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4th User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing

Elvior - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 14:04


Fourth UCAAT is hosted by Ericsson and Nokia from 26-28 October 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. The event is organized by European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

UCAAT attendees have great opportunity to discover and learn new modern test automation approaches, technologies and strategies. It is a great place for software testing tool vendors to meet their users.

See more on UCAAT 2016 homepage


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The Content Tax: Understanding the Real Content Cost Shared by Government and Private Industry

VisibleThread - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:35

If you’ve spent any time with your legal team, you know that content carries liability. A certain degree of risk is present every time we communicate. How much risk may vary by industry, the nature of the communication and to whom it’s addressed.  We assess risk when we create the copy.  Yet, we rarely worry about the potential risks content assets create in the future.  We don’t consider how expensive they can become to manage.   And this isn’t surprising – content assets are tactical and that influences our mindset.

When we consider the lifecycle of content, we begin to appreciate how staggering costs can be. With our eyes open to the total cost of content, we can plan strategies to prevent inefficiency.

The Content Tax: Your Total Cost of Content

As professionals, we produce content.  A lot of content. This spans blog posts, user guides, slick sheets, videos, the list goes on.

Public sector or private, a huge proportion of our communications is in written form.  In our work, content feels like a finite thing - a deliverable.  Once done, that’s the end of the story. We view the cost of producing it as the total cost.  We produce content or outsource it to a vendor – the cost is either time or budget.  And when we’ve finally approved the content, we’re done, right!

Well, actually No.

  • The Cost of Quality Assurance. As individuals and departments, we track content quality every time we create an asset.
  • But for senior leaders, the challenge of quality assurance becomes much more complex. And the fallout of poor quality published content is tangible. Content helps the online buyer understand our services or information message.
  • And there’s a tax, if it is turgid and non-engaging, it is a waste of time. If it has inconsistent brand / product references, it is a liability issue. And the more we produce, the more oversight we need, the more costly content becomes.

Content quality relies upon the skills of the reviewer. How capable are they of producing or editing copy with good readability?  Do they understand company-specific mandates such as brand guidelines, etc?  Once published is anyone actively reviewing quality?

Indeed, because skills can vary widely, how do you know how effective the content will be? And once you publish, do the assets carry liability and risk? Risk around references to old Brand Names, old terms and conditions etc.

Content audits attempt to address these questions, but they are time intensive and rarely are automated. Often times the audit will tend to tie into a CMS migration project, rather than be an ongoing periodic activity.

We want detail of where quality issues exist, the nature of the issues and how to fix them.  How long would it take your team to assemble this information for all your documents and web pages?  How do you improve quality without slowing the company down or using lots of resources?

Why you really need Effective Content Governance

  • The Cost of Change: Change impacts content in a lot of ways. Changes in the law can make content obsolete. Litigation can make content a liability.
  • Changes to brands, product innovation, company mergers and leadership turnover can have big impacts on company content.
  • Failure to remove, update or replace outdated content may cost you sales, impact your stock price or expose you to fines.

Consider a scenario: let’s say your company’s major product line is under scrutiny.  Perhaps people are beginning to make false advertising claims and class-action groups are assembling. Your legal team recommends changing how you position the product online across web sites and product collateral.  They say this will mitigate future legal exposure.

Would you be able to easily identify all the content containing that language?  Every website, marketing slick, case study, press release, proposal template, etc.?  How long would it take you to conduct an audit and what other projects would it delay?  After the audit, are you sure you found every asset with the problematic language?  You probably wouldn’t know and it hurts just to think about it.

Organizations need to start to think of their content as true assets.  Asset management pros will tell you the cost of an asset isn’t known until it’s used, sold or scrapped.  Like bridges or machinery, content needs maintenance.  And today’s companies have a lot of this stuff.

