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Evaluating & Selecting an ALM solution

Intland Blog - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:39
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Keyword-Driven Test Automation with Ranorex

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:15

Multiple releases, limited resources, time pressure and a team with mixed skillsets. And it’s your task to create flexible, maintainable automated tests, which every team member can understand and work with. The solution: get a test automation tool that supports keyword-driven testing.

What is keyword-driven testing?

The keyword-driven testing approach separates the test automation implementation from the test case design. A keyword is defined for each action in the test case. Once the keyword is set, you don’t need any programming knowledge to easily design and maintain the automated tests.

What are the benefits of keyword-driven testing?
  • Tests are easily readable.
    As keyword-driven tests are technology-independent, they’re easily readable for non-technical testers. While technically experienced team members can prepare the automation process and define keywords, you don’t need any technical knowledge to design test cases with these keywords.
  • You can create flexible, easily maintainable tests faster.
    In keyword-driven testing, each action is automated only once and the corresponding keyword can be reused throughout several test cases.
How can I create keyword-driven tests with Ranorex?

There are two ways of creating keyword-driven tests with Ranorex:


1. Keyword-driven framework with automation modules

You can use both your recording and code modules in Ranorex Studio as a basis for keyword-driven testing. Simply split your automation modules and give them each a clearly understandable name. For example, you can define a set of actions, which start the system under test, as a module with the name “StartSUT”. You can find detailed information on how to do so in this user guide section.

Drag keyword from module browser for keyword driven test automation

These modules now function as keywords. Once the keywords are defined, you can drag and drop the keywords needed for your test directly from the module browser into your test suite.

Reuse keywords in multiple projects

Start by creating your keywords directly in a Ranorex test suite module library. You then use these keywords in multiple Ranorex projects by referencing back to this library. You can do so in two different ways:

  • Reference the Ranorex test suite module library. This enables you to still edit the keywords when needed.
  • Reference the DLL file of the Ranorex test suite module library. Please note that this approach doesn’t allow you to modify your keywords.

This approach completely separates the keyword implementation from the test case design and the keyword usage.

Separation in several projects for keyword-driven approach

If you want to learn more about organizing test automation projects, please read this blog post: “Organize a Test Automation Project with Ranorex“.

Use external data in keyword-driven tests

You can make your tests even more flexible by using variables. Variables enable you to automatically retrieve external data, which you’ve saved in an Excel or CVS sheet, in your tests – such as passwords for login actions. You can find detailed information on how to implement this type of testing in our user guide section “Data-Driven Testing“.

2. Keyword-driven testing using the action table

We bet you’re familiar with the good old Excel-spreadsheet. So why not use something you already know well in your automated tests? When using the action table in the Ranorex Recorder, you can create keyword-driven tests in a table-like workspace. It just takes a little trick to access your predefined keywords within this view: Inheritance.

Technically experienced team members can provide code-based keywords in a code module. You find detailed information on how to do so in this user guide section or this blog post.

Keyword Implementation

A recording module, which is inherited from a code module, automatically derives all functionalities from its parent module. This is also true for parameters – you can read more about this topic in the user guide section “User Code Actions and Parameters”.

This can be achieved with inheritance in the recording modules “UserCode.cs” file:

Inheritance From KeywordLibrary Module

Now, you can simply add a user code action in the action table (Add New Action -> User Code) and choose a predefined keyword. Once you’ve defined it, you can set the argument.

Keyword Driven Action Table

You can also use data-driven testing within the recording module by simply making the keyword parameters variable as explained in the user guide section “Data-Driven Testing“.

Conclusion

Keyword-driven test automation is a fantastic way to create flexible test cases. It enables teams with different technical background to work on test automation projects together, while keeping test clearly structured and easily maintainable.

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ALM-PLM Integration Helping Your Organization Develop Products

Polarion Software - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 18:27

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how your business develops, manufactures, and supports products. Software continues to “eat the world,” and our dependency on software continues to evolve, so there’s time for teams to suffer from rework and delays. Closing the gap between application lifecycle management (ALM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) gives your workers […]

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Evaluating & Selecting an ALM Solution

Intland Blog - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 13 Jul 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: 30 min What you can learn: Integrated Application Lifecycle Management platforms are becoming essential in software product development. Whether you’re
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Black Duck Announces Integration of Hub Solution with HPE Security Fortify Software Security Center

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 14:06
Black Duck Announces Integration of Hub Solution with HPE Security Fortify Software Security Centerhleclair Wed, 07/13/2016 - 13:06

Offering allows organizations to detect, prioritize and fix known open source vulnerabilities as well as vulnerabilities in custom code – all through a single view

BURLINGTON, MA July 13, 2016 – Black Duck, a global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, today announced the integration of its flagship Hub solution into HPE Security Fortify Software Security Center (SSC), which helps organizations measure and control their application security posture and provides visibility into software risk across the enterprise.

