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New Release of Komodo IDE Integrates with Slack, Supports Yarn, and Offers Improved Unit Testing

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:52
ActiveState, the open source languages company, announced today the release of Komodo IDE 10.2. In this newest release, Komodo IDE now integrates with Slack, the leading team communication tool, and also adds support for Yarn, a new package manag ...
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MetaEdit+ 5.5 Brings Models to GitHub

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:32
The new MetaEdit+ 5.5 brings collaboratively created models to GitHub and other version control systems. Modeling and version control both play key roles in industrial-scale software development. However, most modeling tools and version control s ...
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Oracle and Pluralsight Bring New Cloud Learning and Enablement Resources to Developers

Oracle Database News - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle and Pluralsight Bring New Cloud Learning and Enablement Resources to Developers Pluralsight Developer Members to Gain Access to New Oracle Cloud Courses

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 1, 2017

Oracle today announced a new collaboration with Pluralsight, a technology learning platform for software developers and Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Through the collaboration, developers will gain access to three new Oracle learning pathways on the Pluralsight platform including Oracle Cloud: Java Development, Oracle Cloud: Node.js Development and Oracle Cloud: IaaS Foundations. They will also be able to leverage two new Oracle Cloud courses including Oracle Cloud for Developers and Oracle Compute Cloud Service Foundations. The announcement was made at Oracle Code San Francisco, the first of a new global series of developer-focused events.

“Pluralsight has built a rich community and library of content that help developers take their skills to the next level,” said Damien Carey, Senior Vice President, Oracle University. “By expanding Pluralsight’s offering with new Oracle courses, we are providing increased opportunity for developers to learn valuable new skills and techniques to keep up with the latest and ever-changing demands of the software development world.”

Created by industry experts and curated by Pluralsight in collaboration with Oracle University, the Oracle learning pathways and new courses are available in English and will be delivered in all countries where Pluralsight is available. The new courses, designed to empower Oracle developers to advance their skillset, will be offered through Pluralsight’s existing subscription options.

“As the technology landscape evolves at a rapid pace, it’s critical for software developers to continually build their skillset to remain competitive and at the top of their game,” said Pluralsight co-founder and CEO, Aaron Skonnard. “We’re excited to team up with Oracle to activate their community of technology professionals with the tools they need to benchmark and master key skills and continue building next generation technology.”

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Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including adaptive skill tests, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs and live mentoring. For more information, visit www.pluralsight.com.

About Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data. The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day. For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

* Performance comparison to AWS RDS db.m4.10xlarge using Provisioned IOPS storage.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley Presenting at the JMP Securities 2017 Technology Conference and Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 20:35
Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley Presenting at the JMP Securities 2017 Technology Conference and Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summithleclair Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:35

BURLINGTON, MA – February 28, 2017 – Black Duck, the global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, announced that Black Duck CEO, Lou Shipley, presents today at the JMP Securities Technology Conference and the Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit in San Francisco, CA.

The Emerging Technology Summit features executives from over 300 of the most innovative and transformative companies around the globe to help investors get ahead of the curve and capitalize on the dynamic shifts in SaaS & Data Analytics, Cloud, Security & Infrastructure and Digital Media & Commerce.

JMP's annual technology research conference matches institutional investors and financial sponsors with senior executives of leading publicly traded and privately held companies in sectors including software, Internet, digital media, communications infrastructure, security, storage and alternative energy. Featured speakers and panel discussions will explore the topics and ideas poised to influence the industry most in 2017 and beyond.

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

Media Contacts:

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Fred Bals, Senior Content Strategist
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Commercial and Open Source JMeter Plugins

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:27
The Apache JMeter is an open source load testing tool that can be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server and also some functional testing. JMeter has an open architectur ...
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Noder.io

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:16
Noder.io provides a lightweight and flexible core to create a scalable API of a lib, a module, an application or a framework. Noder.io is inspired (among others) by Angular and Pimple. It is useful for starting a project quickly with a modular AP ...
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Karate

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:14
Karate enables you to script a sequence of calls to any kind of web-service and assert that the responses are as expected. It makes it really easy to build complex request payloads, traverse data within the responses, and chain data from response ...
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Progress Announces Winners of the Progress Sitefinity 2016 Website of the Year Awards

Progress Software News - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:00
Progress Announces Winners of the Progress Sitefinity 2016 Website of the Year Awards
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Synchronize Your Testing with Visual Studio Team Services in the Cloud

Inflectra News - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce the release of our plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft Team Foundation Server into the SpiraTest data synchronization cloud service. This means that cloud users of SpiraTest can integrate with Microsoft Azure based Team Services instances on-demand.