 
Strategies for Reducing the Content Tax on Your Organization

The internet has changed the customer relationship.  Prospects prefer to educate themselves before ever speaking with a salesperson. Hence, we adapt to this new reality by producing more content. As a result, everyone is looking for ways to contain costs. And probably the biggest hidden cost is associated with published content.  We want to create efficiency and economies-of-scale.  Here are some ways to achieve that kind of success:

  • Manage from the top down: To reduce content costs, it helps to know where to focus your resources.  VisibleThread issued a report on 29 U.S. Federal agencies that illustrates the challenges of an increasingly content-driven world.
  • Use Automated tools and Visualizations: As you’ll see in the table below, we used tools in Clarity Grader to rank the agencies on quality measures.  We looked at things like the readability of the content on their websites.  The index works like a heat map, showing which agencies need the most improvement and in which areas.

Similar challenges exist in private companies. Each agency website could instead be a brand, a division or a subsidiary.  A similar dashboard tells you where to focus your time. And what solutions or skills would improve content quality.

Top down intelligence helps you keep your content governance efforts efficient. Insight streamlines expensive initiatives such as companywide audits to address quality issues.  Knowledge makes it possible to reduce costs while still achieving the goal.

 

 

  • Analyze content in context: We use brand guidelines to maintain content consistency and quality. The problem?  They are very difficult to enforce. Technology solves this problem by using brand guidelines as reference material. Working like a dictionary, software can power analysis of content at scale.  In our report, we used a plain language dictionary of “good” and “bad” words published by the government.  The presence or absence of certain words functions as a quality indicator.  The table below shows the federal agency sites with the most instances of bad language, defined as “hits.” In the index, “hits” show up in the “complexity” score. Companies identify content that isn’t compliant with their version of “approved” language in the same way.

 

 

  • Reduce risk: Software powered reference dictionaries relate to compliance objectives and legal risk.  Automated analysis increases your response time and accuracy during a crisis. Imagine a dashboard showing problematic product claims across many owned and partner/distributor websites. If you had one, it would be a lot easier to prioritize and organize preventative action.

Companies also use these tools to reduce human error in processes like proposal development. Software can point out when you’re not in compliance with an RFP or automate certain tasks. Technology insulates organizations from suffering major setbacks that result from missing minor details.

An effective content governance team understands content needs to be maintained and managed as the world changes.

Content becomes outdated and problematic as laws change, mergers take place and/or we introduce new products.  The content governance function should look at content assets in their entirety and ask – how do we manage these assets in a more effective way? How do we reduce this oversight tax?

 

2016 U.S. GOVERNMENT PLAIN LANGUAGE INDEX

On Feb 9th, VisibleThread released it’s landmark Plain Language Index for 30 US Federal Agencies.
 
VisibleThread 2016 U.S. Government Index Finds Increasing Complexity and Declining Readability in Comparative Analysis of Federal Agency Website Content.
 
DOWNLOAD 2016 GOV INDEX
 
 

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PyCharm

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:57
PyCharm is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used for programming in Python. It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems (VCSes), and supports web development with ...
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JavaScript Lint

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:45
With JavaScript Lint, you can check all your JavaScript source code for common mistakes without actually running the script or opening the web page. JavaScript Lint holds an advantage over competing lints because it is based on the JavaScript eng ...
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Oracle Unveils First Data Protection Solution with Seamless Cloud Tiering

Oracle Database News - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:34
Press Release Oracle Unveils First Data Protection Solution with Seamless Cloud Tiering Oracle’s StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 7 System Provides Mainframe and Heterogeneous Storage with a Fully Integrated Cloud Strategy

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 1, 2016

Oracle announces the all new StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) 7 System, the most secure and scalable data protection solution for mainframe and heterogeneous systems with the additional capability to provide fully automated tiering directly to the public cloud. Furthermore, Oracle’s StorageTek VSM 7 System has been architected to seamlessly integrate with Oracle Storage Cloud Service—Object Storage and Oracle Storage Cloud Service – Archive Service and provides storage administrators with a built-in cloud strategy. With Oracle, cloud storage is now as accessible as on-premise storage.

“In the past, data protection solutions were designed to deal with exponential data growth on-premises, but an entirely different dynamic drove the design of the VSM 7,” said James Cates, senior vice president, Archive Product Development, Oracle. “The core is still there—elevated performance, twice the capacity, a higher degree of scalability, but we saw a gap in the market, so we developed Engineered Cloud Tiering to enable mainframe users to take advantage of cloud economics.”

