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Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:13
Mercury is a truly open source modular frontend framework.
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Collecting Coverage from the Command Line for IIS

Collecting Coverage from the Command Line for IIS

command_line_iisWe recently hosted a webinar covering the basic steps for profiling IIS and web applications using NCover.  The session was very well attended and one question that was raised repeatedly by attendees was: “How can I collect coverage from the command line when profiling IIS?” We’ve received this question from users and, in the past, we’ve shared the steps outlined below to individual users. In this post, we’re providing background on this process and sharing specific commands to be used in scripting. Hopefully, these steps will result in a simple, reliable approach to collecting coverage on web applications via IIS.

Some Background

It’s very common for NCover users to automate the collection of coverage on unit tests using the NCover Run command. The advantage of this approach is that an automated solution is often preferable, particularly in a team environment, to ensure that coverage is collected as a standard part of the development process.  Although the NCover Run command works in a variety of situations, it is not the recommended approach when collecting coverage from the the command line for IIS.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  First, running IIS with the NCover Run command from the command line and setting the correct parameters can be challenging.  Timing and number of variables involved leaves little room for error.  Second,  this approach is often outside many users’ experience in general with IIS and the command line environment.

How The Script Works

Instead of relying on the NCover Run command, we recommend using a scripted approach.  It provides the benefits of being relatively simple to setup, allows for easy inclusion in the development process and also provides a clear approach for configuring for your specific needs.  Although this script can be modified to your specific needs, it does provide a solid framework for collecting coverage from the command line for IIS.

For simplicity, we have separated the syntax into two parts.  The first part, the “pre-test” command syntax, includes the key steps of (1) stopping IIS, (2) registering the appropriate NCover profiling DLLs, (3) setting the profiling environment variables prior to executing tests and then (4) starting IIS prior to running your specific tests.

The second part, the ‘post-test’ command syntax, (5) stops IIS and (6) re-sets the profiling environment variables to their defaults.


iisreset /STOP
regsvr32 NCover.Launcher.x86.dll /s
regsvr32 NCover.Coverage.x86.dll /s
regsvr32 Debug\NCover.Launcher.x64.dll /s
regsvr32 Debug\NCover.Coverage.x64.dll /s
setx COR_PROFILER "NCover.ProfilerLauncher"
setx CORECLR_PROFILER "NCover.ProfilerLauncher"
iisreset /START

///  Do your work here


iisreset /STOP
iisreset /START

It is important to remember that NCover will automatically start coverage collection when the worker process starts and continue collecting coverage until the process exits. Following these steps should enable the user to achieve a relatively high degree of automation.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please submit a support request and we will be happy to help.

The post Collecting Coverage from the Command Line for IIS appeared first on NCover.

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Skytap Introduces Enterprise-Ready Development And Test Environments Running On SoftLayer

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:52
Skytap, a provider of on-demand Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS), has introduced Skytap running on SoftLayer infrastructure. This new offering enables enterprises to rapidly deploy software development and test environments that seamlessly migrat ...
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AgileCraft Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:32
AgileCraft, a provider of software for scaling agile to the enterprise, has announced it raised $10 million in Series A financing led by private equity firm Crane Nelson. The round included participation from former Bank of America senior executi ...
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GridGain Announces Version 7.0 of Its In-Memory Data Fabric

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:17
GridGain Systems has announced today a new release of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric Enterprise Edition built on Apache Ignite. This latest release, which will be available for download early in Q2, includes new ease-of-use and automation fea ...
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Apptimize Gets $4M in New Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:09
Apptimize, provider of optimization tools for mobile applications, announced today that it has closed a $4 million Series A funding round led by Costanoa Venture Capital. The Series A round brings Apptimize's total funding to $6 million, afte ...
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Qubole Adds Apache Spark to Its Big Data-as-a-Service Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 17:56
Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company founded by the team the developed Facebook's data infrastructure, has announced the addition of Apache Spark to the Qubole Data Service (QDS) platform. With the addition of Apache Spark, QDS broadens ...
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HP Delivers Predictive Analytics at Big Data Scale

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 17:45
HP has unveiled HP Haven Predictive Analytics, a new offering that accelerates and operationalizes large-scale machine learning and statistical analysis, and ultimately provides organizations with much deeper insights and understanding into today ...
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PragmaDev tool to simulate deployment of connected objects in its latest release

