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Software AG Announces New webMethods DevOps Edition

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:47
Software AG has announced the availability of its new webMethods DevOps Edition for continuous development, testing, integration and deployment, with low to zero failure rates. The purpose of webMethods DevOps Edition is to help developers write ...
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Confluent Simplifies Stream Processing Development With Kafka Streams

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:53
Confluent, founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, has announced the general availability of open source Confluent Platform 3.0. The new release introduces Kafka Streams, a powerful, lightweight solution to real-time processing designed to power ...
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JFrog Introduces Xray for DevOps

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:48
JFrog has introduced its fourth and newest product, JFrog Xray, which gives organizations unprecedented visibility into the contents of software components. The announcement represents a major advancement in improving development and DevOps and ...
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Lucidchart Releases UML Sequence Diagram Markup Tool

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:20
Lucid Software, the company behind the bestselling online diagramming app Lucidchart, has announced the release of the UML Sequence Markup tool as a feature now available in Lucidchart.
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Inside Ranorex Knowledge & Expert Talk Latest News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:40
A Test Automation Podcast

Why is Ranorex the ideal tool for testers and developers? What is the Ranorex API? How can agile teams benefit from Ranorex? Questions you may have already asked yourself and the renowned test automation architect, avid blogger and podcaster, Joe Colantonio has now discussed with our Ranorex Head of Sales, Christoph Preschern, and Product Manager, Roland Enzinger.

In Joe’s podcast, they talk about topics such as:

  • Test automation trends
  • Test automation in an agile environment
  • Ranorex and Selenium
  • How to test dynamic user interfaces
  • The Ranorex API

We didn’t want to give it all away, so here are just a few questions Joe has asked our test automation experts:

Do you have any examples of where your customers are currently using Ranorex?
Many of our customers are using different types of technologies. One of our key USPs is the broad support of different technologies. Think about .NET based applications, Java based applications, ERP Systems like SAP, Oracle Forms, or mobile applications. On mobile devices you might have hybrid, native and mobile web applications. Ranorex allows you to combine all technologies within one test. Many of our customers are doing end-to-end test automation. Just take an online bookstore as an example. Using Ranorex, you can simulate adding a book to an ERP system, then simulate a user looking for a book on a mobile device, adding it to the wish list and, in the next step, accessing the wish list as well as purchasing the book from the webpage using a computer. Finally, at the end of the loop, you can verify whether the book has been correctly removed from the ERP system. Scenarios like these can easily be created in one test case with Ranorex.

Does Ranorex integrate with any version control system?
Ranorex Studio directly integrates with Git, Subversion and Team Foundation Server. You can easily use any other file based version control system outside of Ranorex Studio, as the entire Ranorex project structure is file based.

Do you only support UI based technologies or also any type of API REST testing?
Besides the UI, there’s an increasing demand for web service test automation, and it’s always worth to combine UI tests with API tests. This is possible within Ranorex Studio, as you can create your web service tests based on existing libraries from the .NET framework.

How should a team get started with test automation?
It’s important to know which test cases should be automated first. That’s why it’s essential to have an understanding of testing in general. You shouldn’t just automate any test case. You need to consider which test cases are executed the most, as the return on investment is linked to the number of times a test is executed. When introducing a team to test automation, you need to think about who is doing the automation and which test cases to automate. At Ranorex we offer free online webinars, videos and written instructions to inform people on how to get started with test automation, provide useful tips and best practices. For those who have mastered the test automation basics and want to proof their knowledge, we also offer a Ranorex Certificate.

Listen to Joe Colantonio’s Podcast

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Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:42
ReqView is a hosted requirements management tool with which you can easily create structured requirements documents and collaborate on document review in your team.
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Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:37
Scrumpy is a free real-time, web-based Scrum tool, designed to skyrocket your Scrum teamÂ’s productivity. Scrumpy servers as an all-in-one solution, as well as an auxiliary tool which supports even teams who only want to visualize their work via a ...
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Getting Started with codeBeamer

Intland Blog - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:00
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Managing Business Processes with codeBeamer’s SAP Integration

Intland Blog - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:57
codeBeamer ALM now offers integration with SAP, ensuring data consistency and adequate process management using both tools. The German company SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software. Its solutions aim to help enterprises manage various business processes, customer
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Alliance between Gradle and JetBrains

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 19:30
Why is this important? Historically, build automation has relied on simplistic shell scripts or inflexible XML files. This no longer works. In the age of Continuous Delivery and DevOps, builds have become a full-fledged engineering discipline. To ...
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RethinkDB Creates Horizon Software Development Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 19:13
RethinkDB is announcing that it has created Horizon, a brand new JavaScript application platform, specifically designed for agile teams or enterprises building and running real-time web, mobile and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications.
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CircleCI Raises $18 Million

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:37
CircleCI, a provider of continuous integration and continuous delivery, has announced it raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners. Existing investors DFJ, Baseline Ventures, and Harrison Metal also participated in the ...
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Redis Introduces New Redis Modules System

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:25
Redis has announced that it is introducing Redis Modules, a new capability that allows developers to add new database functionality to Redis. Redis Modules extend Redis to cover new use cases, while retaining very high performance. The Modules sy ...
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Rogue Wave Releases Zend Server 9 for PHP 7

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:22
Rogue Wave Software has announced Zend Server 9, the first application server that supports PHP 7. Revolutionizing web development and deployment speeds, Zend Server 9 are anxious to experience the massive performance gains, and now Zend Server ...
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The Basics of Implementing Scrum and ALM

Intland Blog - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 18 May 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: 30 min What you can learn: Scrum is perhaps the most widely used Agile software development methodology, yet there is
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The Basics of Implementing Scrum and ALM

Intland Blog - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:59
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Is Continuous Delivery and DevOps Replacing Agile?

Intland Blog - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:19
The question “Is continuous delivery replacing Agile?” is often discussed today. It is frankly an absurd question, with no evidence supporting that it is the case. More often than not the question is raised by Continuous Delivery vendor advocates. In
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Have You Heard the Fantastic News? Latest News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 13:37

There’s a brand new major software update available! Ranorex 6.0 has finally been released! Incredible new features are waiting for you: Ranorex Remote for remote testing, Git integration, faster test execution, code editor enhancements, and many more.
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We’re so excited about the new features and can’t wait for you to try them out. As you do need a Ranorex Runtime Floating License to set up and use Ranorex Remote for remote test execution, we have a special surprise for you: Only now you can get 30% off Runtime Floating Licenses. It’s a time limited offer, so buy now and start saving time with Ranorex Remote.

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Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:50
Wallaby.js is an intelligent and super fast test runner for JavaScript that continuously runs your tests. It reports code coverage and other results directly to your code editor, immediately as you change your code. Wallaby.js is insanely fast, b ...
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InfoSecurity Europe

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:49
InfoSecurity Europehleclair Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:49 06/07/2016 06/09/2016 London, UK InfoSecurity Europe

Join Black Duck Software in Stand G160 at InfoSecurity Europe. Savinder Chauhan, Director of Sales Engineering at Black Duck will also be presenting, "How to Manage and Secure Your Use of Open Source: Challenges and How to Address Them" on 09 Jun 2016, from 10:40 - 11:05 in the Technology Showcase.

Infosecurity Europe is region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference programme, and over 315 exhibitors showcasing the most diverse range of products and services to 12,000 visitors.

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