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Remote Testing – Make the Most of Your Resources

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:20

The idea of automating tests is that you can optimize quality, speed and efficiency in testing. But what good’s that, if you can’t do any work during test execution instead, have to run one test after the other, and there is no fluid workflow when working in teams? We’ve taken test automation to the next level and offer a sublime feature that will save you time and supports a team approach: Ranorex Remote.

How does Ranorex Remote work?

Directly out of Ranorex Studio, you can deploy your tests to Ranorex Agents to execute them remotely. Using a Ranorex Runtime Floating License, you can install a Ranorex Agent on a physical or virtual machine. You can set up multiple agents within a network and configure the test environment according to your needs. This enables you to simultaneously execute multiple tests in various different test environments, in the same time it took to execute a single test before. Your application has to work no matter which technology or operating system your customers are using! Now you can test desktop, web or mobile applications using different operating systems, system configurations, browsers, etc. at the same time – there are no limitations. You can continue using your local machine during remote test execution. Once the test has been executed remotely, you’ll get immediate feedback on the test performance. The report itself is stored on the Ranorex Agent the test has been executed on.

Remote Testing

The ideal tool for working in teams

Just take agile testing, where immediate feedback and team collaboration are key success factors. Ranorex Remote now supports just that with a sublimely fluid workflow. Each team member can send tests to the same Ranorex Agents in a network and has full access to all information on these agents. As an agent can only execute one test at a time, the agent will queue the tests and execute them in order of arrival. Each team member can view the number of tests in the job queue of a specific agent, filter test reports according to test execution time and status, as well as delete or download reports directly from an agent. Thus, everyone in a team is equally informed about remote test execution. Just imagine a test run has failed, and you need immediate help or feedback from one of your colleagues: Simply pass on the information which agent the test has been executed on and when. Directly from the Remote Pad within Ranorex Studio, your colleague can now easily access the Run History of the Ranorex Agent, filter the report, download it locally and continue working with it. As each team member has full access to all remotely executed tests and their reports, it is easy to keep track of the testing progress.

Think that sounds fantastic? This feature is part of Ranorex 6.0. And as always: all major software updates are included in our maintenance services at no additional costs. Stop wasting time, get a Runtime Floating License and check out our User Guide for detailed instructions on how to set up your Ranorex Agents today!

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Oracle Joins the White House in Global Campaign to Empower Girls and Women

Oracle Database News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:00
Press Release Oracle Joins the White House in Global Campaign to Empower Girls and Women Pledges $3 Million to Educate Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 14, 2016

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President Obama endorses Oracle’s work in advancing computer science and STEM education globally.

On the heels of Oracle’s $200 million commitment to support Computer Science (CS) Education for All, today the White House announced Oracle’s additional $3 million investment to immerse girls worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The company’s commitment of direct and in-kind funding supports “Let Girls Learn,” a U.S. government initiative aimed at helping adolescent girls around the world go to school and stay in school.

“It takes 25 years to build a computer engineer, not 25 hours, so we need to get started,” said Safra Catz, Oracle CEO. “The computer sciences lose too many girls too early and once lost, it’s nearly impossible to get them back. We want more girls focused on building upon science and math fundamentals and we want more women choosing the technical disciplines because they are both prepared to do so and because they believe it will advance their career opportunities.”

Oracle will offer more than 65 educational events and reach over 55,000 young girls globally through a powerful nexus of its corporate social responsibility programs spanning Oracle Academy, Oracle Education Foundation, Oracle Giving and Volunteers, Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL), and Oracle Diversity and Inclusion. Events will include summer computing camps, codefests, workshops and conferences designed to encourage and inspire adolescent girls to become original thinkers, creative designers and enterprising trailblazers.

Additionally, Oracle plans to expand its CS efforts in Egypt with an additional investment of nearly $1 million in educational resources and services over the next four years. The commitment is part of a new collaboration between the Ministry of Education in Egypt, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Oracle Academy, Oracle’s philanthropic educational program that impacts more than 2.6 million students in 106 countries. The partnership will support computing education in nine newly-created STEM schools throughout the country, including one boarding school exclusively for girls which will accept up the top 10 percent of girls across the governorates, reaching 150 girls each year and providing three years of paid education for each girl.