“With its VSM 7, Oracle is bringing mainframe-caliber data protection to heterogeneous systems users, and its native tiering to the Oracle Cloud’s storage and archive services will no doubt extend the market potential,” said Mark Peters, practice director and senior analyst, ESG. "Furthermore, the enterprise-caliber Oracle Cloud adds a compelling and affordable storage alternative for mainframe customers.”

Organizations can experience these benefits:  

  • Performance & Scalability: Oracle’s StorageTek VSM 7 System is a superior data protection solution for IBM z Systems mainframes with full data interchange across previous generation VSM systems and key features that IBM’s TS7700 virtual tape system lacks. Oracle’s StorageTek VSM 7 System delivers, 34x more capacity, significantly higher scalability to 256 StorageTek VSM 7 Systems, data deduplication and native cloud tiering that provides mainframe and heterogeneous storage users the ability to access additional capacity on demand.
  • Enhanced Security: Powered by Oracle’s breakthrough SPARC M7 processor, Oracle’s StorageTek VSM 7 System delivers wide-key encryption for data at rest and on removable tape media without performance compromise and also uses Silicon Secured Memory for data protection.
  • Availability: Oracle’s StorageTek VSM 7 System provides data protection solutions from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, with a single point of contact for all mainframe storage and heterogeneous storage requirements. Policies can be set to automatically copy or migrate files from external disk storage to low cost, off-site cloud storage. With native cloud tiering, customers benefit from end-to-end visibility and diagnostics from on-premise StorageTek VSM 7 System deployments to the Oracle Storage Cloud Service or Oracle Storage Cloud Archive Service.
  • Disaster Recovery: Oracle’s StorageTek VSM 7 System enables a “lights out” disaster recovery strategy, as a mainframe is no longer required at remote sites, dramatically reducing costs and simplifying deployments. Electronic data sharing across separate complexes, clustering, replication, and DR to the Oracle Cloud provides a breadth of simple, flexible disaster recovery options.

Oracle is also addressing the needs of mission critical heterogeneous environments underserved by other solutions. Extending its enterprise-proven architecture to a broader customer base, Oracle is providing robust mainframe data protection capabilities with flexible disaster recovery options.

Availability

  • Q1 CY2016

Additional Resources

Contact Info Diana Wong
Oracle
+1.650.506.2757
diana.wong@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 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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Oracle Introduces Software Solution to Help Healthcare Organizations Optimize Performance and Enhance Innovation through Population Health Management and Precision Medicine

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 20:04
Press Release Oracle Introduces Software Solution to Help Healthcare Organizations Optimize Performance and Enhance Innovation through Population Health Management and Precision Medicine

HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition – Las Vegas, NV—Mar 1, 2016

Healthcare organizations are navigating a shifting and complex environment. This requires everyone across the organization to synchronize efforts toward the common goal of delivering the right care, at the right time, with the right resources.

Focused on this goal, Oracle has introduced Oracle Healthcare Foundation (OHF), a next-generation version of Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics, which provides healthcare organizations with a consistent, reliable, and complete, patient-centric view of their data across the enterprise, including clinical, financial, and genomics. Purpose-built for the healthcare industry, the modular data integration and analytics solution enables healthcare providers to leverage a single source of truth to measure and evaluate care outcomes, while sharpening operational efforts for the populations they serve—maximizing wellness and minimizing cost. 

Regardless of the operational function within an organization—be it supporting clinical care, performing financial analyses, streamlining administrative services, or supporting research—OHF provides a holistic, patient-centric, information platform that enables the entire organization to treat each patient with a personal touch, while achieving high-quality, value-based care in an operationally efficient environment. With just a single installation, the flexible, modular offering can scale up or down to meet the analytics needs of an organization.

“Innovation moves from possible to real when patients can benefit from scientific advances in genomics and value-based care,” said Steve Rosenberg, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “Utilizing Oracle Healthcare Foundation as a common data integration and analytics platform, each member of the organization can focus on solving his or her unique problems through actionable insight. Patients and providers win when the entire organization leverages its collective knowledge to affect outcomes and costs.”