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 17:34
PragmaDev RTDS latest release V4.6 introduces 18 new features making it the most complete model driven development and testing tool dedicated to communicating systems. Real Time Developer Studio is based on a formal modeling and testing set of te ...
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Oracle Advances Vision for Enterprise Big Data

Oracle Database News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 17:00
Press Release Oracle Advances Vision for Enterprise Big Data New technologies help integrate big data with enterprise computing, making big data insights a reality

Strata + Hadoop World, San Jose, Calif.—Feb 19, 2015

Oracle Big Data Discovery

Oracle Big Data Discovery offers tremendous speed at massive scale, streamlining Big Data analytics to unlock new value for everyone.

Oracle today unveiled new big data solutions that simplify information access and discovery, enabling customers to quickly turn data into business value. New offerings include Oracle Big Data Discovery, Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, Oracle Big Data SQL 1.1 and Oracle NoSQL Database 3.2.5. These additions further Oracle's vision to enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and SQL technologies to work together and be deployed securely in any model—whether public cloud, private cloud or an on-premises infrastructure.

Generating value from big data requires the right tools to move and store data to effectively discover new insights. In order to operationalize those insights, new data must integrate securely with existing data, infrastructure, applications and processes. These Oracle solutions work seamlessly together to help companies exploit enterprise big data faster, at lower cost, and with less risk. They allow customers to securely reach across Hadoop, NoSQL and relational databases to easily and cost-effectively analyze massive and diverse data sets.

"One type of technology will no longer suffice in supporting all the analytics use cases. At the same time, data management and analysis as a series of unrelated projects results in an unmanageable IT quagmire and unnecessary risks," said Dan Vesset, vice president of Business Analytics Research, IDC. "IDC predicts that by 2017 unified data platform architecture will become the foundation of enterprise-wide big data and analytics strategy. The unification will occur across information management, analysis and search technology."

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data offers an extensible solution to support all major big data systems.

"Data is a new kind of capital and enterprises must invest their data capital strategically to create the best return," said Neil Mendelson, vice president of big data at Oracle. "Oracle gives customers an integrated platform that helps simplify access to all their data, discover new insights, predict outcomes in real time, and keep all their data governed and secure."

Oracle's new big data offerings are also designed to run seamlessly on the recently announced Oracle Big Data Appliance X5 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5. Together, these solutions deliver a complete, cost-effective platform to accessing, discovering, governing and securing big data.

Today's new big data innovations include:

  • Oracle Big Data Discovery, the "visual face of Hadoop" and an end-to-end product for finding, exploring, transforming, discovering and sharing big data insights. Big data assets become more accessible to a greater number of business analysts across the organization and help reduce risks and improve time to value for big data projects.
  • Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, a Hadoop-based technology that allows customers to stream real-time data from heterogeneous transactional systems into big data systems, including targets such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Apache HBase and Apache Flume. It allows customers to enhance big data analytics initiatives by incorporating existing real-time architectures into big data solutions, while ensuring their big data reservoirs are up to date with production systems.
  • Oracle Big Data SQL 1.1, a technology that extends Oracle SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL, with all the security of the Oracle Database. It enables a single fast query, written in Oracle SQL, to transparently access data in Hadoop, NoSQL and Oracle Database. Oracle Big Data SQL 1.1 provides tighter integration between Hadoop and Oracle Database, while increasing query performance by up to 40 percent from previous versions.
  • Oracle NoSQL Database 3.2.5, an adaptable solution that allows developers to build high performance, next generation applications. The latest release provides predictable low latency, a RESTful API, and a Thrift-based C API, and is integrated with the Oracle Big Data platform. Building on Oracle Big Data SQL, Oracle NoSQL Database 3.2.5 also supports data definition language (DDL), making it even easier to use SQL to query NoSQL data.
Oracle Big Data Discovery Now Generally Available

Oracle Big Data Discovery leverages the power of Hadoop so that users can quickly and easily turn raw data into actionable business insight with a single product.

