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New Zephyr Product Releases to Support JIRA 7

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 16:17
Zephyr has announced the support for Atlassian products with several product announcements which include the support of the newly released 7.0 versions of JIRA Software, JIRA Core and JIRA Service Desk as well as Add-ons for Bamboo and HipChat in ...
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MariaDB Offers Hybrid Cloud Database for Microsoft Azure

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 16:05
MariaDB has announced that MariaDB Enterprise Cluster with MaxScale is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The highly scalable solution is based on MariaDB Enterprise and Galera Cluster and is integrated with MariaDB MaxScale. It ha ...
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Atollic Launches Free TrueSTUDIO C/C++ IDE

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:51
Atollic has announced the launch of the new TrueSTUDIO Lite, a completely free, commercial-quality IDE without code-size or device usage limitations. This gives the ARM development community a high-quality, free-of-charge tool that everyone can s ...
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Komodo IDE 9.3 Streamlines Developer WorkFlow

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:49
ActiveState has announced the newest Komodo IDE, focusing on a clean, integrated developer workflow. Komodo IDE 9.3 also continues its strong support for multiple languages, increasing developer productivity by allowing developers to code in thei ...
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Atlassian Files Registration Statement for IPO

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:44
Atlassian has announced it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A ordinary shares.
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Augmented Types

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 16:10
Augmented Types is a PHP extension that enforces PHPDoc-style type annotations at runtime. It is compatible with opcode cachers and allows for selective enforcement of function type annotations, enabling incremental gains in type safety with a mi ...
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DbFit

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 16:08
DbFit is an open source tool for Test-driven database development. You can write readable, easy-to-maintain unit and integration tests for your database code.
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.NET Community Leaders

Our community is filled with wonderful teachers that continue to enhance each .NET developer with their wisdom. Check out these two .NET community leaders helping shape the future of our community.

Christian Nagel

Christian NagelChristian is passionate about learning anything new, and loves to support others by sharing his knowledge.  Christian started as a technical reviewer for COM/ATL books and then began writing his own technical manuals in the early days of .NET. His first book published was Professional C#, the first edition available with Beta 2 of .NET 1.0.

He started the COM User Group Austria in Vienna in 1997, which later became .NET User Group Austria. Because of his immense experience, Christian was contacted to help start other user groups in Austria. Christian also founded INETA Europe (International .NET Association) a non-profit organization supporting Microsoft developer user groups. Christian runs his own company, CN Innovation. He offers training, coaching and consulting for software developers and architects with Microsoft technologies.

Follow his latest innovations on his blog or on Twitter @ChristianNagel.

Donma Hsu

ncover_mvp_donma_hsuAt the insistence of many senior experts, Donma Hsu actively started participating in technical community activities in 2010. At first, he focused on Silverlight as his expertise and now he puts more energy into C#. As a blogger and participant in Microsoft events, Donma reaches many people who share his technical interest, continuing to build and cultivate strong relationships. He was recognized as an MVP in 2011 because of his continuing efforts and selfless sharing.

Donma is a developer experience designer at Heeyuki Co, Ltd. specializing in Arduino human-machine interface. In addition, he utilizes rich experience in Web application development and enterprise system and platform architecture development. Donma has developed a Windows Phone app, inspired by a fun app in illustrated Chinese which provides suggestions for daily life decisions. He used this idea to develop a calendar for IT pros and developers to make their daily technical decisions. Check out his app, and follow his latest projects on his blog.

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NCover 5.2 Release

ncover_5_2The NCover development and support teams have been working hard gathering your feedback, listening to your input and making several important enhancements to NCover. We have a few more exciting things around the corner, but we did not want to wait on getting these improvements into your hands. A special thanks to everyone on the team who burned the midnight oil to get this release out!

We strongly encourage all NCover users to upgrade immediately to version 5.2 as this release touches our entire product line. Remember, if you have an active support agreement there is no charge for this upgrade. If your auto-update alert has not already notified you, simply check for a new update from within the NCover GUI and initiate the update process.

We have full release notes for version 5.2 but here are a few of the key highlights:

NCover Visual Studio Extension Improvements

We have made a variety of improvements to ensure that your collection and usage of code coverage metrics is more reliable and more responsive from within Visual Studio.  This includes improved handling of conditions, improvements to the responsiveness and interaction of the menu system, compatibility with 4.0 CLR and updated logic for project management.

NCover Improvements

Both Desktop and Code Central users will also benefit from version 5.2.  Several key improvements were made around Code Central and Collector synchronization, the Detailed Method report, the collection of static analysis, the collection and aggregation of code coverage data and the management of automatic merging.

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SpiraPlan Listed on SoftwareAdvice for Agile Project Management

Inflectra News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce that SpiraPlan has been added to SoftwareAdvice in the Project Management category.