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Black Duck Announces 2016 Open Source ‘Rookies of the Year’

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 15:00
Black Duck Announces 2016 Open Source ‘Rookies of the Year’hleclair Mon, 02/27/2017 - 09:00

BURLINGTON, MA – February 27, 2017 – Black Duck, the global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, today announced the ninth annual Open Source Rookies of the Year, recognizing the top new open source projects initiated in 2016.

“This recognition is a tribute to the success and momentum of these projects,” said Patrick Carey, Director of Product Marketing, Black Duck, who heads the annual Rookies selection process. “The selections for 2016 show how diverse and ambitious open source software development has become. From communications to healthcare and beyond, they offer innovative solutions to a range of consumer- and enterprise-grade problems.” 

The 2016 Rookies class reflects several industry trends shaping the future of open source software including:

  • Stretching the Blockchain: Many open source projects are exploring ways to extend blockchain technology to uses well beyond cryptocurrency.
     
  • Beyond Basic Database Data: Open source projects are striving to accelerate data analysis, increase database efficiency, and blur the line between the traditional database and blockchain technologies.
     
  • Diving into Deep Learning: Projects seeking to simplify machine learning to encourage broader adoption across industries and applications.
     
  • Redefining Software-Defined Networks: Projects applying open source technology aimed at making networks as agile and flexible as the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern data center.
     
  • Controlling Container Clutter: A number of this year’s open source projects have found remarkable opportunities to simplify the world of containers.
     
  • Network Security: Several projects are striving to revolutionize network security by leveraging cutting edge machine learning and software-defined network capabilities.
     
  • Revolutionizing Education: Open source projects with the goal to make learning resources readily available to students and teachers worldwide.

The 2016 Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year

Blockchain

  • Sawtooth Lake: Intel’s new distributed ledger platform for the Hyperledger blockchain, developed to address concerns about the scalability and security of existing blockchain technologies.

Big Data

  • CarbonData: A unique approach to data organization, multi-level indexing, and optimization allows for faster data filtering, better compression, and enhanced search and query processing for more-efficient use of compute resources.

Deep Learning

  • Deep Scalable Sparse Tensor Network Engine: DSSTNE (“Destiny”) seeks to evolve the neural networks landscape by optimizing for data sparseness and scalability and focusing on optimal use of multiple GPUs.

Software-Defined Networking

  • OpenCORD: An end-to-end solution which combines SDN, NFV, and Cloud with commodity infrastructure to bring datacenter-grade scale and agility to service provider networks.

Network Security (Co-Winners)

  • Poseidon: The Poseidon project seeks to answer two key questions: What is on your network, and what is it doing? It answers these questions by providing situational awareness to the items being added or removed from your network, as well as the traffic being generated.
  • Trireme: Trireme allows the creation of security policies at-scale and application segmentation through end-to-end authentication and authorization.

Containers

  • Ansible Container: The result of the Ansible development team’s desire for an alternative to Docker files, Ansible Container works to automate the container build, deployment, and management process using nothing but Ansible Playbooks.

Education

  • Kolibri: Kolibri seeks to make learning resources available to students and teachers in areas with limited education resources, from rural schools and after-school programs to refugee camps and orphanages.

For more information about the 2016 Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year, please visit https://www.blackducksoftware.com/open-source-rookies-2016

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

Media Contacts:

Black Duck
Fred Bals, Senior Content Strategist
fbals@blackducksoftware.com
603-512-6519

PAN Communications
Michael O’Connell
blackduck@pancomm.com
617-502-4300

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Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud at Customer Portfolio to Database Workloads with Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine

Oracle Database News - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud at Customer Portfolio to Database Workloads with Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine Organizations equipped to reap the benefits of the Oracle Cloud Platform in their own datacenter

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 27, 2017

Continuing to help organizations simplify cloud adoption by bringing the benefits of the cloud inside their own datacenters, Oracle today announced the expansion of the Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio with the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine.  With today’s news, Oracle is offering organizations the ultimate in choice and flexibility in where they deploy the world’s most advanced database cloud for mission-critical workloads. Organizations can now deploy Oracle Exadata in a number of ways, including as a cloud service inside their own datacenter, in the Oracle Cloud, and in a traditional on-premises environment.