Organizations developing applications today use a mix of custom and open source code, significantly increasing security risk, management complexity, and challenges.  With the integration of Black Duck Hub, organizations using HPE Security Fortify will be able to detect, prioritize and fix known open source vulnerabilities as well as custom code vulnerabilities – all through a single view in HPE Security Fortify Software Security Center.

“Use of open source has increased dramatically in the last five years because it cuts development costs and accelerates time to market. Open source is ubiquitous worldwide and can comprise 50 percent or more of a large organization’s code base. By integrating Black Duck Hub with HPE Security Fortify, customers will have visibility into and control of the open source they are using and also be able to identify known vulnerabilities.  This allows them to better understand and reduce their security risks,” said Lou Shipley, Black Duck CEO.

“A strong ecosystem of partners that adds security insight throughout the software development lifecycle is an essential element of the complete view of application security that HPE Security Fortify provides,” said Jason Schmitt, Vice President and General Manager, HPE Security Fortify, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “This integration with Black Duck complements our existing secure development and security testing solutions by providing the ability to view the results of open source scanning alongside application security testing results to deliver a more complete and effective approach to managing application security.”

The key features of the Black Duck Hub and HPE Security Fortify integration include:

  • Deep Discovery of Open Source: Rapid scanning and identification of open source libraries, versions, license, and community activity powered by the Black Duck® KnowledgeBase™ – the world’s most complete open source database with detailed information on more than 1.5 million open source projects and 76,000+ known open source vulnerabilities.
  • Comprehensive Identification of Open Source Risks: Create an inventory of all open source in use and a map to known security vulnerabilities, identifying and prioritizing the severity of the vulnerability and exploring remediation steps.
  • Integrated Remediation Orchestration and Policy Enforcement: Open source vulnerability remediation prioritization, mitigation guidance, and automated policy management, allowing organizations to have visibility into their remediation efforts and manage their external and internal compliance mandates.
  • Continuous Monitoring for New Security Vulnerabilities: Ongoing monitoring and alerting on newly reported open source security vulnerabilities

For more information:

  1. Join a webinar co-hosted by Black Duck and HPE on Aug. 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. ET https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13983/215547
  2. Visit www.blackducksoftware.com/HPE or to see a demo video or request your own.
  3. Contact HPE@blackducksoftware.com for a further discussion, demo, or free trial.

About Black Duck

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

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SpiraTeam Ranked In The Top Three Application Lifecycle Management Tools For SMBs

Inflectra News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce that SpiraTeam our premier application lifecycle management system (ALM) has been listed by SoftwareAdvice.com as one of its top three ALM tools for small/medium sized businesses.

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TestPlant partners with agile test management platform QASymphony

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:35
TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced a technology partnership with software test management company, QASymphony. The partnership will see TestPlant’s flagship test automation tool, eggPlant F ...
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Chef Released Chef Automate

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:27
Chef has announced Chef Automate, its new commercial offering that gives businesses unprecedented control and collaboration across the entire software delivery process. Chef Automate unifies Chef's entire product portfolio into a single offer ...
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Cloud-Based ALM Integration Hub Now Available for SpiraTest

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 15:55
Inflectra has announced the release of a new cloud-based data synchronization service that lets you easily hook up SpiraTest to your choice of cloud-based project management and issue management systems including Jira.
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Oracle Cloud Solves Undiscovered Stadium Revenue Growth as Sports Fans Desire Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering

Oracle Database News - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 15:02
Press Release Oracle Cloud Solves Undiscovered Stadium Revenue Growth as Sports Fans Desire Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 12, 2016

More than 40% of sports fans worldwide abandoned concession lines in the past 12 months—without making a purchase—because of excessive waiting, according to a just-released Oracle Hospitality Sports and Entertainment research report The Fan Experience: Changing the Game with Food and Beverage, published in partnership with Turnkey Intelligence, an industry-leading market research provider.

The global study surveyed more than 3,500 sports fans in eight countries—Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and United States—and focused on uncovering their top priorities. Most importantly, the survey aids venue operators by identifying “pain points” and solutions designed to trigger greater attendance and spark sales.

“Aside from safety and overall venue environment, fans across the world place food and beverage above all else when ranking the elements that are most important to their fan experience,” said, Jay Upchurch, Oracle Hospitality, vice president. “Our cloud platforms provide operators with the enterprise agility they need to remain innovative and responsive to change, readily incorporating the most advanced technologies that come along to make the fan experience even more memorable.”

