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NodeSource Announces NodeSource Certified Modules

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 17:13
NodeSource has announced NodeSource Certified Modules™ to bring security and trust to untrusted, third-party JavaScript. With NodeSource Certified Modules, consumers of the npm ecosystem can now rely on NodeSource as a secure, trusted and v ...
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SonarSource Receives $45 Million USD Minority Investment

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 16:57
SonarSource, the leader in code quality management, today announced the closing of a $45 million USD minority investment by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners. Richard Wells, Managing Director and Matt Gatto, ...
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Internet of Things: Expanding into Medical Device Digital Enterprise

Polarion Software - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 07:12

Gartner defines IoT as the following: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with the internal states or the external environment.”

The post Internet of Things: Expanding into Medical Device Digital Enterprise appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday November 24-25th, 2016

Inflectra News - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th, 2016 in observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Monday November 28th, 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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Using Requirements-based Testing in Safety-critical Development

Intland Blog - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 23 Nov 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: In order to achieve safety, reliability and product quality, modern mission-critical regulations and standards demand the systematic definition and verification of safety requirements. In essence, requirements-based testing is…
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JFrog Acquires Conan

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:59
JFrog has announced the acquisition of Conan, the fast-growing open source C/C++ package manager. Only two weeks after the announcement of its PHP support, JFrog takes a leap forward and expands its solution by providing the C/C++ market with the ...
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Veracode Empowers Secure DevOps Environments Through Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services Extension

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:52
Veracode has announced a new extension that integrates the Veracode Application Security Platform with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The extension will enable developers and engineering teams using VSTS to apply application securi ...
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Parasoft Continuous Testing within Microsoft VSTS and Azure

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:44
Parasoft announced today that its industry-leading service virtualization technology, Parasoft Virtualize, is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and Microsoft VSTS Marketplace.
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Perforce Announces Acquisition of ALM Provider Seapine Software

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:37
Perforce Software, a leader in version control and source code management, has announced its acquisition of Seapine Software, a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, based in Mason, Ohio. This acquisition expands t ...
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Elvior TestCast was used on ITS plugtest.

Elvior - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00

ETSI ITS plugtest took place 9-18.November at the Port of Livorno (Tuscany, Italy). For more information please visit event website.

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Oracle Buys Dyn

Oracle Database News - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Buys Dyn Extends the World’s Most Comprehensive Cloud Computing Platform with the Leading Cloud-based Internet Performance and Domain Name System (DNS) Solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 21, 2016

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Dyn, the leading cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS provider that monitors, controls, and optimizes Internet applications and cloud services to deliver faster access, reduced page load times, and higher end-user satisfaction.

Dyn’s solution is powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer and CNBC. Adding Dyn’s best-in-class DNS solution extends the Oracle cloud computing platform and provides enterprise customers with a one-stop shop for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

“Oracle already offers enterprise-class IaaS and PaaS for companies building and running Internet applications and cloud services,” said Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development, Oracle. “Dyn’s immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform.”

“Oracle cloud customers will have unique access to Internet performance information that will help them optimize infrastructure costs, maximize application and website-driven revenue, and manage risk,” said Kyle York, Chief Strategy Officer, Dyn. “We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to our customers as part of Oracle’s cloud computing platform.”

More information about this announcement is available at

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporation
+1.212.508.7935 Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
+1.650.607.0349 About Oracle

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


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

Product Roadmap

Oracle is currently reviewing the existing Dyn product roadmap and will be providing guidance to customers in accordance with Oracle’s standard product communication policies. Any resulting features and timing of release of such features as determined by Oracle’s review of Dyn’s product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by Dyn or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and Dyn, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Dyn, 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 Dyn, 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 may deteriorate and/or Oracle or Dyn 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 Dyn. 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 Dyn is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

Safe Harbor

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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Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 08:01
FillDB allows to automatically generate data and fill your MYSQL database tables with test data. This is a free tool that lets you quickly generate large volumes of custom data in a variety of formats for use in testing software and populating da ...
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SCM-Manager Universe

Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 07:55
SCM-Manager Universe simplifies daily life in software development. Our Linux based virtual machine comes with a bundle of ready to use open source software components. So enjoy the advantages of a tool which provides workflows for all essential ...
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Ranorex-NeoLoad Webinar – Questions Answered Latest News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:53

Our Ranorex-NeoLoad webinar was a great success and we were delighted to see how many of you are interested in the Ranorex-NeoLoad integration. In this webinar, we’ve showed you in detail why it makes sense to combine automated functional and load tests, how you can set up the Ranorex-NeoLoad integration, and what you can do with it. For those of you who’ve missed the webinar, we’ve recorded it and you can view it anytime here: Ranorex-NeoLoad webinar.

Thank you again for all the questions you’ve asked during this webinar. As there wasn’t enough time to answer all questions during the webinar, we’ve taken this opportunity to answer a few of them, that we believe are interesting to all of you, here:

Q1: Can I test my desktop app, which is connected to a server, with NeoLoad and Ranorex?

Yes, that’s possible. If the communication is based on the HTTP protocol, the NeoLoad recorder captures the traffic utilizing the HTTP transport layer. If the communication is not based on HTTP, you can use custom actions. Ranorex is then able to determine performance values of the desktop app and transmit these values back to NeoLoad.

Q2: I have already created Ranorex web tests. Can I transform functional test sequences from these tests into NeoLoad load tests?

Yes. Simply start a NeoLoad recording manually, and then start the Ranorex test. NeoLoad will record all steps that are being carried out by Ranorex, so that the Ranorex test sequence is available in NeoLoad. You can now put a load on your server with NeoLoad and see if your functional test sequence is still successful when under stress.

Q3: Where should I install Ranorex and NeoLoad? Can everything run on the same machine or should we use separate systems?

In theory, you can install the NeoLoad controller on the same machine as Ranorex is installed on, but that’s not recommended. Load generation can cause a high CPU usage and the controller needs a lot of memory. That’s why it makes sense to install both the NeoLoad controller as well as the load generator on a different machine than Ranorex is installed on. The modules, which are included in the Ranorex-NeoLoad  NuGet package, enable communication between Ranorex and Neoload regardless of where Ranorex and Neoload are installed. However, if NeoLoad triggers a Ranorex test, a NeoLoad load generator must be installed on the same machine as the Ranorex test runs on.

Q4: Are virtual users in NeoLoad carrying out the same actions as the Ranorex automated test?

This completely depends on your setup. The “test sequences” are not linked together in any way. You’re free to set up the same sequence or use a different one.

Q5: When should I start my Ranorex test with NeoLoad, and when does it make sense to start my NeoLoad test with Ranorex?

If you run a functional test session and want to make sure that individual functional test sequences still succeed when the system is under load, it makes sense to trigger and control the NeoLoad tests from Ranorex. The other way round, if you’re running load testing scenarios and want to know if key functional uses cases still work, it makes more sense to trigger the respective Ranorex tests from NeoLoad.

Q6: Is there a limit on virtual users, which Ranorex can add to a NeoLoad test?

The number of virtual users is not limited by Ranorex in any way. You can add as many users as your NeoLoad license provides.

Q7: Do we need a Ranorex Runtime License for each virtual user in NeoLoad?

No. You can add as many users as provided in your NeoLoad license with a single Ranorex Runtime License. The Ranorex license does not influence the NeoLoad license in any way and vice versa.

Q8: Is there a free version of Ranorex and NeoLoad so I can try the integration?

You can download a free Ranorex trial here: Free full-featured 30-day Ranorex trial.
A free version of NeoLoad can be downloaded using this link.

Q9: Is it possible to use Ranorex tests to create load instead of using NeoLoad?

