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BlazeMeter Announces Full Support for JMeter V2.11

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 17:04
BlazeMeter, provider of the JMeter based load testing cloud, announced full support of JMeter’s latest release, version 2.11. Developers can continue to reap the benefits of BlazeMeter’s enterprise grade load testing platform as a sca ...
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WANdisco Announces New Release of Git MultiSite

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:56
WANdisco announced the next release of Git MultiSite, the company's performance, scalability and continuous availability solution that provides LAN-speed Git access and collaboration to developers everywhere, even across a WAN. The new featur ...
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Typemock Releases Isolator V7.4.3

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:53
Typemock has announced the launch of Typemock Isolator V7.4.3 for .NET. The new Typemock Isolator V7.4.3 takes developer productivity even further, speeding up programming processes and eliminating development down-time due to redundant debugging ...
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Polarion Launches New Customer Service Portal

Polarion Software - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:33
Polarion has launched a new version of it's Customer Self-service Portal that will help us to better help our customers who need support.
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SonarQube IntelliJ Plugin Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:31
The SonarQube Team is pleased to announce the first release of the IntelliJ plugin.
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Dart 1.1 features up to 25% faster Javascript

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:22
Dart’s Javascript output continues to shine. Performance on the Richards benchmark is 25% better than the first release, making runtime comparable to the original JavaScript. Performance of the newest benchmark, FluidMotion, has doubled sin ...
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How to implement the Agile-Waterfall Hybrid

Intland Blog - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 10:18
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The agile-waterfall hybrid model is most commonly associated with product development when product is constituted by hardware and software parts. In this case the hardware components are developed by the traditional waterfall/V-Model approach, and software development teams are using agile/Scrum.

Can we use the agile waterfall hybrid model for one single software product development?

In our internet oriented world mostly multi-tier architecture apps are developed, – usually with three-tier architecture. A three-tier architecture is typically composed of a presentation tier – as the Graphical User Interface (GUI), a business application tier- as the business logic, and the data tier – as the database, where data and files are stored. The database layer and the business logic layer have to be robust, sometimes really complex and technically reliable, with safety and security of data paramount. The function of the GUI – as presentation layer is to attract users and therefore GUI has to be easy to use, and functionally rich. It needs frequent changes and optimization, while the business logic remains stable. The agile and waterfall development methods can be well combined for n-tire architecture apps. The waterfall approach fits into the business logic since agile is for the GUI where user interacts, and where the frequency of changes is more important. Intland has been inspired by Dean Leffingwell’s SAFe model, and implemented a SAFe application in 2013. In SAFe mixing agile and waterfall development is now an accepted approach. The scaled agile framework, which has been so much criticized in the last few months, – greatly supports hybrid development. In Intland’s representation of SAFe at team level visitors can find agile scrum development teams and also the waterfall V-model development, to deliver (PSI) to releases. Agile/Scrum and waterfall seems to be two methods with really different fundamentals, but being complementary for complex, n-tier architecture web-application developments. Agile and Waterfall hybrid development is also required for standardization reasons (eg. in the automotive and medical industries), where regular audit requirements can be fulfilled only by traditional V-model approach.

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Vector Releases Version 6.2 with Polarion Requirements Integration

Polarion Software - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 18:32
Vector Software has released VectorCAST 6.2 featuring integration with Polarion REQUIREMENTS.
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MySQL January Newsletter - Save the Date for MySQL Connect 2014

MySQL AB - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 01:59
Happy New Year! Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for January 2014. MySQL Connect 2014 will take place in San Francisco, California, from September 29 to October 2, 2014. Read more details in this edition and mark your calendar now.
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NetBeans IDE 8.0 Beta Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 17:01
NetBeans IDE 8.0 Beta provides out-of-the-box code analyzers and editors for working with the latest Java 8 technologies -- Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also has a range of new enhancements that further improve ...
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Oracle Cloud Adapters Dramatically Simplify Integration Between Cloud and On-Premise Applications

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:56
Organizations need to be able to quickly, easily and efficiently integrate their on-premises business applications with new Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud applications. Addressing this challenge without the complexity of adding a disparate ni ...
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Are You Agile, or Are You an Agile Slave

Intland Blog - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 13:29

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We are surrounded with military conflicts; natural disasters and a global financial crisis. These are just a few examples of events that can have a huge impact on business.

To be Agile is to be able to adapt to a changing business environment. Companies that work in a constantly changing environment can’t neglect “Agile working” and Agile tools should be implemented to prevent the potential failure of daily operations. Many organizations have already adopted an Agile approach and some have implemented Agile tools.

Employees often don’t see what diverse team members do and what the team does as a whole and therefore unintentionally they just don’t collaborate. Managers believe that the lack of the strong collaboration is as a result of remote working in distributed teams, – but in many cases the “non-Agile” company culture is what is responsible for the ineffective communications. Compared to traditional hierarchies that dominate the workplace, “Agile working” focuses on the activity of the employees and not the place where they work from. Companies working Agile should put performance in the spotlight to encourage innovation and collaboration. If individuals only do their work without strong collaboration with their colleagues the company can’t keep up with the constant change.

A few tips to become Agile:

  • Focus should be on individual performance of employees regardless of their location. ”Gathering” employees into an office might be counterproductive.
  • Agile working is all about team-work, and not about micro-managing. Rotate the “managing role” among employees can help the company to do things differently.
  • Working “Agile” requires no project management or quality control since employees in different roles should take equal responsibility to bring projects forward.
  • Employees should be encouraged to be interested in what happens within the company and outside of, and within the wider marketplace and should be an environment where feedback is encouraged.

Becoming Agile is a major cultural change within any organization and can be difficult to implement. codeBeamer ALM contains all the key modules and functionality to foster better collaboration, no matter the model of Agile working or size or number of teams (fully scalable).

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Ranorex at Visual Studio ALM Days 2014

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:00
From February 24th to 26th the Visual Studio ALM Days 2014 will take place in Dusseldorf, Germany. This conference includes 30 talks and 4 keynote speeches and is the meeting point for Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management in the German-speaking region.

Ranorex will participate in the conference with an exhibition stand and will also provide an informative session covering mobile test automation.

We look forward to meeting you at our booth for some inspirational discussions about test automation.
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Top 10 Open Source Legal Developments in 2013

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 17:30

This annual review will highlight the most significant legal developments related to open source software in 2013, including:

  • New lawsuits: enforcing GPLv2 and more patent litigation
  • License trends including Github’s  initiative to promote license adoption by open source projects
  • Challenges and forks in the Android community
  • New collaborative open source projects
  • Compliance: Fantec and the duty to manage new tools  and the rollout of Software Package Data Exchangetm (SPDX)

Gain insights into these important legal developments from two of the leading open source legal experts, Karen Copenhaver, Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation, Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI).

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DB Shell

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 17:28
DB Shell is toolkit for automation of sQL Server database operations. It uses XAML subset of XML language, so there are many editors allowing comfortably edit DB shell code.
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Ginkgo

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 17:24
Ginkgo is a BDD-style Golang testing framework built to help you efficiently write expressive and comprehensive tests. It is best paired with the Gomega matcher library but is designed to be matcher-agnostic.
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AgileTools

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 17:19
AgileTools is a Bugzilla Extension that provides tools to manage teams and their processes. Currently it supports Scrum process and provides planning and progress tracking tools for teams using the Scrum process. In the future other process model ...
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Basho Expands Product Portfolio for Riak Distributed Database

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 17:14
Basho today announced the expansion of its product portfolio to meet the needs of the rapidly growing user communities surrounding both Riak, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, and Riak CS, Basho's fast growing cloud storage sof ...
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