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BigLever Launches onePLE

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 16:35
BigLever Software has introduced onePLE, a holistic solution that enables organizations to achieve competitive advantage by freeing up more time for product innovation and rapidly sharing those innovations across a product line portfolio. Product ...
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SmartBear AlertSite Now Supports Selenium WebDriver

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 16:17
SmartBear Software has announced the integration of AlertSite with Selenium, the popular front end testing framework for web applications. The integration builds upon SmartBear’s previous efforts of enabling software teams to do more with t ...
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VisibleThread for Docs 2.13 now available

VisibleThread - Sun, 11/06/2016 - 22:49
VisibleThread for Docs 2.13 now available

Eoin here, VisibleThread head of engineering and support. Our new 2.13 release of VisibleThread for Documents is now available and ready for download for on-premise customers. This release is already live for cloud customers. In this blog post, I will provide a quick summary of what’s new in this release and will provide a quick peek at some of the new capabilities. For a complete list of what’s new, download the 2.13 Release Notes PDF.

The highlights include:

  • New Document Compare capability – find all text changes between two revisions of a document
  • New Responsibility Matrix capability
  • Enhancements to Clear Language
    • Export Clear Language issues to Excel
    • Excel Folder Level Clear Language view to PDF
    • Customize Clear Language exports to show/hide different metrics (e.g. don’t show Long Words)
  • Export an Annotated Word Document from Quality Analysis, Concept Tracking and Clear Language
  • Move Documents to a different folder
  • Improved dictionary performance

For on-premise customers: to get access to the release check out the support forum entry http://support.visiblethread.com/hc/en-us/articles/215067566-VisibleThread-2-13-on-premise-upgrade-instructions It tells you how to update your installation and the mechanics of getting 2.13

New Document Compare Capability

The Document Compare report allows you to view all changes between two revisions of a document (Word or PDF). Use cases for this include:

  • Checking for differences between a draft and final RFP
  • Analyzing a revised contract for changes
  • Looking for proposal text that was removed during the editing cycle to meet page limits

 

 

Export Annotated Word Document

The Annotated Word Doc exports an exact copy of your uploaded Word document using Word’s in built comment mechanism to highlight issues in the document. This can be used to highlight Quality or Concept dictionary matches, or Clear Language issues.

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Responsibility Matrix

2.13 sees the introduction of a new ‘Responsibility Matrix’ This feature allows you to assign responsibilities to specific teams, companies, or individuals. It is similar to the Compliance Matrix, but the Responsibility Matrix allows for more specific shredding of a contract post-award.

 

Version 2.13 has more more new capability. For a complete list of what’s new download the 2.13 Release Notes PDF.

Need more information, have some questions?

No problem, email us at support@visiblethread.com and we will be happy to help!

 

If you want to try VisibleThread Docs sign up here for a 7-day free trial

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Oracle Completes Tender Offer for Acquisition of NetSuite

Oracle Database News - Sat, 11/05/2016 - 06:00
Press Release Oracle Completes Tender Offer for Acquisition of NetSuite Deal to Close Monday

Redwood Shores Calif—Nov 5, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced that a majority of the unaffiliated shares of NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) were validly tendered and the other conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied.  The acquisition of NetSuite will be consummated by Oracle on Monday, November 7, 2016.  American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that as of 12:00 Midnight, Eastern time, at the end of November 4, 2016, approximately 21,775,553 unaffiliated Shares, or 53.21% of the total unaffiliated Shares, and 62,330,605 total Shares, or 76.39% of the total Shares issued and outstanding, have been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer. Both figures do not include 1,037,279 unaffiliated Shares tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase.  When the 1,037,279 unaffiliated Shares tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures are included in the results, approximately 22,812,832 unaffiliated Shares, or 55.76% of the total unaffiliated Shares, and 63,367,884 total Shares, or 77.65% of the total shares issued and outstanding, will have been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer.  

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle
+1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
+1.650.506.4073
ken.bond@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.

