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Seapine Software Releases Update to Surround SCM

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 17:18
Seapine Software has recently released Surround SCM 2016.1. The latest release of Seapine’s collaborative version control solution includes JIRA 7 integration for issue tracking, additional web client functionality, and improved label manag ...
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Progress Announces CEO Succession

Progress Software News - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 21:15
Progress Announces CEO Succession
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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Columbus Day Holiday October 12th, 2015

Inflectra News - Sat, 10/08/2016 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Monday October 10th, 2016 in observance of the U.S. Columbus Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday October 11th, 2016. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.

Regards

The Inflectra Team


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Why Software is Key Differentiator for Medical Devices

Polarion Software - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 22:34

Software is an important part of emerging medical devices, but there is a growing list of potential risks that manufacturers must address. Software has become the differentiator for medical devices, with customers facing audit findings, product recalls, delays in product release, and other key challenges. During the webinar, you’ll hear from Laurence Sampson, Siemens PLM […]

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Oracle Announces Final Extension of Tender Offer for NetSuite to Expire on November 4

Oracle Database News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 13:05
Press Release Oracle Announces Final Extension of Tender Offer for NetSuite to Expire on November 4

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 7, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced today that it has extended the expiration of its tender offer for the acquisition of NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) to Friday, November 4, 2016. This will be the final extension that Oracle is obligated to make under the merger agreement. In the event that a majority of NetSuite’s unaffiliated shareholders do not tender sufficient shares to reach the minimum tender condition, Oracle will respect the will of NetSuite’s unaffiliated shareholders and terminate its proposed acquisition.

Napa Acquisition Corporation, a subsidiary of OC Acquisition LLC, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, has extended its all-cash tender offer for $109.00 per share for all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value of $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), of NetSuite Inc. to 12:00 Midnight, Eastern time, at the end of Friday, November 4, 2016. Per the terms of the merger agreement, a majority of the unaffiliated Shares, or 20,403,928 out of 40,807,854 total unaffiliated Shares, must be tendered in order for the minimum condition to be satisfied and the tender offer to be completed. In aggregate, there are approximately 81,474,150 Shares issued and outstanding as of October 5, 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 October 6, 2016, approximately 4,568,498 unaffiliated Shares, or 11.2% of the total unaffiliated Shares, and 45,084,266 total Shares, or 55.3% of the total Shares issued and outstanding, have been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer. Both figures include 293,328 Shares tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle
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deborah.hellinger@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 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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Combining Automated Functional and Load Testing

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:34

At conferences, we often get asked how you can increase risk coverage and ensure highest user experience. Fact is that budget constraints and time pressure force testers to achieve maximum results using a minimum of resources. In reality, there’ll always be those problems that occur once the product is released. These are difficult to predict, but can greatly impede the user experience. In this blog we want to show you why it often makes sense to combine functional testing and load testing.

Why performance and functionality of a system are important

First and foremost, an app or website has to work correctly. In an online shop, the user has to be able to open the site, select the desired product, add it to the shopping cart and complete the order. If one of these steps doesn’t work, the user cannot buy the product. This leads to poor user experience (UX) and worst case, results in a lost customer. But also the reliability of a system influences the UX. A site has to work! But it has to work over and over again, even under varying conditions. It has to work when the traffic increases, different browsers are used, but also if new functionalities are added. If a website does not offer reliable performance, customers will shy away from using it. Fact is that functionality and performance are important to the success of your website.

Ideal case: you test every possible scenario. But tests take time and no one’s got time to spare. We need to decide which tests to automate, when and how often. A risk assessment is crucial to pick the right test cases.

Assess risk contribution of potential issues

When creating a test strategy with maximum risk coverage, you have to estimate the probability that certain issues occur and assess their impact on the system. Some functional issues only surface if the system is put under stress. These are particularly hard to predict. However unlikely these issues may be, their impact may just not be worth the risk. Just think about the consequences if a ‘Buy’ button in the shopping cart doesn’t appear on Cyber Monday, when thousands of people access the site at the same time.