  • Find and explore big data as easily as shopping online: Oracle Big Data Discovery provides a compelling visual interface for finding and exploring raw data in Hadoop. It acts as a scratch pad for uncovering statistical correlations between data attributes and combinations to evaluate whether a data set has potential and is worthy of further investigation and resources. Users browse an interactive visual data catalog through familiar guided navigation and powerful search capabilities.
  • Transform and enrich data at scale: Raw data in Hadoop needs preparation before it's ready for analytics. Oracle Big Data Discovery reduces lengthy prep cycles and streamlines data wrangling through an intuitive and spreadsheet-like experience. Users can enhance data visually, without switching tools or writing code so that more time can be spent on analytics.
  • Discover and share to find new value: Discovery and analysis require different tools than those used for data preparation. Oracle Big Data Discovery enables users to seamlessly move from preparation to analysis, and share insights with a click. Users can collaborate on results, publish original data sets back to Hadoop, and leverage results in other tools such as Pig, Hive, and Python.
  • Unlock big data access for a wider group: Big data is usually in the hands of a few data scientists who are highly skilled, expensive and hard to find. Oracle Big Data Discovery makes big data simpler to manage and more accessible to a larger group, including analytics teams and business users. It also integrates with existing big data tools, making it easy for organizations to expand their big data teams to get the most from their human capital and data assets.
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Oracle Launches Oracle Hospitality

Oracle Database News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 14:02
Oracle Launches Oracle Hospitality Dedicated global business unit offers customers unparalleled expertise, scale, and innovation focused exclusively on the hospitality industry REDWOOD SHORES, CA. – February 19, 2015News Summary

Oracle, building on the strong foundation MICROS established serving the hotel and food and beverage industries, has launched Oracle Hospitality Global Business Unit to accelerate development of innovative cloud, mobile, and guest experience technology. With hundreds of thousands of systems already deployed in hotels, restaurants, cruise operations, and other venues on all seven continents, Oracle Hospitality extends MICROS’ commitment to providing fast, reliable service and solutions to customers both large and small.

News Facts The launch of Oracle Hospitality combines the deep domain expertise of MICROS, acquired by Oracle in 2014, with the power of Oracle’s scale and innovation, to help customers succeed in an environment that has been fundamentally changed by the rise of social, mobile, and cloud technologies. Oracle’s platform for the hospitality industry offers comprehensive and integrated software, modern cloud offerings, and hardware solutions for hotels, casinos, table and quick-service restaurants, sports and entertainment venues, and cruise operations from small independents to large global chains. Leveraging Oracle’s integrated technology stack and cloud portfolio, Oracle Hospitality brings unmatched technical breadth, depth, and scale combined with significant R&D and dedicated resources focused exclusively on serving the needs of the hospitality industry by helping them: Exceed guest expectations. Guests now expect the delivery of personalized experiences through the entire guest journey, both on and off property. By offering comprehensive, integrated systems that serve guests during every interaction, businesses can inspire loyalty, surpass guest expectations, and remain competitive in a rapidly evolving industry. Realize faster time to cloud. Oracle Hospitality’s comprehensive, scalable, and globally deployable cloud solutions enable the hospitality sector to accelerate its move to the cloud in response to fast-changing guest expectations. By eliminating the cost and complexity of managing on-premises applications, hospitality organizations can focus on their guests and their business, delivering a consistent experience across venues. Leverage mobile innovation. Mobile is a catalyst behind the radical changes and guest expectations in the hospitality industry. Oracle Hospitality delivers fully integrated mobile solutions that enable staff to conduct transactions and have informed engagement with guests anywhere onsite, not just from behind a counter. Simplify their IT architecture. Comprehensive integrated solutions take advantage of Oracle’s proven technology to help drive greater business benefits, speed time to value, and reduce total cost of ownership.Supporting Quotes “The launch of Oracle Hospitality builds on Oracle’s industries strategy of creating dedicated global business units that help our customers solve their most important business challenges, with a combination of best-of-breed technology and extensive industry-specific expertise and experience,” said Bob Weiler, executive vice president, Global Business Units, Oracle. “Oracle Hospitality delivers solutions that allow our hospitality customers to compete more effectively in a business landscape that has been wholly reshaped by disruptive technologies.” “By combining these two great brands we’re creating a portfolio that has never before been seen in the hospitality industry,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail and Hospitality. “We have assembled a strong team of industry veterans that wake up every day and focus on one thing and one thing only—how do we help our hospitality customers succeed in providing their guests a great experience.” Supporting Resources Oracle Hospitality Solutions Oracle Hospitality on Twitter Oracle Hospitality on Facebook Oracle Hospitality Blog Oracle Hospitality at Oracle Industry Connect: March 25 and 26, Washington DCAbout Oracle