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Additional Information

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This communication is for informational purposes only. The tender offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from, or on behalf of, holders of shares in any jurisdiction in which the making of the tender offer or the acceptance thereof would not comply with the laws of that jurisdiction. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (including the Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other offer materials) filed by Napa Acquisition Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on August 18, 2016, as amended from time to time. In addition, on August 18, 2016, NetSuite Inc. filed a Solicitation/Recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC related to the tender offer. Stockholders of NetSuite Inc. are urged to read these documents, all amendments thereto and other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety because they contain important information about the tender offer. The tender offer statement and certain other offer documents, along with the Solicitation/Recommendation statement, will be made available to all stockholders of NetSuite Inc. at no expense to them. These documents are available at no charge through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. The Offer to Purchase, related Letter of Transmittal, the Solicitation/Recommendation statement and other offering documents may also be obtained for free by contacting the Information Agent for the tender offer, Innisfree, M&A Incorporated, toll-free at 888-750-5834.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and NetSuite Inc., including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle's proposed acquisition of NetSuite Inc., anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words "anticipates", "can", "will", "look forward to", "expected" and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or NetSuite Inc., that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business, and the possibility that Oracle or NetSuite Inc. may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or NetSuite Inc. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor NetSuite Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

In addition, please refer to the documents that Oracle and NetSuite Inc., respectively, file with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause Oracle's and NetSuite Inc.'s respective operational and other results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor NetSuite Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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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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Elvior at UCAAT 2016

Elvior - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:59


UCAAT 2016 was held in Budapest, Hungary from 26 to 28th of October; 4th UCAAT brought together more than 220 test automation practitioners and researches. During 3 fruitful days test automation specials from industry and academia presented their work: there was 2 keynotes, 4 tutorials and 27 presentations. All presentations are available here. Martti Käärik – Elvior CTO - was co-author and presenter of tutorial "Testing and Domain-Specific Modeling with TDL" and presenter of work "Web Test Automation Using TTCN-3 and MBT Framework".

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Ansible 2.2 Delivers New Automation for Containers and Cloud Services

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 18:09
Red Hat has announced the general availability of Ansible 2.2, the latest version of the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.2 brings performance enhancements, expanded container and Windows auto ...
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MongoDB 3.4 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 17:34
MongoDB has announced MongoDB 3.4, the latest version of its NoSQL database. MongoDB 3.4 adds key features that embrace additional data models, combining operational and analytical processing, elastic cross-region scaling and sophisticated operat ...
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Spawner

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 06:58
Spawner is an open source generator of sample/test data for databases. It can be configured to output delimited text or SQL insert statements. It can also insert directly into a MySQL 5.x database. Includes many field types, most of which are con ...
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CodeTrack

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 06:54
CodeTrack is a free .NET profiler with some extra tricks up its sleeve. On top of the profiling features it also allows debugging and analyzing code execution.
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GraphicsJS

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 06:45
GraphicsJS is a free and open-source JavaScript library for easily drawing absolutely anything including interactive and significantly more powerful in terms of out-of-the-box features than Raphael, Bonsai, and other existing SVG/VML based compon ...
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Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline Revolutionizes Data Access for Cloud Applications

Progress Software News - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 10:00
Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline Revolutionizes Data Access for Cloud Applications
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Join us: ‘Embedded Software Like Never Before’ Live Webinar

Polarion Software - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 20:41

Software is leading a digitization revolution that is changing how modern products are designed, manufactured, and supported once released to the market. Further muddying the waters, network connectivity, the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), is disrupting traditional product development with more and more connected “Things” joining the fray. Your development teams must adapt to accelerating […]

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VC Blogs Are Burying Their Own Message – causing ‘cognitive churn’

VisibleThread - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:42
VC Blogs Are Burying Their Own Message – causing ‘cognitive churn’

 

vcAspiring entrepreneurs often turn to the blogs of VCs (Venture Capitalists) as a way to quickly learn about start-ups. They share critical insights into what it takes to successfully run a business. These often include key SAAS (Software as a Service) metrics like; MRR, ARR, quick ratio and Churn.

But this blog post is not about SAAS business metrics, we’re interested in something else… We want to see how clearly VCs communicate on their blogs. Does being an expert in high growth businesses translate to being an expert communicator?

Just like metrics such as MRR are leading indicators of business growth, we can use readability metrics to test for good communication in written content.

So we analyzed the blogs of five leading VCs to see if their readability matched their business acumen.

Now as a control, we also ran a scan on the blog of Seth Godin – an author, entrepreneur, marketer and public speaker. Seth subscribes to the same ideals we hold regarding readability and clarity of language. So, it would be pretty interesting to see those stats, to highlight whatever strengths and weaknesses we might find in the VC blogs. We analysed 100 pages on each site and here’s what we found.

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Now there is a lot of good news here. All writers use a relatively low level of passive voice, always a good indicator of clarity. The reading level at between grade 7 and 10 is positive too. A lower grade level means a more accessible message to a broader audience. Web copy authored by different people with different styles often shows up with vastly different stats. A sure-fire signal that marketers need to audit their web site clarity and brand tone.

But not all is well. Our scan highlighted a high proportion of long sentences across the board. And with long sentences, you run the risk of burying your message in complex, run-on sentences.