Separated automated functional and load testing

Typically, testing types are clearly separated. This is also true for automated functional and load testing. Automated functional testing enables you to automatically and reliably verify the system’s functionality. Load testing verifies the system’s behavior under peak load. A typical sequence of tests could look like this:

Combine automated functional and load testing

With functional automated testing, you first validate if your website or app works as expected. Next, the team tries to manually find bugs while exploring the software. These tests are performed while the system is idle. As soon as they succeed, a performance test verifies the system’s behavior in real usage conditions – varying traffic, multiple users, increased network load, etc. Finally, the team manually validates the system using simulated load conditions.

Downsides of separating load from functional testing

First of all, this testing scenario includes two sections of manual testing. Naturally, manual testing takes a lot of time, is brittle and reduces test coverage. Additionally, your automated functional tests will only provide you with feedback on how your system works in idle conditions. You won’t be able to evaluate the load test results for functional correctness. It is not until the very end of the testing process that you will find out how your system works under stress, in real usage conditions.

Benefits of combining automated functional and load testing

In reality, there will always be those bugs that occur if certain conditions correlate: the link breaks if the site traffic increases or the site content only loads after a refresh. To increase risk coverage and find those functional issues that manifest under load, we need to include load in our automated functional tests. A testing process could now look like this:

Automated testing process 1

You can now incorporate a sustained load in your automated functional tests. This approach to testing enables you to reliably test key functionalities that are most valuable to your business under realistic usage condition. You will be able to identify those issues that only manifest under load early in the testing process, which makes it easier to fix them and will ultimately save you a lot of time. But more importantly, you will finally get tremendously important insights on how end users experience your website. Ultimately, it is up to you to assess the potential impact certain issues may have on your system and if combining these two testing types makes sense in your individual case.

We would like to announce that you can now combine Ranorex functional tests with NeoLoad performance tests!

Further Resources

 

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Integrating SAP with codeBeamer ALM for Traceability and Data Consistency

Intland Blog - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 5 Oct 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: This process integration between SAP and codeBeamer ALM is hugely valuable for global
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Progress Named a Challenger in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management

Progress Software News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:00
Progress Named a Challenger in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management
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IDERA Releases Rapid Database Extractor Free Tool

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:42
IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has announced its latest free tool, Rapid Database Extractor. This tool provides database professionals quick visibility into SQL Server and Oracle databases from a single user interfa ...
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Azul Systems Announces Zulu OpenJDK Support for Windows Server 2016

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:38
Azul Systems has announced that Zulu Enterprise support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 will be available when the new Microsoft operating system ships in October, 2016. Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK enable Microsoft customers and partners ...
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QASymphony Launches New Software Testing Analytics Hub

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:54
QASymphony has announced the general market availability of qTest Insights 2.0, a first-of-its-kind, self-service business intelligence and analytics tool designed to improve software quality and testing efficiency.
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Big Data Applications Now ODPi Interoperable

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:27
ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, today announced that solution and application providers DataTorrent, IBM, Pivotal, SAS, Syncsort, WANdisco, and Xavient have committed to the ODPi Interoperable ...
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XebiaLabs Provides Release Orchestration for Containers and Hybrid Environments

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 15:36
XebiaLabs,, a vendor of DevOps and Continuous Delivery software, has announced the availability of several new integrations, including plugins for Kubernetes, Docker Compose, Docker and Ansible. These integrations help enterprise IT teams better ...
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Businesses Take Note: Less Than Half of Employees Say They Have the Right Technology to Do Their Jobs

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Businesses Take Note: Less Than Half of Employees Say They Have the Right Technology to Do Their Jobs New Oracle Global Engagement Study states that digital technology, leadership and company values rank among top distinguishers for employee success

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 4, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) released a Global Engagement Study conducted by global market research company Kantar TNS, today including feedback from nearly 5,000 full-time employees at organizations with 250 or more employees. The study indicated that equipping employees with the latest technology and having accessible leaders and strong company values are important factors that can ultimately reflect an employee’s success or failure within the company.

Digital Enablement

Technology is enabling companies to connect with employees in more ways than ever to create a more modern and customized learning experience. However, findings from the study indicate low marks when it comes to companies capitalizing on this—only 44 percent of respondents say that their company uses the latest technology to enable them to effectively perform in their role.