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Katie Barron

Angela Seutter

Amodeo Associates

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Reminder for Workshops in March Latest News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:20
We are very pleased to remind you about our upcoming (online) Ranorex training courses that are scheduled for March.

Get firsthand training with Ranorex professionals and learn how to get the most out of Ranorex Studio and the Ranorex Test Automation Tools at one of these workshops.

Look at the  schedules  for additional workshops in the next few months.

We look forward to seeing you there!!
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Risk Management, Hazard Analysis and FMEA

Intland Blog - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:22
Managing uncertainty (both risks and opportunities) is essential in any development project, as these factors may have a great impact on the eventual outcome and the delivered product. It is crucial that potentially hazardous events are identified in advance, and
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New Oracle and Forbes Insights Study Shows Companies Moving Toward Modern Customer Service

Oracle Database News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:00
New Oracle and Forbes Insights Study Shows Companies Moving Toward Modern Customer Service Investments grow despite organizational barriers to adopting modern customer service strategy and best practices

Redwood Shores, Calif. – February 18, 2015 – Oracle today announced the results of a Forbes Insights study that examined the adoption of modern customer service best practices. Commissioned by Oracle, the study “Modern Customer Service: Are You Outpacing Your Executive Peers?” surveyed 415 customer service executives, from organizations representing 10 different industries. The study shows that while companies are investing in new technologies to realize the business benefits of modern customer service best practices, the majority of organizations (62 percent) still fail to grasp the full importance and impact customer service can have when it is an organization-wide strategic goal.

And although 88 percent of respondents believe they are making significant progress delivering modern customer service, the study identified a number of barriers that are preventing companies from leveraging customer service as a true organizational strategy, including limited definitions of customer service, poor knowledge management and customer visibility, and a reliance on traditional channels and metrics.

Despite the barriers to adopting customer service as an organizational strategy, companies are realizing the importance of investing in modern customer service technologies to deliver the best customer experiences when, where, and how customers want it. Popular areas slated for investment in 2015 include additional online customer service capabilities (55 percent), self-service technology (47 percent), mobile apps (52 percent), social media (43 percent) and knowledge management systems (51 percent).

“Consumers today are engaged and empowered like never before and want to get answers to their questions anytime, anywhere, and on any device,” said David Vap, group vice president, Oracle Applications. “The jump from good to excellent customer service is a fairly big one and involves consistent, personalized customer service in every interaction, across every channel. But it can have a huge business impact by helping organizations increase sales, strengthen relationships, and reduce costs.”

“Brands realize that customer service is a great opportunity, especially in this omni-channel environment, to begin a dialogue with consumers and to engage and interact with them in creative ways” said Frank Pettinato, senior vice president and general manager of Consumer Connexions, Telerx. “In the world of social media, we see two-way communication and, candidly, millennials are expecting that.”

Summary of Key Findings: Modern customer service is not yet considered a high-priority strategic goal: The study showed that the majority of organizations are not fully embracing a modern customer service mindset, with only 38 percent of respondents viewing modern customer service as a companywide priority. The role of customer service is still largely misunderstood: Many organizations still narrowly define customer service as a post-purchase function, with executives often not viewing customer service as a key agent for increasing sales (60 percent), retaining existing customers (47 percent), or enhancing their brand and marketing message (85 percent). Organizations are more comfortable with traditional customer service channels and traditional measures of success: Respondents indicated that they have a number of concerns about new customer service channels, including integrating them with existing systems (44 percent), cost (43 percent), implementation (39 percent), and technological limitations such as lack of support (36 percent). When evaluating customer service initiatives, respondents indicated there was a relatively low use of new measurement tools such as net promoter score (22 percent) and customer effort score (37 percent). Customer understanding is becoming a customer service priority: While only 35 percent of organizations surveyed currently leverage knowledge management systems, 51 percent plan to invest in knowledge management technology in the future, indicating they recognize its importance in delivering what the customer wants—consistent answers, delivered seamlessly. 2015 will be a year of modern customer service investment: Organizations plan to significantly increase investments in online customer service (55 percent), self-service technology (47 percent), social media (43 percent) and mobile apps (52 percent) as they strive to deliver a seamless omni-channel experience.

