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REConf 2016

Intland Blog - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:00
The conference known as REConf is not only the leading conference on the topic of Requirements Management and Requirements Engineering in the german speaking world but is also the largest event of its kind in the whole of Europe. As
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Embedded World 2016

Intland Blog - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:00
The Embedded World Exhibition + Conference brings together the innovators in product design and development for both hardware and software. Extreme miniaturization and both embedded electronics and software are the core facilitators of a networked future often referred to as
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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday November 26-27th, 2015

Inflectra News - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th, 2015 in observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Monday November 30th, 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 Rollbase 4.0 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:11
Progress has announced the latest release of its rapid application development platform, Progress Rollbase. Released in Q3 2015, Rollbase 4.0 platform comes with significant enhancements to its UI, based on the Telerik Kendo UI framework and inte ...
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EnterpriseDB Expands Partnership With Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:59
EnterpriseDB has announced a global expansion of its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The expanded agreement will enable HPE to resell and support EDB Postgres™ database and tools software and services worldwide. Customers ...
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Apache Brooklyn is now a Top-Level Project

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:39
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced today that Apache Brooklyn has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ...
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Progress Rollbase 4.0 Delivers Critical Digital Business Transformation Capabilities and Telerik Kendo UI Integration

Progress Software News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:01
Progress Rollbase 4.0 Delivers Critical Digital Business Transformation Capabilities and Telerik Kendo UI Integration
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6 Reasons to Abandon Excel For Polarion QA

Polarion Software - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 17:18
It still surprises me when I come across someone still relying on spreadsheets to manage their software testing projects.
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.NET Microsoft MVPs

MVPs help better and showcase just how powerful our .NET community can be. Today we wanted to celebrate two long-term members of the MVP community. Thank you for all your contributions.

Agus Kurniawan

ncover_mvp_agus_kurniawanRecognized as a C# MVP since 2004, Agus Kurniawan spends his days as a lecturer with the Computer Science faculty at Bogor Agricultural University in in Bogor, Indonesia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, already having obtained a MS in Computer Science from Bogor U. Prior to his latest academic pursuits, he worked as a software engineer, solution architect, and consultant.

When not lecturing, Agus enjoys mentoring in the Indonesia C# community, and enjoying a good cup of coffee. Find out more about Agus on his blog or by following him on Twitter @agusk2010.

Adil Mughal

ncover_mvp_adil_mughalAdil considers himself a software craftsman in his role as Senior Developer at Nintex. A seven-time MVP, he has extensive experience in designing and developing enterprise scale applications on Microsoft .NET Framework. Lately he has been focusing on cross platform mobile app development on Windows, Android and iOS.

When he’s not developing, you can find Adil maintaining an active presence in offline and online technical communities, often participating as speaker in technical events, and enjoying life as a husband and father. Read about his latest projects on his blog and on Twitter @adilamughal.

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Introducing The New Polarion Software Website

Polarion Software - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:03
Hello! At Polarion Software, we enjoy listening to your comments and feedback.
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Profiling IIS and Collecting Code Coverage on .NET Web Apps

Profiling IIS and collecting coverage on .NET web apps continues to be a popular topic for both existing customers and organizations new to NCover.  If you or your team are interested in profiling IIS, here are a few resources we have available this month that you may want to take advantage of.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Enjoy!

Webinar – Wednesday, December 2, 2015 11:00AM Eastern

resources-webinar-thumbnail-2015-covering-iis-your-net-web-apps-0049e0e96e6c8b6e66bd16775abed7dbRegister now to learn the specific steps you can follow to collect code coverage on IIS and to ensure your web applications are ready to be deployed to customers.  This webinar will cover how to quickly setup a project for covering IIS and all of your .NET web apps, show how to collect code coverage from any type of automated or manual test, provide details on how to ensure accurate code coverage in unique scenarios and provide an opportunity to ask questions specific to your situation.  Register now for Covering IIS & Your .NET Web Apps.

Resource Article on Covering IIS & Your .NET Web Apps

article-iis-web-apps-BLOG-300x169NCover’s approach to covering IIS, through the use of pre-coverage filters, provides a dynamic method for collecting coverage from both automated and manual tests.

