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Ranorex 6.1 Released Latest News - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 15:37

We’re happy to announce that we’ve released Ranorex 6.1! This new generation of functional test automation is now fresh and polished to make working in teams even easier! Next to remote test execution, improved test suite file format and Git integration, this software update introduces an intuitive setting storage and a progressive report preview. Let’s have a look at the benefits, shall we?

Solution Settings Ensure everyone in a team uses the same settings when working on a test automation project.

You can now save technology-specific solution settings directly in the test automation solution, while user settings can still be stored locally. This brings some rather fantastic benefits with it:

  • You can check in your settings together with the solution into a version control system. This makes it easier to share solutions with other team members and, ultimately, to work together on them.
  • Are you working on multiple test automation projects? Very likely, each is in its own test environment. Now, when you switch between solutions, you don’t have to manually adjust the settings.

Have fun sharing your settings and working together on test automation projects!

Learn more about the solution settings

Progressive Report Preview For those who’d like to take a peek in the test report during test execution.

We’ve all been there. You’d like to know how many test cases have failed, but it could take hours until the test run is complete and the full report is available. You’d need this information to react early to failed test cases – or maybe just to have a peace of mind before you go home. Trust us, we get it. So here’s what we’ve done: During test execution, test results are saved in configurable intervals. So whenever you feel like it, you can preview the report from anywhere without disrupting the test run. Enjoy!

Learn more about the progressive report preview

For a full list of new features and enhancements, please view our Release Notes. This software update is available now and included in software maintenance at no additional costs.

Learn more about Ranorex 6.1 Download Free 6.1 Trial

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Former Defense Intelligence Agency Head Michael T. Flynn to Deliver Keynote at Black Duck’s “Flight16” Cybersecurity-focused User Conference

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:52
Former Defense Intelligence Agency Head Michael T. Flynn to Deliver Keynote at Black Duck’s “Flight16” Cybersecurity-focused User Conferencehleclair Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:52

Outspoken retired Lt. General was short listed for Republican VP nomination

BURLINGTON, MA – Sept. 8, 2016 – Black Duck, a global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, today announced that retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Obama administration, will be a keynote speaker at Flight16, its inaugural user conference October 4-6 in Boston.

General Flynn, who delivered a passionate speech endorsing Donald Trump at the GOP’s convention in July, will provide his unique insider perspective on the security challenges and issues that keep U.S. intelligence officers awake at night.

“Cybersecurity is a top issue for every CEO and Board of Directors in the world. Throughout Flight16, our speakers, our panels and our hands-on technical training sessions will provide useful insights that will help our users keep their applications and containers secure,” said Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley.

“We’re very pleased to have a dynamic speaker and cybersecurity expert of Lt. Gen. Flynn’s stature to set the tone for our conference on day one,” said Shipley.

Additional keynote speakers during Flight16, which will be held at Boston’s Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, will include Shipley, who has reshaped Black Duck into a leading open source security vendor over the last three years, and Cigital CTO Gary McGraw, an author and researcher who helped create the field of software security.

A first-of-its-kind event, Flight16 is an open source business, technical and educational conference featuring keynotes, sessions and panels focused on cybersecurity strategies.  

For more information and to register, please visit the conference page.

About Black Duck

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing 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, Vancouver and Beijing. For more information, visit

Media Contacts
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Brian Carter
Director of Strategic Communications

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Michael O’Connell and Lisa Sorrentino

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Elvior is sponsoring of UCAAT 2016

Elvior - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:46

Fourth ETSI's UCAAT Conference, that focuses on application aspects of automated testing and standardized test specification, is sponsored by Elvior. UCAAT is a great opportunity to meet other software testing enthusiasts and share contemporary test automation technologies. 
Martti Käärik (Elvior CTO) gives a presentation on web test automation using TTCN-3 and MBT framework. See more from UCAAT 2016 programme.

This year's event is held in Budapest, Hungary from 26-28 October and hosted by Nokia and Ericsson. Eearly bird registration is still available until 15th of September 2016. See registration options on UCAAT homepage.
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Embedded Computing Creating New Business Opportunities

Polarion Software - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 02:11

Embedded software is becoming even more important in product development, leading innovation in connected and engineered products. Although embedded software presents new business opportunities, there are also development and security complexities that must be addressed. More functionality is needed to support new and differentiated products, with demands on price, performance, size, and time to market […]

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Local authorities need to improve website readability, study says

VisibleThread - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 17:03
Local authorities need to improve website readability, study says

From Public Technology with Rebecca Hill
Published: September 05, 2016

Public Technology

Original Post:


According to the study, which was carried out by Visible Thread – a company that aims to help organisations produce more understandable online content – just 82% of the 191 councils assessed achieved a readability score of 60.

This is equivalent to a UK year 9 reading level and is classed as “plain English”, which is what the government specifies all online content should be written in in its Writing for GOV.UK style guide.