You could also run multiple Ranorex tests in parallel on multiple virtual machines. However, Ranorex is only able to run a single test per machine, as it is a functional test automation tool that automates real mouse and keyboard events. That’s why it makes sense to use NeoLoad to create load.

Q10: What are the system requirements for Ranorex and NeoLoad to enable this integration?

You can find the system requirements for Ranorex here: Ranorex system requirements.
You can find the NeoLoad system requirements on this page: NeoLoad system requirements.

Q11: Can we trigger Ranorex and NeoLoad tests from build or CI systems like Jenkins, TeamCity, TFS, etc.?

Yes, that’s no problem at all. Ranorex creates standalone executable files, which carry out the test. These files have to get triggered by the CI system. You can find instructions on how to integrate Ranorex tests in your CI system in our blog “Integrate Automated Testing into Any Continuous Integration Process“. NeoLoad also offers command line execution of load tests. You simply have to start the ‘NeoLoadCmd.exe’ file, as described in detail on this page.

Further Resources:

Watch the Ranorex-NeoLoad Webinar

The post Ranorex-NeoLoad Webinar – Questions Answered appeared first on Ranorex Blog.

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Asset Management websites are overly complex and confusing

VisibleThread - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:00
Asset Management websites are overly complex and confusing In a study of Asset Management companies’ websites, VisibleThread finds that 98% fail to meet target clear language standards.


asset-management-coverBaltimore, Thursday 17th November 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released the results of its clear language study of 85 Asset Management firms.

Pressure is mounting for all website content to be clear, concise and relevant. For example, the Plain Language Act of 2010 requires all US Federal agencies to communicate clearly. This is so that the public can understand and use the information. Similar government regulations are also available in the UK, Canada and Australia.

In the global asset management community, this is not a new phenomenon either. The US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a plain English handbook way back in 1998. In 2011, the Financial Times published an article titled “KIIDs fail on use of plain language”. The article explains how asset managers are still using too much jargon in their Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs).

VisibleThread analyzed up to 100 pages on each of the 85 websites for the following key metrics:

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

The key findings are as follows:

  • Only 1 website (1.1%) achieved the target readability score of 60.
  • More encouragingly, 12 out of the 85  Asset Management websites analyzed  (14.1%) met the target passive language score of 4%
  • Long sentences abound on Asset Management websites. On some websites, 50% of the sentences contained more than 25 words. Only 1 website met the target score of 5%.
  • Sentence complexity varied greatly amongs websites. 11 out of the 85 websites (12.9%) actually met or exceeded the target score.


Gilt edged assets versus Bad KIIDs on the block

The clear writing index shows a wide spread of overall scores ranging from 8.25 (good) to 74.5 (poor). This indicates a lack of consistency in adopting and implementing clear writing guidelines. This is despite longstanding, publicly voiced complaints over poor writing in the Asset Management space.

The top 5 Asset Management firms were:

  1. Federated Investors
  2. DIAM International
  3. Boston Partners
  4. Putnam investments
  5. Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec

The bottom 5 Asset Management firms were:

  1. Goldman Sachs Asset Management Int.
  2. Aberdeen Asset Management
  3. Nomura Asset Management
  4. Manulife Asset Management
  5. Standard Life Investments


 “The asset management sector has been guilty of using confusing and overly complex language for many years,” said Fergal McGovern, CEO of Visible Thread. “Our research on 85 randomly selected websites shows that asset managers have largely ignored good practice. They continue to confuse website visitors and repel potential customers.”

Realizing cost benefits by improving language clarity allows website visitors to understand key messages. It also allows customers to complete error-free actions online.  Potential clients no longer need to use other channels, such as telephone calls or face-to-face visits, to clarify information.

The fact that such a tiny percentage of Asset Management firms are using clear language is disappointing. Visible Thread’s research shows that, in many cases, improving only one the four key areas will greatly affect overall readability.

Download the full report here:


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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Progress Announces Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

Progress Software News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 17:05
Progress Announces Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
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