Since its introduction just over a year ago, Oracle Cloud at Customer has seen tremendous popularity as organizations look for ways to bridge the gap between the public cloud and on-premises in their journey to the cloud.  While organizations look forward to moving their enterprise workloads to the public cloud, many have been constrained by business, legislative, and regulatory requirements that have prevented them from moving their data and applications outside their own datacenter. Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine delivers the full power of the Oracle Exadata Cloud Service that resides in Oracle’s public cloud to customers who require or prefer their databases to be located on-premises.

“Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine is an ideal platform for organizations that want the benefits of the cloud brought to their datacenter,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technologies, Oracle. “For many years, Oracle Exadata has been the platform of choice for running mission critical Oracle databases at thousands of customers, and the Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine extends this value proposition to those customers who want cloud benefits but cannot or aren’t yet ready to move to a public cloud.”

With Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine, customers have subscription access to the most powerful Oracle Database with all options and features, like Real Application Clusters, Database In-Memory, Active Data Guard and Advanced Security, offering extremely high levels of performance, availability and security features for mission-critical workloads.  Additionally, the Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine is 100 percent compatible with on-premises and Oracle Cloud applications and databases, ensuring any existing application can be quickly migrated to the cloud without changes. 

The Oracle Exadata Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine provide leading functionality, including:

  • Mission-critical database for OLTP, analytics, mixed workloads, and consolidation—all options included
  • Highly proven database hardware platform with NVMe Flash, InfiniBand networking, and the fastest servers
  • Intelligent database platform with Smart Database Algorithms in storage, networking, and compute
  • Advanced database cloud platform with subscription based pricing and real-time online capacity bursting
  • Flexible cloud that can be deployed in Oracle's public cloud or inside the customer's data center with Oracle managing all infrastructure
  • Simple and straightforward migration to the cloud—software and hardware are identical and 100 percent compatible

“Every IT organization is making plans to move to the public cloud, and Oracle customers are no different,” said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President for structured data management software at IDC. “The Oracle Cloud at Customer program provides a means of transitioning to the cloud by starting right in the datacenter, thereby maintaining direct interaction with the applications that remain on the premises. The Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine extends that capability with all the features of Exadata, managed remotely by the Oracle Cloud team. It is a great first step toward eventual cloud deployment.” 

The Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio of services enables organizations to get all of the benefits of Oracle’s public cloud services in their datacenter. The business model is just like a public cloud subscription; the hardware and software is the same; Oracle experts monitor and manage the infrastructure; and the same tools used in Oracle’s public cloud are used to provision resources on the Cloud Machine.  This is the only offering from a major public cloud vendor that delivers a stack that is 100 percent compatible with the Oracle Cloud but available on-premises. Since the software is seamless with the Oracle Cloud, customers can use it for a number of use cases, including disaster recovery, elastic bursting, dev/test, lift-and-shift workload migration, and a single API and scripting toolkit for DevOps. Additionally, as a fully managed Oracle offering, customers get the same experience and the latest innovations and benefits using it in their datacenter as in the Oracle Cloud.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle PR
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nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle Industry Connect 2017 Convenes Community of Business Leaders to Share Insight, Expertise and Industry-specific Best Practices

Oracle Database News - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:59
Press Release Oracle Industry Connect 2017 Convenes Community of Business Leaders to Share Insight, Expertise and Industry-specific Best Practices Veteran journalist Tom Brokaw, Oracle Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd and Oracle Executive Vice President Bob Weiler to Headline

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 27, 2017

Oracle is hosting its fourth-annual Oracle Industry Connect, an exclusive, executive-level event by key industry experts for industry experts, to share strategies for innovation and organizational transformation and success. The event takes place March 20-22 in Orlando, Fla.

The conference features distinguished subject matter experts and keynotes from Oracle CEO Mark Hurd; Bob Weiler, executive vice president of Oracle’s Global Business Units; and Tom Brokaw, NBC News correspondent and New York Times best-selling author.

Brokaw, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, draws on his rich career in network news covering elections, summits, war, political turmoil and other major news events around the world. The legendary newsman entertains and enlightens audiences with his experiences and observations.

