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CAST Makes Software Measurement Customizable

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:06
CAST announced an update to its Application Intelligence Platform (AIP). AIP 7.3 makes measuring software quality across an organization's application portfolio more automated, informative, and customizable.
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Introducing Ranorex 5.2

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:37
We are pleased to announce that Ranorex 5.2 is now available for download!
This latest release considerably extends the object recognition capabilities of Ranorex for desktop, web and mobile application testing: out-of-the-box test automation for Qt applications on the desktop and in web environments as well as a lot of newly supported web development frameworks… and of course full support for iOS 8.

In addition to the newly supported technologies, the out-of-the-box robustness of the Ranorex Recorder has been dramatically improved.

Finally, the release Ranorex 5.2 introduces more smart and flexible custom actions, which means that different argument types for user code actions are possible. This is especially interesting as you can now pass repository items to user code actions – this of course enables powerful possibilities like providing a framework for smart test actions, defining generic technology independent get/set value actions, combining several related actions into one user code action, implementing complex validations and more!

For an overview of all the new features, check out the release notes .



Upgrade for free with your valid subscription (You'll find a direct download link to the latest version of Ranorex on the Ranorex Studio start page.) Newly Supported Web Development Frameworks With Ranorex 5.2, the support for many new web development frameworks has been added (Yahoo User Interface Library, jQuery, ASP.net, GWT, MS Dynamics CRM, ExtJS, Sencha, Ozone Widget, etc.). This brings web object recognition to the next level!
Out-Of-The-Box Support for Qt Full support for Qt for both the web and desktop environment is now part of Ranorex object recognition.  Start your out-of-the-box Qt testing now .
Even Smarter Custom Actions Ranorex 5.2 introduces new parameter types for user code actions including repository items. There are so many potential uses, for example building up a whole generic test automation library that you can use in your test automation team or in performing complex validations. Think of the possibilities!  Learn more about smart custom actions .
Full Support of iOS 8.1 Ranorex 5.2 comes with full support for Apple’s brand new mobile operating system. Save time by automating your iOS 8 apps .
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Tezza Becomes Inflectra's Newest Partner in Africa

Inflectra News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
We are pleased to announce that Tezza Business Solutions has joined the Inflectra certified solution partner network to offer Inflectra products to its customers in both East and West Africa.
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Morris Medical Monday: Work Item type ‘Feedback’ in Polarion’s MedPack Extension

Polarion Software - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:19
Polarion Consultant Daniel Morris continues an in-depth look at Work Item types in Polarion's MedPack solution for medical device developers.
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Reaching 360° Traceability for High Quality Software and Hardware Projects

Intland Blog - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:11
Traceability is instrumental in achieving compliance in both hardware and software development, especially in safety-critical industries such as health care and the automotive industry. Maintaining traceability is more and more challenging with the increasing complexity of software and hardware systems.
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VisibleThread Docs 2.11 – Now available for download

VisibleThread - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:27

Eoin here, VisibleThread head of engineering and support. Our new 2.11 release is now available and ready for download for on-premise customers. This release is already live for cloud customers. I wanted to give you a quick summary of what’s new in this release. For a complete list of what’s new, download the 2.11 Release Notes PDF.

We have listened to feedback from our customers, and used it to improve the compliance features in VisibleThread Docs.

The highlights include:

  • Better, more complete Compliance Matrix Generation
  • Enhanced Discovery & Gap analysis, featuring filters & groups
  • Ability to re-order documents in folders
  • Completely re-written help documentation, usability enhancements and over 20+ bug fixes

For on-premise customers: to get access to the release check out the support forum entry support.visiblethread.com/entries/60991715-VisibleThread-for-Docs-2-11-released-Oct-2014-It tells you how to update your installation and the mechanics of getting 2.11

Better, more complete Compliance Matrix Generation

VisibleThread for Docs 2.10 does a good job of generating a starter compliance matrix, and its one of the most heavily used features of the product. We received lots of great feedback about this feature from users, and have incorporated a lot of this into our new 2.11 release:

  • You now  get a full extract of all content, not just content with keywords,
  • The reference or section heading is extracted for PDF docs,
  • Lists of items are now fully output, so patterns like ‘The contractor will      provide:’ followed by a list is handled and output into the matrix,
  • It is using a better Excel format more suitable for and specific to compliance matrices.
  • There is now a dedicated button to generate Compliance Matrices in the UI. Use this rather than the old approach of exporting to Excel.
Enhanced Discovery - Better Compliance & Gap analysis

In 2.10, we had a single word noun discovery view for docs and folders. That worked well for acronyms, and extracting single word concepts like ‘security’, but it wasn’t able to handle multi-word concepts (referred to as ‘noun phrases’) such as;

“Liquidated damages”,

“ISO 9000”,

“Archive Data Policy”.