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Fast Assert

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 17:37
Fast assert is an open source php extension that provides a nice way of making Assertions in php. It provides facilities for making various assertions using clean function-chaining syntax without having to pay any performance costs. For compariso ...
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Postman

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 17:35
Postman is a powerful API open source testing and development suite and a must-have tool for many developers. Postman is used by more than 1.5 million developers around the world, and this number is rapidly growing. Postman is aiming to help deve ...
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Oracle Utilities Operations Mobile Application Provides On-Demand Resource to Aid Utilities’ Field Workforces During Weather-Related Challenges

Oracle Database News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 20:44
Press Release Oracle Utilities Operations Mobile Application Provides On-Demand Resource to Aid Utilities’ Field Workforces During Weather-Related Challenges Oracle Utilities application helps field crews get faster access to the tools, system, and processes to immediately begin damage assessment and service restoration work

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 4, 2015

A broad range of market factors, from historic-level weather events to increasing consumer expectations, are leading regulators and customers to demand improved service from their utilities. This heightened expectation requires utilities to make changes across business processes, from supporting consumers with new and mobile customer experience to improving field response during outages and other unplanned events. To meet this need, Oracle Utilities introduced Oracle Utilities Operations Mobile Application, a mobile device application that field workers can access on demand and use to address cost, speed, and information accuracy challenges of grid and outage-related field work.

In its initial release, Oracle Utilities Operations Mobile Application, a component of Oracle Utilities Network Management System, enables electronic data capture to help mobile crews improve damage assessment and manage and report back to dispatch and back-office systems regarding non-outage, unplanned events such as road closures and tree-down events. Via a wireless and on-demand “download and go” approach, field crews get faster access to the tools, system, and processes they need to immediately commence damage assessment and service restoration work, and the application supports the most common mobile devices they might bring into the field.

“During weather-related outages—which cause significant and complex operational challenges—many utilities need a way to improve the speed with which they can assess damage and restore service to their customers,” said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. “Oracle Utilities Operations Mobile Application provides utilities with improved flow of information from the field to dispatch and the control center—as they can send and share information directly from a mobile device—increasing the speed and accuracy of status updates to customers.”

Utilities can use the mobile application to eliminate emergency response crews’ idle time, including mutual aid teams that utilities rely on heavily during severe storms. With this resource, utilities using Oracle Utilities Network Management System can provide any of their field workers—contractors, mutual aid and loaned crews, and employees—with electronic access to grid workflow, forms, and information tools on a wide range of mobile devices. The solution also allows for faster dispatch of personnel and integration of field crews into work, as well as quicker damage assessment, restoration, and grid maintenance processes.

By managing field and grid processes through an end user self-install and intuitive application, Oracle Utilities Operations Mobile Application also enables utilities to avoid the cost and complexity of enterprise mobile systems geared more toward routine and repetitive work.

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Oracle Delivers New Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Oracle Database News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 19:40
Press Release Oracle Delivers New Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 4, 2015

Available today, the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8 is the latest in the X5 family of engineered systems. Oracle Exadata integrates hardware and software to deliver the highest performance database deployments at the lowest cost. Each Oracle Exadata X5-8 system offers up to 576 CPU cores, more than 1.3 petabytes of disk storage or 180 terabytes of ultra fast PCIe flash, and up to 24 terabytes of memory.

Oracle Exadata X5-8 is ideal for in-memory databases, large data warehouses, or demanding OLTP workloads. The high compute, storage and memory capacity of the Oracle Exadata X5-8 is designed for large-scale private cloud database initiatives, enabling large numbers of databases with varied workloads to be consolidated onto a single Exadata system, resulting in greatly reduced operational and management costs.

“Oracle Exadata X5-8 is an ideal platform for database cloud deployments as well as in-memory analytics, OLTP and mixed workloads,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “For the last several years, Oracle Exadata has been the platform of choice for running mission critical Oracle databases at thousands of customers, and X5-8 extends this value proposition.”

Key features of this hardware release include:

New Database Server: X5-8 updates the 8-socket database servers to use the latest and fastest eighteen-core Intel E7-8895 v3 processors, for a total of 144 cores per database server. The extra cores and updated architecture increase performance up to 25 percent. 

Double Storage Server Capacity: High Capacity Storage Servers included in X5-8 Oracle Exadata Database Machines use 8TB SAS3 disk drives, doubling storage capacity over the prior X4-8 generation. 

Oracle Exadata systems feature unique software capabilities that dramatically accelerate database performance and reduce cost. Oracle Exadata X5-8 ships with the latest Oracle Exadata software release (12.1.2.2.0) that provides the following new capabilities:

  • IPv6 support for Ethernet networks
  • Simpler management and better security using ExaCLI
  • Improved Exadata storage statistics in AWR reports
  • Reverse offload improvements
  • Robustness and availability improvements

Oracle Exadata X5-8 is the new companion model to Oracle Exadata X5-2 and incorporates the same storage and networking capabilities of Oracle Exadata X5-2. Storage and compute can be elastically configured and expanded one server at a time to provide granular on-demand expansion at a lower cost. Elastic configurations enable customized Oracle Exadata Database Machines, such as Oracle Database In-Memory optimized systems or all-flash OLTP systems. Capacity-on-Demand pricing of the database software and the availability of Oracle VM virtualization enable additional flexibility, security and savings. Additionally, the new Oracle Exadata software supports previous-generation Oracle Exadata hardware systems and also supports both Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 databases.