The solution brings together data from a variety of source systems and includes pre-built functions that allow for ease of data mapping from these systems.  This approach shortens client implementation time and provides more value from the client’s current system investments. Health care providers can focus their efforts on optimizing quality and caring for patients.

A high level of data governance and accuracy helps ensure rapid generation of meaningful, actionable insight with reduced delays in integrating disparate information systems.

The platform provides a common information foundation with data captured once and made available to every team member across the enterprise for analysis and utilization.

Every member of the organization can perform his or her unique role on behalf of each and every patient served by the system to support population health analytics, care coordination, shared-risk models. A common clinical and financial view of the patient can be used for any clinical applications that need reliable patient-specific data.

  Contact Info Samantha Thai
Oracle
+1.510.917.5564
samantha.thai@oracle.com Mary Tobin
O’Keeffe & Company
+1.503.658.7396
mtobin@okco.com Additional Information

To learn more about Oracle Health Sciences, please follow @OracleHealthSci and Oracle Health Sciences.

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 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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Samantha Thai

  • +1.510.917.5564

Mary Tobin

  • +1.503.658.7396

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TestPlant and GameBench Team up to Bring UX Testing to Digital Business

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 16:20
TestPlant announced a technology partnership with GameBench, a leader in cross-platform performance profiling and testing for iOS and Android. Together, the companies are providing an integrated solution that brings automated user experience (UX) ...
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Tasktop Releases DevOps Integration Hub

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 16:15
Tasktop, a vendor of Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) tools and creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tool, has announced dramatic advancements to its Tasktop Sync and Tasktop Data solutions that enable organizations to benefit from a conn ...
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SmartBear Releases Ready! API TestServer

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 16:13
SmartBear Software has released Ready! API TestServer, a new automated API testing solution which allows developers to find bugs faster and speed the delivery of reliable, robust APIs.
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Rapise 4.0 Released - Integration with Selenium, Support for Safari, Opera and Enhanced Mobile Testing

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:59
Inflectra has announced the release of Rapise 4.0, the latest version of our powerful automated testing system. The latest version of Rapise includes full integration with Selenium WebDriver, the ability to playback tests through all browsers (Fi ...
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Top Test Strategies and Risk Mitigation for IoT and Embedded Systems

Polarion Software - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 16:37

The thriving Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem will comprise new vendors that provide applications, middle-ware and connected devices. Traditional hardware device manufacturers will now be in the software business.

The post Top Test Strategies and Risk Mitigation for IoT and Embedded Systems appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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Simian

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:57
Simian (Similarity Analyser) identifies duplication in Java, C#, C, C++, COBOL, Ruby, JSP, ASP, HTML, XML, Visual Basic, Groovy source code and even plain text files. In fact, simian can be used on any human readable files such as ini files, depl ...
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Argus Eyes

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 14:53
Argus Eyes is a lightweight CLI tool for visual regression testing. Argus eyes does 3 things for you: * Take screenshots of UI components in different views and branches * Test the screenshots for visual differences * Create images of the visual ...
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.NET Developers to Know

.NET is celebrating its birthday this month. As part of this special celebration, we wanted to showcase two .NET developers we think we all should get to know. See what they have been working on and all they have accomplished:

Ahmed Bahaa Farid

ncover_mvp_ahmed_bahaa_farid“Working for Community inspires me, and pushes me always to achieve more because; I believe that the value of any man doesn’t come from how much he can get for himself but, it comes from how much he can give to others, and how much he can positively affects people’s lives.” Dr. Ahmed Bahaa became active in the technical community by giving talks at the Middle East Visual Studio .NET 2002 Launch (Version 1.0) in March 2002 in Cairo-Egypt. He presented the ADO.NET session, and has since made it his goal to remain active in the community.

Professionally, Dr. Bahaa works as the Principal Technical Consultant in an ALM Microsoft Gold Partner in Cairo-Egypt, CompuPharaohs, building enterprise solutions. You can also find him in the classroom as an Associate Professor of Computer and Information at Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt. He appreciates the sustainability of sharing his knowledge with talented university students.