The keynotes will be followed by seven industry-specific tracks with business leaders in communications, construction and engineering, energy and utilities, financial services and insurance, hospitality, life sciences and healthcare and retail. Featured speakers include:

  • Robert Hackl, Senior Vice President, Leasing, Sprint
  • Dr. Philip Tetlock, Ph.D, Annenberg University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kimberly Greene, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company Services, Inc.
  • Lisa Davis, Global Managing Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi
  • Steven Marks, Founder, Guzman y Gomez
  • Robert B. Darnell, MD, Ph.D, Heilbrunn Professor and Senior Physician at The Rockefeller Center, Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Founding Director at NY Genome Center
  • Jeff Wollen, CIO, Wiggle

“Every day, Oracle provides companies the most sophisticated applications in order to transform their businesses,” Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said. “From planning retailers' merchandise, to running wireless communications networks, to serving as the backbone of our power grids, no technology company can provide the range of industry-specific specialization that Oracle can and no other company can provide it in the cloud today.”

“As the cloud transforms the way industries operate, our team works tirelessly to get our customers where they need to go next,” said Bob Weiler, executive vice president or Oracle’s Global Business Units. “Oracle Industry Connect provides a community of distinguished industry innovators to share ideas and collaborate on the path and solutions for their success.”

For more information about how Oracle is committed to empowering organizations through best-in-class, industry-specific business solutions, visit oracle.com/industries. To learn more about Oracle Industry Connect 2017, go to oracle.com/oracleindustryconnect.

Contact Info Katie Barron
Oracle Communications
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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EDM Group Automates Mortgage Property Risk with Progress

Progress Software News - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:00
EDM Group Automates Mortgage Property Risk with Progress
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Updated Plugin For Test Management with Jira

Inflectra News - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce the latest version of our plugin for SpiraTest that provides powerful test case management fully integrated with Atlassian Jira. Our powerful data-synchronization platform lets you integrate SpiraTest cloud hosted with Jira On-Demand as well as Jira Server providing seamless visibility across the software development and testing lifecycle.

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Turnip - Gherkin extension for RSpec

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:16
Turnip is an open source Ruby gem that provides a platform for acceptance tests by combining Gherkin, the language defined by the Cucumber Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) tool to express requirements, and RSpec, an open source BDD tool for Rub ...
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ezScrum

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:58
ezScrum is an open source project management tool for scrum.
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Artillery

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:53
Artillery is an open source modern, powerful and easy-to-use load testing toolkit. Use it to make your applications stay scalable, performant & resilient under high load. You can test complex applications with multistep scenarios on HTTP, WebSock ...
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5 Principles of Agile Testing & How Ranorex Fits In

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:39

Agile has changed the way we approach development and testing. At least it should. Release cycles are shorter, requirements change rapidly and quality standards are higher than they’ve ever been. To have the slightest chance at scoring a medal in the agile testing games, we’ve got to understand the rules of the game and get the right tools. So let’s get at it together.

I am trying to break down the requirements agile testing should meet on five basic principles. Based on these, I’ll show you the benefits we’ve experienced ourselves when using Ranorex for agile testing and how your team will also benefit from using Ranorex for agile test automation.

Fast feedback

Best case scenario: You test the full range of functionality for every single code change. When performing continuous testing, it’s essential that the whole development team gets immediate feedback on the executed tests. Therefore, an easy to access and easy to read reporting mechanism is indispensable. This is where our test reports step in. You can fully integrate the lightweight test executables of our test suites into any continuous integration systems and share the resulting easily understandable report files with the whole team to ensure a high level of transparency. Not fast enough? You can also get live feedback during test execution: Simply open the test report while the test still runs to see if any test cases have failed so far. The earlier you know, the faster you can react.

Progressive Report

High level of automation

Fact is that manual testing is slow, labor intensive, inconsistent and buggy. If you want to rapidly respond to changing requirements and constant code changes, a high-level of automation is absolutely essential. Next to basic unit tests, acceptance tests and integration tests are highly important to test the full range of functionality. To reduce time and increase quality, test automation has to be an integral part of the project from the beginning. You can use Ranorex Studio to automate your entire range of UI tests.

High Level of Automation

Low overhead

Sometimes, it make sense to create a simple throwaway test, which is used only in one specific sprint. In these cases, there’s neither time nor resources for a big setup. Using Ranorex Studio, you can easily automate such tests and integrate them in your existing test environment. The lightweight test automation projects of Ranorex result in executable files, which you can directly trigger from command line. The executable files inform you if the test has failed or succeeded. In addition a report file can provide detailed information about the test run. Perfect conditions to integrate into any continuous integration process.

