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Buying ALM Software – Does it provide Collaborative Lifecycle Management?

Intland Blog - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:43
The idea of providing a collaborative working environment for all those personnel collaborating on application development projects is nothing new since the whole Agile Methodology, is based on collaborative working. Many of the Agile software solutions available are relatively straight
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Webinar: Application Testing Challenges – Theories, Tools, and Technology Latest News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:00
We are proud to announce a Co-Webinar by Ranorex and Polarion Software titled "Application Testing Challenges: Theories, Tools, and Technology".

In this one-hour web seminar the presenters will explore real-world examples of highly tested products – Mozilla and Xbox – that serve as telescopes into the continuing evolution of test practices: agile testing, requirements-based testing, testing as a service, and crowdsource testing.

Join the presenters for this web seminar to be held on August 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST addressing notable testing challenges and potential solutions including:
  • Lack of mature testing tools for new technologies and practices
  • Test automation challenges that continue to plague the industry
  • Failure to address security testing needs
  • Performance and load testing late in development – or worse, in production
Reserve your seat now!
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Risk Management in Application Lifecycle Management

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:27
Risk management is designed to minimize risk that enterprises face. Risk management software collect data across the enterprise IT system to show where the risks are. Risk management is especially important for Safety Critical Industries where most devices are equipped
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OH NO – My Car Has Been Hacked!

Polarion Software - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:19
University students hack the Tesla Model S, pointing up the new horizons we're seeing in risk analysis and risk management. Here are some free resources that can help you keep up.
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RationalPlan 4.9 – Better Mac OS X Integration and Improved Printing

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:38
Stand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of RationalPlan 4.9. Current version offers better Mac OS X integration, improved printing mechanism and many other features.
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Improve Software Quality With Code Review in Two Simple Steps

Polarion Software - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:25
Code reviews help spread knowledge, catch bugs in advance and reduce technical debt. Together with test-driven development or pair programming they can greatly increase code quality and maintainability. We are in no way sorry for implementing it in our R&D team, and we use it while developing Polarion. So now that you are convinced that […]
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Progress Creates Agile Business Units to Accelerate Growth and Optimize the Developer and Customer Experience

Progress Software News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:30
Progress Creates Agile Business Units to Accelerate Growth and Optimize the Developer and Customer Experience
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Achieve Functional Safety and Compliance with ISO 26262, Automotive SPICE, and CMMI While Driving Innovation At Top Speed

Polarion Software - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:27
Recently published whitepaper can help your company to begin mapping a strategy to mange innovative development to reduce the chances that the next recall headlines will be about your product.
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Embedded software development differs from enterprise applications

Intland Blog - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:56
Nowadays chips, tags and applications are all around us, embedded into cars, medical devices and home appliances, all to ensure a more comfortable life. As users we enjoy how increased functionality makes our lives easier, providing entertainment possibilities, power saving
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IT Operations: Managing SLAs with Kanban

Intland Blog - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:00
Date and time: 7 August 2014, 4 pm (CET) Webinar duration: 30 minutes What you can learn: How to manage issues/tickets on Kanban with escalation status? IT Operations teams have to manage several IT applications in parallel internally within the
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5 Steps to Ensuring Open Source Compliance in the Software Supply Chain: The Harman Case Study

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:30

Harman designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated
control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.  As a technology leader and innovator with leading brands such as AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, and JBL®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.

One of Harman’s biggest challenges when supplying its systems is ensuring it can prove its code complies with applicable license terms. The code must also be free of security and quality risks that could impact the integrity of the finished products.

But what happens when the code is open source? While software developed in-house can be closely monitored, software that comes in through third parties is harder to track. How can Harman accurately report on operational and legal risks for components and projects it didn’t develop?

Join this webinar with Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice President Legal, Global Intellectual Property at Harman, and Black Duck Software, who will discuss:

  • Current open source trends
  • An in-depth review of popular licenses (including GPL)
  • Open source compliance: Harman’s take
  • Beyond compliance – the impact of security and technical risks
SF Campaign ID:  70160000000oeWb Asset Value:  Low value Redirect: Lead Segment:  License
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Oracle Customers Secure Critical Encryption Keys with Oracle Key Vault

Oracle Database News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Customers Secure Critical Encryption Keys with Oracle Key Vault -- New solution enables centralized management of Oracle Database encryption master keys, Oracle wallet files, Java KeyStores, /us/corporate/press/2259810 en
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The Perfect Code Coverage Score

ncover-code-coverageYou manage what you measure – but what if you are looking at the wrong thing? The metrics we define influence our process and end result. For example, trying to gauge your speed by the sound of your radio would lead to noise dampening in the car and volume controls on the dashboard. While these features may be an interesting experiment, it is not the main information you need to see about knowing your speed. Is volume the best metric to look at?  Probably not. Actually – no. It is definitely not. Please practice responsible driving.