As part of the company’s global campaign to support girls and women in technology, Oracle will drive several notable projects:

  • Oracle Academy will team with Arizona State University and others under the USAID Build-IT project to help women in Vietnam develop into IT leaders. President Obama recently endorsed Oracle’s contribution in furthering this effort.
  • Oracle Education Foundation and Oracle Volunteers will team to teach girls coding, electrical engineering and project management through girls-only workshops for Design Tech High School (d.tech), an innovative, free California public high school. Oracle is building d.tech’s new facility at its headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif., making d.tech the world’s first public high school on a technology campus.
  • Oracle Giving and Oracle Academy will award grants and sponsorships globally to nonprofit organizations striving to increase girls’ access to educational opportunities and encourage them to pursue degrees in computer science and STEM fields.
  • Oracle Giving will continue its support for MentorNet, which engages STEM professionals in the virtual mentoring of undergraduates, 66% of whom are women.
  Contact Info Julie Sugishita
Oracle Corporate Communications
1.650.506.0076
julie.sugishita@oracle.com About Oracle Academy

As Oracle’s flagship philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. To this end, Oracle Academy offers students and educational institutions a free and complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty trainings, support, and certification resources. The program works with public and private partners to provide the tools educators need to engage, inspire and prepare students to become innovators and leaders of the future. Through Oracle Academy, students receive hands-on experience with the latest technologies, helping make them college and career ready in the era of big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and beyond.

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Governments in Australia and New Zealand fail to meet plain English website guidelines

VisibleThread - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:38
Governments in Australia and New Zealand fail to meet plain English website guidelinesVisibleThread identifies that 4 out of 5 of Australian Government websites analysed do not meet recommended readability standards. New Zealand fares better but still has a way to go to achieve its readability goals.

 

Cambridge UK, Monday 13th June 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released the latest in its series of Government website readability reports. They conducted this analysis on 28 Australian Government Agency Websites and 4 New Zealand Government agency websites.

The Governments of Australia and New Zealand have taken a positive stance on how they should communicate online. Both governments aim to communicate in a clear, concise and well-organized way that benefits all citizens.

In 2015, the Australian Government delivered on this commitment by creating the DTO (Digital Transformation Office) as a part of the Prime Minister’s portfolio. The DTO published the Digital Service Standard, a design guide with specific guidance for clear online writing.

“Sometimes in government people write in convoluted ways using language which hides or confuses the real message they want to convey,” said The Hon Jay Weatherill MP and Minister Assisting the Premier in Cabinet. “Plain English saves time and effort – for citizens, the private and community sectors and other parts of government”

The New Zealand Government similarly states in its Govt.nz style guide that “our goal is to make things as simple and clear as possible for our users — to make what government does easier to understand.”

In their sample of Government websites, VisibleThread analysed up to 100 pages on each site for these 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?

They sampled these sites between May 9th and May 15th 2016.

The key findings are:

Australia

  • 79% of Australian Government agency websites sampled failed to achieve the target readability score
  • Only 6 out of 28 Australian Government Agencies achieved acceptable readability score.
  • No Australian Government website analysed met the target passive language score of 4%
  • Despite Social Media communications encouraging brevity, long sentences abound on Government websites. On some websites over 30% of the sentences contained more than 20 words. None of the websites analysed met the target score of 5%.
  • The sentence complexity measure varied greatly between websites. Only two out of the 28 Government websites achieved an acceptable score.

 

New Zealand

  • 50% of New Zealand Government agency websites failed to achieve the target readability score
  • Two out of the four New Zealand Government Agencies achieved acceptable readability score.
  • No New Zealand Government websites analysed met the target passive language score of 4%
  • On one website over 25% of the sentences contained more than 20 words. None of the websites analysed met the target score of 5%.
  • The sentence complexity measure varied greatly between websites. Only one New Zealand Government websites came close to an acceptable score.

 

High Fliers and Bottom Dwellers – Australia
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads topped the 2016 Australia Government Agency rankings. It scored very highly in Readability and ranked in the top 10 for all categories. However, the Department can improve its overall clear writing score by reducing sentence length and using active voice.

The South Australia Health Authority also performed well. Readability was slightly under the target score. However, it boosted its overall clarity by achieving target scores for using active voice and short sentences.