In addition to consulting and teaching, Dr. Bahaa serves in a variety of advisory roles.

Nino Crudele

ncover_mvp_nino_crudeleNino Crudele first came in contact with BizTalk Server in 2004, and from the first moment, he was hooked. He has worked exclusively on BizTalk Server for many years, giving him the chance to use every function and explore every aspect of the platform. He has learned a lot about integration, leading him in recent years to focus on the future and on hybrid architectures, such as Azure Service Bus, BizTalk Services, and BizTalk On-Premise.

In addition to his extensive work with BizTalk Server, Nino has delivered world class Integration solutions using many different technologies such as AS2, EDI, Rosettanet, HL7, RFID, SWIFT. When he’s not developing, you can find Nino blogging, speaking, writing, and collaborating with the community.

Read about his latest projects on his blog and follow him on Twitter @ninocrudele.

The post .NET Developers to Know appeared first on NCover.

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.NET Developers to Know

.NET is celebrating its birthday this month. As part of this special celebration, we wanted to showcase two .NET developers we think we all should get to know. See what they have been working on and all they have accomplished:

Ahmed Bahaa Farid

ncover_mvp_ahmed_bahaa_farid“Working for Community inspires me, and pushes me always to achieve more because; I believe that the value of any man doesn’t come from how much he can get for himself but, it comes from how much he can give to others, and how much he can positively affects people’s lives.” Dr. Ahmed Bahaa became active in the technical community by giving talks at the Middle East Visual Studio .NET 2002 Launch (Version 1.0) in March 2002 in Cairo-Egypt. He presented the ADO.NET session, and has since made it his goal to remain active in the community.

Professionally, Dr. Bahaa works as the Principal Technical Consultant in an ALM Microsoft Gold Partner in Cairo-Egypt, CompuPharaohs, building enterprise solutions. You can also find him in the classroom as an Associate Professor of Computer and Information at Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt. He appreciates the sustainability of sharing his knowledge with talented university students.

In addition to consulting and teaching, Dr. Bahaa serves in a variety of advisory roles.

Nino Crudele

ncover_mvp_nino_crudeleNino Crudele first came in contact with BizTalk Server in 2004, and from the first moment, he was hooked. He has worked exclusively on BizTalk Server for many years, giving him the chance to use every function and explore every aspect of the platform. He has learned a lot about integration, leading him in recent years to focus on the future and on hybrid architectures, such as Azure Service Bus, BizTalk Services, and BizTalk On-Premise.

In addition to his extensive work with BizTalk Server, Nino has delivered world class Integration solutions using many different technologies such as AS2, EDI, Rosettanet, HL7, RFID, SWIFT. When he’s not developing, you can find Nino blogging, speaking, writing, and collaborating with the community.

Read about his latest projects on his blog and follow him on Twitter @ninocrudele.

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REConf 2016

Intland Blog - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:00
29 Feb-4 Mar 2016, Munich, Germany Intland Software’s booth number: A10 REConf is not only the leading conference on the topic of Requirements Management and Requirements Engineering in the German-speaking world, but it’s also the largest event of its kind
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Open Source Security and Top Hacks of 2015

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 17:24
Queens Ashby Building

Stranmillis Rd, Belfast BT9 5AG, Belfast

OWASP Belfasts' March session has two great talks planned, along with the usual pizza and beers (kindly sponsored by Vertical Structure).

Open Source Security – What Security Testing Tools Miss

Mike Pittenger - VP of Security Strategy for Blackduck

Static analysis, dynamic analysis, and other testing tools are all essential weapons against adversaries. But for the 80%+ of companies worldwide that use open source software in their application development these tools are ineffective in identifying and mitigating open source security risks . This presentation will cover:

  • The value of static and dynamic tools, and where they best fit in the Secure Development Lifecycle
  • Why these tools are not useful in identifying known vulnerabilities in open source components
  • Controls development and security professionals can deploy to select, detect, manage and monitor open source for existing and newly disclosed vulnerabilities.