Oracle Exadata systems provide customers with a cost-effective database consolidation platform delivered within their enterprise or in the Oracle Cloud. The combination of both on-premises and public cloud capabilities provides enterprises with the maximum flexibility in where to develop and run production database workloads all managed through a single pane of glass with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

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Hope You Enjoyed Medconf 2015 Alongside Polarion Software

Polarion Software - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 17:42
A few weeks ago I wrote about an upcoming medical conference called Medconf. Together with Sven Wittorf one of our Partners from Medsoto.
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Open Source Software Security – Risk, Rewards and Regulation

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 16:00
Webinar

In this webinar, Black Duck Software, Thomas Eggar LLP and Control Risks review the role of open source in IT security and the applications and data under threat. It compares the risks and rewards of developing with and deploying open source in today’s hostile IT landscape, in particular as part of today’s multi-sourced IT supply chain. It explores the parallel threads of open source governance for IP protection and for application security. Finally, the webinar examines the role of government regulation in enhancing enterprise security, privacy and confidentiality, and also the potential (unintended) side-effects of regulation upon today’s software ecosystem.

Panel discussion on Open Source Software Security, featuring:

  • Daniel Hedley, Associate at Thomas Eggar LLP 
  • Oliver Fairbank, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at Control Risks
  • Bill Weinberg, Senior Director of Open Source Strategy at Black Duck Software (@LinuxPundit)

 

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New Progress OpenEdge + Mobility Release Readies Customers and Partners for the Digital Age

Progress Software News - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:02
New Progress OpenEdge + Mobility Release Readies Customers and Partners for the Digital Age
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Oracle Data Cloud Launches Validated Demographics Audiences, Offering Age and Gender Targeting with up to Twice the Accuracy of Industry Benchmarks

Oracle Database News - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 21:31
Press Release Oracle Data Cloud Launches Validated Demographics Audiences, Offering Age and Gender Targeting with up to Twice the Accuracy of Industry Benchmarks New Audiences Leverage Advanced Data Science to Combine the Best of Bluekai, Datalogix and Third-Party Data Across Over 200MM Cookies

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 3, 2015

The Oracle Data Cloud today launched “Validated Demographics,” age and gender targeting across an audience of over 200MM unique IDs with up to twice the precision of age and gender benchmarks, per the industry-wide campaign norms tracked by Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings and comScore’s Validated Campaign Essentials (vCE).[1]

“Too many digital impressions are served to the wrong demographic target,” said Eric Roza, Senior Vice President of the Oracle Data Cloud. “Validated Demographics helps eliminate waste by applying advanced Data Science across a range of different data sources to provide age and gender data that’s up to twice as accurate at unprecedented scale on both desktop and mobile devices.”

“When it comes to reaching the right audiences, balancing both scale and precision presents an ongoing challenge for advertisers and agencies,” said Mark Donovan, CMO of comScore. “Oracle’s Validated Demographics is a welcome addition to the marketer’s tool box that can enable smarter decision-making during the pre-bid process to drive improved campaign accuracy and ROI.”

Validated Demographics are drawn from the robust combined data assets of BlueKai, Datalogix, and third-party data partners, using a variety of verification methodologies, such as comScore vCE, to help ensure quality and measurability. “Validated Demographics – Max Precision” audiences offer Oracle Data Cloud’s highest level of age and gender targeting accuracy, and “Validated Demographics – Max Scale” audiences offer high

“AOL leads the industry in helping advertisers find and reach the best audiences for their campaigns across devices and channels using our ONE by AOL platform,” said Rob Finora, Vice President, Business & Partner Development, AOL Platforms. “Oracle’s Validated Demographics provides ONE by AOL with access to high-quality data that raises the bar on age and gender accuracy at scale, and we are very pleased to make it available to our clients.”

Validated Demographics are available today across over 200 of the largest media platforms and via Oracle’s Audience Data Marketplace. For more information, contact The Data Hotline at www.orcacle.com/thedatahotline.

[1] Accuracy metrics based on comparison of “Validated Demographics – Max Precision” audiences against comparable audience norms drawn from comScore vCE online interface and published Nielsen benchmark reports.

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SmartBear Redefines How Functional and Performance Testing is Done

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 18:59
SmartBear Software has announced a new version of TestComplete that redefines how functional and performance testing is done with script reuse. One of the world’s most recognized automated testing tools, TestComplete is now integrated with ...
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R Consortium Awards Grant to Advance R Programming Language

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 18:43
The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and open source foundation to support the R user community, announced it is awarding its first grant to advance the infrastructure supporting the R programming language. Led by the R Cons ...
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