Counter to current trends of spending exorbitantly on video boards and pre-game entertainment to fill seats, the research indicates employing technology to enhance food and beverage may yield a greater return on investment. Indeed, survey findings reveal the underutilization of food and beverage technology and confirm significant demand for it. For example, mobile technology to improve ordering, payment and delivering loyalty programs is a promising path to greater sales. That premise is supported by results, including:

  • 68% of U.S. fans and 60% of international fans said they would “probably” or “definitely” use in-seat ordering if available at their stadium.
  • American fans, on average, said they would spend an additional $20 for food & beverage if wait times were cut in half—representing a 43% increase in typical expenditure (per party, per game).
  • 27% of U.S. fans and 14% of international fans stated they are members of a loyalty rewards program offered by a team or stadium.

“The live event experience continues to be the optimal method of consuming entertainment,” said Haynes Hendrickson, Turnkey Intelligence’s President. “We have found that technology can positively impact the event experience and the bottom line of a venue. By embarking on this research study with Turnkey Intelligence, Oracle has demonstrated its commitment to excellence in our industry.”

Oracle Hospitality pursued the research project to advance the company’s commitment of delivering foundational technology that helps solve venue operators’ biggest challenges.

About Oracle Hospitality Sports & Entertainment

Oracle Hospitality Sports & Entertainment brings 35+ years of experience providing industry-leading technology solutions to sports and entertainment venues worldwide. The company’s point-of-sale platform is the premier food and beverage solution, enabling operators to deliver an efficient and innovative fan experience throughout their venue. Key features include: inventory management, loyalty rewards, third-party integrations for in-seat ordering, and more.

About Turnkey Intelligence

Turnkey Intelligence is home to a custom research department that has conducted and analyzed more than 500 studies for sports and entertainment’s top leagues, properties, brands and events. TI is also the proud creator of the Audience Portal, the sports and entertainment industry’s online data and analytics hub. Over 220 clients utilize the Portal to sell and market smarter. For more information about Turnkey Intelligence, visit Intel.TurnkeySE.com.

Contact Info Katie Barron
Oracle
202-904-1138
katie.barron@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Cloud-Based ALM Integration Hub Now Available for SpiraTest

Inflectra News - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce the release of our new cloud-based data synchronization service that lets you easily hook up SpiraTest to your choice of cloud-based project management and issue management systems including Jira.

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Medical: A Risk Management Data Model

Polarion Software - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 20:09

In our previous blogs I described [blog 1] and [blog 2] the regulatory requirements related to product risk and the elements required to build a database for use in the risk management system. The following is a discussion of the risk management data model and how the evaluation of risk can be accomplished using the […]

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Progress Named a Visionary in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

Progress Software News - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:01
Progress Named a Visionary in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms
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codeBeamer User Conference 2016

Intland Blog - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:00
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VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content

VisibleThread - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:25
VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content

From Network World with Mark Gibbs
Published: June 06, 2015

Network World

Good content means better user engagement but without tools to help you, polishing the text on a large site for maximum impact can be a nightmare

One of the problems with producing online content is polishing it to meet the expectations and needs of your audience. I’m not talking about the topics you cover but rather issues such as readability (how complex the text is), consistency of terms (whether your company and product names are used as intended), and how you compare to the competition. This is where a service called Clarity Grader published by VisibleThread could be of great assistance.

VisibleThread’s Clarity Grader is a derivative of the company’s VisibleThread for Docs document checking technology designed for proofing of sales proposals and bids:

Run a compliance scan on the solicitation. We check for all instances of ‘will’, ‘must’, ‘shall’ in any docs including, SOWs and large RFPs. With one-click, you can generate a first pass starter Excel Compliance Matrix. This shreds all content, not just the occurrences of will and shall. / With ‘Concept Tracking’, VisibleThread allows you setup your core competencies in a dictionary. You then scan for these indicators across multiple solicitation PDFs or MS Word docs. You can scan SOWS (Statements of Work), PWS (Performance Work Statements), TOs (Task Orders) right up to large RFPs in minutes.

The software also goes a lot deeper into the content including poor language use analysis, “win theme” checks, supporting team reviews of documents, and readability analysis. The online service uses the latter feature with a Web interface to scan sites and create reports for both your own content and that of your competitors.

