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Progress Helps Global Construction Solutions Company COINS Build Data Profitability

Progress Software News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 13:00
Progress Helps Global Construction Solutions Company COINS Build Data Profitability
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MySQL May Newsletter - Register and Save for MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014

MySQL AB - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 01:59
Welcome to the MySQL Newsletter for May 2014. To bring more consistency and visibility to the technology- and solution-focused programs at Oracle OpenWorld, MySQL Connect is renamed MySQL Central @ OpenWorld. Registration is now open—you can get early bird savings with US$500 off the onsite price until July 18. Register now and take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Oracle's MySQL engineers and learn from your fellow MySQL users in the community.
Categories: Database, Vendor

Rapise 2.0 Now Available

Inflectra News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 01:00
We are pleased to announce the release of Rapise v2.0 that provides support for testing HTML5 applications, data-driven testing using ODBC databases as well as support for advanced AJAX web applications using the GWTExt and SmartGWT frameworks.
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Real performance analytics from Polarion ALM test drive server

Polarion Software - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 17:25
An analysis of our Polarion ALM Test Drive server shows some nice performance numbers.
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Ranorex Test Automation Guide 5.0 on Amazon Latest News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:44
The updated Ranorex Test Automation Guide (latest Release 5.0) is now available in the Amazon Store. Learn Ranorex from the beginning following the step by step instructions and get answers to questions like:
  • How to get started with the Ranorex tools?
  • What are the best practices for using the Ranorex Recorder approach?
  • When does scripting become advantageous?
  • What has to be considered when working in a team?
  • How to set up a test automation framework for a testing team?
The Test Automation Guide addresses both Ranorex beginners and advanced users who want to maximize the effectiveness of their test automation.

Buy your Ranorex book now on, or!

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When-Why-How to use the Hybrid model

Intland Blog - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 09:04
Plan with Waterfall, execute with Agile, and speed up the whole process. Hybrid model is mentioned as a marriage of Agile and Waterfall methods. At the first look it might seem that these two methods are fundamentally so different that
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Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 17:35
Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things using Node.js. It provides a simple, yet powerful way to create solutions that incorporate multiple, different hardware devices at the same time.
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Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 17:32
MySQL AUDIT Plugin is a MySQL plugin from McAfee providing audit capabilities for MySQL, designed with an emphasis on security and audit requirements. The plugin may be used as a standalone audit solution or configured to feed data to external mo ...
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Ranorex - Automated Testing Tool for Desktop, Web & Mobile Applications

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 17:29
Ranorex is a software testing tool that allows you perform functional testing on desktop, web or mobile applications. It supports many user interface (UI) technologies that includes Java, HTML, C#, Flex/Flash, Android, iOS and Silverlight. Read ...
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JNBridge Announces Support for Java 8 in New Releases

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 17:24
JNBridge announced the latest versions of its three products to support Java 8. Now available, JNBridgePro v7.2 and v3.2 of the JMS Adapters for BizTalk and .NET all enable seamless compatibility with Java 8, ensuring reduced development costs an ...
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Idera Announces New SQL Traffic Accelerator

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 17:23
Idera announced SQL Traffic Accelerator, a new product that accelerates and secures SQL Server traffic across the network. SQL Traffic Accelerator provides the following measurable benefits, enabling users to quantify results and reduce unnecess ...
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LiquidPlanner Closes $8 Million in Series B Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 16:02
LiquidPlanner has announced it has secured $8 million in Series B funding from TVC Capital, a San Diego based growth equity firm focused on investments in and acquisitions of software companies and software-enabled service firms. This round of fu ...
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Sequence-Point Coverage

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 3.03.48 PMWhen it comes to measuring the overall quality of your code, there are a variety of code coverage metrics you can use. Typically, each metric will follow a particular methodology for breaking code down into sections and then reporting on which of those sections were tested.  The methodology followed and the code coverage metrics subsequently reported, can produce significantly different results and have a meaningful impact on how you view your code and deploy your development resources.  This post is focused on sequence-point coverage, the base code coverage number used by NCover.

Understanding The Basics

In order to more fully understand sequence-point coverage, it is helpful to understand two more basic code coverage metrics, Line Coverage and Statement Coverage.

Line Coverage – The Most Basic Metric

Many coverage tools report line coverage, which is probably the most basic coverage metric. Line coverage simply measures whether a particular line of code was executed or not.

Below is an example of the results you might get when running a moderately complex bit of code.

    // Line Coverage
    bool SampleFunction() {
1     int i = 10;
2     if (i > 5) {
3       DoSomething(); DoSomethingElse();
4     return (i == GetMagicNumber()) ? ItWas10() : IsWasnt();     
    // 4 covered lines / 4 coverage points = 100% coverage

The greatest limitation of line coverage is that almost all code of any complexity will contain lines with more than one statement.  In these scenarios, line coverage can mask problems by overstating how well the code was tested.

Statement Coverage – Better, But Limited

Statement coverage is a slightly more specific metric which differentiates when multiple code statements are included on a single line of code.  With statement coverage you might see something like this:

    // Statement Coverage
    bool SampleFunction() {
1     int i = 10;
2     if (i > 5) {
3 4     DoSomething(); DoSomethingElse();
5     return (i == GetMagicNumber()) ? ItWas10() : IsWasnt();     
    // 5 covered statements / 5 coverage points = 100% coverage

In this scenario, statement coverage identifies the line of code with two statements and accounts for each statement when reporting the total coverage.  However, by looking at the last line of code you can see that although there were various nodes, or decision points, and the last case of “ItWasnt()” was not exercised, statement coverage still shows 100% coverage.

