6 Improves View of Your Team Tasks and Projects

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:52
The intelligent issue and project tracking tool from JetBrains drastically extends its project management capabilities, adding a live Dashboard and 17 new reports to address data visualization and analysis needs of development teams and their man ...
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Zend Announced Continuous Delivery Integrations for Docker, Puppet and Bamboo

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:31
Zend, the PHP Company, today announced the "next wave" of agility-focused offerings, enabling enterprises to deliver applications more quickly, while delivering on bottom-line business value. The product and pattern offerings meet an across-the-b ...
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Agile Requirements Management

Intland Blog - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:00
Date and time: 30 October 2014 – 16:00 CET Webinar duration: 20 minutesWhat you can learn: What you can learn: In this webinar, we’ll show you how to manage requirements and capture user stories in an Agile environment. You will
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Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:05
BDDWizard is a GUI Tool for Behavior Driven Development fans with Behat. This tool helps Product Owners to manage their features. They can: * list their features and know the state of each feature * filter features by state, tag, etc... * edit fe ...
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Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:02
SSDB is a high performance NoSQL database supporting many data structures, an alternative to Redis.
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Improve Product and Software Development by Integrating ALM and PLM (Part 3 of 4)

Polarion Software - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:36
Polarion SVP Stefano Rizzo outlines 5 levels of ALM-PLM integration in the third of a 4-part series on this topic.
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Advania Selects Oracle SuperCluster over HP and IBM for Oracle E-Business Suite Consolidation

Oracle Database News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:00
Advania Selects Oracle SuperCluster over HP and IBM for Oracle E-Business Suite ConsolidationModernized infrastructure gives professional services firm lower maintenance costs, better consolidation ratio, and operational cost savingsRedwood Shores, Calif. – October 29, 2014News Summary

Advania hf, one of the largest IT service providers and consultancy firms in Iceland, has modernized its IT infrastructure to accelerate performance and scalability while cutting operational costs and simplifying management. By consolidating its Oracle E-Business Suite implementation on Oracle SuperCluster, Advania can now quickly build vital complex financial reports that support business decisions, while reducing its data center footprint and lowering total cost of ownership.

News Facts Advania hf, one of the largest IT service providers and consultancy firms in Iceland, has consolidated its Oracle E-Business Suite implementation and Oracle Database on Oracle SuperCluster with Oracle Solaris. With more than 10,000 corporate clients and 1,100 employees in 17 offices across three countries, Advania sought to modernize and streamline its infrastructure with a single high-availability solution to deliver higher performance and scalability with lower operational costs and simplified management. Advania selected Oracle SuperCluster over solutions from HP and IBM, ultimately recognizing that running Oracle software on Oracle SuperCluster provided better performance and both architectural and business continuity for its customers, while helping minimize risk. Using Oracle SuperCluster, Advania has achieved a more stable platform, freeing up valuable time for its own technicians. By signing up for Oracle Platinum Support, Advania has also been able to raise support service levels, and these elements in combination have lowered the operational cost of the application. Oracle SuperCluster delivers better performance and faster response times for the ERP suite than the company’s previous solution. Advania’s initial assessment shows an average of 60 to 70 percent faster report processing with the Oracle solution, enabling faster and more-informed business decisions. Advania was able to accelerate backup and recovery while also gaining the capacity to consolidate Oracle E-Business Suite instances for State, Customs, and Tax and accommodating future growth. Using the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite, Advania accelerated its time to deployment while helping reduce risk with documented best practices. Oracle Optimized Solutions provide a comprehensive framework across the architecture from client to application to database for optimizing the value of Oracle software running on Oracle SuperCluster.Supporting Quote “With Oracle SuperCluster, we have seen a substantial improvement in performance. We have stabilized and secured operations, increased accessibility, and improved efficiency across the business,” said Hallgrímur G. Sigurðsson, manager, Engineering Department, Advania hf. “Oracle was the obvious choice while looking for a single supplier for the entire IT platform, based on our previous experience and evaluation of other vendors.”Supporting Resources Advania Oracle SuperCluster Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle Hardware on Facebook, TwitterAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit

About Oracle SuperCluster

Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle’s most powerful Oracle Database Machine, is an integrated server, storage, networking, and software system that provides maximum end-to-end database and application performance. It requires minimal initial and ongoing support and maintenance effort, and helps reduce complexity at the lowest total cost of ownership. Oracle SuperCluster is ideal for Oracle Database and best for Oracle Applications customers who need to maximize return on their software investments, increase their IT agility, and improve application usability and overall IT productivity.

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Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus

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The VisibleThread 2014 Users Conference

VisibleThread - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:18

VisibleThread 2014 Users Conference









 “Optimize your content - Engage your audience, win more”

 Join us for the 2014 VisibleThread users conference on 20th November.

Hear how customers like Booz Allen and Symantec use VisibleThread to win more. Our Keynote speaker will be Kevin Plexico, VP, Information Systems at Deltek. Kevin oversees Delteks Federal Information Solutions and will talk about current federal market trends.