This resource article walks you through both the “auto-configure” method and the “manual” method for setting up a NCover project to cover IIS.

Support Documentation on Covering IIS

processes-tab-iisThis support article provides additional detail on the process of covering IIS and walks through the process of finding the process you want to cover and how you can use pre-coverage filters to focus coverage on only the desired areas of code. And, as always, if you have any question about topics covered here or just want to work with someone to help you and your team start collecting coverage on IIS, contact us and we would be happy to help!

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Security and The Automotive Development LifeCycle

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:00

Cybersecurity, rather than being the aim of application development, often exists in opposition to delivery of software and software-enabled automotive systems.¬† Even with multi-year product roadmaps, developers of automotive applications face the same pressures as their enterprise and consumer electronics counterparts.¬†There are constant pressures to prototype, create and deliver software on-time and at budget, and to meet ever more aggressive lifecycles and shorter market windows. Consequently, software is often deployed with the ‚Äúpaint-still-wet‚ÄĚ core functionality mostly in place, but without additional investment needed to harden applications and systems against cyberattack.

This webinar, presented by the GENIVI Alliance, will review the evolving automotive product lifecycle and examine ways and means to integrate cybersecurity as an integral part of software development. In particular, it will lay out best practices for ‚Äúappsec‚ÄĚ, including, security tools (e.g., for code quality), vulnerability tracking, supply chain security, pen testing, development vs. deployment configuration management, and security in both traditional (waterfall) development and agile environments.

Moderator:  Bill Weinberg, Senior Director, Open Source Strategy at Black Duck Software

Panelist #1: Anuja Sonalker, Ph.D, VP Engineering & Operations, North America at TowerSec Automotive Cyber Security

Panelist #2: Mike Ridge, Founding Partner, Silent CyberTo Be Announced

Panelist #3: To Be Announced



Senior Director
Open Source Strategy
Black Duck Software

Bio: Bill helps Fortune 1000 clients create sound approaches to enable, build, and securely deploy open source software across the enterprise, in the cloud, and on intelligent devices.   With a career spanning over thirty years, Bill’s expertise bridges open source business and technology, development tools, application and system security, mobile/embedded software, and the Internet of Things.  

Prior to Black Duck, Bill ran his own open source consultancy, Linux Pundit.  Earlier, as General Manager of the Linux Phone Standards Forum, he worked to establish standards for mobile telephony middleware.  As a founding team-member at MontaVista Software, he pioneered Linux as leading platform for intelligent and mobile devices, and  as Senior Analyst at OSDL (today, the Linux Foundation), he ran Carrier Grade and Mobile Linux initiatives and worked closely with foundation members and open source community participants.

Register Now Asset Value:  Low value Lead Segment:  License
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European Cybersecurity and Data Protection Laws and the Implications for Managing Open Source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:00

Open source makes up 30% of the code estate of most organizations today and that number will only rise. While there is nothing specifically unsecure about open source, managing vulnerabilities in open source components does require a new and different process. Legal, security and development functions can and should combine forces to ensure that their organization gets all the benefits of open source software while managing the risks, particularly in the face of new regulation..

Andrew Joint and Alex Cravero from Kemp Little will join Matt Jacobs from Black Duck to explore:

  • What new regulations require¬†
  • What they will mean for open source and¬†
  • How your company can prepare
Register Now Asset Value:  Low value Lead Segment:  License
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Progress Drives .NET UI Innovation with Enhanced Tools and Support for all Newest Microsoft Development Platforms

Progress Software News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:31
Progress Drives .NET UI Innovation with Enhanced Tools and Support for all Newest Microsoft Development Platforms
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Marketers Optimize the Customer Experience with New Oracle Marketing Cloud Enhancements

Oracle Database News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:00
Press Release Marketers Optimize the Customer Experience with New Oracle Marketing Cloud Enhancements New innovations enhance sales enablement, improve cross-channel orchestration and demonstrate marketing’s impact on business results

London, UK - Modern Marketing Experience—Nov 18, 2015

To help marketers deliver a more consistent customer experience across paid, owned and earned media, Oracle has introduced a series of new innovations within the Oracle Marketing Cloud. The new innovations enable marketers to orchestrate relevant mobile interactions for consumers and salespeople, clearly attribute revenue to marketing activities and optimize the experience for individual customers.