Unfortunately, the Australian Electoral Commission website fell well below VisibleThread’s recommended scores in all categories. Incredibly, 33% of all sentences encountered contained more than 25 words. It also had a relatively high score in terms of complex sentence use. These two factors combined affected its overall clear writing score.

Similarly, the Australian Federal Police fared poorly in its use of long sentences. Phraseology was less complex and its use of active voice ensured that it did not hit rock bottom.

Heroes and Villains – New Zealand
Since they analysed only four New Zealand Government Agency it is not possible to see any trends in the writing quality on New Zealand Government websites. However, it is encouraging to see that two of the four agencies analysed feature in the top 10. The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment just missed out on a top 10 place coming in a passable 11th place.

Inland Revenue New Zealand had the highest readability score of the entire list, indicating well-constructed content. If they concentrate on shortening sentences, they will further improve.

New Zealand Post trailed the group in 22nd place with long and complex sentences negatively affecting its overall placing.

The cost benefits achieved by improving clarity on websites and allowing citizens to complete error-free tasks online are significant. Website users can self-serve and avoid costlier means of communication, calling by telephone or face-to-face interactions. The fact that such a small percentage of Government Websites have reached an acceptable score is disappointing. However, Visible Thread’s analysis shows that in many cases, agencies can deliver clearer content, if they improve just one of the four key measures.

You can download the full report here:

Contact

Giovanni Maieli
giovanni.maieli@visiblethread.com

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. Fueled with greater insights, customers reduce costs and automate manual processes across their organizations. For more information, visit www.visiblethread.com.

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Oracle Cloud Helps Utilities Make Better, Faster Business Decisions

Oracle Database News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:05
Press Release Oracle Cloud Helps Utilities Make Better, Faster Business Decisions New analytics capabilities enable better data collection and analysis to improve business insights

EEI Annual Convention - Chicago, IL—Jun 14, 2016

The utility industry is in the midst of a significant transformation, and the increasing prevalence of digital technologies is driving organizations to embrace innovation. Capturing and analyzing data across infrastructures now play a crucial role in addressing changes and challenges. Today, Oracle Utilities announced new releases of two of its cutting edge analytics solutions, which enable utilities to better access, organize and analyze the massive amount of data they collect while saving time and reducing IT and maintenance costs.   Oracle Utilities Analytics Cloud Service helps utilities easily integrate their on-premise customer, meter, device, and workforce data into a single platform in the cloud. The cloud solution’s flexibility and scalability enables utilities of all sizes to leverage powerful data analytics without the need for in-house analytics experts. The cloud “future-proofs” smart grid and analytics strategies—enabling utilities to leverage the latest analytics capabilities to remain at the forefront of industry innovation. This new cloud service further enhances Oracle Utilities’ cloud analytics suite, which includes Oracle DataRaker, an advanced analytics solution providing actionable insight and predictive analytics services for big data.   “As a leading systems integrator and Oracle PartnerNetwork member, we worked closely with the Oracle Utilities team on co-development activities for Oracle Utilities Analytics,” said John Gustafson, Vice President, Energy and Utilities at Cognizant.   “This solution can enable utilities around the world to leverage robust analytics capabilities and gain immediate access to valuable insight. Drawing on Cognizant’s extensive global experience and expertise in implementing Oracle Business Intelligence and working with Oracle Cloud, we are continuing to develop new implementation resources for Oracle Utilities Analytics Cloud Service for utilities worldwide.”   The new version of Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management Analytics provides users with an extensive platform featuring pre-built analytics based on industry best practices to provide the most value to utilities for asset maintenance strategies. The upgraded solution offers:
  • • Four new dashboards with 26 pages of analytics to support 74 metrics related to work and asset management questions—enabling users to drill down even further into the data associated with these analytics.
  • • Hundreds of different report outputs based on organization hierarchy. Each report has the ability to provide answers to any level of the organization.
  “Utilities today collect massive amounts of data and they do not always have the means to analyze it and turn it into actionable business intelligence,” said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. “Oracle Utilities Analytics Cloud Service and Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management Analytics provide utilities with the ability to analyze their data more quickly, and in a more meaningful way.” Contact Info Samantha Thai
Oracle
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Why Use ALM – Agile Software for Waterfall Project Management?

