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Graphical user interface (GUI) testing is a potentially problematic area because constructing effective test cases is more difficult than the corresponding application logic. The roadblocks to effective functional GUI testing are: Traditional test coverage criteria like "80% coverage of the lines of code" may not be sufficient to trap all the user interaction scenarios. End users often use a different user task interaction model than the one conceived by the development team. Functional GUI testing needs to deal with GUI events as well as the effects of the underlying application logic that results in changes to the data and presentation. The common methods for functional GUI testing are the "record and execute" script technique and writing test programs for different scenarios. In the "record and execute," the test designer interacts with the GUI and all the eve... (more)

OpenEd Announces Appointment of Lila Tretikov to Board of Directors

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenEd (www.OpenEd.io), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, announced the addition of Lila Tretikov to its board of directors today. Tretikov will provide her expertise to assist OpenEd's mission to provide open source, modern teaching tools and resources to educators allowing them to create a personal learning experience for all students. With more than 18 years of open source and programming experience, Tretikov began her career at Sun Microsystems before founding technology marketing company GrokDigital, and serving as Chief Information Officer for SugarCRM. In May 2014 Tretikov was appointed executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation; she has since been honored by Forbes magazine as one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women." "OpenEd is changing K12 education by helping teachers build curricula fo... (more)

Java Developer's Journal Exclusive: 2006 "JDJ Editors' Choice" Awards

The editors of SYS-CON Media's Java Developer's Journal are in a unique position when it comes to Java development. All are active coders in their "day jobs," and they have the good fortune in getting a heads-up on many of the latest and greatest software releases. They were asked to nominate three products from the last 12 months that they felt had not only made a major impact on their own development, but also on the Java community as a whole. The following is a list of each editor's selections and the reason why they chose that product. Joe Winchester Desktop Java Editor SwingLabs SwingLabs is an open source laboratory for exploring new ways to make Swing applications easier to write, with improved performance and greater visual appeal. It is an umbrella project for various open source initiatives sponsored by Sun Microsystems and is part of the java.net community... (more)

Oracle+MySQL Opponents Take to the Barricades

MySQL Journal on Ulitzer Monty Widenius, the creator of the MySQL open source database – which is apparently all that stands between Oracle and its acquisition of Sun – thinks that Oracle shouldn’t have his baby and that the European Commission – whose investigation into MySQL has put the Oracle-Sun merger in limbo – should force Oracle to spit it out to another company. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a guy with a collector’s temperament not given to letting things that belong to him go, has said he wants to keep MySQL and has claimed to be watching Sun’s revenue plunge by $100 million a month while he waits for the EC to finish its probe, a exercise that could take well into January. MySQL isn’t supposed to be why Larry shocked everybody and offered $7.4 billion for poor down-on-its-heels Sun back on April 20. Sticking it to IBM was probably something he relished and wi... (more)

Sun Unveils Cloud Computing Security Tools

Sun Sessions at Cloud Expo As part of its overall strategy to help customers and partners build public and private clouds that are open and interoperable, Sun Microsystems on Thursdsay unveiled innovative open source cloud security capabilities and announced support for the latest Security Guidance from the Cloud Security Alliance. Download Sun's CI Whitepaper Here! Sun is steadfast in its commitment to providing best practices and technologies that help users safeguard their critical data in the enterprise and in the cloud. The introduction of Sun's Cloud Security architectural building blocks will help deliver enterprise-grade cloud services that are highly secure, available and easily manageable when used in public, private or hybrid cloud environments. Download GlassFish Portfolio Whitepaper Click Here to View GlassFish 3.0 Webinar Leveraging the built-in se... (more)

BlueStripe emerges from stealth-mode; launches factfinder & ASM for Virtual Infrastructure!