I signed up for a demo account which allows you to run a short scan that analyzes ten pages from a target site and reports on the worst five. My test site was networkworld.com and not only are the results displayed online, they’re also emailed in a PDF report. Here’s VisibleThread’s summary of the site:

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I suspect that given the technical nature of Network World’s content the language is bound to be more complex than, say, a food or political news site so, consequently, a generally higher reading level is required. Some tweaking of the rules and terms (such as not flagging “virtualization” as a long word) would be also needed. The next section of the report covers content breakdown by page with the most difficult pages listed first:

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And, finally, there’s a detailed page by page analysis:

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Clarity Grader’s “Marketing Agency” service, which provides clarity scoring, spell checking, and broken link detection for up to 100 pages per scan, one user, and unlimited domains, is priced at $165 per month while “Small/Medium Business”, which adds good and bad language consistency checking for up to 500 pages per scan with three users, and a maximum of five domains, costs $375 per month. The “Corporate / Government” service, which adds MS Word and PDF document analysis, is priced is on application.

This is a fascinating and potentially very valuable tool for improving the quality of your online content but for sites where there’s a rapid content turnover it might be hard to use Clarity Grader to polish articles given the tight time constraints. On the other hand, in an agency working with a number of clients or a site with more “durable” content, Clarity Grader could be invaluable; the trick to getting a real ROI from the system would to develop a workflow and maintain consistent use.


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Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing

Oracle Database News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:41
Press Release Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing Strategic alliance provides robust cloud offering to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world

Tokyo and Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 5, 2016

Fujitsu Limited, Oracle Corporation, and Oracle Corporation Japan today announced that they have agreed to form a new strategic alliance to deliver enterprise-grade, world-class cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads. To help organizations in Japan capitalize on this opportunity and confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services—such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud—will be powered by Fujitsu’s datacenters in Japan. Under the new strategic alliance, Fujitsu will work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

By bringing Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services to FUJITSU Cloud Service K5, Fujitsu and Oracle will provide a high-performance cloud environment to meet the IT and business needs of customers. Specifically, Fujitsu will install the Oracle Cloud services in its datacenters in Japan and connect them to its K5 service in order to deliver enterprise-grade cloud services. The first Oracle Cloud Application that will be offered to Fujitsu customers under the joint offering is Oracle HCM Cloud. As part of the agreement, Fujitsu will implement Oracle HCM Cloud to gain unprecedented insight into its workforce throughout the company’s worldwide network of offices.

"We at Fujitsu support the digital transformation of our customers, and aim to contribute to optimized customer systems and business growth with the roll out of our Digital Business Platform MetaArc," said Shingo Kagawa, SEVP, Head of Digital Services Business & CTO, Fujitsu Limited. "In particular, we offer the core cloud service on MetaArc, K5, which addresses systems of engagement (SoE)(*1) and systems of record (SoR)(*2). Oracle is a leader in Japan's database market segment and possesses strong capabilities in the SoR domain. Now, as we look to strengthen MetaArc and K5, taking part in this strategic alliance with Oracle will work to meet the cloud needs of our customers."

“In order to realize the full business potential of cloud computing, organizations need secure, reliable and high-performing cloud solutions,” said Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle. “For over three decades, Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together using our combined R&D, product depth and global reach to create innovative solutions enabling customers to scale their organizations and achieve a competitive advantage. Oracle’s new strategic alliance with Fujitsu will allow companies in Japan to take advantage of an integrated cloud offering to support their transition to the cloud.”

“We strongly believe this cloud alliance will support Japanese companies to drive digital transformation,” said Hiroshige Sugihara, President and CEO, Oracle Corporation Japan. “This will be a gateway for customers to achieve standardization, modernization, and globalization.  This initiative will differentiate us from other cloud providers by emphasizing real enterprise cloud solutions, while offering Japanese companies access to best of breed technology in the new Cloud era.”

The combination of these innovative solutions including Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle HCM Cloud, and K5, will enable Fujitsu and Oracle to deliver mission critical systems over a cloud environment within Fujitsu’s datacenters while maintaining the high levels of performance and reliability that had previously been achieved in on-premise environments. Furthermore, with the Oracle Cloud provided from Fujitsu’s state-of-the-art datacenters, which boast a high level of capabilities in Japan, customers using K5 or Fujitsu’s hosting services will have access to use invaluable cloud services.

Contact Info Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations Division
Candice van der Laan
Oracle
+1.650.464.3186
candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com Junko Ishikawa, Norihito Yachita
Oracle Japan
pr-room_jp@oracle.com Notes

1. Systems-of-Engagement (SoE)
Systems that implement digital transformations, including business-process transformation and new-business development.

2. Systems-of-Record (SoR)
Existing systems that record company data and perform business processes.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle Japan

Oracle Corporation Japan was established in 1985 as Oracle Corporation’s subsidiary in Japan. With the goal of becoming the number one cloud company, it provides a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and cloud platforms, a suite of products to generate valuable information from big data, and a wide variety of services to support the use of these products. It was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2000 (Company code: 4716). Visit oracle.com/jp.