In our little experiment, Marc Andreesson’s blog is the worst culprit. Here’s the summary stats from our analysis of his blog.

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His percentage of long sentences is 3.5 times the recommended level, and his average sentence length is similarly very high.

He runs the risk of burying the message that he’s trying to communicate. Jumping down to the specific URL level, we see this:

Let’s look at some specific copy. If we click into “Why Bitcoin Matters Marc Andreessen”, for example, we can immediately see an example of an over long sentence, burying the message:

“The practical consequence of solving this problem is that Bitcoin gives us, for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer.”

Now, the language in this sample is commendably clear and jargon free. But this single sentence contains multiple important ideas, ideas that we should split for easier understanding.

Andreessen’s writing style follows a similar pattern in this blog post “Google Glass and the Glass Collective Marc Andreessen”:

“The exciting part about today’s announcement of the Glass Collective is that just like with the Internet and smartphones, a huge amount of that work will be done by third-party developers, who are going to have in Glass a brand new platform and springboard for creativity to play with.”

Both sentences have multiple clauses. And both have a ton of important insights. The meaning is still visible to the very interested reader, but extra cognitive overhead causes a type of ‘cognitive churn’.

Average readers will likely require a second read through, and may churn prior to absorbing the message.

Let’s go back to sentence on Bitcoin, and see if we can simplify it. Try this:

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“Bitcoin gives us a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another. The transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure. Everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and no one can challenge its legitimacy. Bitcoin is the first platform to meet these goals.”

By making minimal changes to the sentence, we make the message easier for the reader to follow. We could further refine the example above of course. Ideally, we should be able to understand the message at first glance.

 Taking a look at Tomasz Tunguz’s blog, we see similar issues:

“Tableau has been able to grow very much like a SaaS company, and arguably required less capital, though it has taken the business some more time to achieve the milestones and the company doesn’t benefit from the long-term revenue streams that subscription customers offer.”

And again with Fred Wilson:

“There have been some unsung heroes, many of them women interestingly, like Jane Margolis , who started working in the LA public schools a decade ago and wrote a book about that which woke a lot of people up, including me, and  Jan Cuny at the NSF who has funded a lot of the curriculum development work over the past decade, and many others who have been working for a long time to make this happen.”

If you can automatically pinpoint overly long sentences like these, it will improve your copy overnight. It’s a cheap hack.

You may not be a leading Venture Capitalist (or then again, maybe you are), but as we’ve seen here, no one is above writing overlong sentences. However, that doesn’t excuse it. Make reading your content easier for your readers. Simplify long sentences where possible. Your readers will be able to understand your message on first reading, and they’ll appreciate it.

If you’d like to test your own content, either in doc or web format, go to www.VisibleThread.com

TEST YOUR CONTENT

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Oracle Marketing Cloud Empowers Customers to Manage Identity Gap

Oracle Database News - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 15:28
Press Release Oracle Marketing Cloud Empowers Customers to Manage Identity Gap Enhancements to Oracle Data Management Platform Enable Marketers to Seamlessly Define, Select, Count, and Deliver Audience IDs Based on User Environment

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 27, 2016

Oracle today introduced a series of new data management platform innovations within the Oracle Marketing Cloud that enable customers to seamlessly define, select, count, and deliver audience IDs based on the user’s environment. This allows customers to create audience segments tied to the customer journey across devices, channels, media environments, and ID spaces. Powered by the Oracle ID Graph, this release helps marketing and media professionals deliver on their marketing strategies by delivering relevant experiences to customers on whichever device they choose.

As consumers increasingly interact with brands across a range of different devices and environments, marketers and publishers face the challenge of unifying consumer IDs from different platforms and devices in order to gain a holistic view of individual buyers. To empower marketers and publishers to quickly and efficiently manage these multiple environments, Oracle has released major enhancements to the Audience Builder user interface within the Oracle Data Management Platform to help marketers visualize and manage ID source, with planned functionality to link these audiences via a self-service UI through the Oracle ID Graph. The new user interface released today makes it easier for customers to manage and select ID types in order to identify, build, plan, and analyze audiences based on the device or platform within which the ID was originally created. This lays the foundation for the next iteration of the platform, which will further enable cross-device marketing by bridging IDs and scoring linkages between those IDs. This set of enhancements accelerates the convergence of adtech and martech within and outside of the Oracle technology stack.

“The explosive growth in connected devices has created immense opportunities for marketers to engage with consumers at the moments that truly matter,” said Steve Krause, group vice president, product management, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “To capitalize on this opportunity, marketers need to be able to manage audiences based on the engaged environment. This is critical to intelligent linking for use cases like cross-device targeting and that is why we have revamped the Audience Builder user interface within the Oracle Data Management Platform to help address device agnostic identity management.”