In 2.11 we have completely re-designed VisibleThread Discovery. Now, VisibleThread will flag multi-word concepts automatically and group them into major themes or topics. This new capability has numerous business use cases, including:

  • Verify that proposals are non-aligned with solicitation language
  • Verify that your proposal is non-compliant and doesn’t cater for critical requirements from L&M
  • Verify that a brand reference is consistent across multiple documents
  • Quickly identify risky content that may trip you up at program delivery phase.
  • Quickly identify the major themes in any document

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Version 2.11 has more new capability and a fully rewritten help file. For a complete list of what’s new download the 2.11 Release Notes PDF.

Need more information, have some questions?

No problem, email us at support@visiblethread.com and we will be happy to help!

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Oracle Expands Data Integration Portfolio with Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Expands Data Integration Portfolio with Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12cNew product helps customers with big data governance needsREDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – October 20, 2014News Summary

In today’s data-driven business landscape, organizations need to easily and cost-effectively manage an exponentially increasing amount of information being created both inside and outside the company. Governing and managing this vast influx of data is important to ensure it is securely stored and accessible both in the cloud and on premises. The new Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, part of the Oracle Data Integration portfolio, helps customers meet these challenges and leverage their data to improve IT productivity and performance, lower costs, and deliver tangible business results.

News Facts Oracle has expanded its Oracle Data Integration portfolio with the addition of Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, a comprehensive platform that helps reduce compliance risks and ensure the success of governance programs within organizations by providing much-needed business and data transparency. A key component of Oracle’s big data governance solution, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c together with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, Oracle Big Data SQL, and Oracle Database security solutions enables organizations to manage and control all aspects of data stewardship, lifecycle management, data protection, auditing, security, and compliance. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c helps organizations govern all of their enterprise data, including structured and unstructured data, across Oracle and third-party data integration, database, and business analytics platforms. It also includes a powerful business glossary—a critical component for linking business-friendly terminology to the operational metadata that drives data flows across enterprise systems such as Apache Hadoop, ERP applications, data warehouses, and semistructured data used for big data discovery. With Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, customers can benefit from: Data lifecycle management. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c offers customers full access to track data and metadata lifecycles across the third-party and Oracle Data Integration and Oracle Business Analytics platforms. As a result, customers can now increase their security and audit measures to finer granularity from report to source, track lineage, and perform impact analysis. Harvesting and integrating third-party metadata. The new solution delivers transparency and analysis across third-party business intelligence, data integration, and database technologies. Customers are no longer bound to metadata analysis within their product stack and can apply metadata management across their full data management platform. Data governance, stewardship, and standardization. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c fosters stewardship collaboration through feedback and comment review boards, multimedia attachments, annotations, and tagging. The solution also offers semantic lineage via a business glossary. Big data transparency. Combined with Oracle Data Integrator’s extensive support for big data standards, including Apache Sqoop, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c brings data transparency even in big data stores and reservoirs. Nearly 4,000 customers spanning several industries are using Oracle Data Integration to improve IT productivity and performance and lower costs in order to drive their businesses forward. Oracle Data Integration is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, the leading digital business platform for the cloud.Supporting Quotes “Data management is becoming increasingly complex and time-consuming for organizations, as data travels through a bewildering sequence of platforms and technologies in its lifecycle,” said Brad Adelberg, vice president of development at Oracle. “By providing the transparency into this data lifecycle, not just within Oracle but also across other widely used platforms, we’re helping customers easily and cost-effectively manage and govern their many streams of data. Furthermore, we’re enabling them to leverage their data, along with the latest technologies such as cloud, big data, and business analytics, to reduce risks and produce real business results.” “A comprehensive enterprise data management strategy is paramount to an organization’s ability to use its data to drive actionable results, whether that means improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, or improving governance,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, application development and deployment at IDC. “With Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, Oracle becomes one of the few enterprise vendors that takes seriously the central role of metadata in managing systems.” Supporting Resources Oracle Data Integration Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c Data Sheet Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Big Data Register for the Oracle Big Data Governance Webcast Connect with Oracle Data Integration via Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedInAbout 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 www.oracle.com.