Fujitsu and Oracle Alliance History

Since entering into a database OEM contract in 1989, the two companies have been providing customers with optimal solutions. Currently, as an Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Diamond level partner, Fujitsu is providing system integration services worldwide. In addition, in the SPARC/Solaris server business, Fujitsu entered into a sales contract with Sun Microsystems in 1983 and a development agreement for SPARC chips in 1988, and further strengthened the relationship with Sun Microsystems through a Solaris OEM contract in 1993. Since Oracle's subsequent acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the two companies have maintained a close, collaborative relationship to the present day.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the US and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This press release is solely for the purpose of providing information and does not constitute an implied contract.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Candice van der Laan

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Test Automation Day 2016 – Insights

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:52

Conferences are always a fantastic way to meet people and exchange ideas with other test automation experts. The Test Automation Day is a major software testing conferences that is dedicated to test automation. This year, it took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on June 23rd. This inspiring conference was packed with test automation experts, software testing professionals and leading IT organizations. Not only did we get to listen to thought-provoking keynotes, but also had interesting talks at our Ranorex booth. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions at our booth:

Is Ranorex just a Capture & Replay tool?

Ranorex is more than a just simple Capture & Replay tool. It is a versatile test automation software that offers a range of tools suitable for every skill level. While you don’t need any programming skills to create and maintain your tests with the Ranorex Recorder, you can also create you automated tests manually.

How can I create my automated tests without using the Ranorex Recorder?

Test automation engineers will especially love the Ranorex Spy. It is a powerful tool that enables you to obtain UI elements from your application under test. Simply open the Ranorex Spy in Ranorex Studio and track the UI elements you want to automate. You can drag these elements directly from the Ranorex Spy into the central Ranorex Object Repository. From there, you can then further drag them either into the action table, or the code editor. Here’s where it gets interesting: usually, UI elements are used more than once in each test case. When adapting an element in the central repository, this change will be true for all occurrences of this element – both in code and in the action table. The benefit? You don’t have to adapt each element manually, which will save you a lot of time.

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AutomateWithoutRecording.mp4 How does Ranorex support the collaboration between developers and domain testers?

The Ranorex Object Repository is the central point of collaboration between developers and domain testers. This central repository is used to manage UI elements. When you record a UI element with the Ranorex Recorder, or track an element with the Ranorex Spy, Ranorex will automatically create a repository element in this central repository. Thus, when changing a repository element in the Ranorex Object Repository, the changes are automatically applied both in the code and the recording module. This does not only ease team collaboration, but also test maintenance.

How does Ranorex support creating and editing test automation projects in code?

If you’re into coding, you’ll benefit from the Microsoft .NET framework and can write code in C# and VB.Net. You’ll also love the new code editor enhancements, which have just been released with our latest major software release: Ranorex 6.0. You can find further information on the new code editor features in this blog post.

Does Ranorex support automated testing of mobile applications?

Ranorex enables automated testing of mobile Android and iOS applications. You can test hybrid, native and mobile web applications. The benefit? You can connect your mobile device to Ranorex Studio using either a USB or Wi-Fi connection. For more information on mobile test automation with Ranorex, please visit our dedicated Ranorex User Guide section.

At the end of this blog post, we just couldn’t resist letting you in on this hilarious incident that occurred at the Test Automation Day this year. Unaware of what was about to happen, we’re busy talking to prospective clients at our Ranorex booth, when a woman came up to us and asked: “May I touch your balls?”. :-) We’ll leave it up to you to imagine the look on our faces!

 

TAD Rotterdam Ranorex

 

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VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando

VisibleThread - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 14:34
VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando

NCMA World Conference 2016

Planning to attend the World Congress 2016 in Orlando next July?

Drop by booth 701 to see why 8 of the top 10 US government contractors use VisibleThread for Capture and Business Development.

NCMA World Congress 2016, sponsored by VisibleThread, is the National Contract Management Association’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together to engage, educate, and experience excellence. 

 

Where and When

July 24 – 27, 2016

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 W Osceola Pkwy,

Kissimmee, FL 34746

 

See how to:
  • Make better bid / no-bid / teaming decisions.
  • Create a starter compliance matrix in under 3 minutes for any doc SOW, PWS or full RFP.
  • Validate that your ‘win themes / win strategies’ and ‘technical requirements’ are met in the proposal.
  • Measure the readability of your proposal, spotting wordy, difficult, or legally risky language.

 

More Info: NCMA World Congress 2016

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