Back to the topic at hand, we see this same confusion when we talk to our customers that are trying to define their code coverage and looking for the perfect score. It is very important to select the right combination of metrics to measure the effectiveness of your testing strategies and the quality of your code base to guide your development and quality efforts moving forward. But striving for the perfect 100% on single basic metric may be guiding you down the wrong path.

anders-able-code-coverageWe have talked previously about some of the best practices we have found in our years of covering code. Recently, we came across a post by Anders Abel discussing some of the same things we see everyday. He discusses the difference between line coverage and functional coverage. He even shows some pretty strong examples on how bad code can sneak through line coverage tests.

Our quest for what seems like a good measure – 100% seems pretty perfect – may not be telling us the whole picture. Code coverage metrics, like branch coverage, sequence point coverage and change-risk-anti-patterns score, help you and your team build quality code and let’s you know that it is good. There is no one perfect score. Each team is different. The important piece is setting the foundation for developing meaningful metrics that influence your code in meaningful ways.

The post The Perfect Code Coverage Score appeared first on NCover.

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(Senior-) Consultant (m/w)

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:01
Reisen Sie noch oder bewegen Sie schon was? Suchen Sie eine spannende Aufgabe, bei der Sie nicht mehr die ganze Woche reisen mĂĽssen, aber dennoch Ihre Erfahrung und Kompetenz in der Beratung und VertriebsunterstĂĽtzung bei Top-Kunden, den Herstellern der schnellsten
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Tulane School of Architecture Taps Progress to Add Another Dimension to Student Design

Progress Software News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:00
Tulane School of Architecture Taps Progress to Add Another Dimension to Student Design
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Celtic Testing Experts - New Service Partner for North America Latest News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:00
As we have rapidly grown our presence and customer base in North America, we have also seen an increasing demand for Ranorex consulting and implementation services. To help meet this demand, we have the pleasure of announcing that we have partnered with Celtic Testing Experts.

Celtic Testing Experts mission is to use our people, process, and tools to deliver 'Zero Critical Defects' on client Projects.

Based in Atlanta, Celtic Testing Experts (CTE) serves as a long-term software QA partner to some of the world's largest companies.  For nearly 10 years, CTE has maintained a 100 percent success rate helping clients deliver quality, cost-effective software on time.  The company’s first product, Foresight™, is a unique web and mobile-based reporting tool, making CTE's services the most comprehensive and metrics-driven in the industry.
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Painless dental self-repair? What’s not to like!

Polarion Software - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:31
Teeth that repair themselves painlessly without drilling or injections. Are we ready for this? Does a polar bear like ice floes?
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Developers As Diverse As Their Code

Great developers are as diverse as their code and the languages they develop in.  We salute great developers of all languages and all of the great languages they develop in.  Of course, at NCover, we are just a little partial towards .NET.

Brian A. Randell

Brian RandellBrian A. Randell is a Partner with MCW Technologies LLC. For more than 20 years he has been building software solutions. He educates teams on Microsoft technologies via writing and training—both in-person and on demand. He’s also a consultant for companies small and large, including Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft. Brian is a passionate software craftsman who still enjoys coding as he helps teams improve their processes from idea to shipping, production management and monitoring. In addition, he’s become obsessed over the last few years with natural user interfaces and how to create compelling user experiences regardless of platform. He’s currently a Visual Studio ALM MVP and co-author of “Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013” from Wrox Publishing. When not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children who enjoy making him look bad on the Xbox One (with and without Kinect). Stay connected with him on twitter @brianrandell

Par Trivedi

Par TrivendiPar Trivedi, currently an engineering manager at Groupon, has worked in software development professionally for over 10 years, has worked on dozens of projects and has used numerous languages in his career. His work consists of everything from tiny personal scripts to huge, scalable web and mobile apps for multinational businesses. Don’t believe us? Check out his personal website to showcase his diverse range of skills at And why stop at just building quality code? His interests are just as diverse. He is a writer of stories and poems, a casual investor, a fitness enthusiast, a photo tinkerer and also enjoys a good video game (when time allows). He also loves traveling and has been able to check off at least 10 countries on his international travel log. Stay connected with him on twitter @Parito.

The post Developers As Diverse As Their Code appeared first on NCover.

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Devart Releases Updates for MySQL and Oracle Comparison Tools

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:24
Devart releases the new versions of comparison tools for MySQL and Oracle databases.
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Tech Tips & Tricks: Querying across Documents for unlinked Work Items

Polarion Software - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:28
More Tech Tips and Tricks from the Polarion Support Team. This time: Querying across Documents for unlinked Work Items
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