Marketers must adopt and embrace digital technologies in order to meet the skyrocketing expectations of digitally-savvy customers. For many marketers, this will require rethinking existing processes, as according to Forrester Research, more than three-quarters of marketing leaders believe that the majority of their digital customer engagements are not optimized today1.To optimize digital marketing activities and successfully meet the demands of today’s customer-first business environment, marketers need to be able to quickly and easily embrace data, technology and content.

By introducing new mobile, data, content and reporting capabilities, the latest additions to the Oracle Marketing Cloud enable modern marketers to successfully use digital technologies to deliver meaningful customer experiences and demonstrate marketing’s impact on business results. The new innovations help marketers to:

  • Enhance Sales Enablement: The new release includes enhancements to Engage and Profiler, Oracle Marketing Cloud’s sales tools, which help salespeople better understand the profile of their individual contacts and engage them with relevant content. The new release of Engage improves productivity and accelerates sales cycles by making pre-loaded campaigns and content accessible on mobile devices, while Profiler now enables salespeople to get a more holistic view of the customer through a new Google Chrome Extension.  

  • Improve Cross-Channel Orchestration: Expanded out-of-the-box in-app messaging empowers marketers to deliver a relevant message to consumers within the context of a mobile application. Rather than silo those messages within the app itself, it can now be orchestrated alongside email, social, push, SMS, MMS and other channels orchestrated inside the Oracle Marketing Cloud.

  • Extend Reach Into Paid Media Ecosystem: A new self-service tool for audience data integration helps marketing teams or their media vendors build integrations that send audience data from the Oracle Data Management Platform (DMP) into key digital advertising and media platforms, such as demand side platforms, ad networks and website optimization tools. The new integration tools enable marketers, publishers and advertisers to quickly and efficiently maximize existing investments and expand data-driven marketing initiatives.

  • Optimize the Consumer Experience: With new multivariate testing, marketers can now move beyond traditional A/B testing, which can oversimplify the complexities inherent in today’s consumer interactions, and can optimize the consumer experience by testing the performance of up to eight versions of the same message by analyzing variables including subject lines, content and the sender of the message.

  • Attribute Revenue to Marketing Activities: A new visually powerful, but simple, set of dashboards help marketers analyze what content and cross-channel interactions drive conversions. For power users, marketers can build customized reports based on specific engagement and conversion metrics that matter most to their business.

“As we look ahead to 2016, marketing’s ability to modernize existing processes and embrace data, technology and content will increasingly define the success of organizations across all industries,” said Kevin Akeroyd, SVP and GM, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “For many marketers, this will require a significant transformation and that is why we are so focused on making marketing technology more integrated, more holistic and, frankly, easier to use. With the latest enhancements to the Oracle Marketing Cloud, we continue to deliver on that vision with an exciting set of new innovations that improve sales enablement, allow better cross-channel orchestration and help marketers directly attribute revenue to marketing activities.”

1.Forrester Consulting Report on behalf of Qubit, Optimizing the Digital Customer Experience, March 2015 Download the full report here

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Solano Labs Announces Integration With AWS CodePipeline

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 18:33
Solano Labs has announced integration for AWS CodePipeline, a continuous delivery and release automation service that aids in smooth deployments. Utilizing Solano CI’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) continuous integration platform on AWS Code ...
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Xamarin 4 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 18:29
Xamarin has announced the availability of Xamarin 4, an integrated, end-to-end solution to build, test, and monitor mobile apps at scale through the Xamarin Platform, Xamarin Test Cloud, and Xamarin Insights.
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Cloud9 Releases Browser-Based IDE for Salesforce Developers

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 18:07
Cloud9 has launched a fully featured, professional quality online IDE for Salesforce developers. Following Cloud9's high-profile exposure at Dreamforce, this launch is a step towards Cloud9's larger vision of dramatically improving the d ...
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The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache Cassandra v3.0

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:29
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache™ Cassandra™ v3.0, the Open Source NoSQL di ...
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Percona and SolarWinds Collaborates on MySQL

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:19
Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL and MongoDB solutions and services, has announced a partnership with SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable hybrid IT infrastructure management software. Under the terms ...
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