Sequence-Point Coverage - A Better Code Coverage Metric for .NET

It is important to understand what information your coverage tool is reporting. As you can see in the example of line coverage and statement coverage, both metrics reported 100% coverage even though not all of the code was being executed.  In both of these scenarios, the code coverage metric was too broad and did not highlight uncovered code.

Sequence-point goes a step further and differentiates between each point where the debugger is able to stop when single-stepping through a code file. NCover uses the compiler’s debug symbol database to provide this information, so it is guaranteed to provide the same points that the Visual Studio debugger will use when debugging.

With sequence point coverage, you should see the following, assuming GetMagicNumber() returns 10:

        // Statement Coverage
        bool SampleFunction() {
1         int i = 10;
2         if (i > 5) {
3 4         DoSomething(); DoSomethingElse();
8 5 6 7   return (i == GetMagicNumber()) ? ItWas10() : ItWasnt();     
        // 7 covered sequence points / 8 coverage points = 87.5% coverage

In this scenario, sequence-point coverage yields a code coverage metric of 87.5%, highlighting the fact that the “ItWasnt()” case was not executed and highlights the exact point that was not exercised.

As your code grows over time and becomes more complex, the need for a better code coverage metric is amplified.  By using sequence-point coverage as the base coverage metric, NCover ensures that you are generating code coverage results that are not only accurate but also useful as you maintain the overall health of your code base.

The post Sequence-Point Coverage appeared first on NCover.

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Morris Medical Monday: Polarion MedPack and Regulatory Compliance Part 3

Polarion Software - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:25
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Morris Medical MondayWelcome back to Morris Medical Monday: a weekly series for medical device development companies (and companies who are related to such companies), providing some useful information about Polarion solutions and Polarion extensions. Today we will continue on the subject of Polarion’s MedPack extension, […]
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.NET Code Coverage For Microsoft MVPs

NCover For .NET MVPsGreat applications are written by great developers and at NCover we support our .NET Microsoft MVPs and their .NET code coverage efforts.

All active MVPs are eligible for a free not-for-retail NCover Desktop license.  If you are .NET Microsoft MVP, you can request your NCover Desktop license here.

NCover for .NET Code Coverage

NCover Desktop is an essential tool in helping developers with .NET code coverage by allowing them to find where they can improve their tests, and their code, as early in the development cycle as possible. Effective tests are critical for delivering high quality code, reducing risks and maintenance costs, and increasing customer satisfaction. NCover Desktop includes an integrated Visual Studio code coverage tool and test runner, Bolt.

Whether you are viewing the meticulously designed projects overview page, the trend graph, or the easy to understand branch visualization, NCover is designed to help you understand and take action on your code coverage data. Quickly spot build quality issues with the multicolored trend graph. Use branch visualization to pinpoint the exact line of code that is unnecessarily complicating your code. Search your source code from every build to every method, making sure every line is up to your Microsoft MVP standards and that your code is as world-class as your development goals.

The post .NET Code Coverage For Microsoft MVPs appeared first on NCover.

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GWT 2.6.1 is here!

Google Web Toolkit Blog - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 08:35
Today we are excited to announce the GWT 2.6.1 release.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, especially our non-Google open source contributors.
For a quick run-down of changes since GWT 2.6.0, read the release notes.
The release is available for download here or on maven central.
If you find any issues with this release, please file a bug in our issue tracker.
- GWT Team
Categories: Java, Open Source, Vendor

Kanban the Polarion Way (Part 1) – What is “Kanban”?

Polarion Software - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:44
In the first of a 2-part series, Senior Software Engineer Stepan Roh outlines the basics of the Kanban methodology.
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The Latest Legal Developments in Open Source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:30

Open source software (OSS) has become a fundamental part of the IT infrastructure of virtually all companies. Such criticality naturally gives rise to legal issues as organizations protect their own interests in the context the sharing inherent with open source.

Recently there has been a shift from enforcement activity by non-profits to commercial entities with two lawsuits which enforce the GPLv2 being filed by commercial  companies in 2013. One of the lawsuits involves GPLv2 licensed code im a commercial product and has broader impacts for both commercial and open source  companies. Patent activity around open source has continued apace and contribution agreements are getting more attention as companies evolve from consuming open source to contribution back.

This webinar, presented by Black Duck with Karen Copenhaver, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation and Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI), will review:

  • The rise in importance of open source for commercial entities
  • Explain the lastest developments for OSS licenses, patents and contributor agreements.
  • What to look out for in the open source legal sphere during 2014.
Register Now
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Big Data: A False Hope or Real Value to Business?

Intland Blog - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:37
The Internet of Things is all about high technology gadgets, connecting the real world to the digital world through sensory data, – the demand for such products is driving the exponential growth of structured and unstructured data – Big Data.
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QASymphony Unveils 3 Tiers of Software Testing Tools

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:28
QASymphony has formally announced a major new update to its qTest test management platform. This update provides extensive integration capabilities through the formal release of its APIs, support for test automation tools such as Selenium and tes ...
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