Intland Blog - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:24
In Waterfall Project Management, there is a top – down management style with an emphasis on upfront planning. The application lifecycle occurs in distinct phases in a specific order, with each phase completed before moving on to the next. In
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Bandit

Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 07:02
Bandit is an open source framework for C++11 that wants to make working with unit tests a pleasant experience.
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Byteman

Software Development Tools Directory - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 07:01
Byteman is an open source tool which makes it easy to trace, monitor and test the behaviour of Java application and JDK runtime code. It injects Java code into your application methods or into Java runtime methods without the need for you to reco ...
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ALM-PLM and Good Software: Helping You Transition into the I4.0

Polarion Software - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 05:19

Internet connectivity is making drastic changes in your home and workplace, while manufacturers try to keep up with the ongoing software evolution.

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Agile Requirements Management Best Practices

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: 30 min What you can learn: The evolution of Agile, this increasingly popular modern software development framework, has been driven
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Agile Requirements Management Best Practices

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 16:16
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Strategies to Unify ALM and PLM

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 13:10
The fact that software is increasingly becoming the main differentiating factor in engineered product development shouldn’t be news to regular readers of the Intland blog. Manufacturers are increasingly replacing hardware components in their products with software functionality, or a combination
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Spira 5.0 Available

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:47
Inflectra has announced the release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam, the latest version of their requirements management, test management and agile project-planning ALM suite.
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Sonatype Strengthens Continuous Delivery with New Atlassian Integrations

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:40
Sonatype has announced new integrations with Atlassian’s product portfolio to better support Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices. Following up on its previous integrations with Atlassian’s Bamboo and HipChat products, Sonatype is ...
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SOASTA Delivers DevOps Performance Tool CloudTest on Microsoft Azure

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:05
SOASTA has announced its expansion of Microsoft support with the availability of its best-in-class global test platform for cloud and DevOps solutions – SOASTA CloudTest – on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and the Visual Studio Team ...
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Introduces New ALM for DevOps and Agile

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 15:36
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the availability of HPE ALM Octane, an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software offering, designed to help customers accelerate their DevOps processes. This streamlined ALM solution leverages widely-use ...
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Git Integration in Ranorex

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:23
Version control your automated tests with Git

Many have requested it, it’s been truly long awaited and finally it’s here: the Ranorex Studio Git integration. Ranorex 6.0 gives you full access to all Git functionalities within Ranorex Studio. Git is the most commonly used open source version control system and plays a major role in many development environments. So far, Ranorex has only supported the centralized version control systems SVN and TFS. Ranorex now responds to the ever increasing demand for a distributed version control system.

Benefits of the Ranorex Git integration

With the release date looming around the corner, it’s always a race of developing and testing new features. If you’re already using Git, you shouldn’t have to invest much needed time and resources to set up an additional version control system. You can now version control your Ranorex projects with Git. Directly from Ranorex Studio, you can commit and push changes to the repository as well as pull them from there. For those of you using Git in the development environment, this update thus not only save you time, but also enhances collaboration between development and testing teams.

This update gives you full access to all Git functionalities within Ranorex Studio, including:

  • Easy branching, merging and switching between branches
  • Working fast and offline
  • Clear file management and access to full file history even when a file has been moved
  • Easy debugging
  • Data assurance

This and more features are available with Ranorex 6.0. And in case you forgot: This major software update is already included in Ranorex software maintenance at no additional costs or hidden fees. Update to Ranorex 6.0 now, check out our Git User Guide section and get started! All there is left for us to say is: Enjoy and have fun testing!

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ALM: Helping Make Sense of Evolving Medical Device Complexities

Polarion Software - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:35

Software has evolved to become the key differentiator for medical device manufacturers, even though there are continued challenges.

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Elvior has released TestCast T3 version 6.10.1.

Elvior - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:15


This major release has new enhanced TTCN-3 attributes handling mechanism which results shorter compilation times and lower memory consumption. TestCast 6.10.1 includes several new tools like expand template, add template wizard and code snippet. Please refer release notes for more details.
Customers can download this new version of TestCast T3 from Elvior online support.
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Oracle Statement

Oracle Database News - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 16:48
Press Release Oracle Statement

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 2, 2016

“We are confident that all our cloud accounting is proper and correct. This former employee worked at Oracle for less than a year and did not work in the accounting group. She was terminated for poor performance and we intend to sue her for malicious prosecution.”
—Deborah Hellinger, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Oracle

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
1.212.508.7935
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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