Audience Builder enables marketers to plan audiences for their campaigns using a combination of their own data and third-party data sources. Through the new Audience Builder users are able to:

Audience Builder enables marketers to plan audiences for their campaigns using a combination of their own data and third-party data sources. Through the new Audience Builder users are able to:

  • Enhance Audience Segmentation and Engagement: Understand audience composition by device and environment to increase the effectiveness of engagements.
  • Optimize Media Buys: By identifying the devices driving conversions, marketers can modify campaign strategies to focus the conversion points and eliminate wasted impressions.
  • Increase Campaign Effectiveness: By managing advertising dollars based on targeting environment, customers can personalize campaigns against the source ID for relevant retargeting and prospecting.
  • Improve Mobile App Targeting at Scale: Enables marketers to activate 1st and 3rd-party audiences on channels against their mobile ad IDs based on behaviors like mobile app installs.

The new Audience Builder user interface is the latest in a series of innovative enhancements to the Oracle Data Management Platform. In the last year, Oracle has:

  • Integrated Native Tools for Data Ingest and Custom Audience Creation: Self-serve tools available in the platform for custom audience creation powered by Oracle Data Cloud’s Audience Discovery Platform, as well as embedded offline onboarding functionality via Oracle OnRamp, are now native functionalities of the platform.
  • Enhanced Personalization: Maxymiser integration enables marketers to tap into 1st, 2nd and 3rd party data for testing and optimization initiatives. This makes it easier for marketers to deliver experiences that are relevant to customers even before the first page view.
  • Enhanced Partner Integration: Enables partners to self-integrate into the Oracle Data Management Platform by setting up their endpoint for turnkey data campaign delivery. Since the new self-service portal was launched in November 2015, more than 20 new partners have been added.

The Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

Contact Info Simon Jones
PR for Oracle
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.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.

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

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The preceding 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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GWT 2.8 Released!

Google Web Toolkit Blog - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 22:04
We are happy to announce the general availability of GWT 2.8 Final. GWT 2.8 has truly been a community supported release, with across the board contributions in all aspects. A big thanks to everyone who pitched in and and made GWT 2.8 happen.
GWT 2.8 has been a long time coming, and is one of the biggest GWT releases by far, with a host of new features that better prepares GWT Applications to work in a multi-platform world.
The release notes provide a comprehensive summary, but in short, the salient features of GWT 2.8 are:
Smooth interoperation with JavaScript: JsInterop 1.0 provides much improved interoperability with JavaScript.
Java8 support: GWT applications can fully utilize Java8 features, including lambda expressions, defender methods and new APIs.
Pre-enabled for new versions of Guava: GWT libraries are fully tested for compatibility with the latest version of Guava that uses Java8.
CSS3 support with GSS: With new GSS Resource, GWT applications can harness the full power of CSS3.
Many many bug fixes and performance enhancements: A lot of work went into GWT 2.8, ensuring its both stable and better performing that previous GWT versions. Users should see across the board improvements in Application stability, build times and performance.
You can download this release from here.  
- GWT Team
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IBM Delivers DB2 Hybrid Cloud Database

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 21:15
IBM has introduced significant advances in its industry leading database software, IBM DB2, helping companies lower their operating costs while bringing together transactions and analytics in the same database to increase the speed of real-time d ...
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SmartBear Releases Enhanced Support for REST API Security Testing

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 20:31
SmartBear Software released a major update to its API readiness platform, Ready! API, focusing on the security of APIs. The release comes at a time when security risks for APIs in particular have become a major issue, as many enterprises continue ...
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JS++ 0.4.2 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 20:14
Onux announced the release of JS++ 0.4.2 Early Access Preview. JS++ is a programming language for building high-quality web and mobile applications that expands the original JavaScript language with types, classes, and other new features. The lat ...
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Ranorex Automates Android 7 Nougat

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 15:00

Android Nougat is Google’s big refresh of its phone and tablet operating system – split-screen mode, quick reply to notifications, revamped settings and toggle menus all make your phone easier and more friendly to use. We are happy to announce that with the release Ranorex 6.1.1, we now support Android Nougat.

In addition to this update, some minor bugs have been fixed. Check out the release notes for more details about the changes in this release.

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MedConf 2016

Intland Blog - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 11:00
24-28 Oct 2016 Munich, Germany In October 2016, industry experts will converge for the 8th time at MedConf in Munich to discuss issues, challenges, and best practices of software and hardware development in medical device engineering. This year, the agenda
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