“Plain English is mandatory for all of GOV.UK,” the guide states. “This isn’t just a list of words to avoid. Plain English is the whole ethos of GOV.UK: it’s a way of writing.”



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Software AG and Cumulocity Announce Strategic IoT Partnership

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:41
Software AG has expanded its Digital Business Platform with a strategic OEM partnership with Cumulocity, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) application enablement platform vendor, to offer a powerful IoT foundation for easily and securely connect ...
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Agile Worx Launches Agile Management Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:33
Agile Worx, an innovative provider of agile life cycle management tools, has announced the release of the Agile Worx agile management platform which allows companies to adopt a hybrid agile approach to software, hardware and firmware development.
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Blueprint and QASymphony Partner to Accelerate Delivery Across the Application Life Cycle

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:17
Blueprint, a global leader in driving IT project success by de-risking and accelerating complex software projects, and QASymphony, a leading provider of enterprise testing software for agile development teams, announced a strategic partnership th ...
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UK Local Authority websites struggle to hit plain English guidelines

VisibleThread - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:33
UK Local Authority websites struggle to hit plain English guidelinesIn its largest ever Local Government study, VisibleThread identified that 82% of Local Governments websites do not meet target readability standards


Cambridge UK, Monday 5th September 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released an updated readability report which covers 191 Local Government websites.

UK Local Authorities IndexUK Government’s Digital Service published its Writing for GOV.UK guide in 2014. In it, there are comprehensive guidelines to help writers, clearly stating that:

“Plain English is mandatory for all of GOV.UK… Plain English is the whole ethos of GOV.UK: it’s a way of writing.”

VisibleThread analysed up to 100 pages on each of the 191 websites for the following key metrics:

  • Readability – How readable is the content?
  • Passive Language – Active Language communicates clearly. What proportion of sentences is passive?
  • Long Sentences – What proportion of all sentences are too long?
  • Word Complexity Density – How many complex, hard-to-understand words does the content contain?

The key findings are as follows:

  • 82% of Local Authority websites failed to achieve the target readability score of 60.
  • Only 7 out of the 191 Local Authorities analysed (3.6%) met the target passive language score of 4%.
  • Long sentences are common on Local Authority websites. On some websites over 30% of the sentences contained more than 25 words. Only a dismal 2 of the websites analysed (1%) met the target score of 5%.
  • The sentence complexity measure varied greatly between websites. More encouragingly, 25 out of the 191 Local authority websites (13%) actually met or exceeded the target score.

High Fliers and Bottom Dwellers
South Tyneside Council topped the 2016 UK Local Government rankings in this extended study. It scored very highly in Readability. It also ranked in the top 10 for three out of the four scoring categories. However, the Local Authority can improve its overall clear writing score still further by reducing its use of complex language.

Unfortunately, the Malvern Hills District Council website fell well below VisibleThread’s target scores in all categories. Amazingly, 31% of all sentences encountered contained more than 25 words. It was also in the bottom three for the use of passive voice and sentence complexity. These three factors combined affected its overall clear writing score.

The Top 5 UK Local Authorities were:

1. South Tyneside Council
2. Eastbourne Borough Council
3. London Borough of Hackney
4. Durham County Council
5. Huntingdonshire District Council

The bottom 5 authorities were:

187. Sevenoaks District Council
188. Worcester City Council
189. Chiltern District Council
190. Council of the Isles of Scilly
191. Malvern Hills District Council

“Despite UK Government taking a strong stance on readability by publishing its ‘Writing for guide, our analysis clearly shows that UK Local Authorities still have a lot of work to do,” said Fergal McGovern, CEO of Visible Thread. “With the exception of a few Local Authorities, Government websites continue to confuse visitors, which lead to elevated customer support costs.”

The cost benefits that can be realised achieved by improving website clarity, allowing citizens to understand and complete error-free operations online, are considerable. Website users no longer need to use other means of communication, such as telephone calls or face-to-face visits, to clarify information. The fact that such a small percentage of Local Authority websites have successfully adopted the Writing for guidelines is disappointing. However, Visible Thread’s analysis shows that, in many cases, efforts are required in only one or two of the four key areas to deliver a massive improvement in overall readability.

The full report can be found here:
The VisibleThread Website Index, United Kingdom Local Authorities 2016 – Q3 Update

Giovanni Maieli

About VisibleThread

VisibleThread helps executives in large organisations govern content quality with less cost and risk. Communications, marketing and sales teams in diverse industries use our technology to improve many functions, including proposal development, contract review, and brand audits. Our software finds brand compliance, poor readability, and other issues in websites and documents. Unlike consumer-grade analysis tools, VisibleThread processes hundreds of documents and web pages in minutes. Fuelled with greater insights, customers reduce costs and automate manual processes across their organizations. For more information, visit

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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Labor Day Holiday September 5th, 2016

Inflectra News - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Monday September 5th, 2016 in observance of the U.S. Labor Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday September 6th, 2016. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.