“Customer service is paramount to our organization because we are a monthly recurring revenue business,” said Denise Connors, vice president customer service, at Trupanion. “We know that to be successful we have to retain our customers. Our whole approach is around having a highly engaged customer base and keeping them happy.”

Oracle and Forbes Insights defined “modern customer service” as going beyond standardizing services across channels to achieve personalized customer engagement at every touchpoint.

Supporting Resources: Modern Customer Service: Are You Outpacing Your Executive Peers? Oracle Customer Experience Blog Oracle Service Cloud Oracle CRM Forbes Insights

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Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus

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Codelobster PHP FREE Version 5.4 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:36
Codelobster PHP Edition streamlines and simplifies the PHP development process. You don't need to keep in mind the names of functions, arguments, tags or their attributes -- we've implemented all these for you with autocomplete features f ...
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How to Utilize Open Source in Your Code Base and Build Process

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:30

Best-in-class organizations utilize open source in up to 80% of code to rapidly deliver solutions to their respective markets. As the quantity and frequency of open source increases within your code base, ensuring that the right binaries show up in your build becomes more and more challenging.

Please join us as Baruch Sadogursky, Developer Advocate at JFrog, and Dave Gruber, Director of Developer Programs at Black Duck Software, review the challenges associated with managing increasing open source use and present automated approaches to gain visibility and control of your binaries. You will learn:

  • How to manage your build process to ensure you get the right open source in your final build
  • How automated binary management plays a key role in the process
  • How to track and maintain continuous visibility of your open source utilization


Baruch Sadogursky, joined JFrog as the Developer Advocate following years of working alongside JFrog’s founding team.

Baruch is hacking around Java technologies and Continuous-Integration tools since 2001, including module development for open source projects like Gradle & Spring. Baruch is also active in community development around Artifactory, participating in the development of it’s plugin ecosystem and enriching it’s functionality with open-source user plugins.

As JFrog’s Developer Advocate, Baruch contributes to the strong collaboration with leading open-source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle by providing them with the Artifactory Cloud platform, and fuels the Continuous-Integration ecosystem with open-source plugins for leading tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity & Bamboo.

Dave Gruber : Dave has a CS degree and 15 years’ experience in enterprise application development. Following a successful startup to scale large web sites in the early days of the Internet, he spent the next 13 years actively involved in the evolution of web technologies, working in product management and marketing focused on web application development technologies like Flash Remoting, ColdFusion, and Flex.

He has a long history of speaking at developer conferences large and small around the world.

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XebiaLabs Launches XL Satellite Technology for Software Deployments

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:28
XebiaLabs, a provider of software for DevOps and Continuous Delivery, has announced the launch of its new XL Satellite technology, available first for application release automation solution XL Deploy. This unique minimal-footprint technology pro ...
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Accelerate Automotive Innovation to Top Speed (Part 6 of 6)

Polarion Software - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 15:27
Last of our 6-part series. Download the entire content in a free PDF.
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Noser Engineering AG – New European Service Partner Latest News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:40
We are pleased to announce that we have selected Noser Engineering AG as our new service partner for the European market.

Noser Engineering AG is a well established IT company headquartered in Switzerland. For more than 30 years, they have been providing consulting, solutions and services to local companies as well as European and multinational companies. Noser's 160 experienced employees are based in Switzerland, Germany and Austria – through new, challenging and inspiring projects, they deliver success to their customers each and every day.

The accolades of the company are many: winners of the Swiss ICT award, award winning Microsoft ALM consultants, founding member of the Open Handset Alliance™ (Android), market leader in Swiss system testing/QA and embedded systems. Noser Engineering adds value through quality, on-time delivery, speed and innovation.

For more information about Noser Engineering AG, please visit
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