Top 10 WebHacks of 2015

Kuskos - Threat Center Manager at Whitehat

Every year the security community produces a stunning number of new Web hacking techniques that are published in various white papers, blog posts, magazine articles, mailing list emails, conference presentations, etc. Within the thousands of pages are the latest ways to attack websites, Web browsers, Web proxies, and their mobile platform equivalents. Beyond individual vulnerabilities with CVE numbers or system compromises, we are solely focused on new and creative methods of Web-based attack. Now in its tenth year, the Top 10 Web Hacking Techniques list encourages information sharing, provides a centralized knowledge base, and recognizes researchers who contribute excellent research.

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Belfast/events/228894486/ 

Event Dates:  Monday, March 14, 2016 Lead Segment:  License
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NCover Desktop & Visual Studio Update

ncover_5_5_blog_twitterWe are pleased to announce the release of NCover Desktop 5.5.  This latest version is focused on significantly improving the ease, speed and flexibility of collecting and using code coverage in Visual Studio.

NCover makes collecting and managing coverage easier than ever before right from Visual Studio. After installation, activate NCover’s Coverage Collection in Visual Studio and we will take care of the rest. No special test runner, no complicated configuration.

NCover allows you to collect coverage directly within Visual Studio without automated tests or a test runner. Once you turn on Coverage Collection and run or debug your application in Visual Studio, we will collect and report all captured code coverage.

NCover is pre-configured and ready to capture code coverage on the NUnit testing framework when executed in Test Explorer, Testdriven.net and Resharper in your Visual Studio solution. Use your favorite test runner in Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2015 and collect coverage without changing your workflow.

NCover is also pre-configured and ready to capture code coverage on the integrated Test Explorer running tests build with MSTest framework. From early test runners like QtAgent to the most recent VsTest.ExecutionEngine, you’ll be capturing coverage with zero configuration.

Unique to the NCover Visual Studio extension, NCover has the ability to accumulate coverage as you individually run, add to or modify your tests, including manual testing. NCover monitors for changes and adds those to any pre-existing coverage you may have collected from earlier tests. You can easily set and reset testing sessions with a single click.

NCover has been completely re-engineered to run faster, lighter and with reduced usage of system resources in Visual Studio. Now, you can run thousands of tests without slowing down.

The post NCover Desktop & Visual Studio Update appeared first on NCover.

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NCover Desktop & Visual Studio Update

ncover_5_5_blog_twitterWe are pleased to announce the release of NCover Desktop 5.5.  This latest version is focused on significantly improving the ease, speed and flexibility of collecting and using code coverage in Visual Studio.

NCover makes collecting and managing coverage easier than ever before right from Visual Studio. After installation, activate NCover’s Coverage Collection in Visual Studio and we will take care of the rest. No special test runner, no complicated configuration.

NCover allows you to collect coverage directly within Visual Studio without automated tests or a test runner. Once you turn on Coverage Collection and run or debug your application in Visual Studio, we will collect and report all captured code coverage.

NCover is pre-configured and ready to capture code coverage on the NUnit testing framework when executed in Test Explorer, Testdriven.net and Resharper in your Visual Studio solution. Use your favorite test runner in Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2015 and collect coverage without changing your workflow.

NCover is also pre-configured and ready to capture code coverage on the integrated Test Explorer running tests build with MSTest framework. From early test runners like QtAgent to the most recent VsTest.ExecutionEngine, you’ll be capturing coverage with zero configuration.

Unique to the NCover Visual Studio extension, NCover has the ability to accumulate coverage as you individually run, add to or modify your tests, including manual testing. NCover monitors for changes and adds those to any pre-existing coverage you may have collected from earlier tests. You can easily set and reset testing sessions with a single click.

NCover has been completely re-engineered to run faster, lighter and with reduced usage of system resources in Visual Studio. Now, you can run thousands of tests without slowing down.

The post NCover Desktop & Visual Studio Update appeared first on NCover.

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GC easy

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 09:36
GC easy is a free universal Garbage Collection log analyzer
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