The Inflectra Team

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Addressing the Weaknesses of Agile Development

Intland Blog - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:50
Once and a while we come across customers who complain about Agile Methodology.  No matter the complaint, more often than not it is dismissed as the fault of the customer for not implementing Agile Methodology correctly, as if by doing
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Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:55
HTTP-RPC is an open-source framework for simplifying development of REST-based applications. It allows developers to create and access HTTP-based web services using a convenient, RPC-like metaphor while preserving fundamental REST principles such ...
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Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:54
MarkupKit is an open-source framework for simplifying development of native iOS applications. It allows developers to construct user interfaces declaratively using a human-readable markup language, rather than visually using Interface Builder or ...
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Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:47 provides custom http endpoints for testing. It acts like a real webservice, but provided the content it was configured to deliver. The website allows for easy creation of such custom mocks that can then be used under a unique url.
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Quality Assurance (QA) is a Necessity for your Company

Polarion Software - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 02:30

Software testing is an extremely important part of the development process, with quality assurance (QA) and test management growing in importance.

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Manually Create Automated Tests Latest News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:00

Ranorex is more than just a simple capture and 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 easily create and maintain your tests with the Ranorex Recorder, you can also manually create your automated tests.

What are the benefits of manual test case creation?

  • Keep your Ranorex Object Repository structured and easily maintainable from the start.
  • Create robust test cases that uniquely identify dynamic IDs.
  • Ensure only those UI elements you want to test are available in your Ranorex Object Repository.
  • Automate complex test scenarios in code using the Ranorex Object Repository.


Test Scenario

In this example, we’ll use the KeePass as application under test (AUT). This open source password manager application is one of our sample applications delivered with Ranorex Studio, so you can easily recreate this example.

In this blog, we’ll show you how to

  • generate a Ranorex Object Repository containing exactly those UI elements you want to address in your automated test,
  • drag and drop the resulting repository items to your action table or
  • drag and drop items directly into your user code to represent the workflow you want to test.
The Ranorex Object Repository

The Ranorex Object Repository manages the UI elements of your automated test. A repository item is automatically created in this central Ranorex Object Repository when you record or track a UI element. If you change a repository item, these changes are automatically applied in the code as well as in the recording module.

Start by opening your solution and add an empty recording module. You will notice that the central Ranorex Object Repository of your test automation project is displayed directly below the action table. You can now add UI elements to the repository using the ‘Track’ button in the Ranorex Object Repository.

Track UI Elements

Enhancing the RanoreXPath

You can alter the RanoreXPath of specific repository items to make them more robust. Simply open the path editor and click on the ‘Edit’ button next to the item. For more information about the RanoreXPath, please have a look at the user guide chapters RanoreXPath and RanoreXPath Editor. If you’d like to know how to best enhance the object recognition of your AUT using the RanoreXPath operators, check out the blog post RanoreXPath – Tips and Tricks.

Keep your repository clear and structured

If your Ranorex Object Repository contains many objects, it’s particularly important to keep it clearly structured and organized. Here are two tips:

Rename repository items

Each UI element within the repository can have a logical user-defined name. Renaming repository items and giving them logical names will make it easier to understand test automation code and report files.

Create Logical Folders

You can also create logical folders to structure and group UI elements that logically belong together. For detailed instructions on how to structure your Ranorex Object Repository, please check out our user guide chapter Adapting an Existing Repository.

Keep Repo Clear

The Recording

As your Ranorex Object Repository now contains multiple UI elements, you can add actions to the recording. Do so by either selecting ‘Add New Action’, or simply drag & drop specific repository items from the repository to the action table in the recording.

Add Action Via Menu

Add Action Via Drag Drop

If you’d like to connect data to your automated tests and use variables in the action table or the repository, have a look at the user guide chapter Data-Driven Testing.

The User Code

You can also create your actions directly in user code. Simply drag and drop the specific repository item from the Ranorex Object Repository directly into the code editor.

Add Code Via Drag Drop

In the user guide chapter Code Examples you can find further examples on how to extend modules with user specific code.


As you can see, you can create your automated tests manually without pressing the record button at any time. This will give you more control over the actions that should be triggered.

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Should you Use Agile, Waterfall, or a Hybrid Solution?

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: With the growing popularity of Agile development methods, lots of companies and development
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Progress Survey Reveals 93% of Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies Feel Pressure to Embrace Digital Transformation

Progress Software News - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 09:00
Progress Survey Reveals 93% of Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies Feel Pressure to Embrace Digital Transformation
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Citrix Releases Free Developer Version of NetScaler Load Balancer for Microservices

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 16:55
Citrix has announced NetScaler CPX Express, a free developer version of NetScaler CPX, which is a NetScaler in a container form factor that delivers a battle-tested load balancer for developers to create microservices applications.
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