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Doors open at 7:30, light breakfast will be served and also a buffet lunch.

The Conference keynote will start at 8:30, followed by customer and product tracks.

This is an ideal opportunity to:

  • Hear how customers like Booz Allen and Symantec use VisibleThread
  • Network and talk to fellow government / commercial contractors and sales/marketing professionals
  • Learn all you need to know about our latest 2.11 release & how you can win more. This includes; our new compliance matrix generator, our new Extended discovery for Gap Analysis & more.
  • Meet VisibleThread executives and support staff. Learn about our product plans for 2015. Have a chance to influence how we extend the products.

We look forward to seeing you & thanks for being part of the VisibleThread community.

Full Agenda

Download the detailed agenda in PDF here: Detailed Agenda

Conference Agenda

Business Justification

Need to make a business case to attend. Download an MS Word doc here: Business Case for Attending

Need accommodation?

For those needing hotel accommodation, we have organized a special conference rate of $179 + Tax for Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites. Mention VisibleThread when booking.Embassy Suites website here.

Have questions about VisibleThread Users Conference - 2014? Contact VisibleThread
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Integrate Ranorex Tests in andagon’s ALM tool aqua Latest News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:40

Guest blog post by Stefan BĂĽssemaker, Innovation Manager at andagon GmbH

This blog post will illustrate the interaction between Ranorex and the application lifecycle management solution aqua.

In a few simple steps you can expand your Ranorex test cases with the powerful ALM tool aqua.

What is aqua? What is ALM?

aqua is an ALM (=Application Lifecycle Management System), which is a software product to control and manage IT projects in one solution. aqua is based on five pillars:

  • project management for initialise, planning, controlling and finalising projects
  • requirement management for document requirements, analyse risks and control changes
  • test management for manual and automated software tests
  • defect management for preventing and minimize the impact of bugs
  • reporting to summarise the state of developing process


Requirements, tests and defects are clearly structured by visually hierarchic structure for a comprehensible traceability. aqua is intuitive and easy to use, because it is based on the Microsoft look and feel environment, which everybody knows of products like Microsoft Word.

All components can be specified by attributes for uniform documentation. Test cases can be parameterized with test data for manual and automated tests. Automated test scripts expand test cases with tools like

  • Ranorex: functional record and replay test automation tool
  • JMeter: non-functional load and performance tool
  • SoapUI: functional web service testing tool
  • Databases: for checking database queries
  • Shell: for executing Unix commands


Moreover an agile board is available for working in an agile scrum developing process.

The integrated report module allows the management to create customized reports from the current state of developing process within a few seconds.

The Integration of Ranorex in aqua? And what is an Agent?

Ranorex is completely integrated in aqua, which gives the testers more opportunities to work with Ranorex.

A Ranorex automated test script is stored behind a documented test case in aqua, which represents the abstract functionality.The test case is expandable with other automated test scripts or manual test steps.

This automated test case can be executed by aqua on a distributed pool of agents. An agent is a simple program which bidirectional connects aqua and Ranorex Runtime together on a distributed operating systems.

This results in several advantages.

  • the tester’s desktop is not blocked while test case execution
  • the duration of execution can be divided by the number of agents
  • scripts can be automatic connected with a documentation
  • test cases can be specified and bundled for test management
  • adjustment of test scripts can be distributed to different testers
  • best workload of agents is ensured of aqua


With this functionality of aqua it is possible to bundle selected test cases dynamically into test scenarios for Regression Tests of Unit Tests, Feature Tests, Smoke Tests or Acceptance Tests.

This allows to faster receive the actual quality condition of the system and find bugs early after implementation. With the traceability of test cases, requirements and test cases are easier to review and further to find duplicated or obsolete bugs. The results of executed tests are stored historically in aqua.

Reporting with aqua

In aqua you have two possibilities to report the actual state of the developing and test process.

On the one hand you have a real time dashboards like pie charts, burn down charts or column charts, which can be customized for your needs.

On the other hand you have the possibility to create a customized report with even more details.

You can, for example, summarize your status of all test cases which are connected to all requirements in one sprint or release. Summarized you have the possibility to track your development project in real time and can compile key figures with one click.


Aqua and Ranorex are a great combination between automated functional testing and test management.

It is very easy to expand your test framework with requirement management and defect management.

The test framework scales with the number of test cases and number of testers, which helps to control the testing process quick and easy. The time of monitoring and reporting will be reduced as well as the duration of test cases.

For more information please have a look at the following video:


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Eclipse Announces Cloud Development Industry Initiative

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:10
The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce a new industry initiative to create the technologies, platforms, and tools necessary to enable the delivery of highly integrated cloud development and cloud developer environments. This new initiative ...
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eXtremeDB Version 6.0 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:53
McObject announced it has released eXtremeDB Financial Edition version 6.0, a major upgrade of its database system for capital markets applications such as algorithmic trading and risk management. Improvements include access to eXtremeDB Financia ...
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