BlueStripe Software Unveils Industry’s First Solution Dedicated to Bringing World-Class Application Service Management to Virtual Data Center Environments BlueStripe, founded by systems management professionals from Wily Technology and IBM/Tivoli, emerges from stealth mode to solve the “next big problem” in application management RTP, N.C. – September 8, 2008 – BlueStripe Software, the industry’s first provider of Application Service Management (ASM) solutions for virtualized data center environments, today announced the official launch of operations and its first commercial product, FactFinder. FactFinder is the industry’s only solution to enable enterprises to stage, deploy, and manage business-critical applications in virtual data center environments with the same degree of confidence and control as traditional environments. FactFinder gives IT departments t... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Jonathan Schwartz Writes His Toughest Ever Email

"To me, this proposed acquisition totally redefines the industry," wrote Jonathan Schwartz this morning to Sun's employees in a company-wide email announcing the acquisition of Sun by Oracle. Among other remarks, Schwartz adds: "Let me assure you [Oracle is] single minded in [its] focus on the one asset that doesn't appear in our financial statements: our people." Here is the email in full: From: Jonathan I. Schwartz To: allsun@sun.com Subject: Today's Sun/Oracle Announcement Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 04:34:16 -0700 (07:34 EDT) Today's Sun/Oracle Announcement This is one of the toughest emails I've ever had to write. It's also one of the most hopeful about Sun's future in the industry. For 27 years, Sun has stood for courage, innovation, a willingness to blaze trails, to envision and engineer the future. No matter our ups and downs, we've remained committed to those ideals... (more)

The US Federal Government Defines Cloud Computing

(May 7, 2009) - I've just spend the last two days in Washington DC in conversations with various US government officials regarding the opportunities for cloud computing within the federal government. During these conversations it has become very clear that the topic of "Cloud Computing" is front and center within the various departmental IT strategies going forward. All the more interesting is that the term is being mandated from the highest levels including the new federal CIO Vivek Kundra who indicated cloud computing was one of the biggest revolutions technology has seen in a long time. So why does it matter what the US federal government thinks of Cloud Computing? Simple, with an IT budget of more then 70 billion dollars a year, the US government represents the largest IT consumer on the planet. With this kind of money at stake, the influence the US government i... (more)

Cloud Computing News: Week 20 to 26 July 2009

This list is a summary of Cloud Computing news that I posted during the past week on Twitter: - Unisys & #CloudComputing: Exclusive Q&A with Rich Marcello http://bit.ly/JmBad (via @cloudnomics) #Security & #Privacy are big concerns... - Sun Microsystems view on #CloudComputing: http://bit.ly/1cm61n - List of advantages of #CloudComputing http://bit.ly/X8mKB (via @CloudMarkets) ME: and list of advantages vs risks: http://bit.ly/oBwga - How is Your Cloud Computing Provider Doing? http://bit.ly/nXWYM (via @cloudysaas) - The tech jobs that the cloud will eliminate... and which become more valuable? http://bit.ly/UNp9U - Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) market to grow to $15.2 B in global sales by 2016 according to Forrester (via @MCFTechnology @AmericanUnit) - Jericho Forum Collaboration Oriented Architecture Position Paper http://bit.ly/1h5Er (via @Capgemini) - Cloud security de... (more)

Sun Tinkers with MySQL

Java Developer Magazine on Ulitzer Sun said Wednesday that it's got an update to its MySQL Enterprise subscription called MySQL Enterprise Fall 2009 that will let DBAs graphically drill down into database bottlenecks to improve application performance. The widgetry can be had for the moment on a free 30-day trial subscription. Sometime in the next month it'll go commercial. MySQL Enterprise pricing ranges from $599 to $4,999 per server per year and is also available through an unlimited site-wide agreement, starting at $40,000 a year. The European Commission's worries that Oracle will starve MySQL of resources led it to open a full-fledged investigation of Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun last week that threw a monkey wrench into Oracle's takeover schedule. Oracle wanted the deal to be closed by now. The EC probe could take until mid-January and there are no guara... (more)

VeriSign Extends Reach of Strong Authentication

In response to a growing demand for advanced security solutions among mobile device users, VeriSign, Inc., is putting its VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) strong authentication into the hands of millions more users. VeriSign today announced that the latest release of VIP Access for Mobile is now available for Apple® iPod touch®, additional BlackBerry® smartphones, and devices running the Windows Mobile® operating system -- in addition to hundreds of mobile devices supporting J2ME, the most ubiquitous application platform for mobile devices. The application already supports Apple iPhone®, BlackBerry smartphones and mobile devices from Nokia, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Sanyo, Pantech and more. VIP Access for Mobile is a free mobile application that now transforms more than 200 different mobile devices into VIP authentication credentials. VIP Authenticati... (more)