Submitted by urs on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 10:47
We’re pleased to announce that we have just released version 2.5.2 of our Opensphere Test Suite. Beside MS Windows we also support other operating systems now. The new release includes a list of bug fixes and adds a number of new functionalities that improve the overall user experience.
Submitted by kevin on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 13:48
Are you familiar with the situation where you’re working on on project for many hours and once in a while someone comes by and says that something has changed and you have to go through your entire project and reedit this and that? It happened to me more than once when working on various assignments and I don’t think I have to mention how frustrated it got me each and every time.
Submitted by markus on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:50
Software development has changed a lot compared to the very beginnings of the IT industry. Software companies tend to move away from the waterfall development model, in which each and every stage was started only after the previous stage has finished. This doesn’t really work in today’s world. To remain competitive, software companies have to be more flexible and waterfall model didn’t allow for much of flexibility.
Agile has it, but it’s not for everyone as in case of short development sprints, it requires fast reactions to the changing situation.
Submitted by markus on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 09:50
Continuous integration plays a big part in software development. This especially concerns those bigger projects, where tens of people are working on the very same source code. A small change in the implementation can have quite disruptive influence on existing functionality. Believe me; I’ve seen many projects which suffered from that. The time spent on investigating problems with failing basic functionality was an enormous waste of money.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 11:30
After some intense weeks fully immersed in work, we have finally released Opensphere 2.5.1 to the public. The Opensphere release 2.5.1 features a broad set of new features and improvements that will help testers and developers make their regression testing of messaging and web service solutions even more effective. The 2.5.1 release features include
Submitted by markus on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 12:02
Nowadays modern IT systems exchange countless numbers of messages on a daily basis. These messages, going into JMS queues/topics or to Tibco RendezVous Daemons, and the information they carry, are the essence of these systems. Without these messages, IT systems would just be deserted silicon cities doing nothing but collecting dust.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:44
You know web services, right? Only the most popular way of interfacing web applications? Of course you do. They are everywhere these days. You simply cannot go anywhere without bumping into them - ebay.com, google.com, amazon.com. You can’t really see them, but trust me - they are there.
Submitted by markus on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 14:13
In a typical IT system there can be hundreds or thousands of messages exchanged every minute. This traffic has its purpose as every message is sent for a reason - it triggers the recipient which usually processes the data it received but may also send back a confirmation message of some sort.
Submitted by kevin on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:23
So I got a brand new task: write an application that's going to process client requests for spare car parts. The requests should be validated, and forwarded to spare part vendors in order to check the availability of the parts. Then the application should gather responses from the vendors, merge them, and send them back to the client. All the communication based on JMS. Sounds like a piece of cake, huh?
Submitted by markus on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 11:04
Don’t you ever wonder whether the messages exchanged between system components are delivered intact? Or what will happen if the content of the message will be changed? These are questions which are often asked by the system integrators and testers. Answers to that question can be the key in ensuring system’s stability and integrity.