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Contact Info

Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5127
drew.smith@blancandotus.com

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Reaching 360° Traceability for High Quality Software and Hardware Projects

Intland Blog - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00
Traceability is instrumental in achieving compliance in both hardware and software development, especially in safety-critical industries such as health care and the automotive industry. Maintaining traceability is more and more challenging with the increasing complexity of software and hardware systems.
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Polarion to Present at IEEE Embedded Systems Workshop

Polarion Software - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:26
Polarion's Director of Technical Services David Merrill is invited to deliver a presentation at the IEEE Embedded Systems Workshop hosted by Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan USA.
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Legal Seminar with Allen & Overy Luxembourg

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:53

Open Source Software – Balancing innovation with legal compliance Open source software (OSS) is everywhere and, given the potential benefits it can deliver, it’s not difficult to see why. However, as OSS use is increasing, so is the challenge to manage, control and ensure compliance.    During this seminar, Stefan Just, Managing Director EMEA at Black Duck and Gary Cywie, IP/TMT Counsel at Allen & Overy cover an introduction to OSS, the legal impact and challenges of OSS licenses and the potential issues companies can encounter (such as infringement of license terms, loss of trade secrets and security vulnerabilities). The seminar is relevant for all legal, compliance, audit, IT and finance professionals within your organisation, feel free to forward this invite to them.    There is no cost for this event!   Address: Allen & Overy, 33 avenue J.F. Kennedy

Time: Registration & breakfast begin at 8:30am
 

Event Dates:  Tuesday, November 25, 2014 SF Campaign ID:  70160000000opT2 Lead Segment:  License
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Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of Your Retrospectives

Intland Blog - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:59
Retrospectives are short meetings held by project teams (not necessarily, but more often than not, working under the Agile framework) at the end of each project or process, whether it’s just an iteration or an entire release. The aim of
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Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of Your Retrospectives

Intland Blog - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:10
Retrospectives are short meetings held by project teams (not necessarily, but more often than not, working under the Agile framework) at the end of each project or process, whether it’s just an iteration or an entire release. The aim of
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DATIS to Provide European Spira Hosting

Inflectra News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
Our partner PTA DATIS has just released a new service for hosting SpiraTest and SpiraTeam for customers in the European Union (EU). Customers looking for an EU-based hosting solution can learn more about the options at http://www.spirateam.de/
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Vector Software Offers Integration with Jama Software

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:47
Vector Software, a provider of software solutions for embedded software quality, has announced integration today with Jama. This collaboration helps engineering and QA professionals boost software quality by using the VectorCAST™ test tool ...
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Microsoft Test Automation Workshop Powered by Ranorex and profi.com

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:33
Learn more about test automation using Ranorex in combination with Microsoft tools.



Interested in this three-day German-speaking intensive workshop?
For all the details, please have a look at the workshop info flyer…
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Securitas Direct Will Be Able to Manage up to 100 Million Verisure Alarm Signals Per Day with Oracle Internet of Things Solution

Oracle Database News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:00
Securitas Direct Will Be Able to Manage up to 100 Million Verisure Alarm Signals Per Day with Oracle Internet of Things SolutionOracle technology helps Securitas Direct improve service quality and diversify offerings by increasing speed and capacity at its processing center
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – October 16, 2014Summary

Securitas Direct, a leading supplier of safety and security solutions in Spain, Europe, and Latin America, has chosen Oracle hardware and software as the backbone for its main connections and processing signals center. With the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Securitas Direct will be able to strengthen the quality of service, speed time to market for new products and services, and deliver an improved experience for its business and residential customers. The Oracle solution will allow Securitas Direct to manage as many as 100 million signals per day from different security devices. With Oracle, Securitas Direct migrated its legacy system to a scalable, integrated platform that can handle massive amounts of device data transforming it to immediate business value while providing centralized monitoring services from a hub in Spain to countries including Brazil, Chile, France, Italy, Peru, and Portugal.

New Facts Continuing its commitment to deliver the most innovative solutions for alarms and intelligent applications, Securitas Direct introduced the Verisure system, which enables customers to monitor security remotely via mobile applications. In order to develop the Verisure system and support future products and services related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart-home systems, Securitas Direct needed an integrated monitoring platform that could manage an increasing amount of data and communications originating from installed security equipment devices. With Oracle’s technology, the system can handle an exponential increase in recurrent communications between the alarm devices and the central monitoring hub. Using Oracle technology and services, Securitas Direct can scale to manage as many as 100 million signals per day from different security devices. With this next-generation platform, corporate centers from seven countries can obtain service through the systems that support the Central Monitoring Station. The new solution currently processes more than 2 million device alarm signals per day. By implementing the Oracle solutions, Securitas Direct has been able to reduce system latency of the alarm signal to response timeto mere seconds, while also improving the efficiency of the signals management system. Oracle’s technology will support Securitas Direct’s future business growth. Additionally, it will also help strengthen the quality of service for Securitas Direct’s home and business clients. Technical Description of the Oracle Solution Securitas Direct uses a wide range of Oracle technology, including Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle’s Sun x86 systems, and Oracle VM running on Oracle Linux. Specifically, the technology includes Oracle Database; Oracle SOA Suite; Oracle Event Processing; Oracle WebLogic Server 12c; Oracle Coherence 12c; Oracle JRockit Real Time; Java Platform, Enterprise Edition; Oracle VM for x86; and Oracle Linux. Using Oracle Fusion Middleware—Oracle Event Processing, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, and Oracle Coherence—the company has been able to shorten the time to market for applications and services. For example, by analyzing the events that occur at home, such as movement detection and power failure, Securitas Direct has been able to speed response times to customer demands for new security features. With the implementation, the company also has improved the response time when an alert is received. Additionally, the solution has facilitated the launch of new products related to the Internet of Things and improved time to market for products and services in the new countries where the company operates. Securitas Direct replaced the previous solution with Oracle technology in two phases. First, the middleware base was created, and then the services were migrated one by one from the legacy system to the new platform without any interruption in service. With Oracle SOA Suite, Securitas Direct has been able to improve the customer experience for the services already provided to homeowners and businesses by making it possible for them to configure security remotely through mobile applications. Securitas Direct received the 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation: Service-Oriented-Architecture at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Supporting Quote “Oracle solutions have helped us deliver on our commitment to providing the highest quality of service, ensuring the best experience for our customers, both homes and businesses, and getting into new areas with a time to market three times faster than before,” said David Martínez Álvarez, M2M platform manager, Securitas Direct España.Supporting Resources About Securitas Direct Join the Oracle SOA Suite communities on Facebook and Twitter Learn more about Oracle IoT solutions and follow us on 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 www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Info

Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5127
drew.smith@blancandotus.com

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Axosoft Scrum

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:34
Axosoft Scrum has the features Scrum teams need to collaborate better and ship software faster. its core tracking features help you record and manage key details. You can break down your backlog and organize user stories into short iterations. It ...
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Oracle Recognizes Marketing All-Stars at the 2014 Markie Awards

Oracle Database News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:00
Oracle Recognizes Marketing All-Stars at the 2014 Markie AwardsAwards honor modern marketing excellence in 12 categories including the new Best Cross-Channel Marketing Program Modern Marketing Experience Europe, London, England – October 16, 2014News Summary

In today’s rapidly changing digital world marketers are faced with a host of new challenges when trying to build personalized relationships between ideal customers and brands. The 2014 Markie Awards recognize marketers who are overcoming these challenges and demonstrating leadership in their respective industries with creative, innovative, and effective campaigns that successfully utilize modern marketing techniques to deliver revenue to their companies’ bottom lines.

News Facts To promote best practices and celebrate the accomplishments of modern marketers in an ever-evolving industry, Oracle has announced the winners of the 2014 Markie Awards. Now in its eighth year, the Markie Awards is an annual event that recognizes outstanding achievements in marketing across 12 categories. This year, the European and North American Markie Awards were presented during Modern Marketing Experience Europe, presented by Oracle, in London, England, October 14–16. The 2014 Markie Awards featured several new categories to reflect the evolving marketing landscape, including: Best Cross-Channel Marketing Program, Best Data Orchestration, Best IT-Marketing Collaboration, Best Social Campaign, and Content Is King. The Markie Awards recognized top companies and leaders for creative, innovative, and effective modern marketing campaigns that delivered increased engagement, conversation, and ROI.Winners of the 2014 Markie Awards include: Best Cross-Channel Marketing Program: Tivoli Best Data Orchestration: FIS Best International Campaign: Exact Software Best IT-Marketing Collaboration: Rautaruukki Best Lead Nurturing Program: Cetera Financial Group Best Social Campaign: Marriott Rewards Content Is King: PetRelocation Extraordinary Email: B&Q Integration Innovation: Platts Metrics That Matter: AGCO Corporation Modern Marketing Leader of the Year: Lynn Lucas, Good Technology Most Creative Marketing Campaign: Thermo Fisher ScientificSupporting Quote “In what has proven to be yet another impressive year for marketers, it is remarkable to see what this group has been able to achieve,” said Kevin Akeroyd, general manager, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “Our winners for 2014 are setting the bar high, fully leveraging the most innovative marketing technologies to create customer-centric campaigns that deliver increased engagement, conversation, and ROI. Oracle is proud to recognize our winners for their outstanding achievements and their dedication to modern marketing.”Supporting Resources 2014 Markie Awards Modern Marketing Experience Europe Oracle Marketing Cloud Oracle Modern Marketing Blog Oracle Marketing Cloud Twitter Oracle Marketing Cloud LinkedInAbout 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 oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Jessica Elkus
Oracle

+1.415.278.5410
jessica.elkus@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

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JxDocument - Enrich your Java App with all the benefits from PDF documents!

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:50
TeamDev announces the release of JxDocument — a brand new product, designed to make displaying PDF documents in Java apps as easy as a pie.
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Improve Product and Software Development by Integrating ALM and PLM (Part 1 of 4)

Polarion Software - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:32
Are you ready for a future (already here?) where software is a major innovation factor in product development? Polarion SVP Stefano Rizzo's new 4-part guide can help you get moving in the right direction.
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