“Employees as consumers are more plugged into technology via multiple devices (i.e. mobile, tablet, desktop) than ever before. They expect the same level of accessibility that they get in their personal lives with the technology they encounter at work,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy, Oracle. “Cloud technology enables this digital employee experience through features that can help employees learn, process and consume information in an easy way. A more modern user experience interface also reflects what they are accustomed to at home.”

Leadership

The findings also express that a strong presence in leadership is the backbone for an employee feeling satisfied and engaged. The study indicates that productivity starts with onboarding: employees are unsatisfied with the process, as only 41 percent believe that company onboarding practices set them up for growth and success. Not only are managers the first impressions of a company during onboarding, but they are also the first example of direction for the new worker. Only 47 percent of those polled viewed their leaders as visible and approachable and only 44 percent expressed that they have confidence in their leadership, indicating a lack of partnership between management and employees. 

“Employees ultimately decide if they would like to stay with a company within the first two weeks of employment,” said Alarcon. “What this means, is that within the first 14 days, employees are already asking themselves, ‘Do I think I can progress here? Do I have a manager who can be a mentor and am I getting the ability to create a network and get introduced to the right people and tools to best perform in my job?’ This is especially important when we think about development within a company—candidates want to feel the company is a good fit.”

Additionally, this study included key indicators for a healthy leadership to employee relationship:

  • Set examples of how best to communicate with those working under you
  • Remain extremely accessible so that people feel connected to company goals
  • Be actively involved in the working lives of new employees from the day they start
  • Use technology and digital experiences to stay in touch with team members
Values, Culture & Reward

What’s more, companies are now seeing that like-minded values between the employee and the company play a huge role in employee engagement. Only an astonishing 38 percent say that their company is concerned about their overall well-being—indicating that working towards a personally rewarding goal, while still upholding individual values can carry even more weight than monetary compensation.

Company culture mirrors these sentiments as employees are most comfortable and productive within a creative, yet flexible workplace culture. While compensation is often seen to be connected to employee satisfaction, we are now seeing that individuals are more interested in joining companies that uphold their same personal values to gauge if they are a good fit. Whether it’s a more flexible work schedule, more volunteer or health & wellness opportunities, companies too should now be listening and connecting with employees in more ways that correlate with their personal well-being.

To view the full study, click here.

For more information, view our infographic, checklist and blog post.

About the Study

Oracle collaborated with Kantar TNS on The Global Engagement Study which surveyed nearly 5,000 full-time employees at organizations with 250 or more employees. The study encompassed a total of 4,706 interviews that captured opinions, feelings and experiences on a wide range of workplace factors including: culture, performance, tangible and intangible rewards, development and progression opportunities, experiences with collaboration technology, the impact of leadership and how employees feel in their current role. Percentages quoted are for those giving a top two box selection on a seven point agreement scale.

Additional Information Contact Info Jennifer Yamamoto
Oracle
+1.916.761.9555
jennifer.yamamoto@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.

Trademarks

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

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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SpiraTeam Plugin for ZenDesk Now Available

Inflectra News - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce the release of the SpiraTeam Plugin for the ZenDesk help desk platform. The plugin lets you seamlessly integrate support and development in the application lifecycle.

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Current Tech Trends: Connected Products Changing Industrial Landscape

Polarion Software - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 18:50

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings connectivity to a wide range of new products, as software disrupts our personal and professional lives. Good software quality is increasingly important, and has become a critical component for IoT-based solutions. Much of the attention surrounds consumer-based IoT products, but there are growing trends spurring innovation in Industry 4.0 […]

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DbSetup

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 20:04
DbSetup is an open-source Java API that helps you setup your database data to execute DAO/Repository unit tests. It plays in the same league as tools like DBUnit, but is much simpler, and focuses on a single task: populate the database with test ...
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Mockator

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:59
Mockator is an open source Eclipse CDT plug-in for C++ Seams and Mock Objects. Mockator offers a header-only mock object library and an Eclipse plug-in to create test doubles in a simple yet powerful way. It leverages new C++11 language facilitie ...
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Progress Initiates Quarterly Dividend

Progress Software News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 21:20
Progress Initiates Quarterly Dividend
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Progress Reports 2016 Fiscal Third Quarter Results

Progress Software News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 21:15
Progress Reports 2016 Fiscal Third Quarter Results
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