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Eclipse Juno Brings Eclipse 4 as Standard

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 27, 2012 2

Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of Eclipse Juno, the ninth annual simultaneous release train including over 70 projects and for the first time the Eclipse 4 platform in the standard packages. Read on to find out what's new and noteworthy.

Grady Booch Receives 2012 Lovelace Medal from British Computing Society

by Michael Stal on  Jun 09, 2012

The British Computing Society has awarded its Lovelace Medal 2012 to Grady Booch for his “innovative work in software architecture, software engineering and collaborative environments.”

Microsoft’s Branching and Merging Guidelines

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 23, 2012 1

Microsoft has released a draft of their new Branching and Merging Guide. While ostensibly meant for TFS users, much of the advice is applicable no matter which source control provider you choose.

An Introduction to Software Quality

by Abel Avram on  Apr 06, 2012 2

In two recent papers, David Chappell, Principal of Chappell & Associates, outlines the different aspects of software quality – functional, structural, and process-, the groups of people directly interested in quality –users, developers, and sponsors-, and the outcome of defects in externally or internally facing software over time.

Microsoft Announces New Cloud Build for Team Foundation Service

by Jenni Konrad on  Mar 30, 2012

At this week's VS Live conference, Microsoft announced a new Build Service for Team Foundation Service, the Azure-based version of Team Foundation Server. The build service will automatically compile and run unit tests every time files are checked in.

VS11 Gets Better Unit Testing Tools, Fakes Framework

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 12, 2012 7

A New Unit Test Explorer, ability to run tests on each build, better Code Coverage tool, support for third party frameworks, a new VS Fakes Framework, better performance and more are all coming together in Visual Studio 11 to provide much better Unit Testing experience for Developers.

Hypersensitivity To Tool Use In The Agile Community

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Mar 09, 2012 11

Steve Ropa challenges agilists on the use of tools in agile software development, and InfoQ seeks further opinions on "individuals and interactions over processes and tools".

Improved JavaScript development in Visual Studio 11

by David Cooksey on  Mar 08, 2012 9

Microsoft intends to make JavaScript development easier in Visual Studio 11 by significantly enhancing Intellisense, debugging support, editor functionality, and more.

Preview of Visual Studio 11: Agile Support, Group Collaboration, and Clone Detection

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 25, 2012

VS11 will provide new tools that expedite unit testing, refactoring, and easier communication across the entire development team. These new components are intended to benefit everyone from developers, and testers to those deploying and maintaining the resulting application.

IBM is now wearing a Green Hat

by Michael Stal on  Jan 06, 2012 12

On January 4th, IBM announced it is going to acquire the cloud and SOA integration service company Green Hat. Testing is one of the main challenges when developing cloud or SOA based applications. Buying Green Hat IBM hopes to offer more productive testing approaches and other benefits for such types of large scale software systems. Green Hat will be integrated into IBM Rational Solution.

Tasktop Sync 2.0 Supports ALM Repository Introspection and REST Based Artifact Management

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 25, 2011 1

The latest version of Application Lifecycle Unification tool Tasktop Sync supports repository introspection and REST based application lifecycle artifact management. Tasktop team released last month version 2.0 of the tool. InfoQ spoke with Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop, about the new features in the latest release.

Preview of Visual Studio 11: Wither Performance?

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 29, 2011 4

Previous articles in our mini-series on the upcoming Visual Studio 11 have discussed new features of the supported programming languages and the IDE. Today we'll take a look at another important aspect that affects all developers using Visual Studio: performance.

Jolt Award 2011 for Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools

by Michael Stal on  Nov 02, 2011

On October 26th, The Jolt Judges announced the awards for 2011 in the category “Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools”. In detail, the Jolt hall of fame now includes the products Paradigm for UML, Restructure 101, and Requirements Center 2010.

Individuals and Interactions are Important, but so are Processes and Tools

by Craig Smith on  Oct 07, 2011 3

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the tension inherent in the Agile Manifesto value "individuals and interactions over processes and tools". This item examines some of the points that have been made.

Tasktop Sync Supports Application Lifecycle Management Synchronization

by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 26, 2011 1

The new release of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool Tasktop supports an ALM synchronization solution that addresses the visibility and traceability needs of the software development teams. Tasktop team announced the release of Tasktop Sync 1.0 version last month. They also recently released Tasktop Dev 2.1 version which builds on Eclipse Indigo release of Mylyn 3.6.

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