Lightweight-Execution

Termination of testing roles

In an agile software development process, the whole team is responsible for quality. The borders between the traditional understanding of testers and developers blur. So, typical testers should be able to write unit tests or simple integration tests. In contrast, developers should also record UI tests. Using the broad set of tools ideal for all skill sets, you can set ideal conditions for developers and testers to work together on projects. Pick and choose – it’s up to you: Easily create script-free automated tests using the Ranorex Recorder, or quickly create and edit tests entirely in C# or VB.Net.

One Tool Different Skill Sets

Termination of testing phase

Finally in agile iteration cycles, there’s typically no time for a sequential processing of all testing levels (unit tests, integration tests, system tests, acceptance tests…). Therefore test automation has to be an integral part of the project from the beginning. As Ranorex Studio does not rely on dependencies, you can create test scenarios at any time. As soon as you know how the UI will look like, you can implement an automated test and refine the detailed paths of the repository elements as you go along.

UI Test Driven Approach

As a result we’ve seen, agile testing is based on a high level of test automation. To set the ideal conditions for your team, make sure to get a tool, or a set of tools, that enable you to directly integrate automated testing in your continuous delivery pipeline, ensure a high level of transparency and enable collaboration within your team.

See the benefits for yourself

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Open Source Security Provider Black Duck is the “Leader” in Independent Research Firm’s Assessment of Software Composition Analysis Providers

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:27
Open Source Security Provider Black Duck is the “Leader” in Independent Research Firm’s Assessment of Software Composition Analysis Providershleclair Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:27

Research Report: “developers use open source components as their foundation, creating applications using only 10% to 20% new code”

BURLINGTON, MA – Feb. 23, 2017 – Black Duck, the global leader in securing and managing open source software, was named the leader in The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis, Q1 2017, which was released today.

In Forrester’s comprehensive, 38-criteria evaluation of “the six (SCA) providers that matter most and how they stack up,” Black Duck was the only company placed in the Wave’s “leader” classification.

To assess the state of the SCA market, Forrester examined past research, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, and developed the evaluation criteria, which it grouped into three categories: current offering, strategy and market presence.

To address the market demand for more and better applications and to accelerate application development, developers “use open source components as their foundation, creating applications using only 10% to 20% new code,”¹ the Forrester report stated.

“Unfortunately, many of these (open source) components come with liabilities in their license agreements, and one out of every 16 open source download requests is for a component with a known vulnerability. To reduce these risks, security pros are turning to SCA tools,”² the Forrester report stated.

Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley said “being named the leader in Forrester’s software composition analysis evaluation is encouraging and is certainly how we think of ourselves. However, for those of us in the rapidly expanding open source ecosystem, probably the most significant element of this SCA Wave is Forrester’s point that ’developers use open source components as their foundation, creating applications using only 10% to 20% new code.’

Shipley said “the increasing global reliance on open source and its preeminence in application development increase the need for enterprises to deploy effective open source security vulnerability management tools. It is clear to us that the Forrester Wave report acknowledges the opportunity to reduce application security risk by securing and managing open source more effectively using SCA tools such as Black Duck’s,” Shipley said. 

To reduce application risk, according to the Forrester SCA Wave analysis, organizations are turning to SCA tools for the benefits of:

  • Gathering more information that helps identify and remediate vulnerabilities quickly
  • Automating scans to highlight license risk exposure
  • Flexible policy enforcement that increases alignment with business needs
  • Integrating products to support existing development processes

In its vendor profile, Forrester noted that Black Duck’s market-leading product, “boasts over 80 supported source code language formats, and it uses this strength to scan a broad range of developer preferences for both license risk management and vulnerability identification. Additionally, Black Duck provides an application bill of materials (BOM) for as long as users choose, and it monitors for any new open source vulnerabilities using vulnerability data that gets updated hourly. Users are notified of newly identified vulnerabilities in their BOM.

“Black Duck Software has very strong risk reporting and strong proactive vulnerability management capabilities, but its biggest differentiation comes from sound support for the fundamentals of license risk management, vulnerability identification, and policy management.”

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

Media Contacts:

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Brian Carter, Director of Strategic Communications
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¹ 2015 State of the Software Supply Chain Report: Hidden Speed Bumps on the Road to ‘Continuous,'" Sonatype

² 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain," Sonatype

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